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Meet Peter McCory... The One-Man Band For Kids and Families!

One Man Band
Peter McCory has been the Northern Virginia area's "One-Man Band for Kids and Familes" for more than 25 years. He relocated to the Richmond, VA area in June 2024, and now serves both Richmond and parts of Northern VA. 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.

When not performing for kids, you can find Pete on the air at WPRZ radio (Culpeper, VA) as the weekend announcer for Gospel Bluegrass Weekend.

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

Pete's an Author!

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 both paperback and ebook formats. You can find Pete's book HERE at Amazon by searching the title or Pete's "writer alias," P. J. Fakoury.

The Glass Edge

Peter McCory
Midlothian, Virginia
Phone: (703) 753-1600

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This site updated June 17, 2024. All content on this website © 2024, Peter McCory.