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Hailed as one of the great voices on the British stage today, Straker has entertained audiences on stage and screen for over the last four decades. Peter first shot to fame in 1968 when he starred and stripped as ‘Hud’ in the London Production of the seminal musical ‘Hair.” He went on to appear in The Who’s ‘Tommy’, the legendary ‘The Rocky Horror Show’, ‘The Wiz’, ‘Blues In the Night, and began a long association as The Phantom, with Ken Hill’s ‘The Original Phantom of the Opera’

His outstanding vocal abilities are well known, documented, and admired. From his collaborations on the Alan Parson’s Project ‘I Robot’, to his solo albums and recordings with Freddie Mercury, actively promoted on tour with his own band, and his critically acclaimed one man shows and concert appearances.

Early in 2020 Straker performed in Simon Callow’s new translation of La Cage aux Folles [The Play] in London at the Park Theatre. Back in 2019 Straker performed with Gabriele Baldocci at The Stables in Milton Keynes, showcasing the SHEER PIANO ATTACK: QUEEN PIANO TRIBUTE Album launch, and with the Dutch Queen Tribute Band Miracle, as well as with long time friend and collaborator, Mike Moran at the Czech Queen Fan Club Convention.

 

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“𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙈𝙚” (2023 Mix)

December 2023

“It’s a gloriously rich song, full of longing, loneliness, lust, rejection… but no regrets, even though one can sometimes be quite unsure in matters of love! Yes, I adore singing this song… it reflects certain times in a life, you know!!”
“𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙈𝙚” (2023 Mix)
💥💥💥Out now Peter Straker’s new digital single release – DOWNLOAD / STREAMING (Audio and Video) 💥💥💥
Lyric Video here: https://youtu.be/rX01DLn4Jew
Order Digital Single link: https://cherryred.co/PeterStraker2023

 

 

 

Press

West End star [Peter Straker] unveils green plaque to honour the Windrush generation

 

Recent Performances

👑👑👑 SUNDAY 2 JULY 2023 – The Royal Band – Queen Tribute + PETER STRAKER LIVE AT Collisioni Festival “FREDDIE MERCURY TRIBUTE DAY” (Tanaro Park, Alba) 👑👑👑
 
“THE EVENT OF THE YEAR: Sunday, July 2, “The Royal Band” had the honor of sharing the stage again with the incredible PETER STRAKER Peter Straker Fan Club as part of the first edition of the “Collisioni Festival – FREDDIE MERCURY TRIBUTE DAY”, in the “Collisionis Summer Arena”, at Parco Tanaro di Alba 😍😍😍
A BRILLIANT day, a festival full of live performances and surprises, remembering the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen.”
The setlist of the day included the Killer Queen Official and Flash Harry, absolute valuable tributes, as well as the TUTTAFUFFA themed rock dj-sets 🥳 🧑 🎤 💃
 
 

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Listen to Peter Straker in Interview with Tery Sullivan on Tuesday 1st October on SG1 Radio/ Smart Radio GY in Stevenage where he discussed his upcoming show :

https://www.mixcloud.com/THESTICKS/sticks-show-with-valerie-of-the-three-degrees-crissy-rock-and-peter-straker/

 

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY…


 
“Straker is blessed with a fine voice and a theatrical delivery that, at times, brings to mind Freddie Mercury, David Bowie or Mick Jagger. In fact, he has been referred to as The Black Bowie due to his career straddling rock music, the screen and theatre. He shot to fame in the original London stage version of Hair in 1968 (playing Hud) and many notable West End roles followed including Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show and The Acid Queen in Pete Townshend’s Tommy. He also starred in the pioneering LGBT film Girl Stroke Boy alongside Michael Horden and Joan Greenwood. Although Peter Straker has had an undeniably incredible stage & screen career, it’s something of a mystery why he never became one of our biggest rock stars.” (David Geldard)
 
“To brighten up the faces of those who had a good Valentine’s hangover, whether accompanied or at the hotel of broken hearts, nothing better than listening to ‘Heart Be Still’, a dark song from the seventies of singer Peter Straker…” (Ignacio Reyo)
 
“Straker oozes style, echoing greats like Tom Jones, Freddie Mercury and even Jagger and Bowie. He runs round the stage, gyrates his hips, jumps around and sings in a beautiful tenor tone.”  (Dave House)
 
‘PETER STRAKER IS A UNIQUE ARTIST, BLESSED WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY AND
BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE’ (Michael Coveney)

‘CATCH STRAKER WHILST HE’S STILL ON THIS EARTH’ (BBC)

‘FOR FANS OF BREL, FANS OF STRAKER AND FANS OF MUSIC, THIS SHOW SHOULD NOT BE MISSED’ (BroadwayBaby)

‘STRAKER’S ENERGETIC PERFORMANCE COULD FILL A ROOM TWICE THE SIZE. IT’S EXCITING, INVIGORATING AND LIFE-AFFIRMING!’ (British Theatre Guide)

‘ONE OF THE MUST-SEE SHOWS OF THE FRINGE’ (Scotsman)