Peter Golikov (aka Peter G) is a keyboardist/producer hailing from Brisbane, Australia. He first began his musical journey in 1986, studying classical piano for 10 years, and a natural progression then led him towards jazz and funk music , and later to hand percussion and drums in 1995. Since then he has continued to follow his love of funk and soul music, adapting his “Golden Sound” live ensemble, to resemble the classic 1970’s feel good funk sound, with swirling synths, driving rhythms and sizzling horns, creating a palette of sonic goodness.
During the last 15 years Peter has performed and collaborated with countless artists and producers from Australia and abroad, including supports for Moloko, Derrick Carter, Reggie Watts, Bamboos, Crazy P, Norman J. Peter also had the opportunity to perform drums and percussion with Nouvelle Vague on their Australian tour in 2008.
After 2 vinyl releases through “Gallery” in 2003, with his previous band Pty Ltd, Peter traveled to America where he had the opportunity to perform in New York, Chicago and L.A, plus several weeks recording and performing in Kathmandu, Nepal.
During his career with Pty Ltd, he performed at countless Australian music festivals including; Good Vibrations, Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Parklife, Sydney Festival, Island Vibe, Greenfest & Playground Weekender. A career highlight was performing on the same stage as the late James Brown, at Good Vibrations in 2006.
Peter decided he wanted to focus on his solo keyboard work, and has since appeared on countless Australian releases and compilations with his own compilations. Collaborations with New York’s Reggie Watts also secured Triple J radio interest, with the song, “See you again”, recently being selected on Triple J Unearthed as a featured song. He also won the 2010 Q Music Song Award in the dance/electronic category for his disco inspired remix of Kafka’s song “Afro Innay”. The song was pressed on 12 inch vinyl and released worldwide through Kudos Records, the disco inspired remix has been ripping up a storm on dance floors world wide, and features a new take on Kafka’s classic Afro Beat sound.
His first solo offering “Bathing in Goodness”, was released in 2009 and received rave reviews for it’s song writing charm and warm, vintage qualities.
Golden Sound Reviews
“Peter G is a local institution. When it comes to funk that wants you want to get down on the dance floor and strut a move or two, he is the master. In his latest incarnation, Golden Sound, Mr G has produced an album so sunny and fuzzy and damn right cool you’ll want to recline in a banana lounge with a tasty view of the pacific for company. Warm analogue Rhodes, Hammond and moogs are definite standouts: though lashings of space disco and Parisian 60’s charm interlaced with a platoon of smooth vocals, add extra spice to a record that proves world class funk players are residing in our own backyard.” ~ Scene Magazine
“Vintage Sounds takes a mood shift as Golden Sound brings the funk. Peter Golikov, accompanied by Charles Wall and Chris Bosley, looked and sounded the part of the cool phsychedelic band you would see adorned on a 1970s vinyl. Golden Sound gets the feet shuffling and hips swaying. It was a combination of jazz, soul, funk and sonic sex.”
~ The Good Guide