PETER TAM, a Singer/Songwriter/Composer/Influencer – Working with JUNO award-winning musicians and Michael Bublé’s first producer to create a unique style of Pop Jazz songs inspired by nature in the manner of legendary artists such as Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.
A new adventure in music began after attending the 2019 JUNO Awards held in London, Ontario.
Peter has released two singles in 2019, 2020 and an album in 2021 (all available on all mainstream media)
Selected for the Richmond Salmon Fest July 1 2021 Main stage performance
Established as a guest artist on a six days Vancouver Island tour in JUNE 2022
Host a weekly online series ‘Dad’s Music,’ TAM interviews and performs with other select Musical Artists live-streamed every Sunday at 7 PM PT on his Peter Tam’s Music YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.
Selected as a guest for a Hub Cast Media 2021 Christmas special
Release a 12″ vinyl album FEB 2022
Commission to compose an Opera and Documentary film theme song that incorporate a First Nation language
Peter is also an active community member. He has received the Scouts Canada Centennial Metal in 2007, was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation in 2020 and received the Rotary International blue medallion in 2021 for his exceptional leadership during the pandemic.
Peter Tam’s music is available in physical and digital formats
Peter Tam Trio
Peter marvels his audience by creating easy listening popular jazz and original songs with his smooth voice tone and piano skill, performing either as a solo, with his bass and drums trio or the Bossa Nova Quartet. The cover songs and original songs are in classic swing pop and smooth jazz genre which is reminiscent of the glamourous era that gave life to the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ray Charles but infused with a bit of Billy Joel and Elton John.
Past performances: Vicinity Lounge (Abbotsford), LOFT (Pitt Meadow), 2nd Floor Gas Town (Vancouver), The Hart Gas town (Vancouver), Salmon Festival (Steveston), White Hart (Surrey), Duncan Show Room (Duncan), Char’s Landing(Port Alberni), Dot to Dot Lounge (Richmond), General Store (Tofino), 40 Knots Wine (Comox), Lulu Island Winery(Richmond), Seaside Pearl Winery (Abbotsford), The Bennet (PoCo), Qualicum Beach Cafe (Qualicum Beach)
Lil Ronnies (Tofino), Char’s landing (Port Alberni), The Roar (Tofino), Duncan Show Room (Duncan), Boondocks (Sidney), Queens (Nanaimo), Rainbow Room (Port Alberni), ANAF (Ucluelet), Legion (Roberts Creek).
Sunday Dad’s Music
When Peter was very young his dad often plays those Net King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and Louise Armstrong albums. Understanding how those songs played an influential role in his writing, he sets out to jam with fellow Singer-Songwriters and talk about what music influenced their creativity. Sunday Dad’s Music is a weekly board cast on YouTube and Facebook that engages the audience with music and conversation on the important role music play in society and over generations.
Peter has performed for our residents at Holyrood Manor in Maple Ridge. His vocal and musical talent combined with his upbeat, warm and engaging personality make him a big hit in our home! I also appreciate the way Peter takes the time to introduce his songs, sometimes talking about the composers, singers and time period. He is also very willing to take special requests and is adaptable and flexible! Overall a wonderful experience for those in attendance and an excellent opportunity of creating moments of joy!
Janine Willemsen, Holyrood Manor
Peter is a fantastic entertainer. He can feel the crowd’s vibe and give them what they want. His performance is always flawless and watching him play is an experience on it’s own.
Peter Tam brings character to each song he sings effortlessly. The songs vibrate through him as if he is the Tonic Note guiding the rest of the melody. With Peter you are sure to embark on a melodic journey and at the end of your 1 hour performance you will walk away saying ‘What?!? It’s already over?’ I’m happy to have discovered his online Dad’s Music project because I get to come back for more every Sunday evening and Peter only gets better and better as each week progresses. His musical guests are definitely Artists to look out for. He is bringing back the old format that we loved as we went to Gramma and Grampa’s place for dinner and had to watch HeeHaw and the Grand Ol’Opry afterwards but with a modern twist, by meeting not only with Country, Folk and Blues Artists, but the new genres that are touching our hearts even down to Heavy Metal Artists. Peter’s interview style is pleasing and interactive as he incorporates joining in musically with the artist. I really love this concept. It’s winner! That’s why I keep coming back every Sunday. I see big successes for Peter Tam and am looking forward to hearing more of his Originals along the way.
“Peter is carving out a a respectable niche in the West Coast pop/jazz scene. His songwriting is unique and refreshing. A pleasure to work with. Definitely someone to watch!”
Craig Zurba, Bryan Adams-Michael Jackson
“The sound takes me to a jazz club decades old, when people went out for the night dressed in class, sitting in low-lit, smoke filled rooms listening to the best of the best jazz a club owner could find. Tam has elegantly revived elegant lounge jazz”
RYAN BARNES, RYAN BARNES Productions
Another collection of fantastic new original songs Peter. Your melodies and smooth delivery remind me of Bublé or Sinatra !! Looking forward to more 🙂 !!