PLAYER /  Los Angeles CA Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Producer

PLAYER

Los Angeles CA Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Producer
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Internationally known for #1 hit "Baby Come Back"

Latest Win:

70's Rock and Romance Cruise 2017 on Mar 11, 2017.   Source

Internationally known for #1 hit "Baby Come Back"

Latest Win:

70's Rock and Romance Cruise 2017 on Mar 11, 2017.   Source

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PLAYER "BABY COME BACK" 1977

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 "I Will" 2013

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 ...

PLAYER "Tracks of My Tears" 4/26/2014

PLAYER performs "Tracks Of My Tears" at the House of Blues in Hollywood CA to honor Smokey Robinson

PLAYER "Baby Come Back" 5/12/2014

PLAYER performs "Baby Come Back" at the Nurse's Ball on General Hospital 5/12/2014

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Sometime in the middle of 1977, Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley met at a Hollywood party and planted the seed of what was to become PLAYER. The two found each other interesting in their diversity: Beckett, a rock musician from Liverpool, England, and Crowley, a country singer from Galveston Bay, Texas.

Within a week, they started writing songs together. A short time later, they enlisted the help of Ronn Moss on bass and John Friesen on drums. The band members agreed to the name PLAYER after seeing movie credits where the actors were listed as “The Players”.

After Robert Stigwood signed PLAYER to RSO, they enjoyed success for many years following their number one single, “Baby Come Back,” which was co-written by Beckett and Crowley and sung by Beckett. They toured with Eric Clapton, Heart and Boz Scaggs among others.

Eventually J.C. Crowley left the band to record a solo country album and Ronn Moss left the band to become Ridge Forrester on the popular CBS daytime soap, The Bold and the Beautiful.

Beckett continued to write and produce several more albums as PLAYER. Concurrently, he spent nine years as a featured artist in Little River Band, writing several singles for them and performing “Baby Come Back” at every show. He has also penned music for many movies and television shows, along with writing hits for other artists, including Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rogers and The Temptations. Peter Beckett has written and sung 56 songs that were recorded by Player.

Ronn Moss rejoined PLAYER in 1996. Shortly after that, PLAYER’s fifth album, Lost In Reality, was released, which was written and produced by Beckett. PLAYER continued to tour as much as possible around Moss’s hectic TV shooting schedule for The Bold and the Beautiful until Moss left the show in 2012.

In 2012, Beckett was approached by Frontiers Records to write and produce a new PLAYER CD. The CD was released in 2013 under the title, Too Many Reasons, the same year that PLAYER toured with Christopher Cross and others as part of the Sail Rock 2013 tour. In 2015 PLAYER was part of the Rock the Yacht tour, and in 2016 they were a part of the Yacht Rock tour.

The revival of “Yacht Rock” featuring the smooth rock of the 70’s and 80’s has been steadily growing and “Baby Come Back” is listed as one of the top ten “Yacht Rock” songs of all time.

PLAYER is still going strong with lead singer Peter Beckett at the helm, well into their 40th year. 2017 promises a new CD and all the show dates will be displayed on the PLAYER Official website.

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Keyboards/Vocals
Drums
Lead Vocals/Guitar
Bass/Vocals
Lead Guitar/Vocals

