With the release of his sixth studio album since 2007, Peter Jacobs has certainly made his mark on the Newfoundland and Labrador music scene.Hailing from Westport, Peter’s debut album, “Take Me Back” was released in 2007.  The first album was so well received, Peter quickly got to work on his sophomore project and the rest they say, is history.


Being first introduced to his love of music by his brother Wilson Jacobs, (who also released a project) Peter always had an audience whenever a performance came along. If no one else, his family of eight were more than welcome to sit around and hear what the passionate songwriter had come up with lately. There’s no doubt that the music reflects story telling. Most of the songs you’ll find on any of Peter’s projects are written from the point of view of Newfoundlanders. Some tell of life in the past, and others of life today.

Since pursuing singing and songwriting full time, Peter has had an opportunity to play for audiences all over Newfoundland and Labrador, and across the country of Canada from east to west. The media have picked up on his talents, and exposure has be fantastic. Radio stations from across the country are spinning the soulful melodies and incredible lyrics of the man who just loves to sing.

The songwriting process is an ongoing one. Currently, Peter is in the works of future projects that will contain even more original material and is sure to reach someone out there perhaps homesick for the Rock, or still enjoying the beauty it has to offer – another theme very evident in Peter’s music.

When he’s not songwriting, Peter likes to travel, perform, and meet new people.

25 thoughts on “About

  1. Lillian White

    I love your CD’s and song writing . They are awesome. Always tells a story . I am a home care worker and the gentleman I loook after is Blind. But he loves NL music and your Cd’s are one of his fav’s. I bought one for him in a small store around our home. But haven’t been able to find any more. We live in Western Bay, NL (Conception Bay North) and we asked O\Birens Music store in St John’s they don’t have any. Could U tell me how I can order some please/
    PS keep up the good work.
    You should come to the Princess Negara Theater in Carbonear for a show some time. I would be there.

  2. regina

    ” Take me back” Brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it. I have been in Alberta for 14 years now, originally from the east coast of Newfoundland. A buddy of mine up here, also from Newfoundland, told me I had to listen to this song not to long back, and ever since then I’ve been hooked!! great job!! Keep It up!!!

  3. Gordon Young

    Hi Peter,I’m an old fan of your,s you came out with your music,over the last few years I .lost contact with you and your music,and today I sat here playing your C D, s and wondering are you still recording.
    I live in Dartmouth N.S,I remember you did a few gigs in Cape Bretion,but you never made it this far..

  4. Mary Penton

    Hi Peter,
    I love your music. I was introduced to it by my 16 year old son, Jamie, who was introduced to it by his history teacher at Holy Trinity High, Torbay…..Mr. Keith Connors.
    I really loved the song “Take Me Back”. For some unknown reason, it was always in the back of my mind.

    On October 3, 2015, my husband’s sister Sheila got married to a great guy, Doug Miller. Their wedding date had been set about 8 months before that. In February, 2015, my husband’s oldest sister, Suzanne, who lived in Hamilton, Ontario, was admitted to the hospital there. She had what they thought was a bad flu. But she was diagnosed with COPD and lymphoma. They had her on life support but they told the family they would have to remove it. They did remove life support and after 4 minutes, she passed away.
    She had planned on coming home for her younger sister’s wedding ( there were 10 children – both parents are deceased). Her Scottish husband, John Westwater, was coming to Newfoundland for the first time. John came to Newfoundland with Suzanne – her ashes to be spread here in Pouch Cove, her hometown.

    On October 3, 2015, Sheila and Doug were married – a celebration of love. On October 5, 2015, we had another celebration – a celebration of life. Suzanne’s ashes were spread in different areas as she had requested.

    Suddenly, I realized that your song ” Take Me Back” was more than appropriate for Suzanne. She left home in the ’70’s to move to the mainland. She eventually made her home in Hamilton, Ontario. She returned HOME many times, once to marry her first love – who has since passed away. But her now husband, John Westwater took her home and from its shores, she nevermore will roam.

    Your song is a true testament to the life of Suzanne Moran Connors.

    I thank you very much for that…………

    • peter

      So sorry to hear that story, i have heard so many stories like that but each one still makes me sit back and get chills,, i had no idea when i wrote that song that it would be loved so much but as it came to life in the studio it wasn’t long and i kinda thought it would be enjoyed by lots. Thank you so much for that story. 🙂

  5. Effie Summers

    I would like to commend you on your fantastic voice and excellent music. I happened to find your music by accident one morning and since than I am hooked. I moved to Fort McMurray from CB North/Victoria 11 years ago to work within the oil industry. Due to my job position there are days with challenges, but on the ride to and from work your songs are my downtime and relaxation. Thank-you.
    PS: I am expecting your CD from my family back home for XMAS

  6. Erica

    Peter Jacobs i loves you CDs you are my favorite singer and I listen to your CDs all day. Nobody home is my favorite one you have out. I hope you come out wish more songs. I’m a super big fan. I hope you keep up the great work! PS : im listening to your music whrite now.?

  7. Becca Beck

    Hey, I got your first cd from my sister. I guess we’re cousins or something like that. On my Dad’s side. I’m not actually from Newfoundland myself, but certainly spent a lot of time in Westport as a kid. And now I’m way down here in Ohio and Take Me Back just makes me miss Canada more.

    • peter

      Awesome, glad you enjoy.. who was your dad? best to message me through Facebook if you can, I check that more often..

  8. Clarence (Khumiam) Nyce

    I absolutely love your musical arrangements and lyrics. Currently listening thru YouTube in Maui, and coming back to Nfld. this spring. We will definitely try to listen to you live this year. Already shared your link with other fellow musicians and we all love your music. Thank you for sharing your artistic talents; great lead guitarist as well. Waneekseka!

  9. yvonne

    Hi Peter,u are a wonderful singer ,if u are coming to St John’s i will go and see u .U have a wonderful style in the way u sing.yvonne

  10. Deborah Dumais

    Absolutely love your music. Takes me back. I am Newfie born and Newfie bred. Went away at 25 to USA and came back to Canada in 2010. Was going to move back to Newfoundland but mom passed away and home is never the same without your mother so we settled in Nova Scotia


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