Showing posts with label Larry Peach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Larry Peach. Show all posts

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Music video released for "Beeping and Bleeping" !

 

The official music video for "Beeping and Bleeping" by Peach on a beach was released on YouTube on Saturday, October 1st at a gathering of friends and supporters at the Peach on a beach's residence in Clare, Nova Scotia.

Click the preview above or this link to watch video.

The video was filmed at Silverball Games arcade in Sunnyside Mall, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Video created by Shawn Bourque at Greenlight Studios.

"Beeping and Bleeping" is also now available on streaming platforms:

Apple Music

iTunes

Spotify

"Beeping and Bleeping” is a hip hop track about my experience as a young teen playing arcade video games. The lyrics recall the iconic early 80s games, and the nostalgic vibe of the song naturally led to making a video. 

Hope you enjoy!

Hailing from Dartmouth and based in Clare, Nova Scotia, Peach on a beach is Larry Peach. Inspired and influenced by 80s new wave and hip hop, 90s dance and downtempo, Peach on a Beach is recording several singles prior to the release of his upcoming EP called Flashbacks.

Friday, September 23, 2022

"Beeping and Bleeping" released on streaming platforms


So Thursday, September 22, 2022 was an exciting day for Peach on a beach. 

It was debut single release day!

"Beeping and Bleeping" is now available on streaming platforms:

Apple Music

iTunes

Spotify

You Tube - Note: Not the official music video

Shout out to The Music Box Recording Studio in Clare for the fab mixin' 'n masterin'!

"Beeping and Bleeping” is a hip hop track about my experience as a young teen playing arcade video games. The lyrics recall the iconic early 80s games, and the nostalgic vibe of the song naturally led to making a video, which will be launched on a later date. 

"This song is all about how much fun we had growing up in a simpler era and living in the moment." says Larry Peach. "I’m excited to share it and see how it connects with people”.

The intended market is Gen Xers who spent countless hours playing arcade games in the 1980s, a demographic attracted to nostalgia and escapism. “I also hope the song will resonate with younger audiences who enjoy playing any video games or hip-hop music.”

And since Hurricane Fiona is crashing the party this weekend, I will delaying the launch of the music video. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of the video. Hope you enjoy!


Hailing from Dartmouth and based in Clare, Nova Scotia, Peach on a beach is Larry Peach. Inspired and influenced by 80s new wave and hip hop, 90s dance and downtempo, Peach on a Beach is recording several singles prior to the release of his upcoming EP called Flashbacks.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

So why Peach on the Beach as my artist name?

Well, for starters, it wasn't my first choice. 

Earlier in the year I considered many options that seemed to fit at first glance. But the main goal was to find a unique nom de plume/artist name. 

And that's where I hit the wall. 

As I was dreaming up a name for this project, I thought of using a derivative of Depeche Mode. For a few weeks I toyed with the idea of some sort of play-on-words with my surname Peach. 

In French, a peach is une peche. Working in a French Acadian community for over twenty years, I have been referred to as both La peche or Le peche.

But the problem was finding a unique version that wasn't already in circulation by another music artist on Spotify and other streaming platforms. 

Some examples of these unchosen names include:

La Peche Mode - an 80s cover band based in Quebec. 

La Peche - an indie rock band from NYC.

The Peach Mode - While initially envious I wasn't the first to claim this one, I have made peace with it. This outfit actually has created some really fab electro tunes!

Le Peche Mode / The Peche Mode - Although seemingly available, these names sounded much too similar to the electronic godfathers. 

Alas, this research soon became fantasy as I grappled with a serious issue:

Is it legal to use a similar name as another artist?

After some online research and a brief chat with my lawyer, I decided to bail from any possible future legal headaches. 

Apparently, if the other artist has trademarked the name they use, then they have broad rights to prevent you from using any name that could reasonably be seen to cause confusion among consumers. Your name does not have to be an exact match, if it's close enough to cause confusion then you could be in violation of their trademark.

So after this sobering news, it was back to the drawing board and brainstorming alternative artist names.

And soon enough, a litany of new possibilities bubbled to the surface. You would think this exercise would be relatively easy, given that I am a one-person outfit with full creative control. 

