Peter’s professional productions, along with a warm, sparkling personality and a delightful touch of Irish wisdom and humor, has resulted in a ‘cult-like’ band of dedicated fans who provide the nucleus of an audience at all of his public appearances.
When Peter first performed his production of the tribute show, ‘Hot August Night’, as a 25th anniversary tribute to one of the greatest live albums of all time, with a 40-piece orchestra backing him, he received a standing ovation from the 4,000 plus audience at the Sydney Convention Centre. The ‘Hot August Night’ tribute show has been performed every August since that first night, in South Africa, the UK, on cruise ships all over the world, and Australian venues such as State Theatre, Sydney, Burswood Casino, Perth, Adelaide Festival and Taronga Zoo Twilight venue. His orchestra show has also performed for many large corporate clients as Retrovision, CBA Awards and Victor Chaing.
Peter has received seven ACE Awards and after receiving another of his many ‘MO’ Awards for best Production Show’, Peter’s talent was acknowledged by the great man himself as follows:
“Thanks for the great tribute.” Neil Diamond One thing’s for sure Peter Byrne is no rough Diamond!