(Currently On-Tour with Cirque Du Soleil)
Peter Fand is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, music producer and educator from New York City. He has dozens of recording credits, has composed music for films and national television, and has taught music extensively throughout New York City.
After his formal training as a bassist in college, he spent many years studying traditional percussion and the Kora (a 21 string West African harp-lute) in Mali and Guinea, West Africa. He has performed extensively as an instrumentalist and singer with his own ensembles, as well as with some of West Africa’s most celebrated artists.
As a performer, he has appeared at many of New York’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, The Apollo Theater, Celebrate Brooklyn, Joe’s Pub, The Rainbow Room, and countless smaller venues. Peter has worked as a substitute percussionist on the Broadway production of the Lion King and is currently the bass guitarist for Cirque Du Soleil’s TOTEM production.
Pete also owns and runs Red Hook Studios, a state of the art 24-track recording facility in downtown Brooklyn, that is host to some of the most respected world music artists in New York, and beyond.