Peter Graham

Peter Graham

 Wembley, England, GBR
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Acoustic based pop/soft-rock/blues. Melodic memorable songs, with a positive ambience and interesting lyrics.

Biography

Peter has played his songs around the world. He has performed on Sky TV Europe, Bulgarian TV and Romanian Top of The Pops, had his songs played on radio stations from the USA to Japan, including the BBC World Service and BBC Scotland. He had a regular radio slot in Richmond, Virginia, to perform and make commentary. He has had songs placed with various UK publishers and has played in many prestigious venues in Europe and the UK, including The Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Conference Centre. At Scotts of St James's in Piccadilly, London, he was house musician for 9 months. As part of a duo, he toured East Germany and Poland, also playing large venues in Paris and Berlin. In 2005, he met with Yamaha in Tokyo, playing in numerous festivals and on radio across Japan, also several concerts in the Philippines and Micronesia. He has also done vocal coaching in London and Tokyo. One of his students went on to join the top musical production company in Japan, Gekki Dan Shikki.
In June 2007 he was one of the main acts for a World Peace sports festival in Seoul Korea, playing his own songs nightly to upwards of 2000 people. In September 2007 he performed his own songs at the Sendai Street Jazz festival in Northern Japan. He was a guest artist in various 'live houses' and a performer at the 9/11 peace concert in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo. He has done extensive charity work with music, playing in prisons, hospitals, schools and fund-raisers throughout the UK and Southern USA.
He is now based in London and seeking a label as a singer/song-writer. He has a catalogue of over 200 songs. In June 2008, he sang at the 'Awards For Africa' charity event in the Commonwealth Club and also at fund-raisers for earthquake victims in China. Two of his songs, 'Serenade' and 'Real Emotions' were recently signed by Urban Angel Music Publishing. He is now in contact with various producers and planning ways to use his music for World Peace.
www.myspace.com/peterhere
http://uk.youtube.com/peterg777

Lyrics

REAL EMOTIONS

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

TAKE MY HEART I'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU
THAT'S A PIECE OF GOOD ADVICE
NEVER THOUGHT I'D REALLY NEED YOU
NOW I'M NOT EVEN THINKING TWICE
IT'S NOT A GAME WE'RE PLAYING
WELL I KNOW IT'S NOT A GAME
DID THE WINTER TRY TO FREEZE YOU
YES IT DID THAT TO ME TOO
FUNNY HOW EVERY THING ABOUT YOU
KEEPS BRINGING ME CLOSER TO YOU
IT'S NOT A GAME WE'RE PLAYING
I KNOW IT'S NOT A GAME.
BUT IT'S REAL EMOTIONS
WHEN MY HEART CRIES OUT TO YOU
REAL EMOTIONS
NOT SOME LIE THAT'S COMING THROUGH
WHEN I SEE YOUR FACE
I CAN SEE THE SUN
AND THE WARM BREEZE OF SPRING TELLS ME THAT WINTER HAS GONE.

THE FROST AND SNOWS OF WINTER
TRY TO NUMB YOU TO THE BONE
BUT THAT'S NOTHING TO THE REAL DEEP FREEZE YOU GET FROM BEING ALONE

ALL AT ONCE I SEEM TO SEEYOU
LIKE I'M IN ANOTHER LIFE
SEEMS I NEVER REALLY KNEW YOU
OR WHAT IT MEANS TO BE MY WIFE
IT'S NOT A GAME WE'RE PLAYING
OH NO IT'S NOT A GAME.

GARDENS OF KYOTO

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

I SAW A BUTTERFLY AND THEN A BAMBOO WATER STICK CRACK
DROPPED AN ANCIENT STONE INTO THE RIPPLES OF MY MIND
A LAZY DRAGONFLY DRIFTS SLOWLY THROUGH THE QUIET REEDS
A GENTLE SEARCHING SIGH FLOATS IN UNHEARD UPON THE BREEZE
IT'S A WONDER TO SEE A PLACE LIKE THIS
INSIDE THAT FLOW
THERE MIGHT BE A BETTER LIFE
AND THEN WE'D KNOW
GARDENS OF KYOTO
IT SEEMS TO BE THAT THE RAIN NEVER STOPS
GOING ON TILL YOU DROP
BUT THE SUN WILL ALWAYS SHINE ANOTHER DAY
ANOTHER WAY

