Lead Singer/Writer/Producer of Player
PLAYER's #1 hit Baby Come Back. Original video Peter Beckett and JC Crowley wrote it, Ronn Moss and John Friesen www.player-theband.com
PLAYER's new video "I Will" from their new release on Frontiers Records. February 22, 2013 original members Peter Beckett and Ronn Moss with Rob Math, Craig ...
Peter sang "How Can The Girl Refuse for the movie Major League 1987 www.PeterBeckett-Player.com
Peter Beckett was born in Liverpool, England. As a youth he would sneak into The Cavern lunchtime sessions to listen to the local bands. One day a young band called The Beatles performed and Peter was hooked. He got a cheap guitar and taught himself to play, and by the time he was 17 he was touring Britain and Europe with his first professional band, The Thoughts
He moved to London, and after some success with the British progressive band Paladin, he was invited to come to the United States to form a group called Skyband. That band was short-lived, but during a Hollywood party he met J.C. Crowley. They began writing songs together. A short time later they were joined by Ronn Moss and John Friesen, and Player was born.
In January 1978, the band had an international number one hit with their first single: "Baby Come Back" which was co-written and sung by Beckett. The self- titled album went platinum and the band toured extensively. These classic outings included Boz Scagg's Down Two Then Left Tour, Eric Clapton's Slowhand Tour, Heart's Dog & Butterfly Tour and Kenny Loggin's Nightwarch Tour, playing always to sold out arena audiences. Four albums followed rendering four more top forty singles, including "This Time I'm In It For Love" which reached number ten on Billboard's top 100 chart.
Peter Beckett has written hit songs for many artists including: Heart, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rodgers, The Temptations, Poco, Janet Jackson, The Commodores, Cliff Richards, Survivor, Grace Slick, and more recently Vanessa Hudgens of "High School Musical" fame.
Between the years 1989-1997, Peter was a featured member of the Little River Band and has written several singles for them.
He has also garnered many movie credits as artist, producer and/or writer. These include: The Karate Kid, Two of a Kind, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Major League, St Elmo's Fire (Grammy Nomination), Frankie and Johnny, Rock Star, Terminator 3, Basic, Beyond Borders, Life or Something Like It, Dirty Dancing 2 and Transformers to name a few.
Peter started performing again with his band Player in 2003, always featuring an all star line-up, which has included at various times members of The Cars, REO Speed Wagon, Foreigner and Little River Band. Peter is also a featured guest performer with The Yacht Rock Revue performing all over the U.S.
Written and produced by Peter, Player's last CD “Too Many Reasons” was released on Frontiers Records in 2013. Peter continues to write and record songs for the next CD.
Check out the great music, exciting videos, historic pictures and the latest updates at http://www.player-theband.com or http://www.peterbeckett-player.com
- Peden Productions
- Los Angeles CA
|Date||Event Title||Location||Type||More Info|
|Dec 18, 2016||Monsters of Soft Rock/Tower Theater||Fresno, CA||Performance||Details|
|Mar 11, 2017||70's Rock and Romance Cruise||Cozumel, MX||Performance||Details|
|May 13, 2017||Conejo Valley Days||Thousand Oaks, CA||Performance||Details|
|Jun 10, 2017||Huntington Beach Library Theater||Huntington Beach , CA||Performance||Details|
|Jul 22, 2017||Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk||Brooklyn, NY||Performance||Details|
|Aug 10, 2017||Indiana State Fair||Indianapolis, IN||Performance||Details|
|Sep 24, 2017||Saban Club||Beverly Hills, CA||Performance||Details|
|Oct 24, 2017||Four Seasons||Nevis, West Indies||Performance||Details|
|Nov 03, 2017||Arcada Theater||St. Charles, IL||Performance||Details|