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My Musical Journey


Peter McDowell - Versatile, seasoned guitarist / singer. Repertoire spanning Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock & Roll, Rock, Soul, Funk, Pop, Cabaret & Original Songs.


Peter McDowell Solo – 1998 / 2006 Central Coast, Sydney,  - Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal), 2002 – 2005 -  Peter Christie (Harmonica / Percussion)

Angie Chase Duo - 2006 - Central Coast, Sydney, - Angie Chase (Vocal, Guitar & Percussion), Peter McDowell (Guitar & Vocal)


Bald and the Beautiful (Above)  - 1998 – 2006 – Central Coast, Sydney - Angela Reeves (Vocal), Marianne Sainty (Vocal), Joanna Melas (Vocal / Keyboards), Julia Resling (Vocal), Lyall Lewis (Vocal), Brunie Riley (Vocal), Maggie Kay (Vocal), Gayle Wise (Vocal / Percussion), Kita Kerford (Vocal), Angie V (Vocal / Guitar), Kylie Clarke (Vocal), Louise Hughes (Vocal / Guitar), Deanne Clark (Vocal), Melinda Howard, (Vocal), Eva Szabo (Vocal / Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal).

The Vibrations – 2005 –2006 – Central Coast, Sydney – John Pearce (Guitar / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)
filled in for David Benout (Guitar / Vocal)

One Night Stand – 2005 – Central Coast  – Ian Peebles (Vocal / Keyboards / Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Men Without Hair– 2004 – Woy Woy Bowling Club – Bob (Big Bopper) Carter (Vocal / Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Midlife Crisis – 1999 – Woy Woy Leagues Club - Calvin Walker (Vocal / Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Roy Orbison Tribute  - 1999 Central Coast  - Calvin Walker (Vocal / Guitar), Dean Walker (Drums), Geoff Levy (Bass), Peter McDowell (Guitar)

Dukes Of Jive – 1998 – Central Coast  – Fred Dobbs (Keyboards / Vocal / Saxophone), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Down Under – 1998 – Central Coast – Peter Arnot (Vocal), Alan Buchanan (Guitar / Vocal), John Cleverly (Bass), Dave Gardiner (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Joe. E. King Duo - 1998 – Central Coast, Sydney - Joe E King (Vocal / Percussion), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

The Paul Hogan Trio – 1996 – Central Coast, Sydney – Paul Hogan (Vocal / Guitar), Joe E King (Vocal / Percussion), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Cover Note – 1997 – Dee Why, Sydney – Sharron White (Vocal / Harmonica), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Sue Gluxman Duo – 1996 – Newtown, Sydney – Sue Gluxman (Vocal / Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Michael Jones Trio – 1996 – Cronulla, Sydney – Michael Jones (Vocal / Guitar), Glen Mead (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Tom Jones Tribute - 1996 – Cronulla, Sydney - Michael Jones (Vocal), (Female Singers / Dancers) x 4, Glen Mead (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar)

Anna & Alex Vian – 1995 – Wiley Park – Anna Vian (Vocal / Keyboard), Alex Vian (Bass), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

The Maori Skyliners – 1994 – Sydney – Nuki (Bass / Vocal), Peggy (Guitar / Vocal), Andrew (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal) - Right Pic features Pete (left) with Paul Watene and Michael.

Forgotten Name  – 1993 – Elanora Heights, Sydney – Female Vocal (Vocal), John (Drums), ? (Bass), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

www.artcom.com.au1991 – 2016 - Epping, Sydney – Ray Dulski (Bass, Keyboards, Programming), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

The Fabulous Nobodies – 1990 – Randwick, Sydney – Robbie Harris (Vocal), Carolyn (Keyboards / Vocal), Ray Dulski (Bass), Simon Phillips (Drums / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Second Nature – 1985 – Fivedock, Sydney – Gayle Outterside (Wise) (Vocal / Percussion / Saxophone)), Cameron Outterside (Drums / Vocal), Alan Buchanan (Bass / Vocal), Angela Burkett (Keyboards / Trumpet), Will Cutler (Saxophone), ? (Backing Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar/Vocal)

