Peter Glavanov is a multi-faceted guitar player and songwriter. He has extensive experience
in composition,live performance (over 2,400 gigs) and studio sessions in a variety of genres including
Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Alternative, and Progressive Rock.
Peter has a rich musical backgroud since he grew up in a family of professional musicians.
He started his studies in piano at age five. By age ten, he had started to play clarinet as well.
Five years later, at fifteen, he received as a present, his grandfather's acoustic guitar with lessons.
Peter learned quickly and soon bought his own electric guitar.
At age of twenty-two, he was fortunate enough to spend two years playing in clubs such as "Roxy", "Troubadour",
and "Gazzari`s" in Los Angeles, California. After returning to Europe to finish his musical education,
Peter received a Masters Degree from the National Music Academy of Sofia.
Throughout college and afterwards, he has worked with many artists and bands including:
Steve Plunkett, Giorgio Moroder, Mellow Mac, Pedro Lugo Martinez(El Nene), Vassil Naidenov, L.A., Sofia, Grafa, Margarita Hranova, Burning Sound, Naked, Rag Dolls, Karamel, Avenue, Slang,The School-Mates, Akaga and etc.
Over the years the most important guitar inspirations to Peter have included such artists as:
Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Steve Luckater, Steve Morse, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Eddie Van Halen,
Stevie Ray Vaugn,Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Eric Clapton and many, many, other known and unknown artists he respects.
In 2004, Peter was invited to Write and perform a solo progressive rock composition titled "Memories,"
in an instrumental CD, "The Best Guitars of Bulgaria."
Later that same year, with incentives from his American friend and producer, Mathew Cherniawski of Dives Publishing,
he recorded his first solo album, "Night Games," which is now enjoying local Bulgarian airplay, and will
soon be made available in the U.S.
Pepe is very active in television as well.
As a band member and guitarplayer of "AKAGA"
he was invited to support few of the most popular tv shows in Bulgaria:
2008 "The Magnificent Six" and "Music Idol 2"
2009 "Dancing stars 2"
2010 "The Magnificent Six"Season 2
At the moment Pepe works with "AKAGA", recording a solo album and a new album with "SLANG".
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Well...it was in the middle 80`s,maybe 84 a concert of a legendary Bulgarian band called 'The Crickets'.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Friends and structural critique.
What gear do you use?
Suhr,PRS,Gibson,Godin,Guild,Taylor,Alvarez Yairi,Fender Custom Deluxe Strat masterbuilt by Yuriy Shishkov,Mesa Boogie mark V,Mesa Boogie Triaxis,Simul class 2:90,Mesa Boogie markV 25,Marshall JMP 50 mk ll(1975),Fender Tonemaster,Fender Tremolux(1962)
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Judas Priest was my first music love,than i discovered many many amazing bands and artists!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Now i play with Akaga and Slang
In the past with Rag Dolls,Burning Sound,Karamel...
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
It`s always fun to jam with any good musician.My favorites are too much!
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
15000 supporting Def Leppard & White Snake
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?