BIOGRAPHY Born in London 1947, qualified as a Doctor 1970, and subsequently became a General Practitioner until retirement in 1997. He dabbled in guitar (with brother, with whom he still collaborates), piano, and songwriting (with sister) in an earlier life, and played keyboards in a blues band (Blue Shift) in the nineties. After retirement from medicine, Peter was then able to concentrate on his other great passion- music composition. He completed "Music for the Media" course, obtaining a Diploma in Media Composition, and was awarded a Diploma in Music (composition) by the WMF. He was a winner in the 2007 UK Songwriting Contest, Music Aid Awards 2007, Unisong 2009, and a runner up in the 2010 UK Songwriting Contest, instrumental categories. He collaborated with and received much guidance from Nic Rowley. Several of his pieces have been published by Music Libraries, and some released on record (Bloodsugar Records, SubHz). Peter's chief influences have been Elgar, Rachmaninov, Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, John Barry, Francis Lai, Michael e, and his french mother, with much enlightenment from his daughters. A curiously diverse combination that may explain his equally diverse styles, that crosses the genres of Easy Listening and Chillout, with elements of Ambient, Lounge, Jazz, Blues, light Classical and Rock.His primordial need in composition is to be emotionally moved- if there is no passion there is no music; his music is from the heart and an expression of his most profound emotions. He also feels a need to share his music, and strives to compose for the enjoyment of others. Peter's compositions are mainly instrumental. Being essentially a keyboardist, his chief materials are keyboards and a computer, with occasional use of an acoustic guitar and accordion. His recording style is emotionally driven. and reliant on a human feel. Peter's other passions include wine, sun, nature and his family. He lives happily in the south of France with his patient and supportive wife. As Francis Lai once told him: when music becomes a passion, it is an outlet that helps us surmount the imponderables of life.