From Sydney, Australia, Peter Senior dropped his first solo album just a few minutes ago. It’s entitled On The Edge, and amalgamates soft rock, pop, Motown, country, and blues savors into a distinctive sound.
Musicians on the album include: Peter Senior (vocals, piano, percussion, keyboards), Kayne Butler (drums, percussion), Harry Gusman (guitars), Matt Keegan (baritone sax), along with the talents of various studio professionals on horns, bass, guitar, backing vocals, pedal steel, and dobro.
Senior grew up in a musical family, where singing and playing instruments was expected. When in high school, Senior’s passion for the piano intensified after his first stage performance. He began playing with bands in Sydney, eventually appearing on live TV and performing internationally.
Senior says, “’Cool Ride’ was our 1st release which debuted number 2 on the Australian iTunes charts in the country genre. ‘Baby I Love You’ was the second release and debuted at number 8 in the Australian iTunes charts in the Pop genre.”
He is preparing to release a brand new single, “The Christmas Tree,” on December 7.
On The Edge contains 11-tracks, including standout tracks such as “Little Lovin’,” a peppy piano rock tune with bright pop flavors, delicious doo-wop harmonies, and a sizzling piano reminiscent of Billy Joel and Jerry Lee Lewis.
“Soft Rain” features a bluesy soul-flavored melody with twangy country hues, especially from the drawling steel guitar. Senior’s voice is rich and evocative, full of scrumptious tones and suave textures. “Cool Ride” opens on bluesy hues full of restrained wicked energy with a skintight trumpet adding tasty sonic accents. As the music ramps up, the song takes on persuasive cool colors and driving impetus.
“Got A Picture” rides smooth surfaces of bluesy soul flavored with country-lite savors, akin to Leon Russell. A snarling guitar solo accompanied by a braying sax gives the tune a scrumptious melancholic expression. Senior demonstrates the range of his voice on this song, hitting the high notes with elan.
On The Edge delivers cashmere textures of pop, rock, and country, while Peter Senior’s voice provides enchanting tones and ebullient energy.