About Peter

In a unique bossa nova alt-rock style, Peter Galperin writes and performs songs about the people, places, and things that he loves. With equal parts humor, skepticism, and honesty, he admits to what he doesn't understand, questions what he already knows, and asks his listeners to join him in looking at life from a slightly different perspective. According to Robert Steven Silverstein at Music Web Express 3000 (mwe3.com) Peter is “the spirit of Paul Simon at his most folk-rockingest”, and ventsmagazine.com hails Galperin as "...uplifting, thought provoking... and overly eccentric (in a good way)."

A Seattle native and grunge rock refugee, Peter studied violin and piano with his Russian classical violinist father and Canadian cellist mother, 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 and Nashville, and has composed music for a variety of dance performances and independent film soundtracks.

In addition to his three CD releases, Peter has written and composed "BLDZR", a rock musical about the life and times of urban planner Robert Moses, and he is currently developing a contemporary play with music called "Stacked" that looks at the intersection of real estate, love, and cosmetic surgery.

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