Father Peter
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Father Peter

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The best kept secret in music


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Our first EP "Make You Like Us" will be released in April 2004. The disc will contain six tracks on it. "Drinking During The Day" is a track that is consistently getting airplay on Atlanta's Rock Station 96 Rock.


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Father Peter is the brain child of three lifelong friends who got their start playing house parties in Auburn, Alabama. As rising juniors, Billy Bolz (lead guitar) and Jacob Levee (drums) were beginning to make a name for themselves, playing jam sessions under the name Shortbus. When Todd Fernandez, an old friend from Catholic school in Covington, Louisiana, grabbed the microphone to sing a few songs one night, Shortbus got a new lead singer. “We were terrible, but the audience loved us, what more could you want” tells Bolz.

The band quickly learned several cover songs and with crazy stage antics, the bands popularity around Auburn flourished. After playing free gigs for a year, the members drafted bass guitarist, Scott Meadows, and began to book themselves in local bars. “Our shows were off the scale,” claims Fernandez, “we dressed in obnoxious costumes, came up with stupid skits and played until they would throw us off the stage.” But it was that very nonsense that helped build the bands popularity.

After college the band moved to Atlanta and renamed themselves Father Peter after their favorite Catholic school priest. Quickly they began to concentrate on writing original material for their live shows. They focused on defining their sound, style and overall stage presence.

In early 2003, they entered a “Battle of the Bands” contest that was promoted by Atlanta radio station 96 Rock. The all day festival was more than the guys wanted to stick around for so they left shortly after playing their set. Unknowingly, their music caught the attention of 96 Rock’s afternoon DJ’s Dick & Justice. The DJ’s contacted the band to ask for a copy of their song “Drinking During the Day” to play on their Friday afternoon get-off-work party hour called “Beer Thirty”. The song was an instant success with the station’s listeners, and is now a staple in the weekly segment.

Over the past year the band has focused all of their attention on crafting their songwriting skills and live shows. Their unique sound and musical talent have gained them a strong following and leading them to become one of the fastest growing bands on the Atlanta music scene. Their high-energy performances demonstrate the strong enthusiasm and love that the members have for their music.

The band recently finished working on their self-titled debut album to be released in early March. All songs on the project were co-written by Todd Fernandez and Billy Bolz. Their music is straight forward rock and roll and they credit their musical influences to AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith. With legendary Atlanta producer Don McCollister (Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins and Sister Hazel) on board, their CD promises to please not only diehard rock fans, but a broad radio listening audience as well.