About the author of To The Moment Went A Traveller
Peter was born in 1962 into an English family and spent his early childhood in Belgium and England before coming to Australia in 1970. Growing up with a theatrically-trained mother and a poetically inclined ex-Navy father who enjoyed a good sing-song, the influence of music and lyrics were a big part of his early environment. Discovering he had a natural affinity for playing guitar, singing, writing songs, drawing and other things artistic and theatrical, he took an unusual step for a budding fifteen year-old artist and joined the Navy as a trainee officer. The influence of a salty family tradition thus led to 4 years at the Royal Australian Naval College and a foray into a regimented world where the only creative relief was a $29 guitar, practical jokes and the annual college theatre nights. Opting out of her majesty’s service during the early eighties, he worked as a solo singer-guitarist for a few years while completing an Arts Degree, and also did some acting, including educational theatre, improvisational comedy and roles in film, theatre and TV. As of the mid-eighties, he started becoming more interested in philosophy and psychology, which led to him doing more writing and helped the poet's pen come to life.
In the early nineties, Peter teamed up with his partner Mary to create an advertising and desktop publishing business which they ran for several years before Peter switched careers in late nineties and began working as a voiceover artist. Over the past 17 years, he has done countless voiceovers for hundreds of clients and products, ranging from TV and radio ads through to television programs, corporate and educational videos and animated characters, and is known throughout the industry as ‘Kent A Crowd’ due to his chameleon-like store of vocal characterisations and accents.
Peter's interests have led him to a range of different areas relating to self development, including meditation, neuro-linguistics (NLP), and Teacher Training in vocal toning and the holistic use of the voice. Incorporating elements of the above, he teaches vocal toning to help people become more personally empowered through voice, breath and meditation.
Throughout his life, Peter has continued to follow his natural lyrical leanings through writing poetry and songs, and his first book, To The Moment Went A Traveller, reflects his unique style and his ability to capture the common experience in an uncommon way.
Read more at Origins of To The Moment Went A Traveller