‘the day I see a better Diamond, will be the day the man himself appears on stage.’ Adrian Revere. The Mercury
International singer of popular music and folk songs, and creator and star of award winning tribute act to Neil Diamond, Peter Byrne is one of Australia’s most talented and versatile entertainers. Peter’s career is studded with awards from the entertainment industry, acknowledging his outstanding ability to create and perform shows that take his audience on a memorable journey of songs and music, Peter’s professional productions, along with a warm, sparkling personality and a delightful touch of Irish wisdom, charm and humor, has resulted in a ‘cult-like’ band of dedicated fans who provide the nucleus of a audience at all of his public appearances.
Peter began his career singing in pubs in his birthplace of Dublin, and the early signs of his youthful talent resulted in his first big break into show business as the support act for the Furey’s. Always the adventurer, Peter set out for Australia and soon began performing around Sydney in pubs or as a wedding singer or at private functions. While singing folk music and Neil Diamond songs during one of his weekly performances at ‘Kitty O’Sheas’, Paddington, Peter was asked to perform the music of Neil Diamond in a cabaret show, ‘Idolz in Concert’. This performance sent Peter’s creative juices into overdrive, and after months of research and planning, ‘Forever Diamond’, and Peter’s first tribute to Neil Diamond hit the boards sending Peter’s career into overdrive. Peter began appearing on national television programs like ‘Good Morning Australia’ with Bert Newton and ‘The Midday Show’ with Kerri-Anne Kennelly.