News and Other Stuff

"Moses musical ‘BLDZR’ revs up on U.W.S." -The Villager 

OCTOBER 20, 2016, by Lincoln Anderson (The Villager) Peter Galperin, a musician who became obsessed with Robert Caro’s book about Robert Moses, “The Power Broker,” is putting on a new musical about the legendary builder this week in a series of showcase performances on the Upper West Side. Galperin is hoping the show finds bigger and bigger audiences. For now, it will be playing at the Triad Theater, at 158 W. 72nd St., from Thurs., Oct. 20, to Sat., Oct. 22. There will also be a holiday matinee performance on Sun., Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at The Cutting Room, at 44 E. 32nd St. Click here for the full article in The Villager.

BLDZR is "Supremely Entertaining" -untappedcities.com 

APRIL 15, 2016 – The BLDZR debut reviews are in – "fantastic ensemble" according to echoba.se, "...undeniably catch songs" says notoriously cantankerous reason.com, and "Supremely Entertaining" from the enlightened folks at untappedcities.com. Our incredible cast of David Driver, Sara Jecko, David Errigo Jr., and Christina Clare, helped make the show a terrific success as our sold-out audience laughed, clapped, and stomped their feet in all the right places. We thank everyone who helped in the success of this debut. Now, we are working on our next performance (hopefully a series of performances), adding some new songs and scenes, and bringing in a director to help us make this show as exciting as we know it can be. Follow our progress and join our mailing list at www.bldzr.nyc.

A Rock 'n' Roll Robert Moses 

MARCH 31, 2016, Westside Spirit – When songwriter and Seattle native Peter Galperin entered a songwriting contest sponsored by the city’s Parks Department, he said he wound up with an eight-minute tune about Robert Moses. It was too long for the competition, but the song led him to create “BLDZR: The Gospel According to Moses,” a rock musical about the controversial builder. The show receives its first public reading at the Triad Theater on April 7. Click here for the full article in the Westside Spirit.

Hometown news! 

NOVEMBER 8, 2015 – I was thrilled to recently be interviewed by my hometown newspaper, The Mukilteo Beacon. The article mentions my classical musician father and how he got me started on my own musical journey, talks about how my son and I were both involved a few years ago in a 45-year anniversary celebration at Benaroya Hall in Seattle for the Everett Youth Symphony, and how my annual gigs in the Pacific Northwest have turned into mini-reunions for my old friends and some of my father's former music students. Much thanks to reporter Sara Bruestle, and publisher Doug Kimball for a nice bit of publicity.

Pacific Northwest MIni-Tour 2015 

OCTOBER 22, 2015 – I'm very excited to be heading off to tsunami, earthquake, and killer whale country with gigs lined in some very cool clubs in Vancouver, BC (Oct 27), Port Townsend, WA (Nov 1), and Edmonds, WA (Nov 5). This is where I grew up and a trip out here will always feel like I'm going home, no matter how long I've been away. Really looking forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces, and to have some talented local musician friends join me on stage.

Fun times at Tara HIll! 

Irish eyes were definitely smilingCurtis Becraft (tall dude, batman shirt), who runs a really fun Tuesday nite show at the Tara Hill Irish Tavern on Manhattan's Upper Westside, asked me to be the featured performer on August 11. Carla Lynne Hall (bright red dress, matching flower in hair) sang some lovely duets with Curtis (who also plays a mean accordion), Val Kinzler and Michelle Fury brought their cool East Village act uptown, and Carl Riehl (striped blue shirt, big smile) showed up completely unannounced and accompanied me with his accordion for my entire set. It was a perfect musical night, the kind I always hope for!

Birthday and Mother's Day celebration! 

On May 9, 2015, Galperin & Friends took over Silvana in West Harlem for a few hours and had a grand time celebrating my birthday and Mother's Day Eve. On stage with me were Patrick Carmichael on drums, Bryan Percivall on bass, Reinaldo DeJesus on percussion, and Carl Riehl on accordion. We got the crowd up on their feet dancing and singing along with us, and I can't wait to play this terrific club again soon!