Sir Ivan Wilzig…New York Banker Turned Singer – The Peaceman Cometh

Peaceman  (“Sir” Ivan Wilzig)  is a  banker turned musician who is best known for techno remixes of 1960s songs such as “Imagine” and “San Francisco”. He is also founder of the nonprofit Peaceman Foundation and appeared as Mr. Mitzvah on Season Two of the reality television show Who Wants to be a Superhero?.

Ivan  is the son of the late Siegbert (Siggi) Wilzig (died in January 2003), who as a penniless German Holocaust survivor earned a fortune through finance. Ivan was born in Newark and grew up in New Jersey as the oldest of the Wilzig children.  Wilzig began voice lessons as a teenager, but was discouraged by his father, who wanted his son to have a more successful career. In 2000 “Sir Ivan” abandoned his banking career to begin a career in music.

Synonymous with “Sir Ivan” Wilzig’s eccentric and hedonistic lifestyle is his lavishly decorated 12,000-square-foot  medieval-style estate in Water Mill on Long Island. Referred to as “the Castle”, it is considered by many entertainment journalists (and by the owner himself) as the “Playboy Mansion of the East Coast”.

New from his album “I AM PEACEMAN” that is breathing new life into the musical and social legacy of the 1960s and reinvented with 21st century cutting-edge style, is   “For What It’s Worth.”  The  video (classic Buffalo Springfield) is a single from the  album, which is a collection of  60’s anthems remade by Sir Ivan and remixed by all the current top talent (Eric Kupper, Tony Moran, Dj Chus, etc)- in his new genre ‘ROCKTRONICA’… all this to coincide with 40th Anniversary of WOODSTOCK in August.

    FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH Video on YouTube               SIR IVAN MUSIC / PEACEMAN 

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