When the Towers Fall
Elektrik Prophet is Peter Boothroyd. Peter uses rock and electronica to ignite the intensity and passion contained in his songs. 'The elektrik part of the name conveys intensity and electronic - the prophet part relates to the prophetic edge and content of the lyrics,' explains Peter. On stage, you'll see him with an electric guitar. However, he is also a mean keyboard player - whether he's playing his Korg M1 or a virtual synthesizer on his laptop computer or mixing loops. Peter is also proficient at mixing, mastering and other things 'elektrik'. 'I'm a strange hybrid. Part of me is an artist - that's the creative, emotional side. But I also love the scientific stuff - fooling around with the settings of a virtual synth, or getting that panning effect on the guitar to sound just right.' Born in London, England, he spent some time in Belfast, Northern Ireland before emigrating to Canada with his family. Peter's songwriting style and guitar playing reflect his Brit Rock roots - his debut 14-track CD 'When The Towers Fall' includes two Phil Collins covers: 'Land Of Confusion' and 'Another Day In Paradise'. The prophetic and symbolic messages found in Peter's compositions remind you of the songs of Irish band U2. 'When The Towers Fall is a musical drama - there are four Acts and each song is a Scene. The CD starts like the beginning of a movie and takes you on a journey through the deep issues of life. It's kind of like an electronica cross between U2 and Phil Collins.'