Alma Vida – 1984 – Fivedock, Sydney – Gayle Outterside (Wise) (Vocal / Percussion / Saxophone)), Cameron Outterside (Drums / Vocal), Alan Buchanan (Bass / Vocal), Phillipe Mare (Keyboards / Midi Programming), Dominic McKinnon (Keyboards / Vocal), Wayne Carter (Keyboards), Will Cutler (Saxophone), Angela Burkett (Trumpet), Peter McDowell (Guitar/Vocal

Street Level – 1983 - Fivedock, Sydney – Gayle Outterside (Wise) (Vocal / Percussion / Saxophone), Cameron Outterside (Drums / Vocal), Paul (Bass), Alan Buchanan (Bass / Vocal), John Putland (Keyboards / Vocal), Phillipe Mare (Keyboards / Midi Programming), Dominic McKinnon (Keyboards / Vocal), Wayne Carter (Keyboards), Peter McDowell (Guitar/Vocal)

Tony Worsley Band (with harmonica in mouth) – 1984 – Rockdale, Sydney - Tony Worsley (Vocal / Harmonica), Klaus (Guitar / Vocal), Cory (Bass), ? (Bass), Derrick Fairbrass Jnr (Drums / Vocal), Cameron Outterside (Drums / Vocal), Michael Meehan (Guitar/ Keyboards / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Parkin' Zone – 1982 – Dee Why, Sydney – Judy Parkinson (Vocal), Peter Arnot (Vocal), Oliver (Bass), Stuart Mackay (Bass / Vocal), ? Nick Fadeev (Drums), Dave Gardiner (Drums), Dereck Fairbrass Jnr (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Country Heat – 1982 – Terry Hills, Sydney – Jan Van Esk (Vocal), Ian Lines (Bass), Alan (Drums), Chris Sadler (Pedal Steel Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar/Vocal)

Reflex – 1984 - Mona Vale, Sydney – Dimitri Adams (Vocal), Derrick Fairbrass Jnr (Drums / Vocal), John Putland (Keyboards / Vocal), Brett Thompson (Bass), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Hot Mix - 1983– Sue Daniels (Vocal), Gus Vitale (Drums), Peter Green (Bass), Ian Lines (Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)
1984– Sue Daniels (Vocal), Alan (Drums), Doug Manunni (Bass), Ian Lines (Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Full Sail - 1982 – Royal Motor Yacht Club Band - Newport – Phillipe Mare (Keyboards), Derrick Fairbrass Jnr (Drums / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Bass / Vocal).
1982 - Phillipe Mare (Keyboards), Derrick Fairbrass Jnr (Drums / Vocal), Brett Thompson (Bass), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal).
1983 – John Putland (Keyboards / Vocal), Rocky Kopplecorn (Keyboards), Derrick Fairbrass Jnr (Drums / Vocal), Brett Thompson (Bass), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal).

The Sunrays - 1980 – Dee Why, Sydney - Sue Daniels (Vocal), Gus Vitale (Drums), George Seidlecki (Bass), Peter Green (Bass), Ian Lines (Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Oatlands House Reception Band  - 1979 – Carlingford, Sydney – Tony Buggy (Keyboards / Vocal), Con Westerberg (Drums / Vocal), Rick Graham (Bass / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Black & White Trio – 1979 – Erskineville - Mike Jeffery (Vocal / Bass / Guitar / Keyboards), Hank Davis (Drums / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)
1978 - Mike Jeffery (Guitar / Bass / Vocal), Bernie Maddigan (Keyboards / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Sly Grin – 1977 – Avalon, Sydney – Carl Mackey (Guitar / Vocal), Geoff Levy (Bass / Vocal), Steve Covey (Drums), Derrick Fairbrass Jnr (Drums / Vocal), John Putland (Keyboards / Vocal), Tony James (Guitar / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Forgotten Name – 1976 – Glebe, Sydney – Dawn Yule (Vocal), Ray Yule (Bass), David Haylock (Drums), Dave Dempsey (Guitar), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Forgotten Name  – 1976 – Oxford Street, Sydney – ? (Bass / Vocal), Mark Cullen (Drums), David Haylock (Drums), Dave Dempsey (Guitar / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

