Archive for July, 2010

The Thomas Tripp Pub

July 30th, 2010

King Charles Pub, Poole

July 25th, 2010

Light Graffiti by Reef Jockey

July 20th, 2010

FiztFest, Chichester

July 18th, 2010

Pete Christie in Acoustic Magazine August 2010

July 18th, 2010

Acoustic Magazine – Retune Your Ears

by Joel McIver

The acoustic guitar is king for Pete


The UK’s only dedicated acoustic guitar magazine

Issue 44

August 2010


Presenting new, interesting or alternative musicians from the acoustic world.

With Joel McIver.


The acoustic guitar is king for Pete

“I’ve been involved in music in lots of ways, including developing hi-fi equipment, so I’m coming at it from lots of different angles.

I’ve been playing as long as I can remember – and performing since I was 17. I seem to be getting better: every time I pick up the guitar it seems like a new experience.

When it comes to songwriting, I try to write important stuff: I try not to write just anything. I used to do that: I always remember Elvis Costello used to write five songs a day or something, and I thought ‘I wish I could do that!’ but when I did do that, the output wasn’t what I considered to be high quality, which is the important thing. As you get older, you notice the songs that the audience latch on to. I’m always playing the guitar, it’s always on my lap.

I used to work with (legendary manager/producer) Chas Chandler, who told me once that Jimi Hendrix always had a guitar with him, even in the loo. I don’t take it to that extreme, but I will play as much as I can.

I started off as a strummer – don’t we all? – and playing power chords, but over time I found I don’t strum as much, I play fingerstyle more, because of the subtlety of picking the sounds off the neck rather than thrashing them out with a pick.

I experiment with tunings, too: a friend of mine introduced me to open C and after that, I was away. Sometimes I’ll drop a string and see what happens, because the guitar then takes over and you have to follow it.

I keep saying to people, the acoustic guitar is the most powerful instrument in the arsenal. Electric guitars can be loud, but the acoustic has the power”.

Tinderbox and Pete Christie share the stage at The Christchurch Festival

July 9th, 2010

Tinderbox and Pete Christie share each other’s sets at The Christchurch Festival 2010.

Monique Houraghan, of Tinderbox, sang ‘Waiting In The Wings’ on Pete’s set.

Monique was a guest singer on Pete Christie’s latest album ‘ Frank’ and they often perform this song as a duo.
There is some YouTube footage from 2008, of them at Centre Stage.

Dan Tucker, of Tinderbox, invited Pete Christie to perform ‘The Journey’, an instrumental from Tinderbox’s latest album ‘The State Of Play’
Acoustic Magazine called their album “Lovely…Hooky…Mellow”

COMING SOON – Alex Roberts and Pete Christie @ Halfmoon, Putney 9 Aug 2010

July 7th, 2010

Alex Roberts and Pete Christie together at Halfmoon in Putney, in August.

Wedgewood Rooms

July 7th, 2010

Halfmoon, Putney

July 7th, 2010

close encounters

July 4th, 2010