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Peter O' Sullivan
The honest and unpretentious nature of his lyrics, coupled with phenomenal guitar playing, have caught the attention of international audiences who seek a genuine, entertaining musical experience.

A member of the International Songwriters Association (Ireland), Peter O' Sullivan is an award-winning singer-songwriter in London, UK. His latest collection of sixteen songs were recorded all written by Peter and recorded at EQ Studios London. Peter currently holds a high-rank on the Reverbnation London and Surry charts. Perhaps, what makes Peter's music so accessible to modern audiences, aside from his distinct voice and excellent musicianship, is his focus on creating songs with a timeless feel and deeper meaning. Reporter Andrew Edwards recently caught up with Peter to learn more about this artist.

ANDREW: When did you first discover your love of music?
PETER: As long as I can remember I loved the sound of all types of music.

ANDREW: Your song 'The Songs My Momma Sang' has been a big hit on radio. What was your initial reaction?
PETER: It is a wonderful feeling when your work goes on the radio for the first time.

ANDREW: Would you say the mood of your other songs are in the same vein.
PETER: All of my songs have true feelings running through them, some are more folk.

ANDREW: Did you come from a musical background? Are there other musicians in your family??
PETER: Yes, my mother and father were traditional amateur folk singers and my eldest brother George plays the accordion.

ANDREW: How would you characterize yourself as a musician? (ex. Down-to-earth, serious, fun-loving...)
PETER: Serious and fun-loving.

 

ANDREW: Some of your listeners are wondering if a music video for this song is on the horizon. What can we tell them?
PETER: If I have the success that I hope for, I would hope to follow up with a video.

ANDREW: What do you find most rewarding about being a musician? What do you find most challenging?
PETER: I find the most rewarding part of being a musician and a songwriter are the wonderful comments I receive from my fans on how they have enjoyed my music. The most challenging part of my work is completing a song.

ANDREW: Who are your role models in music?
PETER: From a very early age I have loved traditional music and folk. Then came the singing cowboys and country music. The likes of Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Hank Williams, Buddy Holly, Jim Reeves, Jonny Cash all played a big part, but the biggest influence on me must be Mr. Jim Reeves.

ANDREW: What advice would you give to young, aspiring musicians out there who are unsure and need guidance?
PETER: I would say to anybody hold on to your dream, work hard and believe in yourself. To any songwriters I would say join The International Songwriters Association for they give very good advice and guidance.

ANDREW: What’s next for Peter O’ Sullivan? Is there a follow-up single in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it?
PETER: Yes, I am working on a song at this time and it is in the same vein as ‘The Songs My Momma Sung’. I would at this point like to pay my gratitude to my fiancé Tanja von Marlitt for her help in the arrangement of my songs and on some the completion of the songs. Also I would like to thank MR. John Hamilton owner of the EQ Studios and multi-instrumentalist for his great work. Last but not least, The Akademia, Los Angeles, CA.

ANDREW: Thank you for taking the time to share your story with me. I wish you continued success and good luck!

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