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When it comes to legendary Australian music, The Reef Hotel Casino has it all wrapped up at the start of April with a huge weekend featuring former Stylus lead singer Peter Cupples performing for three special nights and iconic vocalist Daryl Braithwaite appearing for two nights. The weekend’s shows mark a first for Peter Cupples performing in Vertigo Cocktail Lounge & Bar. With an extensive career in the Australian industry, he has spent the past four decades delighting audiences with his soul-based music.
Peter first smashed onto the music scene in the mid-1970s with soul band Stylus. As the lead singer and key songwriter for the band, he became a well-recognised face. Stylus cemented their place in the history books when they signed to Motown-soul label Tamala Motown - this launched them onto the international scene. Stylus recorded four albums which includes hits such as Summer Breeze, World of Make Believe, So Much Love and Work Out Fine to name a few. In five years, the band cranked up an incredible 50 weeks a year on the road.
Stylus called it quits in 1980, but Peter went on to have an incredibly successful solo career. His first solo single Fear of Thunder was a Top 20 hit. He also had success with the song Blame It On The Weather, which also went on to be a hit for John Farnham. His first foray into the solo spectrum was as the Peter Cupples Band which featured revered musician David Hirschfelder on keys.
Throughout his career, Peter was a regular face on television, from his regular spot on the Midday Show, to his appearances on shows such as Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, I.M.T and G.M.A to name a few. For 15-years straight, he also performed on the Channel 9 annual Christmas Eve spectacular Carols By Candlelight at Myer Music Bowl. He also never stopped performing his solo material, including taking a coveted spot opening the show for Frank Sinatra at Sanctuary Cove.
Peter is, and has always been, the consummate songwriter. He has written and recorded many albums across the years, including penning songs for other artists and some charity organisations such as Make A Wish Foundation and Sacred Heart Foundation. He has also demonstrated his versatility by releasing different genres of albums, from a roots album called Bac2basix and a jazz release About Time.
Stylus also reformed for a short period of time, releasing a live album in 2003 called Still Alive and doing a string of shows around the country. Peter now tours regularly performing a mix of his solo material and hits from Stylus. He has been deservedly described as one of the country’s favourite singer songwriters
Peter Cupples performs at Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge in The Reef Hotel Casino on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April. Entertainment kicks off on Thursday 3rd April at 8.30pm with Peter Cupples, and continues after with an appearance by Daryl Braithwaite and an evening wrap-up with Big Noise. Live music starts on Friday 4th April at 7.30pm with Davy Simony, the evening also features Peter Cupples and Daryl Braithwaite and wraps up with Mr Smith. On Saturday 5th April, Peter Cupples kicks off the night at 8.30pm and the music continues afterwards with Rhys Tolhurst and band.
*** These are free shows at Vertigo
For more information, please visit www.petercupples.com