biography

Peter Alvanos is an American musician, singer and songwriter that plays drums, guitar and bass guitar. He is the drummer for Elephant Six recording artists, Elf Power.  He has also performed and/or recorded with Tobin Sprout (Guided By Voices), Bill Doss (The Sunshine Fix), Scott Spillane ( Neutral Milk Hotel), Pete Erchick (The Olivia Tremor Control), Jay Gonzalez (Drive By Truckers) , Jim White, Nikki Sudden (The Swell Maps), Danny Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants),  producer Mitch Easter, James Husband (of Montreal), and many more. He has toured extensively all over the United States and the world and has opened for acts such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Tobin Sprout, of Montreal, Saturday Looks Good To Me and The Broken Bells.

He is active in the Athens, Ga community supporting and mentoring teenagers through the non profit organization, Nuçi's Space.

Peter is a lover of cats.

He is the grand nephew of Greek born visual artist, Hermon Di Giovanno. Peter named his band/project/creative outlet after Hermon's painting, Fabulous Bird. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermon_di_Giovanno


Peter is interviewed by Mike Watt

https://www.twfps.com/past-episodes/on-air-guest-peter-alvanos-from-athens-ga-via-skype


Peter's Gear:

DRUMS-1960's Ludwig Mod Orange 3 ply drums. (14x22,14x20,16x16 9x13 and 8x12)1964 Ludwig Supraphonic 5x14 snare drum w/ brass hoops, 1950's WFL Mahogany 6.5x14 / 6 lug snare drum and a 1960's Ludwig 3 ply Jazz Festival 8 lug snare drum.

CYMBALS-Paiste Giant Beats  

GUITARS -1966 Gibson LG-1 Acoustic Guitar, 1968 Vox Viper w/ built in effects (E-tuner, Treble Boost, Distortion and Repeat Percussion (a form of tremolo) , Rickenbacker Fire Glo 6 string guitar and a 1960's Teisco Phantom Guitar. 
 

AMPLIFIERS-1950's Newcomb 

For all inquiries please contact Peter via:  petesthedrummer@gmail.com