Listen to Peter chat with Ross from 12 noon and 12 midnight on Saturday 9th June and from 6pm on Monday 11th June.
On Hug, his fifth album, Peter is joined by a select group of musicians led by producer Mike Katz, best known for his role as bagpiper and multi-instrumentalist with Scottish traditional music legends Battlefield Band.
“I love Peter Nardini’s songs and the way he sings them. His stuff is laugh-out-loud funny, but also sweet and knowing without ever being saccharine or smug.” – LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III.
Peter’s first album released in 1982 was a collection of songs most of which were written for BBC Radio Scotland’s satirical/topical series ‘Naked Radio’. The title track ‘A Think you’re Great’ was released as a single. His second album ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’ released in 1986, consisted of a selection of humerous, political and love songs. This album, originally in vinyl, was re-released in 2000 on CD.
In 1993 the album ‘Screams and Kisses’ was released on the Eclectic Records label and although the songs have a folk base this album has more of a pop feel to it. The best known song from this album is ‘A Kiss From Wishaw Cross’.
Because of a debilitating condition in his strumming arm Peter’s public performances have been very rare over the past 15 years, although prior to this he was regularly seen and heard on television and radio with radio performances including Andy Kershaw and Channel 4 TV ‘the Tube’. See video clips of some of these performances on ‘youtube.com’.
Peter has performed in the Assembly Rooms, the Usher Hall, the Pavilion and the Queen’s Hall all in Edinburgh as well as the City Halls, the Tron Theatre and Barrowland in Glasgow.
Over the years he has performed with various well known performers including Loudon Wainwright, Billy Bragg, Paul Brady, Alan Price and Tom Robinson.