June 1, 2009

Peter Le Couteur

Peter Le Couteur was born (with one eye closed) in London in 1982, four days before Musical Youth's 'Pass the Dutchie' replaced 'Eye Of the Tiger' as Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. He grew up singing very high in choirs and listening to Leonard Cohen, Annie Lennox, Clannad and 30s jazz with his parents.

After studying Literature in Durham and Art in Bristol, Peter moved to Prague in October 2008 to work on his portfolio for an MA in Sculpture. He started writing songs about four years ago but played his first solo gig at the Globe this February (the recording is on www.myspace.com/peterlecouteur).

Peter is currently working on an EP of songs based on myths, but so far has only finished the song about Actaeon.