"I grew up in Michigan infused with Motown, Punk Rock and Grand Funk. I moved to South Florida and feasted on Island Music, Jimmy Buffett and spiced shrimp for over 20 years. I am currently living in Southeast England."
'Chasing the Sky' has 6 original songs and 4 cover songs by: Van Morrison, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Buffett and Bob Dylan. The CD was recorded and produced by Pete in his home studio in 2006-2007 and released in November of 2007. The album features guest artists on several tracks as follows: Rush & Julie Clement sing harmonies on 'You Ain't Going Nowhere", Patrick Dawdy on acoustic rhythm guitar & harmony vocals (Going My Way & Mother Natures Wine), Doug Gluckin on Saxophone & Flute (Talk To Me Lady, Mother Nature's Wine & Going My Way), Jerry Krause on keyboards & bass (Chasing the Sky & Talk To Me Lady), Patrick T. Malloy on lead guitar (Going My Way), Mike Willemin (drums and percussion (Chasing the Sky & Talk To Me Lady). All other songs were performed by Pete on lead & rhythm guitars, harmonica, bass, & sequencer keyboards. The cover photo 'Sails' was shot by Kevin Phillips. You can buy Pete's CD's at: Amazon.co.uk
'Frequent Sea' was recorded in West Palm Beach Florida and released in September of 2001. 'Frequent Sea' contains 10 original songs written, performed and produced by Peter in his home studio and published through Umpteen Music BMI. This CD is SOLD OUT = if you'd like MP3 versions/samples = email Pete at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"He has a very impressive style and great tones throughout. This is a well done CD with solid songwriting, interesting arrangements and great guitar performances."
Stacey Board - Muses Muse.com
"Trappen's voice has always been his strong suit, but he shows surprising lead guitar skills in the uptempo opener, 'Roll the Dice'."
Bill Meredith: TGIF Music / Palm Beach Post
"This ensemble of songs could easily be the soundtrack for theatre, with each song setting the mood for the next. Tracks like 'Voodoo Woman' offers up returning intertwining vocal and melody trills brings to mind Dire Straits or The Police..."
Geoff Livingston: Beach Beats
"Once in a while you come across a bunch of pro's that handle everything from performance, recording, to making a decent MP3. This is it."
"... he has more than a few catchy choruses and a unique merging of styles ..."
Theodore Defosse: Splendid E-zine
"Trappen pulls off the trick of making his material sound familiar, without sounding stale. If he's got another one inside of him I'd like to hear it."
Joe Hartlaub: music-reviewer.com
"The straight-ahead rock songs, reminiscent of Clapton's solo work, are connected by a conceptual story line."
Charles Spano: All Music Guide
- Bob Dylan
- Lennon & McCartney
- Bob Marley
- Eric Clapton
- Jim Morrison & The Doors