One of Hollywood’s young recording artists, Caleigh Peters is achieving for stardom not just as a guitarist and singer, but also as a television persona as well as a fashionista. The 2005 Young Hollywood’s “Ones to Watch” recipient has sung for many film soundtracks, most notably “Reach” that is used on the Disney film Ice Princess (2005). She has recently released an album called TBA. Formerly, Caleigh received a degree of prominence on the small screen as a special correspondent for the nationally syndicated TV entertainment magazine “Extra!”
“I love short dresses. Nobody wears long, strapless Cinderella gowns anymore.” Caleigh Peters
Out side the limelight, 5’7 tall Caleigh is the owner of a highly prized Gibson Les Paul guitar. The big fan of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Green Day says she loves all kinds of rock music from the 60s through the 70s, 80s and 90s. A fashionista, Caleigh likes wearing clothes by such major designers as Petro Zillia, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Jennifer Nicholson, Fifi and Rome. Also an animal lover, she keeps two dogs, Sage a Corgi, and Tito a Chihuahua, as her pets.
Childhood and Family:
Caleigh Anne Forsyth-Peters, who would later be popular as Caleigh Peters, was born on October 23, 1988, in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of renowned movie producers Jon Peters (Wild, Wild, West, Superman, etc) and Christine Peters (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Out-of-Towners), and her godmother is the well-liked actress/singer Barbra Streisand. Caleigh has a younger sister named Skye. The Los Angeles native attends the influential Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles.
“She’s always been supportive of my singing, if I have a new song, I’ll go over to her house and ask what she thinks of it. She has such an amazing ear for that; she’s a huge inspiration to me. I mean, just look at her career.” Caleigh Peters on godmother Barbra Streisand
“It’s definitely an advantage, but sometimes it can almost make it harder. I have to prove myself even more, which is good, because I love a challenge.” Caleigh Peters on her showbiz upbringing
Born into a showbiz family and raised in Hollywood, Caleigh Peters entered the business as a young girl. When she was 11, the vivacious and multi-talented Caleigh first played the acoustic guitar for Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” She then got numerous exposures for being a special correspondent on the 1994 Celebrity news show “Extra!” She interviewed several Hollywood’s foremost young stars like Ashlee Simpson, Kate Bosworth, John Corbett, Mischa Barton as well as her current label mate Hilary Duff, and earned victory by conducting a special on-air chat with her godmother Barbra Streisand at the Showtime Emmy After-Party. Caleigh further gained popularity when she covered the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party and The O.C.’s DVD release party.
“I wanted to be a guitar player in an all-guy band - I didn’t want to sing. Then I started singing and writing stuff with friends and learned to love it.” Caleigh Peters
Led by her coverage on Extra!, the self-declared music lover was invited to perform on the 2005 Ice Princess soundtrack “Reach,” which was penned by Kara Dioguardi, who co-wrote the chart-topping hit “Pieces of Me.” Not only singing, Caleigh also worked with director Elliott Lester to star in the video, which can be seen in The Disney Channel and heard on Radio Disney. Before that, she has done a number of film soundtracks like Go Figure (“I Can Do Anything”), Herbie: Fully Loaded (“Fun, Fun, Fun”) and Sky High (“Just What I Needed”).
“There are things that we go through as teenagers that people don’t realize. It’s harder growing up today than when my mother was my age. There are more expectations. I want to write about things that are real and that kids can relate to.” Caleigh Peters
After penning a recording deal with Hollywood Records and the prestigious William Morris Agency, the pop rock singer launched her debut album, TBA, in 2006. She teamed up with producer/songwriter Matthew Gerard, as well as several friends to write the material for the new album. Some of the songs are based on the musician’s true experience like “I Won’t Cry.” Recalling, Caleigh said,”This guy was toying with my emotions. I really liked him, and he was kind of off and on about it. So finally, I just got over it. I couldn’t take it any more, and that’s what the song’s about; overcoming that dependency.”
It also spawned a track named “Halo.” Caleigh said, “It’s about having someone thinking you’re perfect, when no one is. There’s a lot of pressure when you’re held in high-regard. I’m saying ‘Don’t allow me to let you down just because I make a mistake.”