About Peter

In a unique style combining alt-rock, classic rock and bossa nova influences, Peter Galperin writes and performs songs about the people, places, and things that he loves. He admits to what he doesn't understand, and questions what he already knows – with equal parts humor, skepticism, and honesty. Robert Steven Silverstein at Music Web Express 3000 (mwe3.com) describes Peter's music as “...in the spirit of Paul Simon at his most folk-rockingest”, ventsmagazine.com hails Galperin as "...uplifting, thought provoking... and overly eccentric (in a good way)," and Steven Reid at seaoftranquility.org says Peter's latest CD is "...hook-laden fun, it's bold, breezy, but never cheesy."

A Seattle native and grunge rock refugee, Peter studied violin and piano with his classical musician parents, and was active in the burgeoning Seattle rock scene during college. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, violin, piano, mandolin, bass), Peter has recorded in New York City and Nashville, and has composed music for a variety of dance performances, independent film soundtracks, and TV.

In addition to four critically-acclaimed CD releases, Peter has written and composed "BULLDOZER", a rock musical about the life and times of urban planner Robert Moses that had it's New York Off-Broadway debut in November 2017 ("...theatrical gold," according to New Yorker Magazine, "...a dynamic score," hailed thebroadwayblog.com). An original cast album is in the works. Currently, Peter is developing a new rock musical about climate change that he'd rather not talk about just yet, and working on songs for his fifth studio CD.


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