MARTIE PETERS GROUP

MARTIE PETERS GROUP

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Hard rock with a modern twist. Memorable melodies with blistering guitar riffs and catchy choruses. A surprising combination of radio friendly sing along songs, hard rocking anthems, alternative modern rockers and sensitive and poignant ballads. Songs about life, love, loss and healing.

Biography

In the early 1990's, MARTIE PETERS formed a band called PUSH and released four albums from 1996-2002 on a U.K. label called Z Records. PUSH enjoyed moderate success overseas and created a cult following with fans from all over the world.

PUSH toured with the likes of PRETTY MAIDS, RONNIE JAMES DIO and ROYAL HUNT, played shows in Sweden, Holland, Belgium and the U.K. to support all four albums. Reviews were fair, but a modern sound, raw guitars and multi-layered vocals became the trademark of the band and people began to take notice.

On a number of occasions, Martie has worked with MIKE TRAMP of WHITE LION and the two begun a friendship that has lasted through the years. Martie performed backing vocals for MIKE TRAMP'S albums "Remembering White Lion" (1999), "More To Life Than This" (2003) which was recorded at the famous Sweet Silence Studio and engineered by FLEMMING RASMUSSEN (METALLICA) and "Songs I Left Behind" for Frontiers Records (2004).

After PUSH went on hiatus in 2002, Martie wanted to grow as a singer and songwriter. He continues to define himself as a solo artist by pushing the limits of his songwriting, trying new vocal and musical styles and working with outside writers.

With this change, Martie has since moved on to form his new band, THE MARTIE PETERS GROUP. The band released their self titled debut album in 2005 through MTM Records.

In June of 2006, Martie wrote and recorded the official anthem for his favorite football (soccer) team Lyngby Boldklub. The single, performed by The Martie Peters Group, is in Danish and is called "Lyngby Boldklub's Viking Vender Hjem" (Lyngby Boldklub's Viking Returns). It has been released through the official club site (Note: the site is in Danish) and is also available in the souvenir shop. The song is played for over 2000 fans during every home game.

Four new tracks from THE MARTIE PETERS GROUP are now available exclusively through the bands MySpace page at (www.myspace.com/martiepetersgroup) and are a perfect testimonial to the band’s new direction and sound…HARD ROCK WITH A MODERN TWIST.

In January 2007, the single, "Shallow," was selected and entered into the Rock category of the 2006 International Songwriting Competition and was considered for the finals, but sadly didn’t make the cut. However, with over 14,000 songs entered, making it that far along in the competition was a great accomplishment for the band, proving that it’s all about the music and people noticed.

In October 2007, THE MARTIE PETERS GROUP played the Melodic Rock Festival in South Bend, Indiana (www.melodicrock.com/southbend) and was one of the artists along with Jeff Scott Soto, 7th Heaven, Kevin Chalfant and Goodbye Thrill that opened for Nashville's All-Star Scrap Metal featuring Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Gunnar & Matthew Nelson (Nelson), Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) and Eric Martin (Mr. Big). Other guests: Jim Peterik (ex-Survivor, Pride Of Lions), Jimi Jamison (ex-Survivor), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees) and Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple). The show drew fans and press from seven countries and 34 states, filling two downtown hotels.

Produced by Martie Peters and mixed by veteran producer Tommy Hansen, the new MARTIE PETERS GROUP CD, "Road To Salvation" is out NOW in Europe through Sheer Class Music/NL Distribution and Spiritual Beast in Japan.

The album is also available on CD in the U.S. from NEH Records, CD BABY, and online in digital format via iTunes, MusicIsHere, Tradebit & PayPlay and MusicBuyMail in Europe.

Music Buy Mail: musicbuymail.eu
NEH: nehrecords.com/SHOP/MPGSalvation.htm
CDBaby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/martiepetersgroup
iTunes: type in (martie peters group)

Influences include but are not limited to:

BON JOVI
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
BRYAN ADAMS
DEF LEPPARD
ENUFF Z'NUFF
GOO GOO DOLLS
JOHN WAITE
JOURNEY
KIP WINGER
MIKE TRAMP
ROD STEWART
TESLA

VIDEOS:

WISH:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN533mLQG44

SHALLOW:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txF-jQZGfn0

Lyrics

Shallow

Written By: Peters/Tritico/Slott

I see you as you speak
Not a word heard from your lips
Images of innocence

I'm recognizing your touch
But I don't feel a thing
Ooh I'm feeling Shallow

What horror can I conceive?
Just look into the darkness
What demons do you see?
They laugh and stare at me
The laughter pounds inside my head

