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Peter Kohl

freelance producer/recording engineer --- vocalist, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist

In 1998, I opened Beautyrock recording studio in LIC, Queens.  In 2010, I moved my mixing and mastering room to my home studio space, Beautopia, and began working as a freelance producer/engineer at recording studios such as Wild Artic.  (More on this on the studios page).  I am also happy to work from a client's home studio or project studio.

Working this way allows my clients tremendous flexibility with gear and space, as well as their budgets.
As a producer/engineer, I will help you fullfill your artistic vision, whether you have in mind something slick and commercial or raw and gritty.  I will guide you every step of the way, from the minutia of mic placement and guitar intonation to arrangements and vocal coaching, song development and structure. 

I also offer my services as a vocalist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, percussionist, etc.

As a child, I played violin, piano and sax, starting at age 4.  As a tween, I picked up guitar and my rock n roll dream was launched.  By age 17, I was making studio recordings and touring North America with my band, Cruel.

When I first moved from Madison, WI to New York City in the 90's, I worked with Bob Muller at the Dangerous Music recording studio for a few years.  I have since been a member of:

Double Dong & Wyld Lixx (guitar/vocals)
Moi? (frontman/guitar)
Tragedy: an all metal tribute to the Bee Gees (co-frontman/guitar)
Dangerous: all metal tribute to Michael Jackson (co-frontman/guitar)
Eye of the Tiger: a twisted tribute to your guilty pleasures (co-frontman/guitar)

You may know me by my stage names: Fur Coat, Royce Peterson, Mo'Royce Peterson, Blanket Peterson. 

With these bands, I toured extensively throught the US and UK.  Locally, I have played at venues like Bowery Ballroom, Irving Plaza, BB Kings and Nokia Theater.  Tragedy was featured in publications like Kerrang, The Boston Globe, the New York Post and received international airplay.