MOUNTAINS OF AKITA

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

MOUNTAINS OF AKITA STANDING IN THE SUN
WATCHING THE WATERS RUN
RESTLESS HEARTS KEEP MOVING
THEY DON'T STAY FOR LONG
BUT A MOUNTAIN NEVER CHANGES
KEEPS STANDING STRON
MOUNTAINS OF AKITA HIDDEN BY THE STORM
WHITE WATERS RAGING
TREES RIPPED AND TORN
A GENTLE HEART GETS NERVOUS
MIGHT NO T WANT TO STAY
BUT A MOUNTAIN NEVER FALTERS
WAITS AS THE STORM DIES AWAY
I LIFT MY EYES TO SEE
WHAT I NEVER KNEW WAS THERE
OBVIOUS AND THERE'S NO NEED TO STARE
DID SOMETHING CALL MY NAME
OR WAS IT JUST A DREAM
THE MOUNTAINS STAY THE SAME
ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM

FREEDOM ROAD

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

DON'T WANNA BE PUSHED BY VIOLENCE
NOT GONNA BE HELD BY FEAR
NOT GONNA BE FORCED TO SILENCE
DON'T WANNA JUST DISAPPEAR
HEY I'LL TAKE THE FREEDOM ROAD
ONE LIFE IS NOT SO MANY
DON'T WANNA GET SWEPT AWAY
CRY TEARS THE EARTH IS DYING
WE'RE STANDING ON SINKING CLAY
HEY BETTER TAKE THE FREEDOM ROAD

FREEDOM ROAD
GOING BACK TO MY HEART
I MISS YOU IN THE SUN
FREEDOM ROAD
GOING BACK TO THE START
WHERE THE AIR SHINES LIKE GOLD
FREEDOM ROAD

SOMEWHERE SOMEONE IS DYING
SOMEONE JUST LOOKED AWAY
OUR CHILDREN GET TORN FROM US
WE'RE STANDING ON SINKING CLAY
HEY BETTER TAKE THE FREEDOM ROAD

SERENADE

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

ALL OF THE TIME I WANNA SERENADE YOU
IT'S A FEELING THAT'S RIGHT
A FEELING THATS TRUE
LISTEN NOW TO WHAT I SIGH
AND MY SERENADE LIGHTS UP YOUR SKY
SERENADE, A SONG KEPS FLOWING FROM MY HEART
SERENADE, I KNOW I KNOW YOU FEEL IT TOO
YOUR SHINING WHITE KNIGHT I'LL BE FOR YOU
STORIES OF PAIN BETTER PUSH THEM AWAY
IT'S GETTING YOU DOWN
WELL IT'S THE PRICE THAT YOU PAY
FOR LETTING A LIE GET THE BETTER OF YOU
NOW MY SERENADE WILL SING WHAT'S TRUE
I'VE BEEN LOOKING TO FIND SOMEONE
HARD TO BELIEVE SHE HAS COME
I'VE BEEN LOOKING TO FIND SOMEONE
NOW I BELIEVE

LIVING AT LAST

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

IN PEACE I CAME AND IN HATRED I LEFT
NOTHING BUILT UP AT ALL
WHAT'S THERE TO DO BUT TO STAND UP AT BEST
IN TRYING TO MOVE DOWN YOU FALL
ALL WHO'S GONNA REACH ME
HOW I WONDERED FOR MY LIFE
THEN SOMEONE PAID THE PRICE
FOR FORTUNE'S LUCKY DICE

AND IT'S MUCH BETTER NOW
FACT YOU CAN SAY THAT SOME TROUBLE HAS PASSED
SO MUCH BETTER NOW
AND I'M FREE TO BE LIVING AT LAST

RESTLESS YEARS AND A LONG TIME AWAY
TRIED TO CALM A WORRIED MIND
RETURN AGAIN BUT IT'S SO HARD TO STAY
WISH I KNEW WHAT TO FIND
AN ANSWER GAVE NO WARNING
A BLINDING FLASH OF LIGHT
A SHADOW IN THE NIGHT

TO DRY THE TEARS OF A CRYING UNIVERSE
TO HEAL THE WOUNDS ON THE SUN
TO LIFT THE WEIGHT OF A BATTERED OLD EARTH
AND TO BELIEVE IT CAN BE DONE

NOW I KNOW THERE'S A PLACE FOR US ALL
IN THIS WORLD WE ARE ONE
GO INTO A NEW DESTINY
SEE HOW REAL IT'S BECOME
BUT ALL OF THIS WON'T FALL FROM HEAVEN
WE LOOK TO DISTANT LANDS
SEARCH THE DESERT SANDS
WHEN IT'S WAITING IN OUR HANDS

