*Russ Peters, is an energetic singer-songwriter, guitar player, and yes, PASTOR!
Russ recorded two albums with his long time friends and bandmates from Ps100, with Michael Stamp on drums and background vocals,Tom Smith on bass and background vocals, and recently added Bill Cravatta on keys and background vocals.
*Peters grew up listening to classic rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston, and Journey, along with the mellower sounds of James Taylor and Jim Croce, so his original songs reflect some of those influences. You may also recognize hints of U2, Third Day, Paul Baloche, Chris Tomlin, and Lincoln Brewster as artists who’ve also influenced Russ's sound and style. The band has played before all sorts of audiences, from teens to people in their 50s, and have received an enthusiastic response at events like the Ramble Music & Arts Festival in Batavia, New York, and Kingdom Bound Music Festival in Darien Center, New York.
*One of the band’s most popular songs right now is “I Need You.”
*The band put out two CDs as Ps100--“Movin’ On" and their most recent album "The Other Side"--"Songs such as 'I Will Cry,' 'Movin’ On,' and 'Dance, Dance' are three stand-outs from the recordings that people love to hear played live," says Stamp
*You can find “Movin’ On” and "The Other Side" on itunes, Amazon mp3, and Spotify, or at several stores in Western New York, including Bender’s Christian Supply in Williamsville, The Book Shoppe in Medina, and also Pathways Christian Book Store in Lockport.
*Russ’s music is both sincere and passionate. At times “crank it up” rock, and other times “make you cry” worship, Russ makes music that can be summed up in one word: redemptive.
“Our music serves the purpose of--- sharing beautiful truths and encouraging words, lifting the countenance of the downtrodden, and making proclamations of the Holiness of our God,” says Smith.
*Jesus is the reason why each band member sings and plays. When they’re not together, each member is part of their own church praise team. And when they’re not making music, they’re busy being good dads to all their kids—among the four dads are 14 young ones!