Mike Peters

Songwriter + Musician + Singer
Born Feb 25, 1959

Mike Peters is a Welsh musician, best known as the lead singer of The Alarm. He currently lives in Dyserth, North Wales with his family. After The Alarm split up in 1991, Peters wrote and released solo work, which he has been releasing under the name "The Alarm" since 2000. Additionally, he is co-founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Mike Peters is currently the lead singer for Big Country.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Peters.


1959 Birth Born on February 25, 1959.


1975 16 Years Old Peters' musical debut came on 10 October 1975, when he fronted Harry Hippie (named by the disc jockey James Alexander Barr), a band formed with his schoolmates to perform at his sister's 21st birthday party at the Talardy Hotel in St Asaph. … Read More
1976 17 Years Old His first band proper was The Toilets, formed after he saw the Sex Pistols play at Chester in 1976. … Read More
1978 19 Years Old Peters, along with MacDonald, Dave Sharp and Nigel Twist (then called Nigel Buckle), formed a band called Seventeen in 1978. … Read More


1991 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  After the band split up in 1991, Peters wrote and released solo work, before reconstituting The Alarm in 2000. … Read More
1996 37 Years Old In 1996, after having been misdiagnosed with cancer, Peters released his second solo venture "Feel Free." … Read More
1998 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, "Rise" was released, to a wider audience this time. "Rise" was a change of musical direction for Peters. "White Noise Part II," found Peters experimenting with studio sound manipulation and drum machines, whereas "My Calling" featured Peters' signature acoustic/electric roots-rock sound. … Read More


1999 40 Years Old In 1999, Peters again worked with Billy Duffy, forming a band called Coloursound with Duffy, his former Cult bandmate Scott Garret, and Craig Adams (formerly of The Mission). … Read More
2000 41 Years Old In 2000, Peters decided to reuse The Alarm brand name. … Read More
2001 42 Years Old In 2001, Peters went on the road again as part of supergroup Dead Men Walking. … Read More
2004 45 Years Old In 2004, Peters released the single "45 RPM" using the pseudonym, The Poppy Fields, using the guise that this band was a teenage band based from Chester. (This hoax was the source of the subject of the movie Vinyl). … Read More
2005 46 Years Old …  In 2005, Peters discovered that he was suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. … Read More
2006 47 Years Old He has since announced a remission of this and has appeared in a documentary for BBC Wales chronicling his so far successful battle with cancer. The documentary was released in 2006 as Mike Peters on the Road to Recovery with some of the proceeds being donated to Peters' foundation. … Read More
2007 48 Years Old In October 2007, Peters, along with 38 other musicians, cancer survivors and supporters, made a 14-day trek to the Mount Everest base camp to perform the highest concert ever on land to raise awareness and money to fight cancer. … Read More


2010 51 Years Old He joined members of The Mescaleros in 2010 to perform songs of Joe Strummer under the name Los Mondos Bongo.
2011 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Between 2011 and 2013, Peters was the vocalist for Big Country as well as The Alarm. … Read More
2013 54 Years Old On 9 November 2013 it was announced via the Big Country Facebook page that Peters had departed the band. … Read More
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