Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitar/keyboardist Jim Peterik has unveiled his new smooth jazz project, Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce. As the founding member of both Survivor and The Ides Of March, he has been responsible for eighteen Top Ten hits, three of which, “Vehicle,” “The Search is Over,” and the Grammy-winning “Eye Of the Tiger” (theme from Rocky III), made it all the way to Number One. Peterik is also responsible for many of the hits of .38 Special, such as “Hold on Loosely,” “Caught Up In You,” and “Rockin’ Into the Night.” His songs have been featured worldwide in countless movies, television shows, sporting events and commercials.
Who knew that behind the rock legend was a musician steeping himself almost exclusively in smooth jazz and new age in his time off? Peterik said, “My wife of 39 years, Karen, and I have been huge fans since day one of Pat Metheny, David Grusin, Spyro Gyra, Keiku Matsui, Acoustic Alchemy, Basia and so many more. Writing and performing this style myself is just a natural progression from fan to artist.”
Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce is a potent synergy of his many influences through the years.
“My message and mood is positive and uplifting,” Peterik said. “Much like the theme of ‘Eye of The Tiger,’ I feel that visualization of your desired outcome is the first step to actualization. This theme, as well as making sure we appreciate and maximize each day, runs through my songs.”
Jim Peterik’s Lifeforce Forces at Play features many special guest artists including: Lisa McClowry, Mindi Abair, Sijay, David Pack, Steve Eisen, Steve Oliver, Nick Colionne, Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale of Acoustic Alchemy, Steve Cole, Chieli Minucci, Alex Ligertwood, Jessy J, Blake Aaron, Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special, Marzette Griffith and Mike Cichowicz.