Archive for April, 2010

Pete Christie’s Relevant Album Discography

April 26th, 2010

Relevant Album Discography: in ascending order

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01: Pete Christie’s Greatest Hits (Vol 5)

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02: The Curse of Optimism

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03: Acoustic

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04: Miles Away

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05: Live at Mr Kyps (4 star review in Maverick Magazine June 2010)

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06: Short Stories – Live at Mr Kyps DVD

Filmed by Mike Last uploaded to YouTube and the welcome page on this website.

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07: Frank (2009) (4 star review in Maverick Magazine May 2010)

Maverick Magazine – 4 star review of Pete Christie’s album ‘Frank’, by Russell Hill

April 26th, 2010

Maverick Magazine
The voice of country, folk, bluegrass and roots music
Issue 94 May 2010

Pete Christie
Frank
Self Released
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There is so much to enjoy about this album that it would take an age to
list them all.

Based in Bournemouth and one of the best guitar pickers I have heard
for some time, this second solo album from the former member of the
Skavengers is delightful to say the least.

The only track not written by Pete is ‘Not Dark Yet’. Originally written
by Bob Dylan, it is sparse in its sound but as mighty a song if ever
I’ve heard one. The electric guitar makes this track a sleeping giant,
and I’m sure Dylan would not object to this version, as Pete performs it
so damn well.

One tune which is Pete’s own is ‘Waiting in the Wings’. The guitar
picking is not run-of-the-mill at all and with the occasional minimalist
sound joined by the Band of the Royal British Legion Christchurch, this
is one song I would certainly enjoy hearing live.

Prior to hearing this record, I did not know of Pete. When
singer-songwriters as good and talented as this are gigging continuously
around the UK throughout the year, it makes you want to travel
extraordinary distances just to see what they have to say and sing
about.

RH

Russell Hill        russelledwardhill@hotmail.co.uk

Pete on BBC Phil Jackson South Live

April 26th, 2010

BBC Introducing Pete Christie – Radio South Live – Demo Panel with Phil Jackson 11_04_2010
South: Live showcases unsigned musicians

BBC Radio South Live’s Phil Jackson

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

played Pete Christie’s song ‘Normal Shade of Blue’ from the album ‘Frank’

Quotes from the Demo panel on BBC Radio South Live about Pete Christie, his song and his approach to music :

– Chris Taylor, The Greys, Brighton

The one thing I look for in a good songwriter is where a performer paints good pictures and this man does that.
If you close your eyes when you listen to his lyrics, you can see those pictures – They’re there. They’re real and that’s the essence of good storytelling with a song.
There’s a lot more going on behind the voice than you immediately gather.
His south of the river, not Americanised, voice works very well.

– Al Scott, Metway Studio, Brighton

I thought he was extremely accomplished. The whole package just sounds like he really knows what he’s doing. It was a nice song, an interesting lyric. He plays very well.
He bought and interesting edge to it.
The band were understated but right where they wanted to be.
Very Good.

– Nick Coquet, The Brighton Source

Nice sparse arrangement, a simplicity emphasises the story-telling aspect. There’s a melancholic maturity in what he’s talking about and I think that matches the maturity of the man.
Uncluttered – Let’s the flow of his words come out.

Pete Christie on YouTube singing ‘Normal Shade of Blue’ Live at Mr Kyps

Logo designed by illustrator Paul Daviz

April 26th, 2010

Pete Christie Logo design by Paul Daviz

Pete Christie Logo design by Paul Daviz

Design and Illustration by Paul at Daviz Cartoons

Inspired by an image of Pete Christie at The Music & Merriment Festival 2009

Pete Christie at Music & Merriment Festival 2009

Pete Christie at Music & Merriment Festival 2009 Photo by sound.z music