But the process quickly devolved into an exercise of inanity, as these curious samples reveal:

  • LP. Used by American singer-songwriter Laura Pergolizzi since circa 2006.
  • Peach! Dang, taken!
  • Peachman. See above.
  • Peach Schnapps. Formerly a nickname at uni. But now, too boozy.
  • Peach Snaps. Too whimsical. 
  • Peach Snapped. Too psychotic. 
  • Peach Jam. Too vile.
  • DJ Jammy Peach. Yeah, I'm not really a DJ.
  • Daft Peche. See above, legal issues.
  • Daft Peach. See above.
  • Twisted Peach. Getting inane...
  • Twisted Peach Jam. Gonna stop here.

After having spent some time erasing this random silliness from the whiteboard, I circled back to an obvious choice: Larry Peach.

Sure it's safe, and it's me, and it's legal and all. But I wanted to be at least a little creative...

Following copious amounts of hand-wringing, it turned out my artist name had been staring right at me all along. On my iPhone.

For years, I've logged into my Instagram account under the handle:  

peachonabeach

I chose this name when I first signed up for Instagram in late December 2013, to post a photo of a cool snow shower on Mavillette Beach. My first run beach photo would be added a few weeks later.


In fact, the majority of my posts illustrate beach runs, or spending time on a beach, near and far.

You see, the beach has always been a major source of inspiration. 

I’ve run on Mavillette Beach a few hundred times: in thick fog, pouring rain, humid heat, and during a light snowfall. And it’s a completely different experience every single time. 

But the beach is so much more than just a place I go for runs. It’s therapy.

Emotions soften when I start feeling the flow of an inspiring run on the hard sand. 

Along la Baie Sainte-Marie, there’s a special mix of salt, sand, sea, sky and above all, solitude, and space. 

All these natural elements come together to a carefully curated playlist to create a symphony of spirituality. 

The beach is also my lab: where I contemplate and ruminate over current challenges and where new ideas start to bloom. More recently, thoughts of creating music are part of this experience. 

I am so grateful that my favourite beach is located a short and scenic seven-minute drive from home.


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Peach on a beach's debut single, "Beeping and Bleeping", is a hip hop track about my experience as a young teen in the early 1980s and part of the first generation of kids who enjoyed playing video games in arcades. 

The single will be released on Thursday, September 22, while the video will be released on Friday, September 23. Below is a short teaser:

Visit my new Facebook page for some behind-the-scenes images from the video shoot. 

I encourage you to follow along as Larry Peach, aka the tourism manager for the Municipality of Clare, also becomes Peach on a beach.

Peach on a beach (Larry Peach) is an emerging singer-songwriter and synth player creating nostalgic music. 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Last minute pivot: favourite 100 music videos


I was inspired to inventory my favourite 100 music videos for two main reasons: 

1) the epic nostalgia experienced while currently binging on The Goldbergs (Thanks to Patrick Carr for the heads-up), and 2) Lee Turner's and Richard Cross' top 10 music videos shared on Facebook this past fall.   

Growing up in the suburbs of Nova Scotia, I was a hopeless music video junkie. Starting in junior high during the early 80s, we watched Switchback with Stan the Man and that cool ASN program on Saturday nights, Atlantic Canada's Choice. On high school weekdays before supper we turned on CBC's Video Hits with Samantha Taylor, and on weekends, Good Rockin' Tonight hosted by Terry David Mulligan and eventually Stu Jeffries. For the night owl, the U.S.-based Friday Night Videos kept us entertained. 

The best part was also the worst: having to wait then hope your favourite song made the cut. Yet all those countless hours binging on video shows as a teen has prepared me for this moment. Now I am ready for a deep dive into the vast reservoir of memorable videos, many forever etched in my psyche.

This exercise will not only feature the usual suspects that you can easily find on a Rolling Stone webpage; I plan to sprinkle in a few cult faves, forgotten classics and hidden gems, too! 

The selection process will be happening over the next couple of weeks, as I watch, mull and organize over 200+ videos into a top 100 format. 

The assembly is a consolidation of many methods:

  • Memory recall
  • Online and magazine lists
  • You Tube rabbit holes
  • Previous lists including my own charts from the 80s
  • My CD + MP3 collections
  • Researching new bands 

Once satisfied with my rankings, I will aim to post one daily, starting with #100. Each post will feature a YouTube link, along with some commentary explaining why it deserves to make the cut. 

Although the 80s may have been the halcyon days of music videos, let's not forget about the passion and the polish from some of those shot during the 90s and 00s. Even a few more recent videos will also make the cut. 

Hope you enjoy the ride!