Peter is an illustrator, writer, broadcaster and musician. He was born in New York City and is now based in London. In America he recorded and toured with, amongst others,The Golden Palaminos, The Lodge and John Zorn. In Europe, he co-founded the avant-pop group Slapp Happy, recorded and toured with Faust, toured with Art Bears and worked with Henry Cow and Andy Partridge. For eight years he wrote and drew the weekly comic strip 'Leviathan,' for the Independent on Sunday. He has also written, performed and produced over ninety audio cartoons for BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’ - which won him a Silver in the Sony Radio Academy Awards - as well as three full length experimental radio dramas featuring, variously, Nick Cave, Harriet Walter, Guy Paul and Langham Research Centre. He was awarded the Ordre de la Grande Gidouille by the Collège de ’Pataphysique, Paris, in 2000.
‘There are just a few other songwriters that I ‘cover’. This elite group includes - besides Peter Blegvad - Merle Haggard, Tom Lehrer, and Mose Allison. They write the songs I wish I’d written’. Loudon Wainwright III
“Very pleasant music.” Morrissey
“Peter Blegvad's work contains some of the most oblique and poetic wordplay to ever make its way to song’. Trouser Press Rock Guide