Peter has a unique performance style influenced by his classical and flamenco guitar training combined with contemporary and jazz influences.

He is involved in a number of long-term projects featuring his compositions and arrangements.

Hunter Gatherers
A brand new project playing new and old songs written by Peter over the last two decades. Featuring friends on violin, trumpet and vocals, Peter has been recording them whenever he found himself with spare time in the studio. New album 'The Way Down' is due for release this Autumn, and in the meantime the first release can be found here: Beautiful View

Captain Ska
The UK's foremost political Ska band, Peter has been performing and producing for the band since their first single Liar Liar (featuring Peter's piano playing) went viral, became the sound track to the student demonstrations, and later hit the top 4 in the UK charts during the 2017 general election

Pocket Caravan
London's Brazilian Balkan band Pocket Caravan features a long-running collaboration between Peter and South Brazilian violinist Felipe Karam. The band have released three albums, with Peter's compositions receiving regular airplay, such as on BBC Radio 3's World On 3.

Melange Collective
Formed by virtuoso cellist Shirley Smart, this cross-cultural ensemble features musicians from Spain, Morocco, Bahrain, Ireland and the UK. After living for 10 years in the Middle East, Shirley has brought her incredible experiences and repertoire to London.

Matzoh Boys
One of the UK's busiest Klezmer band, The Matzoh Boys perform lively versions of traditional Eastern European Jewish melodies, and features Peter's arrangements together with his driving rhythm guitar and melody lines.

Bhavini
Led by incredible Indian Classical vocalist Bhavini Vyas and featuring Peter on slide guitar, this ensemble takes as its inspiration the ragas of the great North Indian classical music tradition. Features long term collaborations with several phenomenal musicians including accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman.

Peter performing a multi-instrumental arrangement of Um A Zero by Pixinguinha




Peter performing his arrangement of Antonio Lauro's Venezuelan Waltz No. 2




A selection from The Peter Michaels Trio's performance at Royal Albert Hall's ignite series