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Fri. December 16th 2016
TNT Toy Run Party T.N.T., Don Peterson & The Push Band , Jason Buie Band, Stardog
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Don Peterson

Don Peterson

Confirmed: Sep. 17, 2017

All Styles from Victoria BC
Instruments: Guitar details

Contact Details

Don Peterson

Arriving in Victoria in 1967, Don Peterson began playing initially with his brother’s guitar and it wasn’t long after his mother enrolled him in lessons at Art Hall’s on Cook Street. He connected with his neighbor Lloyd Haskell who played guitar and they would venture downtown to visit club’s like the Blacklight A GoGo on Wharf St. and others getting his earliest taste of live music being performed. When his friend Lloyd began playing in Muther Troll, he would watch rehearsals at their band house over on Camosun St. That combined with Bob Roe’s group, The St.Vitus Dance Band rehearsing in his mom’s basement, he would study and learn about band dynamics. It wasn’t long before he created his first group Primeval Road with bassist Bruce Davies, drummer Stan Taylor and guitarist Mauro Azzara. From there, a long path of touring with groups, duo’s, and orchestra’s around the world brought him back to Victoria, teaching his craft at Nelson’s, Ward, Tempo Trend and Long and McQuade music stores where he still shares his expertise with the next generation of budding musicians, while performing all styles of music from rock to country because he just loves to play. He’ll sometimes do up to three performances, in three different genres a day. Don’s guitar knowledge is unprecedented and he always willing to share with others. His current project, Don Peterson & The Push, perform regularly to full houses with packed dances floors. Written for Don Peterson by the Royal City Music Project.

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Current Projects

The StreetGuitar and Vocals2012-Name Change
Don Peterson & The Push BandGuitar / Vocals2006-present
Yesterday's Winelead guitar
Uncle GrumpyGuitar / Vocals

Past Projects

Slingshot VictoriaGuitar70s
MotherlandGuitar / Vocals1998
Hot In The ShadeGuitar / Vocals1994-2007
Grand SlamGuitar / Vocals1992
MessengerGuitar / Vocals1988-The End
The Hits 1982Guitar / Vocals1982-1983
Primeval RoadGuitar1973-1975
DriverGuitar / Vocals
Available for paid gigs
Available for serious projects
Available for lessons



High Price of Love
In this Video Artist(s) Malcolm Cooley, Ric Whitman, Don Peterson, Dan Fehr Resource(s): Central Bar & Grill
Posted: Jan. 16, 2016 via
Filmed: Jan. 1, 2008
Hot In The Shade at the Officers Club, CFB Naden
In this Video Artist(s) Don Peterson, Malcolm Cooley, Tim Zurowski
Posted: Dec. 23, 2015 via
Filmed: Jan. 1, 2005
Summer Of Love Music Festival
In this Video Artist(s) Don Peterson, Phil Rossner, Helen Davies, Greg Manuck
Posted: Dec. 18, 2015 via
Don Peterson and The Push Band performing at the Vancouver I...
In this Video Artist(s) Don Peterson, Rhonda Aikin, Ross Damude, Dave Taylor, Lawrie Rugg
Posted: Nov. 25, 2015 via
High Price of Love
In this Video Artist(s) Don Restall, Don Peterson
Posted: Nov. 25, 2015 via
Filmed: Nov. 22, 2015
Grand Slam at Harpos 1992
In this Video Artist(s) Ric Whitman, Ken Preston, Bob Geddes, Don Peterson, Grand Slam Resource(s): Harpos Cabaret
Posted: Nov. 20, 2015 via
Filmed: Jan. 1, 1992
Bernie Shaw Cant Get Enough 2005
In this Video Artist(s) Bernie Shaw, Don Peterson, Malcolm Cooley, Gord Miller, Brendon Headley
Posted: Oct. 28, 2015 via
Filmed: Aug. 1, 2005
Listing last updated/confirmed Sep. 17, 2017