is Byron Bay's foremost Indian & Middle Eastern musician/composer.
He is also musical director for 'Ghaziya Bellydance' & 'Ba'zaar'
- with Debi & Karen Gimbert & Sonia Davidian on vocals
and dance. He also directs 'The Peter Davidian Ensemble', a 5
piece world/jazz/sitar/dance band and 'Rice' an Indonesian/Indian/Nth.African
duo with Ardi Noersadi, playing groovy acoustic vibes with plenty
Peter was a founding
member of groundbreaking 1990's band 'Curried Grooves' a hugely
popular Goa Trance type experience. Since then he has formed
'ConchShambhu' a studio & live project, in collaboration
with Paul Brewer & Jay Kruegner. They use the latest loopy
technology with generous amounts of traditional eastern &
jazz elements. There are also regular collaborations with leading
arts personalities of Byron Bay area, including Tarshito, Chris
James, Orlando 'tigereye' Allen & Steve Devas of 'templedance'.
The Eastbeat Music
School provides group & private lessons for Sitar, Guitar,
Indian Music Theory, Darabuka, Tabla(entry level), Modal Composition
& Drumkit (hiphop to bebop & beyond). Currently, Peter
is also the drum and world music teacher at The Shearwater Steiner
School, Mullumbimby, NSW, and AUST. He is also a studio session
musician for hire, and a Composer member of APRA, with university
studies in composition, audio engineering, drumming and Indian
If you had a band with Ravi Shankar, Talvin Singh, Elvin Jones,
John McLaughlin, Hossam Ramsy & Omar Faruk Tekbelek you could
hear the vibes that make up Peter Davidian Music.
Nominated twice & won the world music category of 1998 NEIA
awards for 'Curried Grooves'. Peter has an Armenian heritage,
which has exposed him to Middle Eastern music from a young age
and to playing of the darabuka. He has studied drumkit for over
30 years, guitar for 28 years and Sitar/Indian classical music
for the last 15 years. He was able to study for 5 years in the
traditional, intensive way under the guidance of the late Indian
master, Pandit Ghulam Qadir Khan of the Jaipur & Karachi Styles
and of Lucknow University, India. He has travelled widely, to
experience all the beauty of the planet's music.
Peter has a recording catalogue that includes solo & group
recordings and a classical suite in 8 movements, 'Glimpses of
Paradise', for cello, wind, sitar and percussion to be recorded.
Peter is an advocate
of Nada Yoga, the use of sound and music to unite with God