Acclaimed South African guitarist /songwriter Peter Hanmer’s new album, “ Living For The Moment”, is a natural and excellent successor to “Revelation”, which was released midway through 2010.
Featuring re-worked versions of tracks such as “Blueprint”, “Guiding Light” and “Ovation”, the album sees Peter exploring a more blues/rock direction, with the fantastic “Blues Suite”, which is comprised of three tracks, demonstrating the versatility and sheer class of this most gifted musician / producer, who has become highly regarded as one of South Africa’s best and most respected guitarists. His live work with Off The Edge and Clint & Co is legendary, and he has used this experience gained, together with his undoubted talent, to release an album that surely deserves its rightful place as one of the best guitar-dominant instrumental albums to have been released in South Africa in recent years.
Tasty rockers such as “Lightning Strikes”, “Bad Attitude”, which features stirling blues harp by Brad Cunningham, and bonus track “Speed Freak’’, add a fantastic balance and diversity to an album that should see Peter Hanmer finally enjoy the acclaim he so richly deserves, not only as a musician and songwriter, but as a producer as well.
With the legendary Larry Rose on drums, and Mike Dorea on bass on one track, Peter handles all guitar, bass and keyboards. This is an expertly produced and professionally recorded album that will undoubtedly be appreciated by lovers of blues, progressive and classic rock.
The album will soon be available for download on CD Baby. Actual hard copies of the album are available via the updated website, www.peterhanmer.co.za, where you can also view videos of some of the tracks.