Peter Fitzpatrick is an Irish singer-songwriter raised on classic British pop music, American country and Irish folk music.

After more than twenty years live performance with bands in Ireland, UK and the USA Peter hit a classic midlife crisis and decided it was time to start writing songs. He believes it is cheaper and probably safer than a motorcycle…

Peter’s debut album “
Other People’s Hats” is now available. It features his song “This Hometown” which is a finalist in the 2012 Christie Hennessy Song Contest sponsored by the Irish Music Rights Organization IMRO.

Peter’s conversational style is in the fine tradition of the singer songwriters he admires: George Harrison, Elvis Costello and Ron Sexsmith. It is easy to see the influence of Costello in Peter’s willingness to tackle some of life’s “darker” issues, of Harrison in the dry humour of Peter’s lyrics and of Sexsmith in the way in which Peter examines the human condition.

When asked about the fact that he came to writing songs and solo live performance relatively late in life he says “Songwriting and performing is liberating. I'm not here for the money. I'm not here for the fame. I'm here to say something and see if it resonates with my audience."

"I'm here to represent the old-ternative genre and stand up for the middle-ages!”


Peter is available for House Concerts, solo shows, full band shows and is always keen to play double-header gigs with other like-minded artists. Use the 'Contact Me' link at the bottom of any page on this site to find out more.
What about the songs ?

Audience favourite "
Dirty Little Secret" is the voice of the victim who promises retribution on the abuser: "...I'll be the face at your window, I'll be the noise in the dark, I'll make you jump at shadows".

"
Memo To You" rings out with 12-string joy and wonders aloud whether communication has truly benefitted from technology.

"
From The Other Side Of The World" remembers a friend who would call in the wee small hours forgetting about the time zones that separate us.

"
Be Alright" accepts the bad news but insists the glass is half-full. Good news does not sell. If you're tired of bad news stop playing their game. it's going to be alright.

"
Trigger Happy" observes that the human race is the only species capable of destroying itself. We have a breathtaking ability to take a good idea and use it to kill.