Peter and the Wolves return with backup singers


It is always a kick to see Peter and the Wolves back in town.

Peter and the Wolves rocked Casino Lethbridge, June 1 and 2. Photo by Richard Amery
They played several times at Casino Lethbridge, including the Bent 8 Shine and show on Saturday afternoon, June 1. But I only caught the last set of their evening show.
 The trio added a pair of back-up singers, dressed in red and black while Peter Cormier dressed in red and white. That allowed  the Calgary rockabilly band to expand their horizons even more, but still held true to their rockabilly and ’50s rock and roll roots.

They played a lot of songs which had the audience on their feet dancing, with Cormier playing keyboards for the first part of the set on “Red Hot Woman,” and “Like the Devil Do.”

 He included rock and roll classics like “Bye, Bye Love,” and  originals, including one of my favourites “Jailbird Josephine.”

The backup singers sang lead on Brenda Lee’s “Sweet Nothings.” And really helped  sell Wanda Jackson’s “Whirlpool.”

 Cormier switched to guitar, playing both piano and guitar on a hot cover of Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Whole Lott as Shaking Going on.“

They wound down the set and the  show with “Move Little Judy,” which featured Cormier doing a tried and true old rockabilly trick by standing on Jason “Pedro” Lowe’s upright  bass and playing a guitar solo behind his head.

 That got them a rousing ovation by the enthusiastic audience who called them back for an encore of a medley including Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.”.

— By Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 June 2019 08:21 )