A MILLION GUITARS

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

WALKING THE LONG WAY
TRYING TO FIND DAY
NOTHING IN SIGHT
STAYED UP ALL NIGHT THINKING
DON'T WANT TO LOOK BACK
THINK WHAT I MIGHT LACK
PUSHING AHEAD
THE THINGS THAT YOU SAID DRIVE ME ONWARDS

OH NO DON'T TRY TO STOP ME NOW
STARING OUT WITH ACCUSING EYES
THE STORM'S THERE TO RIDE
YOU JUST GOTTA FEEL IT INSIDE

DID YOU EVER WANT TO RUN ON THE WIND
EVER WANT TO FLY TO THE STARS
HEAR THE POUNDING OF A GREAT WATERFALL
FEEL THE RHYTHM OF A MILLION GUITARS
A MILLION GUITARS

RAISE UP YOUR VISION
KEEP MOVING ONWARDS
HOPE TO BECOME
REALLY BECOME SOMETHING SPECIAL
I HOLD YOU INSIDE ME
AND LOVE MAKES US MIGHTY
TOGERTHER WE'RE STRONG
ALONE I'M A SONG WITH NO KEY

SO LET THEM TRY TO STOP US NOW
STARING OUT WITH ACCUSING EYES
THE STORM'S THERE TO RIDE
AND I'M GONNA FEEL IT INSIDE

ORIGINAL MIND

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

TRYING TO FIND THE ORIGINAL MIND
THE SEARCH HAS TAKEN ME TO COUNTLESS PLACES
KEEPING MY EYES OPEN ISN'T ALL I HAVE TO DO
GOT TO FIND THE HEART BEHIND THE FACES
SOMETIMES THINGS DECEIVE YOU
THEY'RE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM TO BE
SOMETIMES THERE'S A GREAT BIG STORM CLOUD HANGING OVER ME

STILL TRYING TO FIND THE ORIGINAL MIND
WHO CAN KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION
LIVING IN MY SELF MADE CELL I'VE THROWN AWAY THE KEY
CAN I FIND THE KEY TO MY OWN INTENTIONS?

TRYING TO FIND,,
ORIGINAL MIND

MIDORI

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

MIDORI YOU MOVE ME
EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT
MIDORI YOU ARE THE
STARS THAT SHINE OUT IN THE NIGHT

WE'RE ALWAYS WAITING FOR THE SUMMER TIME
THEN IT GOES SO FAST
I'M NOT WAITING FOR THE SUMMER TIME
COS I'VE GOT ONE AND YOU'RE THE ONE
THAT LASTS

FEELINGS FLOW
BACK AND FORTH THEY GO
JUST BREAKING WAVES ON THE BEACH OF YOUR HEART
YOU'RE RUNNING OUT IN THE MIDST OF DESPAIR
YOU REACH OUT IT'S GONE
STILL YOU RUN ON

PAPER WINDOWS

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

SIT AS THE EVENING COMES
LOOK THROUGH PAPER WINDOWS
A DISTANT VIEW MY EYES GO TO
A SHIMMERING OF LEAVES
PITCHING BEAUTY LIGHTLY ON
THE GENTLE LIGHT BROWN EVES
OF PAPER WINDOWS

THERE'S COLOURS ALL AROUND
SQUARE HOUSE AT SUNSET
A BIKE GOES BY
CHILDREN CRY
THEN EVERYTHING GROWS STILL
JUST ONE INSECT MOVES ACROSS
THE SHELTERED SILL
OF PAPER WINDOWS

PAPER WINDOWS, PAPER WINDOWS
LOOK INTO THEM
WHAT DO YOU SEE
AND NOW SOMEHOW THOSE WINDOWS
SEE THROUGH ME

SIT AS THE EVENING COMES
LOOK THROUGH PAPER WINDOWS
A WORLD GOES BY
TOO LATE TO SIGH
LUCKY TO ESCAPE
LIVES GO TUMBLING THROUGH THE AIR
THEN TURN AROUND TO SHAPE
PAPER WINDOWS

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

YOU ARE THE LIGHT THAT SHINES ON ME
YOU'RE EVERYTHING I WANT TO HEAR AND WANT TO SEE
YOU ARE THE ROAD THAT LEADS ME HOME
YOU'RE ALL THE LAUGHTER AND JOY I'VE EVER KNOWN
PRESENT PAST AND FUTURE TOO
SOMEHOW THEY'RE ALL MIXED UP IN YOU
MY SHIP WAS LOST FAR FROM SHORE
PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS AS THUNDER ROARED O'ER
THE NIGHT ENGULFING IN IT'S DOOM
WHEN A TINY POINT OF LIGHT JUST TORE THROUGH THE GLOOM
HOW TALL AND BRAVE YOUR LIGHTHOUSE STANDS
HOW GRATEFULLY I SEE LAND

