Now Booking for Holiday & Winter Concerts

Peter Alden is now booking for Holiday and Winter House Concerts, office Parties, Corporate Events – and More!
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YOU are invited to “Peter Alden’s Christmas Party!”

The wait is over!! Peter Alden’s first Christmas album in SEVEN years – is here. We invite you to join “Peter Alden’s Christmas Party” and order this album as a gift for yourself and maybe a few more copies to give to your friends who (you may have thought!) already have everything. Designed to delight everyone on Santa’s (nice or naughty!) list- it is a wonderful mix of – FIFTEEN songs in all – requested by Pete’s fans! Send us an email to get yours!

PeterAldenTeam (at) gmail dot com !!

Enjoy upbeat favorites to get you rockin’ around your Christmas tree (“Jingle Bell Rock”), memorable classics (Charlie Brown and the Peanut’s “Christmas Time is Here”) Elvis Presley covers (“Blue Christmas”) and reverent glorious hymns (“Oh Holy Night”) that will get your heart prepared in the reason for the season! If you pre-order and pay before November 10th 2019 – you will get a special $10 price! Shipping is an additional $5 if we will not be seeing you at a future show.
CD’s will arrive for delivery in late November and they will then be available for $15 each! Ask us about digital downloads if you do not have a CD player!

Kingdom Classics ~ Disney Songs with a Rock ‘n Roll Twist

Growing up in the state of Florida makes it difficult to not notice the impact that Welt Disney World made and continues to make in so many ways. I first visited the Magic Kingdom in 1973 when my grandparents took our family down to the magical new “theme park”. We stayed at the Polynesian Resort (right on Disney property…WOW! Pretty cool for a 9 year old boy!

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I visited the park many times over the years and finally landed a job there in 1989.  I worked at what had been my favorite attraction growing up…The Jungle Cruise! Along the way I also worked at Davy Crockett’s Canoes, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Haunted Mansion!  Disney MGM Studios was set to open up May 1, 1989 and I auditioned to be part of the opening crew. While there, I worked on the backlot tour as a guide on both the tram tour and the special effects area. I even had a brief stint as “The Rocketeer” when props from the film were being displayed there. I also had cameo role in an episode of The Mickey Mouse Club on television.

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Original Release date: July 17, 2015

Tracks:

1. Pinnochio’s Boogie
2. Bare Necessities
3. Kiss The Girl
4. Let’s Get Together
5. Cruella De Ville
6. I Just Can’t Wait To Be King
7. Rock Around The Mouse
8. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
9. Hakuna Matata
10. When You Wish Upon A Star

I left the theme parks as my musical career began to expand. I have found a niche in the world of 50’s & 60’s style of music as well as working as Elvis Presley in the show “Legends in Concert”.

Lately, I have found myself wondering what some of the Disney classic songs I loved as a child, as well as some of the newer songs, might sound like in a more retro rock & roll sound. The Kingdom Classics album is the result of that journey. I hope you enjoy these classic songs and some fo the more obscure ones as well. I believe we have kept the original integrity of the songs while transporting you back to the Golden Age of Rock & Roll. ENJOY!!

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The Night Peter Alden would sing with Ronnie McDowell ~ Written by Krista Joy

The Night Peter Alden would sing with Ronnie McDowell ~ Written by Krista Joy

I think it’s safe to say that 2015 was probably one of the hardest years of Pete’s life, so far. Probably right behind 2013, which was the year he lost his son Gabriel to a rare brain disease. 2015 was a challenging time for both of us. So, when I heard that one of Pete’s all time musical heroes, Ronnie McDowell, was coming to Florida for a concert… I immediately bought tickets without a second thought. I had not seen Pete this excited about anything in a long time.

Best known for his visual and vocal resemblance to Elvis Presley, Ronnie McDowell enjoyed a series of Top Ten hits on the country charts during the first half of the ’80s. He hit big in 1977 with “The King Is Gone,” a tribute to Elvis Presley written immediately after the singer’s death; released on the Scorpion label, the song climbed into the Top 20 of both the pop and country charts.He scored a number one hit in 1981 with “Older Women,” which kicked off a string of 11 consecutive Top Ten hits on Epic; of those, “Wandering Eyes,” “Watchin’ Girls Go By,” “You Made a Wanted Man of Me,” and “In a New York Minute” all made the Top Five, and 1983’s “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation” went to number one. He served as the singing voice of Elvis for a few more TV productions, and also sang some national commercial jingles. Ronnie McDowell released more than twenty studio albums, and has been signed to Curb Records since 1986.

It seemed to take forever, but finally, it was November 11th 2015, the night of the concert. We took the long drive, and when we got close, the roads turned to brick and we were bouncing down very dark streets and turning sharp corners until finally – we found a parking place. As we walked inside, I remember thinking that this was a pretty tiny theater for such a big star.

I am sure the show was phenomenal, but to be honest, I watched Pete’s face for most of the night. His smile was worth the wait. I enjoyed an unforgettable intimate concert and a fantastic night of music – with mostly my ears only. I couldn’t take my eyes off of Pete.

Pete almost never films anything! But it was a big enough deal, that he actually took his phone out for some video and even posted it on facebook later!

When the show was over, we started to walk towards the car.

