All Eyes On: Peter and Kerry

Peter Lyons and Kerry Leatham started making music to fill some spare time in the late-Summer after becoming close following years of label work. However, this bit of mindless fun is turning into much much more for the dynamic duo.

The single ‘Clothes, Friends, Photos’ was written by the pair when they embarked upon an incessant writing and recording session at Peter’s home in Southampton. This single, released on March 21st 2011, has been widely recognised in blogs, magazines and radio stations and has made the promising act stand out from the crowd with their experimental material.

‘Clothes, Friends, Photos’ is a distinctive and diverse EP that captures the style of the two artists in a charismatic manner that makes you really think of what the lyrics mean. There is a recurring pattern of heartbreak and break-ups throughout the EP, each with a different twist on words.

The single ‘Clothes, Friend, Photos’ uses photos on a wall as a metaphor for letting go of the past and moving on, making you immediately understand the concept of the beautiful lyrics. This moves on to ‘half empty’, an acoustic track manipulating the entrancing vocals of London-born Kerry. ‘Oh No’ accentuates how well the two voices work together and ‘The Shadows’ uses the simplicity of the guitar to emphasise the vocals and lyrics of the track. ‘Knees’ tells of the pain associated with a break up and ‘crash and burn’, with its more upbeat tempo, is an aggressive track expressing anger in the lyrics telling a story throughout.

Over the summer, Peter and Kerry have performed at a number of gigs in and around London, the most recent being at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen alongside Kyla La Grange on 13th October, which proved to be a great success. The double act are also set to perform at the Railway Inn in Winchester on the 30th November, therefore if you like what you hear it may be worth a visit.

Peter and Kerry started off as a small adventure; this has rapidly spiralled into a whirlwind career for the pair as they are becoming more acclimatised to the music industry. They are swiftly climbing the ladder of success and as a result I would say they are most definitely an act to look out for.

Peter and Kerry – Teardrops (live) from Miles Langley on Vimeo.

Peter and Kerry perform Womack & Womack’s ‘Teardrops’

By Kirsty Dewhurst

 

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