Stylus singer Peter Cupples has been singing and performing around the country since the 70s and he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
Stylus broke onto the Australian music scene with their unique blend of funk and soul in 1975 and it wasn’t long before they had chart-topping hits, successful tours around the country and interest from overseas labels and managers.
They were the first ‘white band’ to be signed to the legendary Motown Records, securing their own special place in history.
The band has changed over the years with members coming and going, but their sound and Peter’s beautiful voice have remained the same.
Their hits included ‘Summer Breeze’, ‘World of Make Believe’ and ‘So Much Love’ and they released seven albums all up.
After the band disbanded, Peter embarked on a solo career and formed his own band along the way.
Earlier this year he toured with his good friend Jon English only weeks before Jon tragically passed away suddenly.
Talking about Jon with SAS, Peter said he was devastated when he heard the news.
“I was totally devastated, it came as such a shock because we’d just been on tour together,” he said.
“It came as as shock to so many people in the country and there was such a outpouring of grief and deserved to for a man who had given so much to the industry.
“Everything he went into he was successful at doing. I learnt a lot from him, he was a great mentor to me and he loved what I did and was always incredible encouraging and we just had a fantastic 20 years together. ”
You can watch Peter’s chat with SAS and his special performance of his song ‘The Pioneers’.