imgPeter Gelling is a Canberra based musician, composer and author. While he is best known as a bluesman, he is classically trained and his talents extend to many genres. Peter is the author of many music instructions published worldwide by learntoplaymusic.com

Peter’s latest project is a series of Piano Works drawing on funk rhythms, folk melodies, blues forms and Indian music.

These works are performed by Konstantin Shamray, winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2008 and the Bad Kissingen German Piano Olympics in 2011.

Performer and Recording Artist

Peter’s instrumental skills encompass piano, acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, harmonica, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone and percussion. He has performed extensively as guitarist and musical director for Blind Freddy, a Canberra and Sydney based blues band who established a strong local reputation and supported many international artists including Albert King, Junior Wells, Canned Heat, Jon Cleary and John Hammond.

Peter has released five critically acclaimed albums, including the Aria-nominated Bluestime and multi-award winning Fortune.

  • Blind Freddy (1995)
  • Bluestime (2000)
  • It Seemed Like a Dream (2001) with Neil Pattman
  • Fortune (2003) with Doug Williams
  • My Sister’s Shoes (2008) with Kate Meehan & Skip Landy
  • Siberia to Sydney (2016) with Konstantin Shamray