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Graeme Peters

Graeme Peters

Graeme Peters the lead member of the Yukon's rock band Speed Control.  His background includes 15 years of training in classical piano, attending the University of Toronto's prestigious Jazz Program as well as playing in many different countries with various bands.  He's co-written and produced a rock-opera with Barry 'Jack' Jenkins for the Nakai Pivot festival as well as producing and co-writing 2 (almost 3) full length albums for Speed Control.  Graeme is a fast paced, high energy guy who lives for Bacon, Music, and RAWK!!

SPEED CONTROL, a hard-hitting rock trio, some compare to Nirvana, and even early Police. Quoted as being “Parka Punk” by Stuart Derdeyn of the BC Province.

Speed Control is not only a hard-hitting rock trio. They have dedicated themselves to furthering music education and bringing music back into kids’ lives which has led to a full endorsement by Yamaha Music. In the summer, between club and festival shows, Speed Control teaches “RAWK Camps” which are partnered with Yamaha Canada, giving the kids brand new instruments to play, and equipment to run the camps. This allows Speed Control to visit many remote communities.

Bio taken from the Young Authors Conference writer profiles

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Lara Lewis

Last year Lara Lewis took some time off rocks to focus on rock. Now the Whitehorse-based geologist/songwriter is gearing up to release her first full-length album, Lov Lavatic, on Thursday, Oct. 19 at The Old Fire Hall. “It conflicts with winefest... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

It was only logical for Debbie Peters to do what a Mom would do – pitch in and help. At the time, her sons Jesse and Graeme had formed a jazz trio with fellow F.H. Collins student Caroline Drury. Before long, the Peters Drury Trio ... more

Oct 13, 2011 12:00 AM

Would-be rockers in Haines Junction and Faro have a chance to perfect their performance chops in the next few weeks, with help from rock trio Speed Control ... more

May 19, 2011 12:00 AM , Yukon Music

Saturday night revellers at Foxy's Cabaret this weekend will be partying for a good cause. On that night, Foxy's will hold its first All Star Musical Food Drive. more

Feb 10, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Solid Fuel is a band of Yukon middle- and high-school students consisting of Logan Frasher, Ale Peters, Madison Dixon and Ragnvald Royle, and their teacher, the multi-talented Graeme Peters. more

Nov 18, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

With Speed Control's new CD, The A.D.D. Sides, Peters, the one-time drummer in jazz bands The Peters-Drury Quartet and New Orleans North, the screamo/post-hardcore Friend Called Five, more

Jul 8, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music