Singer, Songwriter, Film Producer, Writer
Known for his catchy pop melodies, singer/songwriter, PETER FOLDY has enjoyed musical success on major labels such as Capitol/EMI and Quality Records in Canada as well as Polydor and RCA in the US.
In 2019, following the warm reception for his 10 track CD, “Nine Lives,” the two-time Juno Award nominee released the appropriately titled, “Toxic World,” a song that climbed charts on numerous radio stations across Canada and continues to perform well on Spotify.
After taking a musical pause in 2020 to wait out the pandemic, Peter is back with a brand-new pop single called, “FRIEND-ZONE,” a track that is a solid fit for today’s contemporary sound.
Written by Foldy and co-produced with MIKLOS MALEK, a record producer/programmer who has worked with artists such as Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez and Aloe Blacc among many others, “Friend-Zone” was recorded in Los Angeles and is released by Bronte Road Music, distributed by The Orchard. It qualifies as 3 parts Canadian Content.
Born in Budapest, Peter Foldy spent his formative years in Sydney, Australia. After a family-move to Toronto, he began composing music and was soon signed to a record contract. His first single, “Bondi Junction” reached number one on the Canadian music charts and Peter went on to receive 2 Juno Award Nominations (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys). After a successful decade as a recording artist on labels such as EMI, Polydor and RCA, Peter began writing and selling screenplays and eventually got the opportunity to direct. His initial project, a short called “Jamie’s Secret” introduced a young Paul Rudd in his first on-film acting role.
FILM & THEATRE
Peter's feature film credits as a director include “MIDNIGHT WITNESS” starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Maxwell Caulfield, “TRYST” with Academy Award winner, Louise Fletcher, the HBO World Premier movie, “WIDOW’S KISS” starring Beverly D’Angelo, “SEEDS OF DOUBT” with Peter Coyote and “SILVER MAN” starring Eugene Levy, Joe Pantoliano and Daniel Baldwin.
An avid photographer, he has been taking pictures all his life. He particularly enjoys capturing candid shots of people, some ordinary, others world famous. He has had the good fortune to shoot candid photos of stars such as Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Dennis Hopper, Bette Davis and Paul McCartney among many others.
Currently Peter divides his time between the music and the film business. He is not only recording new material but has just directed his seventh feature film in Oklahoma.