The Judy Parkinson Band – 1976 – Mona Vale, Sydney – Judy Parkinson (Vocal), Mark Stevens (Bass), ? (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Forgotten Name  – 1976 – Brookvale – Steve Wall (Drums), Charlie Farrugia (Bass / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Habit – 1976 – Newport, Sydney – Geoff Levy (Vocal), Ken Hood (Bass), Peter Foster (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Halcarney – 1975 – Mona Vale, Sydney - Phil Shute (Vocal), Peter Chick (Drums), Trevor King (Keyboards), Mark Stevens (Bass), Paul Stevens (Guitar),
Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Count Copernicus and Cosmic Fire (Above) – 1973 – Whale Beach, Sydney - David Nelson (Clark)(Vocal / Trumpet, Dancer, Male Stripper, Song Writer, Entertainer Supreme, Guru), Trevor King (Keyboards), Ken Hood (Bass), Terry Hutchinson (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar). Samples can be heard / download from MUSIC page: Painted Ego / La La La

Ecology – 1973 – Manly Warringah Leagues Club – Neil Holden (Guitar / Vocal), ? (Bass), Dave Gardiner (Drums), Ian Carpenter (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Walpurgus – 1973 – Dee Why, Sydney - Mick Rose (Vocal / Guitar), Casey (Bass), Nick Quanton (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar)

Razzle Dazzle – 1972 – Avalon, Sydney – Royston Johnson (Vocal), Kim Cook (Guitar), David Booty (Drums), Gary Ensbey (Bass), Peter McDowell (Guitar)

Shanti – 1971 – Avalon, Sydney - Melissa Williams (Vocal), Richard Meggit (Guitar), David Booty (Drums), Gary Ensbey (Bass), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Snidely Whiplash – 1970 – Randwick, Sydney - Denise Chapman (Vocal), Michael Jeffery (Bass / Vocal), Bill Meredith (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Crimson –  1968 – Green Valley, Sydney - Jeff Barnes (Guitar / Vocal / Harmonica), Athol Henry (Bass), Frank Reynolds (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Acoustic Folk Group – 1967 - (Church of England, Coffee Club, Green Valley, Sydney) – Dianne Miller (Vocal), Christine Carpenter (Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

The Guru Brahamn – 1966 – Green Valley, Sydney – John Heath (Drums / Vocal), Colin Long (Guitar / Vocal), Peter McDowell (Guitar / Vocal)

Beresford School Of Music – 1964 – Green Valley, Sydney – Guitar lessons every Wednesday evening for two years.

NOTES

Recorded an album of original songs written by David Nelson (Clark) (Count Copernicus) at United Sound Studios Sydney 1974 (Festival Records) (Produced by Barry Crocker).
Trevor King (Keyboards), Ken Hood (Bass), Terry Hutchinson (Drums), Peter McDowell (Guitar)

Appeared in a documentary about “The Count” produced by The Australian Film and Television School. (Perth, Sydney)

Played guitar on the soundtrack of “A Boy With Wings”, (DVD available at www.moyes.com.au) a documentary about the pioneering days of hang gliding with Bill Moyes. ATA Studios Sydney 1972 - Produced by Chris Neil - Trevor King (Keyboards), Ken Hood (Bass), Nick Kwanton (Drums) & Peter McDowell (Guitar)

Recorded a CD called “Just Walkin’,” a collection of original songs and music by Sydney composer Ray Dulski. www.artcom.com.au

Recording a CD of original songs, “From The Pond” received airplay on 2CCC 96.3 FM Friday mornings. (Vision Studios Woy Woy – John Pearce)