Peter Meechan was born in Nuneaton, England in 1980. He attended North Warwickshire and Hinckley college and began composition lessons with Simon Hall and Ben Markland, and continued his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, studying with Anthony Gilbert, Elena Firsova, and David Horne. On graduation Peter was awarded the Edward Hecht prize for composition.
In May 2003, Peter was appointed as the first ever 'Young Composer in Association' at the prestigious Black Dyke Band. Since then Peter has toured as a guest with the band to the USA and has had performances by the band in Bermuda, the USA, as well as at the Great Northern Brass Arts Festival (Bridgewater Hall, Manchester) and the Walton festival.
Ensembles, conductors and instrumentalists who have played his music include; James Gourlay, Clark Rundell, Dr. Nicholas Childs, David Thornton, Rob Buckland, Sarah Field, David Childs, the Black Dyke Band, Steven Mead, Bones Apart Trombone Quartet, the British Euphonium Ensemble, RNCM Wind Orchestra, Fodens (Courtois) Brass Band, Fairey (FP Music) band, RNCM Brass Band, Guildhall Brass Band, City Side Symphony Orchestra, Warwickshire County Chamber Orchestra and the RNCM New Ensemble.
Peter's music has been performed at the National Lower Brass Day, RNCM Festival of Brass, the ITG (International Trumpet Guild), the RNCM International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, BASBWE 2003, Melbourne International Festival of Brass, and the Edinburgh Festival, as well Music has been performed in several countries, including: Portugal, the Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Bermuda and the USA. He has also been broadcast on Portuguese television and BBC and Australian radio.