“Instantly identifiable, Hepworth’s songs, are a unique and colourful collection of daydream excursions, spontaneous adventures, reflections of river life, and the unsung encounters of an authentic troubadour existence. With 50s simplicity and a 70s ethos all portrayed through Hepworth’s jovial and idiosyncratic interpretation on the world around him.” - Blue Bus Tour
In 2006 Hepworth signed to Chromium Records and released his first and only single: Eternity, which went straight into the top 100, in Switzerland, for one week. At the same time Eternity was synced to a cigarette advert in Mexico for two weeks. By the end of the month Chromium went into receivership. Eternity was then picked up by Matchbox Records and re-released as part of a compilation album. Eternity can still be found on Spotify, only because we can’t work out how to remove it, and to this day, currently stands as the 1.7 millionth most popular song on Amazon. In Hepworth’s own words “I hate that song”.
After experiencing the dark side of the music industry, Hepworth decided to follow a different path. Sailing his 1906 Dutch barge from London, he got it stuck upon the mud flats of Suffolk, where he ended up settling, and became the brain child of Blue Bus Tour: a 1962, split screen, VW camper van called Dorothy, which he converted into a mobile, solar powered stage complete with lighting rig (facebook.com/bluebustour). Hepworth, along with a few musical friends have spent the past few years driving around the country setting up ‘pop up’ gigs and festivals in various fields and woods and sometimes at established festivals too.
Although Hepworth has been off the public scene as a performing/recording artists, through the Blue Bus Tour he has been performing and writing continually under the radar. In the past few years he has shared the stage with the likes of Beth Orton, Bastille, Turin Brakes, Kevin Pearce, Seasfire, Tom McRae, Kimberly Anne, Jamie Lawson, Sam Brookes, Scott Matthews, Kal Lavelle, Jake Morley, Fiona Bevan, and many more….
Peter Hepworth’s debut EP ‘Mexico’ is due for release 2015.