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Peter Su
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Attended University of California, Berkeley
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LA's newest youtube channel for those who like to give Awkward Hi-5s, CHALLENGED me to sing pick-up lines. Will you ‪#‎swoon‬?

Stay tuned for my interview with Dre Magic (@youngdreezy) and Jack Van Slamme (Slammarang) and live performances on their channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JQtRPtQnoE
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Honored and stoked to be the very first podcast guest tomorrow for‪#‎youshineishine‬ , a new podcast featuring conversations and ongoing narratives with emerging artists in the LA scene, hosted by the two most incisive and warmest poets I've met,@ladybasco and @beausia

I have a feeling tomorrow night's conversation with these OGs will be full of curveballs and delightful discoveries so tune in y'all!
Tuesday, 4/12 6-7pm on www.thestageisopen.com/live stream , at @thegreatcompany

#youshineishine ‪#‎podcast‬ ‪#‎conversations‬ ‪#‎la‬ ‪#‎artist‬ ‪#‎life‬ ‪#‎stories‬ ‪#‎arc‬#conversations ‪#‎ladyb‬ ‪#‎beausia‬ ‪#‎petersu‬ ‪#‎ourmic‬ ‪#‎thestageisopen‬‪#‎weownthe8th‬ ‪#‎greatcompany‬
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I have so many people to thank for breathing life into #LionsontheBeach, culminating in Saturday's album release party at Hotel Utah. After 3 years of dreaming and creating, on Saturday night – an album was born.

First off – thank YOU, for coming out to support me and the album release party at the Hotel Utah Saloon. I can't believe it freaking sold out! My family, my friends, old co-workers, musician friends, new friends – thank you all for coming, inviting your friends, supporting my dream through buying my album and swag, and spreading the word about Lions on the Beach. It meant a lot to me that I could share the biggest show of my life with you and I really hope you enjoyed yourselves.

Thank you if you supported me and my lifelong dream to make an album with my Kickstarter – to help me get to that stage, to finally create something I'm truly proud to share with the world. 


Thanks to Trace Repeat and Ellisa Sun for opening the night and blowing the roof off of Hotel Utah. 

Thank you to my band for helping my music to bloom into the full expression of what I've always imagined in my head – 5 part vocal harmony power pop + epic strings. 

Braden Lyle: for slaying on that wet-reverby guitar, WHILE dropping those gorgeous harmonies
Marissa Lauren: for helping me to believe I can really do this music thing, and for being the best harmony singer I know
Abe Kim: for being the rock
Zach Parkes: for your lifetime of musicianship distilled into one 60 min set
Evie Sim: for being my favorite friend to harmonize with since early LA days, and for blessing the room with your voice once again

Christina Wong: for sharing your world-class Juilliard musicianship with your rock n' roll cousin 
Aaron Wong: for utilizing your perfect pitch and amazing musicianship to play super-high violin parts on your cello #tinyfingersontheneck
Patricia Ho: for reminding me why you were the super-star concertmistress of PACO
MJ Leechor: for your musicianship and heart – BARTING back and forth in the rain to get in that concert black

Hunter T Larsen: for jumping in on harmonies in a pinch and showing me what it means to be a SINGER #legendarymusicstoriesyoureadabout


Thank you to the DCM Ventures family:
Dixon Doll: for your generosity in helping me get to that stage, your heartfelt speech, and for killing it on the tambourine! #RoleModel
David Katsujin Chao: for being there in spirit, and trying to come even after flying in from Geneva with a fever #ExecutiveProducer
Pete Moran: for your excitement and support on Saturday night, and whenever I come back to visit. It really means a lot to me
Gen Isayama: for being the one partner that wanted to do music deals too haha! And now supporting me as a musician. Plus being extremely solid with your percussion rhythm

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And finally, a VERY Special Thanks for the night must go to:
George Yang: for being the CEO of SWAG on saturday, handling everybody and logistics just to help me fund and continue my musical dream. #plussexytshirtmodel
Virginia Ng: for being the COO of SWAG of the night, making my tshirt looks so cute, and being so sweet and kind with helping out any way you could. I really appreciate it 
Josephine Wang Wang: for capturing all the magic of the event with your photography skills, hunting for the perfect moments, documenting the love in the room with priceless kodak moments. Thank you Andrew Wang for waiting til the wee hours!

Dorothy Li: for being the one person I trusted to give my phone to for the whole night, knowing 100% you would take care of everybody. Thank you. Plus then diligently running over to man the merch table when everybody started to party.
Josephine Lui: for being the cute t-shirt model and working with Justin Lee to help to get my Lions on the Beach T's into everybody's hands!

David Su: for taking care of our family and the VIPs of the night, and then lugging all those boxes back by yourself back to the house so that I could focus on my performance and hosting everybody
Daniel Su: for helping with carrying all that stuff with David and then helping me transfer all those files at the very end of the night, so that I could focus on thanking all my supporters

Iran Ramirez: for lending the party your skilled eye and capturing the kodak moments of the biggest show of my life
Marco Antonelli: for capturing every second of the musical performances on video so that we can re-live this magical night for the rest of our lives

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN.

PS: 
If you took pics, please share and tag so we can remember the night!