AND MY SHIP SAILED IN TO THE HARBOUR
THE HARBOUR OF YOUR HEART
AND IT'S JUST AS IF THE BEGINNING
OF MY EVERYTHING COULD START
AS MY SHIP OF LOVE SAILED IN TO YOUR HEART

YOU ARE THE LIGHT THAT SHINES ON ME
YOU'RE ALL I EVER WANT TO HEAR AND WANT TO SEE
PRESENT PAST AND FUTURE TOO
NOW THEY'RE ALL SO CLEAR IN YOU.

OSAKA RAIN

Written By: PETER GRAHAM

SUDDENLY IT'S SOLID CLOUD
BLACK AS NIGHT BEYOND
AND THE SUN IS CLOSING DOWN
FADING LIKE A SONG
OH YES I GUESS THEY WERE RIGHT
AND WE'RE GONNA GET WET TONIGHT
PUSH OUR WAY THROUGH THE CLINGING MIST
A GOSSAMER WEB
LIKE A TENDER KISS

NANIWA NO AME, OSAKA RAIN
HUNG IN SPACE A SILVER CURTAIN
A SHIMMERING GOLDEN TRAIN
AND I WALK AND TALK WITH YOU
WILL IT EVER BE THE SAME?
STROLLING ROUND NAMBA TOWN
IN THE WARM OSAKA RAIN

COLOURED LIGHTS REFLECTING IN
LAKES THAT APPEAR
FINSD A DOORWAY TO SHELTER IN
FEELS LIKE IT'S BEEN RAINING FOR YEARS
THEN A MEMORY FLOATS BY
HIDE THOSE TEARS YOU DON'T WANT TO CRY
THINKING BACK TO WHERE WE BEGAN
TRYING TO GET THROUGH WE TRY
TRY TO UNDERSTAND

ONE MAN RUNS HIS SUIT GETS STAINS
ONE MAN SITS IN HIS CARDBOARD CASTLE REMAINS
ONCE HAD A LIFE
IT'S NOT OVER YET
AND NOW THE RAIN
HELPS HIM FORGET

NANIWA NO AME OSAKA RAIN
HUNG IN SPACE A SILVER CURTAIN
A SHIMMERING BRIDAL TRAIN
AND I WALK AND TALK WITH YOU
WILL WE EVER BE THE SAME
STROLLING ROUND NAMBA TOWN
IN THE WARM OSAKA RAIN

BACK OF MY MIND

Written By: Peter Graham

Reaching out for something, what it was I couldn’t see
Got my heart a pumping, oh what a mystery,

You in the back of my mind, giving me hope, giving a reason
You in the back of my mind, all the time

Enemies close together, some day I just might see
Anytime, any weather, anyhow, gotta be.

You in the back of my mind, shooting stars, new horizons
You in the back of my mind all the time

Didn’t I see you turn on your light?
Shines in the dark, looks pretty bright
Never afraid not to move with the crowd
Standing up straight, talking out loud.

Discography

3 self released CDs, 'A New Frontier', 'Tokyo Time' and 'Kaleidoscope'.
http://www.myspace.com/peterhere
peterg223@gmail.com

Set List

Original titles :-
A NEW FRONTIER, LIVING AT LAST, BLESSING OF LIFE, A MILLION GUITARS, ME TO YOU,
FREEDOM ROAD, TAKE THESE CHAINS, MORNING DAWNING, SEIZE THE WIND, IN MY DREAMS, OSAKA RAIN, REAL EMOTIONS, YOU ARE THE LIGHT, WAKE UP SINGING, MORNING THING, AFRICA, SOUL TRAIN, SOUL EXPERIENCE, MASQUERADING, BACK OF MY MIND, etc, etc..
A LITTLE BIT LONGER etc.
As well as originals, he can also perform various cover sets : 50s Rock 'n Roll : Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley,,
60s classic pop : Beatles, Shadows, Beach Boys, Spencer Davis, Zombies, Animals, Small Faces, Kinks, Stones, Dylan, Byrds, Tamla Motown,,
70s/80s pop : Dire Straights, Wilson Picket, Blues Brothers, REM, Robert Palmer, Roxy Music, Stevie Wonder,,
90s/2000s : Robbie Wiliams, Lighthouse Family,,