Sunday, March 14, 2010
Stylus released four albums which included such hits as ‘Summer Breeze’ ‘World of Make Believe’ ‘So much Love’ and ‘Work out fine’ to name a few.
Stylus became the first all white band to be signed by U.S. Company Tamala Motown, and had moderate success internationally under the Motown banner.
Stylus split in 1980 and Peter went solo achieving a top twenty with his first release ‘Fear of Thunder’, ‘Blame it on the Weather’ was also a success not only for Peter, but also for John Farnham, as a part of his re-emergence. Peter became a regular on the Midday show after doing a song called ‘Happy Ending’ to close the Opening of the entertainment centre in Sydney, a channel nine spectacular.
Peter became a regular with all variety shows, ‘Hey Hey it’s Saturday’ ‘Tonight Live with Steve Visard’ ‘I.M.T’. ‘G.M.A.’ still today, and fifteen years of ‘Carols by Candlelight’ Christmas Eve at the Myer Music Bowl. Peter works with many charity’s, recently writing songs for the ‘Make a Wish foundation’ and the ‘Sacred Heart foundation’. Peter also wrote the song ‘Best of the Best’ for the racing hall of fame, and the kangaroo’s team of the century tribute.
Peter has done many main events, but none bigger than opening for Frank Sinatra at sanctuary cove.
He has written and recorded many albums over the years, and also has put Stylus back together from time to time for live shows, and in 2003 Stylus recorded a live album called ‘Still Alive’ in 2005 Peter released ‘Bac2Basix’ a real roots album with lots of wonderful story telling song, such as ‘Pioneers’ ‘Family’ and the ‘Poor mans Al Jolson’.
In 2006 Peter put a show together with friend and college Jon English called ‘Uncorked’ a wonderful show of nostalgia and good humour, which has been delighting audiences through out Australia.
In late 2007 Peter released ‘About Time’ an album of standards with some very fine original arrangements, once again to show his incredible versatility.
‘About Time’ was an instant success both here and over seas, with Peter going to Japan in November to perform at a large jazz festival, he is now in negotiations with other major jazz festivals around the world.
The Cupples story is one that is ever changing, the latest project Peter is working on, is a musical, so if the past is any indication of the future, this will be really something to look forward to.
You can check out Peter @ http://www.petercupples.com/ also petercupplesmyspace and there are some live acoustic songs by Peter on YouTube.