Wins   Key

70's Rock and Romance Cruise 2017
Mar 11, 2017 70's Rock and Romance Cruise 2017
Rock and Romance Cruise MARCH 11-16, 2017 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL • COZUMEL, MEXICO • KEY WEST, FL Peter Frampton - Special Appearance 3/13AmericaLittle River BandThe Orchestra starring Former Members of ELOChristopher CrossAmbrosiaOrleansStephen BishopFirefallPlayerChuck Negron formerly of Three Dog NightCruise Host Barry WilliamsAbbey Road on the River presents All You Need is Love and Hal Bruce More to be Added Soon! Source
PLAYER Australian Tour 2014
Nov 06, 2016 PLAYER Australian Tour 2014
Spend An Evening With RONN MOSS as he tells Stories from his illustrious 25 year career as Ridge Forrester with THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Plus performs songs with PLAYER (Feat. Peter Beckett) ("Baby Come Back")
Yacht Rock Tour 2016
Jul 07, 2016 Yacht Rock Tour 2016
The Yacht Rock Revival 2016 Tour delivers the smoothest hits of the ’70s and ’80s as you’ve never heard them before — live and in person, with the original artists, including members of Ambrosia, Player, Robbie Dupree and Matthew Wilder. Then enjoy more lite-rock classics as the Yacht Rock Revue performs spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan, Toto and more. Featuring these hits: Baby Come Back – Player How Much I Feel – Ambrosia Biggest Part of Me – Ambrosia Steal Away – Robbie Dupree Hod Rod Hearts – Robbie Dupree Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder & much more Source
Rock The Yacht Tour 2015
Jul 07, 2016 Rock The Yacht Tour 2015
It will be nothing but your favorite hits from the 70s and 80s when the Rock the Yacht Tour 2015 sails in to your town. This summer evening will feature Little River Band, Ambrosia, Player, Stephen Bishop and Robbie Dupree. The set list includes hits like "Reminiscing," "Lady," "Biggest Part of Me," "Holdin' On to Yesterday," "Cool Change," "Steal Away" and "On and On." Rock The Yacht will have you dancing and singing to some of your favorite songs of the '70s and '80s! Source
SAIL ROCK TOUR 2013
Jun 12, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR 2013
The music of the 1970s and 80s comes alive with nothing but hit songs sung by the original artists. Sail Rock includes memorable and iconic songs performed by Christopher Cross, Player, Orleans, Firefall, Robbie Dupree, Gary Wright, and John Ford Coley Source

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Booking
Peter Beckett
Los Angeles CA

