Get to know Peter Senior

When did you first start making music and what led you there? I would’ve been 17 when I made some early writing attempts. I remember they started off as instrumentals and my piano teacher would transcribe them note for note. My heroes of the day were songwriters so I thought this was the thing to do. Anything to get out of reading the dots.

What are your earliest musical memories? Hearing ‘The Unicorn’ by the Irish Rovers in between the static on the radio   while moving the big tune dial. Dad’s old record collection particularly Slim Dusty’s Australiana and Lionel Long’s Waltzing Matilda album.

How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? Piano pop/rock but I don’t feel I sit entirely in a single category. Most styles of music have influenced me at some time over the years so I’ll always be genre shifting.

Tell us about your new single? ‘Cool Ride’ is a song about a passion for a car from the view of a car enthusiast. Lyrically it’s my perceived view, an exaggerated point of view from my experience of the car enthusiast. I saw a hot red Ford on a drive up the Blue Mountains. Shortly after, I had the first verse and a theme for a song.

What do you love about making music? Hooking onto a great idea that must already be in the infinite realm to realise it. There’s certainly some kind of magic that happens here that’s not realised in everyday life.

Peter Senior’s single ‘Cool Ride’ is part of his album On The Edge, which is available now on all major platforms. Keep an eye on his website for tour dates coming soon.