Sometimes I wanna feel this way
Do I need to feel this way?
Sometimes just to balance out the scale
I’m feeling shallow
Someday you'll feel the pain
Pounding in your brain
It's a bitter pill to swallow
And you're feeling strange
I’m feeling shallow

Echoes of cries in the night
Those demons in the dark
Pull the strength from you and me
The past haunts me once in a while
I keep what I know inside
But the truth can be misleading

What horror can I conceive?
Just look into the darkness
What demons do you see?
They laugh and stare at me
The laughter pounds inside my head

Sometimes I wanna feel this way
Do I need to feel this way?
Sometimes just to balance out the scale
I’m feeling shallow
Someday you'll feel the pain
Pounding in your brain
It's a bitter pill to swallow
And you're feeling strange
I’m feeling shallow

Sometimes I wanna feel this way
Do I need to feel this way?
Sometimes just to balance out the scale
I’m feeling shallow
Someday you'll feel the pain
Pounding in your brain
It's a bitter pill to swallow
And you're feeling strange
I’m feeling shallow





Wish

Written By: Peters/Slott

You wanna be a star
You wanna go real far
You wanna be the one
No matter how it's done

You wanna be on TV
For everyone to see
With nothing on your mind
No, you're not that kind

Be careful what you wish for
Dreams come true these days
You're staring at the mirror
But will you ever see
When things are getting clearer
The man you wanna be

Still got a poster on your wall
Your hero’s standing tall
You even got the moves
But is it in the grooves?

You wanna be the best
Who cares about the rest?
You gotta take a stand
You know so many people can't

Be careful what you wish for
Dreams come true these days
You're staring at the mirror
But will you ever see
When things are getting clearer
The man you wanna be
Is staring back at you
There's nothing you can do
Will the day ever come?
Or will you forever run?
Oh just keep on running

You wanna be a star
You wanna go real far
You wanna be the one
No matter how it's done

You wanna be on TV
For everyone to see
With nothing on your mind
No, you're not that kind

Be careful what you wish for
Dreams come true these days
You're staring at the mirror
But will you ever see
When things are getting clearer
The man you wanna be

For What It's Worth

Written By: Peters/Slott

I woke up to an awful morning
The bed was empty a note was on the wall
I guess I never heard your calling
Now your laughter’s fading in the hall

I never thought I'd be losing
The one thing that I had

For what it's worth
I won't be crying
For what it's worth
I'm still around
You can't tell me that I'm dreaming
You can't tell me that it's gone

All my life I was always running
But I could never find my way
And when it looked as if my luck was turning
I was dealt the final blow with nothing left to say

I never thought I'd be losing
The one thing that I had

For what it's worth
I won't be crying
For what it's worth
I'm still around
You can't tell me that I'm dreaming
No, you can't tell me that it's gone
Please don’t tell me

The room is all quiet
The magic's gone
I'm looking for a reason just to go on
I could be wrong but it feels like I am dying
Just look at me now
Just take a look at me now

For what it's worth
I won't be crying
For what it's worth
I'm still around
You can't tell me that I'm dreaming
You just can't tell me that it's gone
So just don’t tell me

So just don’t tell me that you’re gone
Oh no, for what it's worth
I'm still around

Discography

Martie Peters Group - Road To Salvation 2007
SHEER CLASS MUSIC
NL Distribution
Produced by Martie Peters
Mixed by Tommy Hansen

01. Fallen (Peters, Slott)
02. Chosen One (Peters, Slott)
03. Shallow (Tritico, Peters, Slott)
04. The Clown (Peters, Slott)
05. Wish (Peters, Slott)
06. For What It’s Worth (Peters, Slott)
07. Swimming In Your Blue Eyes (Peters, Slott)
08. Silence Sits At My Throne (Tritico, Peters, Slott)
09. Kill The Pain (Tritico, Peters, Slott)
10. Waitin’ In Line (Peters)
11. All I Have (Peters, Slott)
12. Road To Salvation (Peters, Slott)

Musicians:
Martie Peters - Vocals
Martin Slott - Guitars
BJ - Bass
Jakob Schlein - Drums

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Martie Peters Group - Self Titled
MTM Music - 0681-119
Released: January 2005
Produced by Anthony Lledo & Martie Peters
Mixed by Tommy Hansen

