Music Industry News Network [04-08-2008]
Peter Bloom Opens For Juliana Sparks CD Launch
Toronto-based singer/songwriter Peter Bloom will be opening the launch of Juliana Sparks long-awaited CD entitled "Juliana" at The Rivoli (334 Queen St. W., Toronto, east of Spadina) on May 7th at 8:00 PM. Performing as an acoustic trio, Peter will perform songs from his just-released full-length debut "Random Thoughts (from a paralyzed mind)".
Peter Bloom has the perfect gift for all those people who let fear prevent them from breaking free and reaching their potential. Drawing emotional strength and wisdom from his own powerful personal life experiences, his album is an insightful, musically and lyrically compelling debut that chronicles his dramatic shift from years of self-doubt (and physical problems with his voice) to his current emergence as a critically acclaimed, award winning artist and performer.
His newly assembled band's first gig in December 2007 at The Cameron House—one of the city's hip musical venues—saw many fans lining up after the show to buy CDs and get autographs. One review described Bloom's live performance as "pure heart and raw energy." Leading up to Random Thoughts' official national March 2008 release, Peter Bloom Band is also set to play Toronto hotspot The Horseshoe, and headline for over 1,000 people at a benefit show for DANI (Developing and Nurturing Individuals), a local organization that raises money to help special needs people become more independent.
What the press is saying:
"For (people) keen to try Canadian pop but put off by all the oddball Montreal indie acts, the answer may come in the shape of Peter Bloom. Earnest as a Toronto winter day is short, Bloom makes sweeping piano pop redolent of late Beatles ballads or Chris Martin at his most thoughtful."
Download.Com - Editor's Review
"Peter Bloom is a singer-songwriter who learned all the right lessons from John, George, Ringo and especially Paul - not to mention Elton John and John (Five For Fighting) Ondrasik. This is simply gorgeous piano/orchestral-based pop, carried to the next level by Bloom's insightful lyrics and full-bodied melodic sensibilities."
Jason Warburg, The Daily Vault
For more information on Peter Bloom, visit his website (www.peterbloomband.com) and MySpace (myspace.com/peterbloommusic)
For press and other inquiries, contact:
Eric de Fontenay
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