Peter Schuyff and his band The Woodwards make music that combines blues, folk and Americana with a punky, urban edge. Now on tour to promote their new album The Woodwards II, the band showcases Peter’s gritty and witty songwriting and Stevie Guy’s sweet but sultry vocals.
Two singles - The Wood and Nothing - have been released and won acclaim for their ‘dark, twisted beauty’.
A painter by training, Peter didn’t start writing songs until his late 40s.
“I have plenty to say and the experience to back it up. I like to use lots of literary references - it’s dark and funny music for grown-ups.”
The album was produced and mixed by Attie Bauw who has worked with Judas Priest, Bootsie Collins and Simple Minds, and features Maarten van der Grinten on guitar and Boudewijn Bauw on drums.
Peter lived in the Chelsea Hotel, New York, in the 1980s and he was friends with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Dee Dee Ramone.
His music has been compared to Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen.
“My focus has now switched to songwriting,” he said. “The songs are the paintings I always wanted to make.”
The band recently supported the Be Good Tanyas and is now touring the UK, stopping off at the Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge on Thursday, November 28 at 9pm.
For more information contact 01422 835547.