Track listing:
01. The Beast Inside (Peters, Slott, Lledo)
02. Riot On The 5th Floor (Peters, Slott, Lledo)
03. Only Dreaming (Peters, Lledo)
04. Number 1 (Peters, Slott, Lledo)
05. Takes Some Time (Peters, Slott, Lledo)
06. Heart Is An Empty Space (Peters, Lledo, Tritico)
07. A World Without You (Peters, Shades, Lledo)
08. Take Me Over The Edge (Peters, Slott, Lledo)
09. Bird On The Wire (Peters, Slott, Lledo)
10. Hard To Choose (Peters, Tritico, Shades, Lledo)
11. Dixie Toot (Stewart, Wood)
12. The Will To Survive* (Peters, Slott, Lledo) *Japanese bonus track

Musicians:
Martie Peters: All vocals. Jesper Werner: Drums. Martin Slott: Electric guitar. Anthony Lledo: Electric & acoustic guitar, keyboards & bass. Rene Shades: Electric & acoustic guitar. Christian Thiesen: Electric guitar & bass. Morten Wittrock: Piano. Bent Jørgensen: Bass. Tommy Hansen: Tambourine.

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Mike Tramp - Songs I Left Behind
Frontiers Records: FRCD224
Released 2004

Backing vocals on these tracks:
Sometimes
If I Was Real
I Won't Walk Away
I'll Be There
I Don't Believe Anymore
Falling Down

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Push - For The Love Of The Game
Z Records - ZR1997074
Released April 2002
Produced by Anthony Lledo & Martie Peters
Mixed by Jan Eliasson

Track listing:
01. 4 The Love Of The Game (Peters)
02. Heart Is An Empty Space (Peters/Lledo/Tritico)
03. Only Dreaming (Peters/Lledo)
04. In My Blood (Peters/Lledo)
05. Time To Let You Know (Peters)
06. Not This Time (Peters)
07. Lucky Man (Peters)
08. The Best Thing (Peters)
09. More Than Meets The Eye (Peters)
10. Just A Man (Peters)*
11. Black Candles (Peters/Sogreen)**

Musicians:
Martie Peters: All vocals.
Anthony Lledo: Guitars, keyboards & bass.
Jesper Werner: Drums.
Musicians on *
Martie Peters: All vocals.
Martin Slott: Guitars.
Tommy Adler: Drums.
Kasper Sogreen: Bass.
Musicians on **
Martie Peters: All vocals.
Martin Slott: Guitars.
Morten Plenge: Drums.
Kasper Sogreen: Bass.

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Push - On The Run
Z Records, ZR1997025
Released April 2000 & August 2000 in Japan
Produced by Push
Mixed by Jan Eliasson

Track listing:
01. On The Run (Peters/Slott)
02. Waitin' In Line (Peters)
03. Too Late (Peters)
04. Broken Down (Peters)
05. One Reason (Peters)
06. Believe In Love (Peters/Tritico)
07. Jokerman (Dylan)
08. Changes (Peters)
09. Never Too Loud (Peters)
10. Better Late Than Never (Peters)
11. Miracles (Peters)
12. Just A Man* (Peters)
13. Black Candles* (Peters/Sogreen)
* japanese bonus tracks

Musicians:
Martie Peters: All vocals.
Martin Slott: Guitar.
Kasper Sogreen: Bass.
Tommy Adler: Drums.
Morten Plenge: Drums.
Stevie Tee: Background vocals.
Anthony Lledo: Strings and synth arrangements.
Anders Haar: String and keyboard arrangements.

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Mike Tramp - Remembering White Lion
Cleopatra Records: B000021XQ4
Released 1999

Backing vocals on these tracks:
Living On The Edge
Warsong
Lonely Nights

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Push - Shaken, Not Stirred
Z Records, ZR1997007
Released December 1998 in Japan & January 1999 in the rest of world
Produced by Push
Mixed by Jan Eliasson

Track listing:
01. Never Again (Peters)
02. Heart Attack (Peters)
03. Time Will Tell* (Peters)
04. Alone (Peters)
05. Almost Pornographic (Peters)
06. The Only One (Sogreen/Peters)
07. Ship Comes In (Peters)
08. Guess I'll Always Love You (Rod Stewart band/Taupin)
09. Need You Here (Peters)
10. Shaken, Not Stirred (Peters/DaRic)
11. Rock And Roll Livin' (Peters)
12. Casanova (Peters)
13. Those Were The Days (Peters)
14. Soul On Fire (98 version)* (DaRic/Peters)
* japanese bonus tracks

Musicians:
Martie Peters: All vocals.
Martin Slott: Guitars.
Kasper Sogreen: Bass.
Morten Plenge: Drums.

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Push - Maximum Entertainment
Nordic Metal, NMCD1196
Released December 1996
Produced by Martin DaRic

Set List

Set list contains all original MPG material and covers by influential and current artists.