A truly multi-faceted musician, Peter Himmelman is an Emmy-nominated composer, an acclaimed creator of children’s music and a critically lauded rock troubadour. He was recently awarded a Grammy nomination for his latest children’s record, My Green Kite.
After getting his first electric guitar – a red Fender Duo Sonic – when he was 12, Himmelman soon started a rock band and began writing songs. During his high school years, he would venture over to North Minneapolis to play R&B with a circle of musicians that included future soul singing star Alexander O’Neal. In twelfth grade, he also became the guitarist (the only white guy) for Shangoya, an otherwise all-Trinidadian reggae/calypso band.
In 1985, Himmelman released This Father’s Day, which Rolling Stone called "stunning." MTV even started playing the video for the song “Eleventh Confession in regular rotation,” and Island Records wound up signing Himmelman and reissuing the album. He released two more albums on Island before moving to Epic Records Himmelman is also known for his raucous, unpredictable stage shows. USA Today has hailed him as “one of rock’s most wildly imaginative performers."
In the 90s Peter began a successful career in television and film scoring working on such shows as: Judging Amy (CBS), Bones (FOX), Men in Trees (ABC), Heartland (TNT), Bug Juice (DISNEY), and many more.