Peppy Castro is considered to be one of the early pioneers of the Psychedelic Garage band rock era. He has done it all!
Peppy is a successful, seasoned professional with great variety in his music. His fame and first hit record began at the age of 17, as he was one of the founders of the legendary rock group, The Blues Magoos.
Peppy’s rock ‘n roll status led him to a starring role in the original Broadway Production of Hair. His songs have been recorded by Diana Ross, Kiss, and Cher, among others.
Peppy is also Emmy nominated and an award-winning playwright and multi-instrumentalist, having penned and/or performed hundreds of well-known jingles for decades for Budweiser, Chevy, Bounty, Nestle Crunch, Kodak, and others. The list is endless.
Peppy’s potent vocals have appeared on numerous platinum records for well-known recording artists. He’s enjoyed years of diverse music by being an original member of the bands: The Blues Magoos, Balance, Wiggy Bits, and the newly inducted Long Island Music Hall of Fame, Barnaby Bye.
He is also an associate producer for the new off Broadway show, The Gong Show Live, and recently completed his own solo CD titled, Just Beginning, with long-time friend Joey Kramer from Aerosmith on some cuts.
The following is a partial list of additional artists Peppy has worked with over the years: Laura Branigan, Michael Bolton, Liza Minnelli, Ronnie Spector, Peter Allen, Pal Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Joan Jett, Buzzy Lindhart, Rex Smith, Richie Haven, John Denver, Also Nova, David Johansen, Darlene Love, and Jay and the Americans.
Be sure to join Frank & Billy on 7/20 for this fascinating interview.