Iconic musician Mike Peters may have initially risen to fame with The Alarm in the early 1980, but the British alternative rock group member has also garnered attention in recent years for his unrelenting battle against cancer. The lead singer of the new wave band is enlisting some of the world’s top musicians to help save the lives of cancer patients around the world. In honor of Peters’ determined fight against the disease, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip from the , songwriter and guitarist’s music documentary, ‘Man in the Camo Jacket.’
Following its festival run, the movie is now available on VOD and iTunes from XLrator Media. ‘Man in the Camo Jacket’ was produced and helmed by first-time feature film director, Russ Kendall. In addition to Peters, the documentary also features Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Billy Bragg, Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, Richard Blade and Martha Quinn.
‘Man in the Camo Jacket’s soundtrack is also now available by Twenty First Century Records/J2 Records/ATA Records, and is being distributed by Ingrooves. The soundtrack’s singles will be distributed by Play MPE.
Special events will be held in New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles to celebrate the movie’s release. In New York, the film will screen tonight at the Williamsburg Cinemas, and will be followed by a performance by The Alarm at the Brooklyn Bowl. In Washington DC, the documentary will screen July 17 at the Regal Cinemas Gallery Place, and will be followed by a performance by Peters at the Gibson Showroom. In Los Angeles, the Grammy Museum will screen ‘Man in the Camo Jacket’ on August 3, and will be followed by an acoustic performance by Peters.
XLrator Media has released the following synopsis for the movie:
‘Man in the Camo Jacket’ is the story of iconic musician Mike Peters of the Welsh rock band The Alarm. The movie traces his rise to fame, battles with cancer, and inspiring climb back as he enlists some of the world’s top musicians to help save the lives of cancer patients around the globe. Ultimately though, the life he saves may be his own. Filmed over the course of eight years, the documentary documents Mike’s journeys to the summits of the world’s tallest mountains and to the depths of his regular chemotherapy treatments, and features one-of-a-kind performances from legendary rock musicians.
The movie won Best Music Documentary at the 2017 Arizona International Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Music at the 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival. Peters was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 American Documentary Film Festival.