Peter and the Wolves want to make you dance


Peter and the Wolves bring back the spirit of rockabilly when they return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Oct. 27.

Peter Cormier of Peter and the Wiolves. Photo by Richard Amery
 They have undergone a drastic line up change since releasing their debut CD “Here Come Peter and the Wolves” in 2015 as well as a change in sound to incorporate more boogie woogie and rock and roll piano.

“It’s about half and half piano and guitar now,” said frontman/ guitarist/ pianist Peter Cormier, noting they are currently working on their third CD.

“First we’ll probably release a 45 and probably release the full length album later,” Cormier said.

 They released their second CD “Papa’s Going Out of Town!” in 2016.

“We recorded it live with two microphones and modelled it off the sound the sound of the Sun Records  sound,” he said.

“Two of the guys from the first album have moved away and Angela left the band,” he said, noting he has a rotating cast of friends playing with the band now.

“Dillon Pates is playing drums now. But for the Lethbridge show, my friend Dylan Sadlier-Brown will be playing bass with us, who was playing the last show at the Owl Acoustic Lounge. We had Pedro (Lowe) playing with us for Love and Records in September,” he said, adding they have a done a lot of touring in support of the CD including several well known rockabilly festivals including the Red Hot and Blue festival in Brockville, Ontario, Aug. 30-Sept. 2.
“That was a really amazing party,” he said.
 He is enjoying  incorporating piano into Peter and the wolves’ soun

“Over the past few years I’ve a been inspired a lot by people like Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis. There was a ‘Viva Las Vegas Tour,’ which featured a lot of impressive piano players,” he said noting he taught himself to play piano.
“I had a working knowledge of blues scales, so I enjoy playing with them,” he said.

 He is looking forward to returning to Lethbridge.
“Our goal is just to make people dance. At Love and Records we had a lot of dancers out. I just hope people will come out and dance and have a good time with us,” he said.

Admission is by donation. the show begins at 9 p.m.

—  by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:54 )