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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Peter Cupples

Peter first came into prominence in 1975 as lead singer and songwriter for the blue-eyed soul band Stylus.

Stylus released four albums which included such hits as ‘Summer Breeze’ ‘World of Make Believe’ ‘So much Love’ and ‘Work out fine’ to name a few.

Stylus became the first all white band to be signed by U.S. Company Tamala Motown, and had moderate success internationally under the Motown banner.

Stylus split in 1980 and Peter went solo achieving a top twenty with his first release ‘Fear of Thunder’, ‘Blame it on the Weather’ was also a success not only for Peter, but also for John Farnham, as a part of his re-emergence. Peter became a regular on the Midday show after doing a song called ‘Happy Ending’ to close the Opening of the entertainment centre in Sydney, a channel nine spectacular.

Peter became a regular with all variety shows, ‘Hey Hey it’s Saturday’ ‘Tonight Live with Steve Visard’ ‘I.M.T’. ‘G.M.A.’ still today, and fifteen years of ‘Carols by Candlelight’ Christmas Eve at the Myer Music Bowl. Peter works with many charity’s, recently writing songs for the ‘Make a Wish foundation’ and the ‘Sacred Heart foundation’. Peter also wrote the song ‘Best of the Best’ for the racing hall of fame, and the kangaroo’s team of the century tribute.

On these film clips, Peter perfoms a number of classics and new material along with some great standards from artists such as Summer Breeze

Peter has done many main events, but none bigger than opening for Frank Sinatra at sanctuary cove.

He has written and recorded many albums over the years, and also has put Stylus back together from time to time for live shows, and in 2003 Stylus recorded a live album called ‘Still Alive’ in 2005 Peter released ‘Bac2Basix’ a real roots album with lots of wonderful story telling song, such as ‘Pioneers’ ‘Family’ and the ‘Poor mans Al Jolson’.

In 2006 Peter put a show together with friend and college Jon English called ‘Uncorked’ a wonderful show of nostalgia and good humour, which has been delighting audiences through out Australia.

In late 2007 Peter released ‘About Time’ an album of standards with some very fine original arrangements, once again to show his incredible versatility.

‘About Time’ was an instant success both here and over seas, with Peter going to Japan in November to perform at a large jazz festival, he is now in negotiations with other major jazz festivals around the world.

The Cupples story is one that is ever changing, the latest project Peter is working on, is a musical, so if the past is any indication of the future, this will be really something to look forward to.

You can check out Peter @ also petercupplesmyspace and there are some live acoustic songs by Peter on YouTube.

La figura di Peter venne messa in risalto per la prima volta nel 1975 come cantante e scrittore di canzoni per la band dagli occhi azzuri nell'animo Satylus.

Stylus ha pubblicato 4 album che includono molte hits come ‘Summer Breeze’ ‘World of Make Believe’ ‘So much Love’ e ‘Work out fine’ per nominarne alcune.

Stylus diventò la prima band bianca ad essere firmata dalla U.S. Company Tamala Motown, e aveva avuto moderato successo a livello internazionale sotto il nome Motown.

Stylus si divise nel 1980 e Peter entrò da solista nella top venti con la sua prima release ‘Fear of Thunder’, ‘Blame it on the Weather’, che fu un successo non solo per Peter, ma anche per John Ending, come parte del sua rinascita. Peter diventò parte stabile del Midday show sul spettacolare canale 9 dopo aver fatto la canzone chiamata 'Happy Ending' per finire l'apertura del centro degli intrattenimenti a Sydney.

Peter diventò parte stabile in tutti i variety show, ‘Hey Hey it’s Saturday’ ‘Tonight Live with Steve Visard’ ‘I.M.T’. ‘G.M.A.’ ancor oggi, e 15anni nel ‘Carols by Candlelight’ Christmas Eve al Myer Music Bowl. Peter lavorò per molte associazioni benefiche, recentemente scrivendo canzoni per il ‘Make a Wish foundation’ e il ‘Sacred Heartfoundation’. Peter scrisse anche la canzone ‘Best of the Best’ per la corsa all'hall of fame e per il kangaroo’s team per il tributo al secolo.
I queste film clips, Peter si esibi in classici e nuovi generi assieme ad alcune grandi bandiere tra gli artisti come Summer Breeze.

Peter ha fatto molti eventi principali, ma nessuno grande come l'apertura per Frank Sinatra alla sanctuary cove.

Ha scritto e registrato molti album negli anni, e è anche riuscito a ricomporre il vecchio gruppo di volta in volta per gli show dal vivo, e nel 2003 Stylus registrò un album intitolato ‘Still Alive’. Nel 2005 Peter pubblicò ‘Bac2Basix’ un album che contiene meravigliose storie cantate-perlate, come Pioneers’ ‘Family’ e il ‘Poor mans Al Jolson’.

Nel 2006 Peter fece uno show assieme all'amico e compagno di college John English chiamato ‘Uncorked', un meraviglioso show di nostalgia e buon umore, che ha deliziato gli spettatori per tutta l'Australia.

Nel finire del 2007 Peter pubblicò ‘About Time’ un album di leggende con molti carini adattamenti, una volta ancora mostrando la sua incredibile versatilità.
‘About Time’ fu un successo fin da subito sia in Australia che all'estero, con Peter che andò in Giappone per esibirsi al large jazz festival, ora stà invece negoziando con gli altri maggiori festival di musica jazz del mondo.

La Cupples story, ultimo progetto nel quale stà lavorando, è un musical che è ancora in definizione ma che se si guarda al passato come indicatore del futuro sarà qualcosa che assolutamente non bisogna perdersi.

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