Meet Peter McCory...
The One-Man Band!
Peter McCory is the Washington, DC 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.
It takes a lot of coordination to sing and play all the band's instruments at the same time, but Peter
loves it, and enjoys watching the reaction of the audience. The old-fashioned thrill of a real
one-man band keeps kids and adults engaged, because he's fun to watch as well as listen to.
While Peter got his start as a children's performer, and still plays most often for children
(ages 2 to 12), he's also a big hit with
adults, especially senior citizens. He loves to play many different styles of music, so whether
it's a childcare center show, or a holiday bash at a nursing home, Peter has songs for any group
and any occassion. 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
Based in Warrenton, Virginia -- about 50 miles southwest of Washington, DC -- Peter
shares his music wherever kids, families and adults gather for a good time. Wherever he goes, the
music is always upbeat, postive and family-friendly. It's fun, but also educational! Kids learn about music and instruments,
music from around the world, and even songwriting.
Peter has won national acclaim for his three CD recordings of original children's music. They've won praise
from national library journals and the Parents' Choice Foundation.
In 2010 Peter won CBS Television's "Hawaii-Five-O" Theme Song Contest and
national recognition for his skill playing multiple instruments. He's also been featured in The
Washington Post and other publications.