From an early age, Peter learned a number of musical instruments. Through natural progression he went on to become a session musician, playing violin, banjo, musical saw, and mandolin on recordings by M. Ward, Zooey Deschanel and Delorean. He went on to play and tour with Horse Feathers, Norfolk and Western, Loch Lomond and Laura Gibson, before joining Danish ensemble Efterklang on tour in 2007.
Since 2007, Broderick has release a flurry of live, studio, and concept albums. This began with Docile, a mini album of solo piano music, a 7″ entitled Retreat/Release, and Float, his first full-length album of piano and string based compositions. Amongst several others, Music for Falling From Trees followed: an orchestral concept album that was written as a soundtrack to a film by Adrienne Hart.
In 2008 he released the beautiful album Home to universal acclaim. This, along with his magnetic stage presence and semi-interactive live performances, may be what he is known for the most. All this, and he’s a thoroughly nice guy.
This video was taken at the Tin Angel in 2009. It was Peter’s last show of his first UK headlining tour. If you’ve never seen him perform live before, you’ll be able to grasp some of the magic he brings so effortlessly to the stage. And if it all seems a bit epic, it really rather was.