Then, all of a sudden it hit me…

“WHY are we walking away from Pete’s hero??? He’s RIGHT inside that building! He’s got to come out SOME time!”

It took a lot of convincing…but I begged and pleaded with Pete to walk back into the lobby with me. I thought if we just hung around long enough…maybe Pete would get to meet Ronnie and I could get a photo of them together. It would be such a bright spot in this otherwise challenging year. Finally, Pete agreed to go back in. I remember thinking the lighting in the lobby was a weird blue. I was concerned it would ruin the look of my picture, even if Ronnie DID come out in our direction!

It was not easy to appear “busy” – and not like stalkers – as we stalled and waited around..hoping so much that we could catch Ronnie on his way out. We chatted with other guests and performers from the evening. Slowly the theater emptied out and we were definitely one of the last ones remaining. I thought maybe all was lost. Then, all of a sudden….it seemed like angels started singing inside my head. There was Ronnie…coming through the double doors into the weirdly blue-lit lobby. I nervously went over to him and asked if I could make the introductions. Ronnie was very sweet and obliged me.

Once my nervous and awkward introduction was out of the way…of course Pete was his charming self..and he and Ronnie began chatting like they were old friends. After a bit, Ronnie asked Pete what he does for a living, which next lead him to ask Pete if he would sing an Elvis song for him.

Pete said, “Sure – but first – can we sing one of yours?”

I don’t think Ronnie was expecting that. He seemed pleasantly surprised! Of course I grabbed my phone and was like..

“WAAIIT I HAVE TO FILM THIS!!”

Wow, I am so glad I did! The result – was this video below!

The song, “Tryin’ To Find That Girl,” is from Ronnie’s Album: I’m Still Missing You, which was released in 1991.

Fast forward to May 3, 2019 – when it all came full circle for me. We had a public show in Daytona, and I heard Pete mention Ronnie from the stage. Before I realized what was going on – Pete started singing this song. The very same one that he sang with Ronnie all those years ago. I am not sure if Pete was unable to find a track to this song before – or if he just wasn’t happy with the ones he found.

But I knew he had this specially made. Once again, I grabbed my phone as quickly as I could, to take this video for facebook live. Sometime while Pete was talking, a big panel came up on my phone – asking me if I wanted to tag my friends! It took me a good few minutes to get that panel out of the way – so that I could actually SEE what I was filming! My apologies for the shaky video. But at least you can HEAR how great it sounded.

Awesome job, Peter Alden. Way to go!

You hear him mention Ronnie McDowell at the end of the song, and that he “got a chance to sing this with him – a long time ago.” Pete was in such a fog that whole year, he probably does not even remember how or why it all happened.

But I will always know!

It amazes me sometimes, how hard I have to fight to make the miracles! But just about every time, Pete eventually gives in to my crazy ideas.

The best par is…he is almost always happy that he did.

OH .. and the blue- lit lobby picture from 2015? It came out pretty good too.

About the Author: In addition to being Peter Alden’s booking manager, head of social media and fan club liaison, Krista Joy is also an MC, narrator, global on-line radio talk show host, and singer. She is an entrepreneur and a connector of business relationships who specializes in building multi-media platforms. Follow her social media accounts found HERE.

Peter Alden Featured on an Episode of The Mickey Mouse Club

Many remember the Disney Channel’s wildly popular The All-New Mickey Mouse Club which aired in the late ‘80s well into the ‘90s. It was similar to a “‘Saturday Night Live’ for kids” featuring interviews, skits, variety show-styled razzle dazzle, and of course, lots of singing.

Long before his album of Disney hits with a Rock ‘n Roll Twist Kingdom Classics was produced, Peter Alden did some singing on one MMC episode in particular – and we’ve got the video for you!  Other actors in this episode also went on to have pretty bright futures.  Watch for JC Chasez from NSYNC, Keri Russell from the TV Series “Felicity” recording artist Jennifer McGill and more.

Check out this episode of the show where you’ll find Pete singing beautifully as an “Elvis Impersonator.” Just fast forward to 4:43-6:00 to save time.

More about the show:

The Mickey Mouse Club’s Emerald Cove was a 1993-1995 American soap-opera based television series on the Disney Channel in a genre called ‘dramedy’, a mix of drama and comedy and a serial from the fifth, sixth and seventh seasons of The Mickey Mouse Club (MMC). It was produced by Blue Wave Productions, Inc. in association with Les Choux Company.

Emerald Cove was an updated version of the classic 60’s beach movies. It  centered around a group of surfers, musicians, and party lovers. Many of the episodes involved the band called “High Density” trying to get a job playing at Emerald Cove, a fictional local club that was filmed and located in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Other continuing themes are the problems that the teenagers encounter while trying to sort out their love lives over the summer, and deciding about college.

 

Peter Alden Featured in Theme Parkology Christmas Promo

Check out Peter Alden as he is featured in this fun Theme Parkology Christmas Promo, right along side many notable Disney luminaries, Imagineers and more!  This segment was filmed at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona next to a showcase holding an original Elvis Christmas album and the Speedway Jacket.

Our thanks to ThemeParkology.com for the invitation. Stay tuned for more collaborations including Peter Alden Entertainment and Theme Parkology!