Q&A: Peter Nigido

Define your genre in five words or less:

Unorthodox, refusing to be pigeonholed.


So, someone is walking past as you are playing, he or she then go get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?

“Dickhead! What are we doin’ wasting time at the bar?”


How long have you been gigging and writing?

My desire to perform and compose music first began when I started learning to play the drums as a young teenage boy. Fifteen years later I’m now fronting my own solo project.


What has been your favourite gig you’ve played to date?

Bar Open on Brunswick St, playing drums with my ex band Fathom and Fall. It was our last show together, we just didn’t know it at the time. After the divide of the band I turned in the drumsticks and took control.


Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?

I’m not really into battles or showdowns but I wouldn’t mind putting that Psy dude in a figure-four leglock. Hitman Hart style!


What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

Music composition and song writing has allowed me to explore many personal subjects including relationships, emotions, human perception, growth and change. I owe it to my loved ones.


What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?

Develop self-belief, have a strong work ethic, write good music, network, listen to advice from industry members, never give up and keep pushing your art.


Do you have any record releases to date? What are they? Where can I get them?

Yes, my first album Holding Hands With The Sun will be available on iTunes mid-2013, or you can contact me via email (peternigido@hotmail.com) and I can send you a hard copy at no cost.


Why should everyone come and see you perform?

Because all you will get is nothing but the truth.


When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single?

I’m officially releasing my new single Touch from my upcoming album The Art Of Turning A Page on Saturday February 23. Screening the clip (a short film by Folie à Deux) at LOOP Project Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Place, CBD. 6pm sharp.