Peter Arcade is relatively new name in italo disco music but his music connections are much deeper into 80's and especially into italo disco. In this interview you'll see how he began his music career and especially his relationship with one of the greatest music artist on this world and that's Gazebo.
I met Peter few years ago on the internet, in time when I made an interview with Gazebo, and every single word he wrote me and told me about italo music was and still is such a strong word with meaning. I knew at the beginning he is nice soul.
And I've got another prove on I Venti Party in Manotva on May 6th. He was so kind to me and introduced me to many italo artists and helped me to recognize some of them :-)
I am sure you will find in his words, in this interview, how great guy he is and I can say we should all wait with great impatience and excitment his new singl "Rainfall Memories" which should be relaesed soon.
|Thank you Peter
for this interview. Could you tell me who is Peter Arcade, something about
you from your early days?
Who is Peter Arcade? Well, first of all, he is someone that believes that love is everything in life; the only real way in a world of dead roads, what makes life true: anything else, as career, cash, sportcars, villas are illusions, empty and expensive boxes, meanwhile love is the content. Love only leads to immortality. Peter is also a storyteller, and maybe the result of alien genetic manipulation.. It's up to you folks to define the rest! About my early days, what i can say is of a kid that beginned quickly to espress himself through graphic arts and poetry, and after through music, in constant evolution.
And also for the beginning, just to clear one doubt. Are you Gazebo's brother? Or maybe son? ? These things appeared on one italo forum so I guess many were and still are curious?
Everywhere i go, and particularly when we are together, people aks if or believes that me and Paul are brothers; i don't know why, but many say that we look simular, or have a simular voice or perform and sing the same way. I have great respect and affection for Paul; he is an extremely intelligent, encyclopedically cultured, generous and honest person. We are longtime friends, but, unfortunately, no; we are not brothers. And neither father and son!?
lived not only in Europe but in USA as well. That was when you were kid?
Can you name the
songs you made together?
You had perfomance
on famous San Remo festival. Can you tell me more about that? And did
Gazebo made song for your San Remo festival perfomance?
We all know
that guy Den Harrow who was appearing on the stage was a model who can't
sing and was only a model. What do you think about that? Isn't that
"Peter was born 19 years ago in a suburb of Los Angeles , he writes his tracks, eclectic, unforeseeable, he shows the feeling of a man that has been lived in the body of a boy. Girls of the same age like him, and he's already a rising star in Germany. His single "Rainfall Memories" is taken from the album that will be out in April. The melodies that reflect the influence by Gazebo, and his on stage image that can be a little similar to Rick Astley, make this young guy a great personage
Peter has been a guest in "Passaporto per Sanremo" (passport to Sanremo), where he received uninterrupted applauses."
Peter, all these
years of our friendship you told me lots and lots so beautiful things
what you think about Italo Disco and about 80's music. Could you now share
your thoughts about italo disco with other italo fans?
At this moment
italo fans (those who have been on I Venti party in Mantova) knows you
only with one song „Rainfall Memories“ but you have more songs
– Ave Roma, Into Marta's Eyes, Walking On Fire.... Can you tell
me more about these songs and especially about "Into Marta's eyes"
beacause you said: „It's about a true story, a very significative
experience of my life“.
|Recently one label
appeared on the italo disco scene and it's Flashback Records. They publishing
old italo disco sound records and many are happy because that. Your song
„Rainfall Memories“ shoul be released for the same label and
you told me that you are sending to them your other songs. Can you tell
me more about your work with them?
I have to say that i am greatly pleased of these young guys that choosed to deal with Italo disco, and i believe, first for passion than else. I knew Kimmo and Savino, and had the chance to realize they had the right mood, great knowledge about the „golden age“ and extreme musical ability, besides being wonderful persons. They have all what it needs to be a winning team. I'm sure they are going to be a leading enterprise and i feel honored that they wanted my song and are privileged to work with them. And i hope a.s.a.p. to have a trip in Finland!?
You met many italo disco artists so far and can you tell me which ones? That happend on the concerts? Have you stayed in touch with any of them?
Actually, the only ones i'm in touch with are Gazebo and Lazarus, that is a very talented singer and producer and was with us at „I venti d'Azzurro singing the beautiful „Wait“ (and at this point let me say „Thank you, Marcello, you're very special!); then Gary Low, Mike Francis, Den Harrow, Scotch, P. Lion, Albert One, George Aaron and the gorgeous singer of „Finzi Kontini“...
Yes, Lazarus left impression on me with his beautiful song Wait and not only on me but on some other italo stars I am in contact with. I will have an interview with him soon so I am looking forward! ? Wait made by Gazebo of course, even voice is similar. What can you tell me about him?
Lazarus is, first of all, a wonderful person and a good friend; he is very polite, sensible, sentimental and has always a smile for everyone. Then he is an excellent producer an a great artist, with a powerful voice. I hope we'll have soon tha chance to listen his new songs.
Who is your favorite italo disco artist (among Gazebo of course) and italo disco song?
I think that all of them had or have something special; also, the songs i appreciate are many. I'll say that i'd like to put into my performance repertory „I like Chopin“, „Future brain“, „Lunatic“ and „Runaway“.
Some time ago
(in 2005) you had inspirations to organize an festival with italo disco
stars (with 9 to 10 guests). But you faild to success because town admistrators.
Do you have the same plan to make soon or in the near future?
© Zeljko Vujkovic - June 2006