Calendar

Date Event Title Location Type More Info
Jun 03, 2013 CANYON CLUB Agoura Hills, CA Performance   Details
Jun 12, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR Del Mar, CA Performance   Details
Jul 05, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR Chautauqua, NY Performance   Details
Jul 13, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR Tower, MN Performance   Details
Jul 20, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR San LuisObispo, CA Performance   Details
Aug 05, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR West Allis, WI Performance   Details
Aug 08, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR Kettering, OH Performance   Details
Aug 10, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR Aurora, IL Performance   Details
Aug 13, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR Morristown, NJ Performance   Details
Aug 14, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR , Performance   Details
Aug 15, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR St. Charles, MO Performance   Details
Aug 21, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR Sandy, UT Performance   Details
Aug 24, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR Citris Heights, CA Performance   Details
Aug 31, 2013 House of Blues Hollywood, CA Performance   Details
Oct 08, 2013 SAIL ROCK TOUR Simcoe, CANADA Performance   Details
Dec 06, 2013 THALIANS CHRISTMAS DANCE Bel-Air , CA Performance   Details
Jan 04, 2014 HOUSE OF BLUES Hollywood, CA Performance   Details
Feb 26, 2014 LIVE LOUD FESTIVAL CRUISE , FL Performance   Details
Feb 27, 2014 LIVE LOUD FESTIVAL CRUISE MIAMI, FL Performance   Details
Feb 28, 2014 LIVE LOUD FESTIVAL CRUISE Miami, FL Performance   Details
Mar 01, 2014 LIVE LOUD FESTIVAL CRUISE MIAMI, FL Performance   Details
Mar 02, 2014 LIVE LOUD FESTIVAL CRUISE MIAMI, FL Performance   Details
Mar 08, 2014 INAUGURAL SONGS OF LOVE LA Benefit Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Apr 26, 2014 SMOKEY ROBINSON TRIBUTE Hollywood, CA Performance   Details
May 12, 2014 PLAYER on General Hospital , Performance   Details
Jul 19, 2014 The Yacht Rock Revival Atlanta , GA Performance   Details
Jul 22, 2014 Celebrity Wife Swap , Performance   Details
Aug 23, 2014 Rams Head on Stage Annapolis, MD Performance   Details
Nov 06, 2014 WENTY LEAGUES-Australia Wentworthville, NSW Performance   Details
Nov 07, 2014 Bankstown Sports-Australia Bankstown, NSW Performance   Details
Nov 08, 2014 Erindale Vikings Club-Australia Wanniassa, ACT Performance   Details
Nov 09, 2014 The Palms at Crown-Australia Southbank Melbourne, VIC Performance   Details
Nov 12, 2014 Corner Hotel-Australia Richmond Melbourne, VIC Performance   Details
Nov 14, 2014 Rooty Hill RSL Club-Australia Rooty Hill, NSW Performance   Details
Nov 15, 2014 The Juniors-Australia Kingsford, NSW Performance   Details
Nov 18, 2014 Dee WhyRSL Club-Australia Dee Why, NSW Performance   Details
Nov 20, 2014 CEX Coffs-Australia Coffs Harbour, NSW Performance   Details
Nov 21, 2014 Twin Towns-Australia Tweed Heads, NSW Performance   Details
Nov 22, 2014 The Cube-Australia Campbelltown, NSW Performance   Details
Nov 25, 2014 Hornsby RSL Club-Australia Hornsby, NSW Performance   Details
Nov 26, 2014 MacKay Entertainment Center-Australia MacKay, QLD Performance   Details
Nov 28, 2014 Castle Hill RSL Club-Australia Castle, NSW Performance   Details
Apr 16, 2015 WINNING: Paul Newman Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Jun 27, 2015 The Twister Fest Chickasha, OK Performance   Details
Jul 15, 2015 Mayo Performing Arts Center Morrestown, NJ Performance   Details
Jul 16, 2015 St. George Theatre Staten Island, NY Performance   Details
Jul 17, 2015 NYCB Theatre at Westbury New York, NY Performance   Details
Jul 23, 2015 Fraze Pavilion Kettering, OH Performance   Details
Jul 24, 2015 River Edge Park Aurora, IL Performance   Details
Jul 26, 2015 North Shore Music Theater Beverly, MA Performance   Details
Aug 22, 2015 Yacht Rock Revival Atlanta, GA Performance   Details
Sep 16, 2015 Freedom Hall, Kentucky State Fair & Expo Center Louisville, KY Performance   Details
Sep 16, 2015 Freedom Hall Louisville, KY Performance   Details
Sep 18, 2015 IP Casino, Resort & Spa Mobile, AL Performance   Details
Oct 03, 2015 Sound of The 70's Winston-Salem, NC Performance   Details
Jul 07, 2016 Irving Plaza New York, NY Performance   Details
Jul 08, 2016 Mayo Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ Performance   Details
Jul 10, 2016 Blue Ocean Music Hall Salisbury, MA Performance   Details
Aug 17, 2016 Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville, TN Performance   Details
Aug 20, 2016 Park Tavern in Piedmont Park Atlanta, GA Performance   Details
Sep 17, 2016 The LOT Downtown Dallas - Fort Worth, TX Performance   Details
Sep 18, 2016 Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater Austin, TX Performance   Details
Sep 23, 2016 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, US Cellular Center Knoxville, TN Performance   Details
Sep 30, 2016 CFCC Humanities & Fine Arts Center Fayetteville, NC Performance   Details
Oct 01, 2016 R.J. Reynolds Auditorium, Reynolds High School Winston-Salem, NC Performance   Details
Oct 02, 2016 Howard Theatre Washington, DC Performance   Details
Mar 11, 2017 Port Everglades - Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL Performance   Details
May 13, 2017 Conejo Creek Park South Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Jun 10, 2017 Huntington Beach Library Theater Los Angeles, CA Performance   Details
Nov 03, 2017 Arcada Theatre St Charles, IL Performance   Details