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Peter Cupples back at Vertigo

Former Stylus lead singer Peter Cupples returns to The Reef Hotel Casino by popular demand this Friday and Saturday night after his popular shows in Vertigo Cocktail Lounge & Bar last weekend, Peter will be bringing down the house with two more special nights and in what looks set to be a mega weekend for Vertigo. Adam Thompson from Chocolate Starfish (Check out Kris Peter’s interview with Adam Thompson here) will also be playing Friday night, and Australian 80s icons the Eurogliders will be playing both Friday and Saturday night at Vertigo.

Peter first smashed onto the music scene in the mid-1970s with soul band Stylus. As the lead singer and key songwriter for the band, he became a well-recognised face. Stylus cemented their place in the history books when they signed to Motown-soul label Tamala Motown – this launched them onto the international scene. Stylus recorded four albums which includes hits such as Summer Breeze, World of Make Believe, So Much Love and Work Out Fine to name a few. In five years, the band cranked up an incredible 50 weeks a year on the road.

Stylus called it quits in 1980, but Peter went on to have an incredibly successful solo career. His first solo single Fear of Thunder was a Top 20 hit. He also had success with the song Blame It On The Weather, which also went on to be a hit for John Farnham. His first foray into the solo spectrum was as the Peter Cupples Band which featured revered musician David Hirschfelder on keys.

Throughout his career, Peter was a regular face on television, from his regular spot on the Midday Show, to his appearances on shows such as Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, I.M.T and G.M.A to name a few. For 15-years straight, he also performed on the Channel 9 annual Christmas Eve spectacular Carols By Candlelight at Myer Music Bowl. He also never stopped performing his solo material, including taking a coveted spot opening the show for Frank Sinatra at Sanctuary Cove.

Peter is, and has always been, the consummate songwriter. He has written and recorded many albums across the years, including penning songs for other artists and some charity organisations such as Make A Wish Foundation and Sacred Heart Foundation. He has also demonstrated his versatility by releasing different genres of albums, from a roots album called Bac2basix and a jazz release About Time.

Stylus also reformed for a short period of time, releasing a live album in 2003 called Still Alive and doing a string of shows around the country. Peter now tours regularly performing a mix of his solo material and hits from Stylus. He has been deservedly described as one of the country’s favourite singer songwriters.

Peter Cupples performs at Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge in The Reef Hotel Casino for two more nights from Fri 28th and Sat 29th November 2014, along with Adam thompson (Chocolate Starfish) and the Eurogliders.

*** These are free shows at Vertigo. For more information, please visit www.petercupples.com

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