About Peter |
Meet Peter McCory... The One-Man Band For Kids and Families!
Peter McCory is the Northern Virginia area's "One-Man Band for Kids and Familes!" Since 1996 he's been
playing music kids and parents love -- lively, upbeat renditions of familiar songs, folk songs,
novelty numbers, and his own award-winning original music for kids. His shows are always
interactive, which makes him a hit at any event and with any audience.
What's a one-man band, you ask? Well, while strumming guitar, Peter's
also playing harmonicas, kazoos and whistles. Then, with his feet he plays drums,
cymbals, cow bell and other percussion instruments. And, on top of his own self-contained back-up band,
he sings, whistles, yodels and scats. And he does all this at the same time, without
any help from any electronic or computer-controlled instruments. Everything is completely acoustic.
The old-fashioned thrill of a real
one-man band keeps kids and adults engaged, because it's fun to watch as well as listen to. Pete also
has a walking rig that carries all his instruments on his back. It's great for parades and outdoor events.
When not performing for kids, you can find Pete playing bass with the Bristow Blues Band, Bristow, VA, and drums
with the Kena Shrine Band, Manassas, VA. He's also the weekend announcer of Gospel bluegrass music on WPRZ (FM 88.1) in Culpeper, VA.
Some of the places you'll find Peter performing include:
* Schools and preschools
* Public libraries
* Parks and Rec events
* Fairs and festivals
* Childcare centers
* Places of worship
* Shopping malls
* Senior centers and nursing homes
* Company parties and picnics
* Private events for kids and adults
Coping with COVID has been particularly difficult for artists. Peter lost a full year of work and had
to rely on unemployment and PPP loans to keep his business afloat. Not willing to remain inactive during this time,
he finished a novel he's been working on for almost ten years. "The Glass Edge," an adult mystery novel, was published in February
2022 in both paperback and ebook formats. An audio book version is in production for release later this year. You can find
Pete's book at Amazon by searching the title or Pete's "writer alias," P. J. Fakoury.
Fone and Phax: (703) 753-1600
Get Peter's Brochure (PDF)
This site updated
June 14, 2022. All content on this website © 2022, Peter McCory.