Peter Bodley is an acoustic guitarist who composes his own music for the nylon string or classical guitar. He has performed guitar in many venues in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Please check out his Contact page for a description of services that he provides.
When he first listened to a Spanish guitar recording, he knew he had to play more classical guitar. These tunes were incredible! He proceeded to study classical guitar, and later learned to play the flamenco style. His own compositions reflect his folk and classical roots. He has recorded and produced three CDs. Two CDs are original music, the third is a kids CD.
Peter grew up in Montreal though his birthplace is Capetown, South Africa. The study of forestry brought him out west to complete a Bachelor of Sciences degree. At university, he took music theory courses. He played along to CDs and developed a good ear. His composing and improvisation skills honed, he set up a home studio to record his music. While not technically a sound engineer, he has ample skills and the quality equipment required to record his favourite guitars.
He has played onstage to audiences of up to 200. One highlight, he recalls, was being invited up to play during a show by the guitarist Pavlo and later, hanging out backstage with his band. He has played at private functions, schools and municipal events as well as for arts councils. His tunes have received CBC and local airplay and have been used in film and photographic presentations. Words such as amazing or magical have been used to describe his abilities. He spends the time needed to prepare and provide a solid performance.
His music has been sold worldwide and can be downloaded from the internet from sites such as ITunes, Spotify, Deezer, Yandex, Google or CD Baby to name a few. His tunes are also available for sync licensing for video projects via Rumblefish or YouTube music sales. Pieces from his CD Kootenay Serenade are often licensed.
If you would like to commission a work or purchase music for television or movies, he would be pleased to provide this service. He has many unreleased works suitable for this purpose. Also, it has been a while since he has released a CD and should have one coming out soon.
A Registered Professional Forester in the mountainous province of British Columbia, he lives in a small community and works as a timber cruiser in adjacent forests.