Photo Credit: Willa Hu
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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? - Peter Su & Katie Ferrara (Zooey Deschanel and JGL Cover)

I fell in love with this cute and charming song after seeing Zooey and JGL’s version a few year’s ago.  It feels like the older I get the more resonance this question has - “What are you doing New Year’s Eve”?  Maybe it’s because a lot of my good friends are out of town this year, or that it’s harder and harder to get everybody out in the same place every year.  Do we all end up as couple’s or single people looking anxiously around the bar at 11:59pm?  

Haha, ok, subconscious ramble over.  Enjoy the charming little tune and happy new year!
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Just co-wrote a new song! "Where Do We Go", with Jamal Lamont - one of my favorite soul voices I've heard in a while.
Check it out, and subscribe to my youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKOG6f_zMVE
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What does it sound like when a Goldman Sachs banker and Sand Hill VC quits to chase his closet dream and become a singer/songwriter?

Check it out:

#Singer   #Songwriter   #Artist   #IntotheSea     #Sandhill  
#VCturnedSongwriter   #ReformedBanker   #ClosetDreams  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jodY9usZCoI
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What? Honored to be the featured artist this week on the VAVA Sound Blog. Thank you guys for writing up my story behind ‪#‎lionsonthebeach‬.

Peep their write-up and the "California Dreamin" Playlist I made for their listeners.

Featured Artist Story:
http://blog.vava.com/why-peter-su-quit-his-job-for-music/

"California Dreamin'":
https://open.spotify.com/…/…/playlist/7HvdUXIDDCvaARS9f0VykR
Leaving a comfy job as an investment banker to pursue music full-time can be a risky notion. Find out why Peter Su left it all behind.
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Here's a sweet little video / mini-documentary that my cousin George Yang made – taking you deep inside my Album Release Party for Lions on the Beach. Thanks again for the love man (and everybody in the video)!

Hotel Utah Saloon, San Francisco. March 12th, 2016.
‪#‎lionsonthebeach‬ ‪#‎funtimesensue‬ ‪#‎wholelottalove‬

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjOr_HnCmYU
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If you missed it on TV last week, here's my interview with Kat Iniba on Halo Halo. I chat with Kat about why I left Goldman Sachs, the night I wrote "Into the Sea", co-writing with Olivia Thai, my upcoming album Lions on the Beach, among other fun topics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYJi6dC5sck
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Vicious Cycle (Live Debut) - Olivia Thai and Peter Su

Olivia and I got together last week - and wrote this song pretty quickly.  We probably chatted for an hour, then got to writing and an hour later it was done.  After being in performing and recording mode for the past few months, it feels really good to finish a new song, let alone with someone as talented as Olivia.

I’m working hard on finishing the album artwork and booking the release shows for Lions on the Beach (yes new title, not Into the Sea - the album took on a new meaning for me as I put it together).  But in the meantime, I’ll be doing more co-writes and collabos for y’all to hear!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-G4urn0MFk
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Hey everybody!

Little celebratory vid here. Thanks to you - we reached the first goal - $10K! The Album will be finished. The Music Video will be shot. THANK YOU all so much for your support, for pledging, for spreading the word.

So once the album is done, what happens after? I've thought a lot about it, and want to publicize "Into the Sea" as much as possible, to give it a chance at finding its audience, for people to hear the music.

I wanna bring it to you live with a tour, bring it to you online via music videos, and maybe even bring it to you on college radio. The publicity will need its own budget so I'm setting a stretch goal of $20K.

BONUS REWARD: If we reach the goal of $20K, I'm gonna write and record my best attempt at a "summer jam" and send it to all of you backers! Pledge now, keep spreading the word, thank you!
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My G+ peeps!

"What the heck has Peter been up to?"

As some of you know, it's been more than 3 years since I left my venture capital gig to pursue my dream of making music for people as a singer/songwriter. It's been a life-changing journey so far - discovering who I am, what I want, and most importantly what I can give to the world.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - Picasso (I love this quote)

It'd mean the world to me if you could check out the official launch of my Kickstarter for my debut album - "Into the Sea".

#Singer   #Songwriter   #LA   #Artist   #Sandhill   #VC   #Venturecapital   #GoldmanSachs   #Reformedbanker   #Intothesea
#Kickstarter  
 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/714357139/peter-sus-debut-album-into-the-sea
Peter Su is raising funds for Peter Su's Debut Album: Into the Sea on Kickstarter! Support Peter in finishing and promoting "Into the Sea" - a Beachy Folk album chronicling his journey from Suit to Singer/Songwriter
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  • Peter Su Music
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  • DCM
    Venture Capital Associate
  • Goldman Sachs
    Investment Banking Analyst
  • Maybe Mars
    Music Label Intern
  • City Weekend, Beijing
    Contributing Writer
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Mountain View, CA - Los Altos, CA - Taipei, Taiwan - Berkeley, CA - New York, NY - Beijing, China - San Francisco, CA
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What does it sound like when a Goldman Sachs banker and Sandhill venture capitalist quits to chase his closet dream of being a singer/songwriter?

Check out my Kickstarter to hear my story:
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Business, Music
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