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Sat. December 7th 2019
V-lounge (No Minors)
Arsen Shomakhov, Charlie Fox & The Disciples of Cool
Sat. November 23rd 2019
V-lounge (No Minors)
ROCKIN THE FOOD BANK III Don Peterson & The Push Band , Kooler
Sat. November 23rd 2019
V-lounge (No Minors)
Rockin' The Food Bank Kooler, Don Peterson & The Push Band
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Don Peterson

Active / Available - Confirmed: Mar. 25, 2019 (Awaiting Update)

All Styles from Victoria BC
Instruments: Guitar details

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

Yesterday's Winelead guitar
Uncle GrumpyGuitar / Vocals
Don Peterson & The Push BandGuitar / Vocals2006-present
The StreetGuitar and Vocals2012-Name Change
Charlie Fox & The Disciples of CoolGuitar / Vocals2019-present

Past Projects

DriverGuitar / Vocals
Primeval RoadGuitar1973-1975
The Hits 1982Guitar / Vocals1982-1983
MessengerGuitar / Vocals1988-The End
Grand SlamGuitar / Vocals1992
Hot In The ShadeGuitar / Vocals1994-2007
MotherlandGuitar / Vocals1998
Mr.HowlGuitar / Vocals1999
The StreetGuitar2012-2013
Slingshot VictoriaGuitar70s
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
Summer Of Love Music Festival
In this Video Artist(s) Don Peterson, Phil Rossner, Helen Davies, Greg Manuck
Posted: Dec. 18, 2015 via
High Price of Love
In this Video Artist(s) Don Peterson, Don Restall
Posted: Nov. 25, 2015 via
Filmed: Nov. 22, 2015
Grand Slam at Harpos 1992
In this Video Artist(s) Grand Slam, Ric Whitman, Don Peterson, Ken Preston, Bob Geddes Resource(s): Harpos Cabaret, Harpo's
Posted: Nov. 20, 2015 via
Filmed: Jan. 1, 1992
Listing last updated/confirmed Mar. 25, 2019