Island Time, Fun in the Sun, Living like a pirates son, Sailing away to island adventures, Romance, Baking in the sun, and a little...... Caribbean Charm. Start Living on Island Time!
Recorded at Bay Farm Studios, Kingston, Ma.
Produced by: Peter J.
Engineer: Paul Caruso
All songs written and performed by Peter J. (BMI)
Peter J., performed rhythm, finger style guitar and vocals.
Engineer: Paul Caruso has worked extensively with Aerosmith and also co-produced and played drums on ''Mercy," on Joe Perry’s instrumental that was nominated for a Grammy Award. A little more than a year ago Paul played drums with Perry on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien Show. Paul Caruso was well known around Boston in the music industry.
Bass Player, Tim Archibald performing on the album has won the Best Bass Player in Boston Award several times and has traveled the world playing bass with many rock and roll bands. Tim’s fretless bass can be heard in several songs providing such rich under tones that are unique in this album.
Guitarist Dana, West provided electric, acoustic and classical guitar. Dana captured the feel we were looking for with his classical guitar while also providing the subtle rock edge. This is most evident in the song Pina Colada where Dana plays both parts in the instrumental.
Percussion was performed by Paul Caruso
Heidi Thompson and Katie Mackey provided back up vocals on "Martinique", "Pina Colada" and "Cast Your Dreams."
About the songs:
All the songs on this CD were written after several trips down to the Caribbean. The song, Track 3 Pina Colada combines several of the islands and the Keys of Florida. Banana daiquiris from Martinique, Cruzan Rum from St. Croix and Pina Colada from Bonaire and the idea of being out and about just having some fun and the sun going down behind the clouds out on the sea, from Key West. This combination shaken not stirred will provide a very up tempo song about baking in the sun, singing our song and just having some fun!
Track 2, Island Time came to me after a busy day at home and finally sitting down watching TV trying to unwind and I started to think about our recent trip to Bonaire. While we were down in Bonaire after leaving home during a major snow storm I was trying to remember if I had gotten everything done before leaving, I needed a cup of coffee desperately that first morning. I ordered a cup from our waiter and 20 minutes later, I still didn't have my cup of coffee. Seeing the pot of coffee I went up to get the cup myself. Just as I reached for the pot our waiter turned and said, "I said I would get the cup for you mon now go back and sit down and I will bring it over to you in a minute". He added, "Where are you goin' mon, do you need to be somewhere mon"? I went back to our table and sat down. My cup of coffee arrived after another 20 minutes. It was then that I realized I was now Living on Island Time. I wrote the song that night.
Track 4, Cast Your Dreams was written when we were down in Puerto Rico. It was in the evening and my wife and I were lying in a hammock out under the palm trees out by the beach. There was a band playing in the cafe near by and a couple walked by holding hands and the moon was rising from the sea and I said to my wife this would make a nice song .......... I pulled my hat down as I closed my eyes.
Track 6, Boat Shoes (I wanna be a millionaire) was a fun song to write. Just putting the words together made me laugh while writing it. The song was based on the fact that someone actually said I was no James Bond.......Really! Take a good look around. I also don't have much in the way of luck either. I think we all dream about what it would be like to win the lottery or strike it rich and what we would buy with all that money or what we would like to do with it as far as rolling in it or what have you. Most of the people I see on TV who have won the lottery don't look much like a James Bond either. For me, I'm still standing on the pier waiting for my boat to come in.
Track 1, Martinique was written about leaving one paradise (the old coast of Mexico) for another with some beautiful secluded coves where all you need is a bottle of tequila, a lady and a sun that's hot!..........that's all you need and all you've got!
Track 5, St. Lucia. To ask someone to sail away with you to St. Lucia and promise to stay with that someone for all time would be one of life's greatest adventures. St. Lucia is only a state of mind. The promise.............is the real adventure.
About Peter J.
Featured Artist of the Month www.TropicalDreams.net July 2007. Live interview with Dennis "DK" King's Island Time Radio Show, Heard on WBWC 88.3 FM in Cleveland, Ohio and at www.WBWC.com on the web April 2007
Singer/Songwriter, Peter J. started performing in 1978 playing folk, bluegrass and country music. Peter's first guitar was purchased by cashing in on the silver market that went through the roof around 1979. He took $98.00 in worthless silver coins and cashed them out for $993.00 and bought a Martin HD 28 which he still plays today.
Over the years Peter has written many songs but it was only after heading south during a major snow storm in the northeast and landing on the small island of Bonaire that he began writing island style music AKA Jimmy Buffett. Peter has visited the islands and the Keys of Florida many times and each time he comes back he sits and writes songs about island adventures and island romance.
Living on Island Time was recorded in 1992 at Bay Farm Studios, Kingston Ma. The Album was released in April of 2006. Peter is currently working on some new songs and plans to combine these with some old favorites for a new album. Peter resides in a small sea coast town with his wife Anne, two sons and two mischievous dogs.
About the Album:
Songs from the album “Living on island Time” have received Internet and FM Airplay on:
Radio JimmyDreamz., Permanent Vacation Radio, Parrot Island Radio, Tropicast Radio, WBWC FM Cleveland, Ohio, WATD FM Marshfield, Ma.
"Island Time" was Featured on Tomorrows Dreams Radio Show WATD 95.9 FM in Marshfield Ma. and at www.959watd.com on the web.
"Martinique", "Island Time", "Pina Colada", "St. Lucia" and "Boat Shoes" have been played on Dennis "DK" King's Island Time Radio Show, Heard on WBWC 88.3 FM in Cleveland, Ohio and at www.WBWC.com on the web.
“Pina Colada” was a Featured song on TropiCast Radio Showcase Episode #5 and #20, "Boat Shoes was Featured on Episode #25 on Tropicast Radio.
“Island Time” was Featured on John Cody’s Endless Summer Radio Show on Permanent Vacation Radio.
"Island Time", "Pina Colada", "Martinique" were Featured on John Cody’s Endless Summer Radio Show – New England
“Island Time” & “Boat Shoes” made number 1 on Radio JimmyDreamz Top Ten List while all six songs from the album have appeared on the Top 10 List.
Top 10 tracks on Radio JimmyDreamz: Feb. 3, 2007
1. Island Time - Peter J.
2. St. Lucia - Peter J.
3. Boat Shoes - Peter J.
4. Far Side of the World - Jimmy Buffett
5. This Old Island - Jim Morris
6. Beyond The Reef - Steel Drums & The Sea
7. Martinique - Peter J.
8. Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
9. Middle of the Night - Jimmy Buffett & Neville Brothers
10. We Owe It All To Jimmy - Jimmy & The Parrots
**Based on ratings the past 30 days (updated 2/3/2007)