Peter Petty has been performing as an actor, vocalist, emcee and bandleader in and around the Central California Valley since 1986. He has worked with The Capital City Stage, Music Circus, and performed voice work for the State of California. He starred in a series of industrial training films for Tower Records, and in the independent GIG Ventures feature film Jump-Cut. Mr. Petty has recorded with Elektra recording artists Papa’s Culture and Columbia Records’Cake, as well as singing with the Sacramento Opera through 8 seasons. As a bandleader he has garnered fourSacramento Area Music Award (SAMMIE) nominations, won the 2018 Live Performer SAMMIE award, and has performed repeatedly for the Sacramento French Film Festival, the Sacramento Ballet, the Crocker Art Museum, the Mondavi Center, and the Sacramento Music Festival & Jazz Jubilee. He is a member of the nationally touring Rat-Pack Tribute band The Deanoholics, and is the singing, swinging bandleader of his own 13 piece Swing band Peter Petty & hisTitans of Terpsichore!, his Bluegrass ensemble Peter Petty & his Dubble P Boys! and his 7 piece milieu meldingPeter Petty & his Double P Revue! for which he has coined the term Hep-Hop-era to describe the infectious, eclectic, electric/acoustic mash-up that connects the dots between seemingly disparate musical genres with an adventurous and hilarious theatricality that entertains the “swell” out of audiences of all ages.
As a board member, he is commited to fostering opportunities for the lifelong pursuit of musical education and expression for all interested individuals, and as such, also serves as a director on the board of the Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy. He lives in East Sacramento with his wife Theresa and two hermit crabs.