Then Bill Champlin, along with TOTO vocalist Joseph Williams contributed to Friestedt’s 2002 debut album called “The LA Project” that was distributed internationally by Sony/BMG. They would reconvene again for Friestedt’s 2008 follow-up “The LA Project 2”. Both collections proved to find a special place in the hearts of west coast music enthusiasts worldwide. The albums featured additional major players like Michael Ruff, Abraham Laboriel, John Robinson, Russell Ferrante, The Yellowjackets and more along with Peter on all guitars.
In 2009 Peter again joined forces with Joseph Williams and they did a successful Scandinavian tour including national TV appearances. The following year Peter toured extensively with Bill Champlin and Joseph Williams.
Joseph & Peter would go on to release a “Williams Friestedt” album in 2011 which was a top 40 hit. Peter recalls, “Working with Joseph Williams is always a treat. His skills in the studio are beyond words and it´s always a ball to record with him.”
In 2012 Champlin/Williams/Friestedt put together an all-star band to do a sold out tour in
Scandinavia. One of the concerts from the tour was eventually released as a DVD/CD set. The ”Live In Concert” release made it all the way to the top of the Scandinavian chart.
Realizing that together they were onto something that had significantly resonated, the Champlin/Williams/Friestedt collaboration continued with a brand-new studio recording called “CWF”. It was released in 2015 to outstanding feedback and reviews and distributed by AOR Heaven (Europe) and Pony Canyon (Japan).
Upon hearing it again, Champlin recalls,