Belfast, County Antrim
Irish singer/songwriter Peter McVeigh first cut his musical teeth in the critically acclaimed band Eskimos Fall. When the group went their separate ways two years ago after releasing a clutch of well received offerings, the tunesmith decided to go it alone and release his debut EP ʻLightsʼ in 2012.
A writer with a gift for story-telling and finalist of the international songwriting competitiion producing uplifting rock anthems & delicate acoustic tales that have made the likes of Snow Patrolʼs Gary Lightbody, Cool FM and Citybeat radio sit up and take notice, with already achieving daytime playlist spots. McVeigh makes music that we can all relate too.
The EP has instantly grabbed the attention of media with hotpress magazine saying:
“The producer of choice for a growing number of Northern Irish acts, Peter McVeigh is
also one of the finest songwriters operating anywhere on this island. “
Peter has also been selected for the Tennents Untapped showcases series. Where 16 artists are fighting for the opportunity to play at Tennents vital festival.
Sonically speaking, his skill for splicing a hook-laden melody together with truly emotive yet measured music calls to mind the Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox 20 at their peak, but ultimately his work remains unmistakably his own.
A lifelong student of sounds, the Music & Music Technology Lecturer is a prolific song-writer and crafts a song or two on a daily basis. Peter is involved in collaborating with other artists from around the world as a songwriter, session vocalist & musical arranger.
After a month long visit to Los Angeles where he worked with Madonna, Crowded House and Amie Mann collaborator Dave Kerzner, Peter returned home and has since set his focus on choosing four tunes from his back catalogue for his self-produced first release ʻ Lightsʼ.