Archive for June, 2012

British singer songwriter

June 28th, 2012

Pete Christie on stage at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Jubilee event

British singer songwriter in transatlantic session | song lyrics ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’

June 24th, 2012

Pete Christie is always happy to play his songs when his audience requests them; so when MJ Patterson requested ‘Nomal Shade of Blue’ on Pete’s Facebook page, Pete was happy to oblige. However, MJ was in North America, so they had to set up a transatlantic session at the Live Music gig in Dorset.

Pete Christie singing one of his original songs Normal Shade Of Blue

Photo courtesy of David Coombs, Portsmouth UK.

You can find the song lyrics to ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ below.

Pete Christie was playing the first live music gig at The Parkstone Pub, Poole, Dorset, which is under new management with Tammy and her Team. After a 3 hour set plus encores, Pete and other musician friends went back for a jam session.

Gives a whole new meaning to being a session musician. Can’t have too much of a good thing!


Mj Patterson

Sunday, 10 June 2012 at 06:17

A big shout of thanks out to the amazing Pete Christie who played a transatlantic gig this evening all the way to Halifax Nova Scotia and to Al BikerWeasel for making it possible. xxx

Pete calls his British style of music ‘Anglicana’, others call it Acoustic Folk and Roots.


Song Lyrics to ‘Normal Shade of Blue’ by British singer songwriter, acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, Pete Christie.

 
 

I’m standing in a bar in downtown Nowhere

Staring at a girl I thought was you

When she turned her head, she was someone else instead

And I went back to living in my normal shade of blue

 

So I shared some conversation with the barman

Just to see what he might have to say

Then we drank a toast, to the things we miss the most

Always seems to be the ones we let slip away

 

Then I think of you, like I always do

Though you’re out of sight

Are you safe and warm, lying in somebody’s arms

Or are you missing me tonight

 

I’m drinking coffee-flavoured water in a service station

2 am, and I’ve got a hundred miles to go

You can only get so far, with a suitcase and guitar

Seems the more I understand, the less I really know

 

So I think of you, like I always do

Though you’re out of sight

Are you safe and warm, lying in somebody’s arms

Or are you missing me tonight

 

I’ll keep holding on, it’s all that I can do

Till all hope has gone, I’ll still hold on to you

 

So I guess I’d better get my act together

And get out here and try and sing some songs

Down from off the fence, back in present tense

Still trying to figure out, where it all went wrong

 

So I think of you, like I always do

Though you’re out of sight

Are you safe and warm, lying in somebody’s arms

Or are you missing me tonight

 

I think of you, like I always do

You know you’d be all right

You’d be safe and warm, if you were lying in my arms

Never have to face another lonely night.

Listen to Pete Christie singing ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ on SoundCloud.

 

Thee are also 3 other original songs to hear of Pete Christie’s on SoundCloud:

‘Waiting In The Wings’.

‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’.

Instrumental ‘A Load Of Old Billy’

 

There is a YouTube video to watch of Pete Christie singing ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ Live, filmed at Mr Kyps, Poole, Dorset.

 

Maverick Magazine – 4 star review of Pete Christie’s album ‘Live at Mr Kyps’ by Russell Hill

“…Performed with just an acoustic guitar at the Poole venue, Pete Christie gives a master class into how to use his chosen instrument stupendously…”

 

“…one of the UK’s finest acts…”

Isle of Purbeck Musician chosen to open Purbeck Folk Festival 2012

June 13th, 2012

Pete Christie surveys the beautiful Isle of Purbeck on a music photoshoot

Swindon welcomes Dorset Guitarist for a Jubilee Live Music Event

June 13th, 2012

A lively set on Sunday 3 June afternoon, with a listening audience who bought lots of albums; what could be a better way to spend time for a musician like Pete Christie, who works hard to deliver a balanced singer-songwriter set of folk, blues, rock and ballads.

 

Pete Christie performs his singer songwriter set on his Lowden guitar in Swindon at The Beehive Pub

 

The audience showed lots of appreciation for the varied original anglicana set and a few covers, done in Pete’s unique acoustic fingerstyle technique. One such song is the ‘Ballad Of Lucy Jordan’, originally recorded by Dr. Hook and popularised by Marianne Faithfull. Pete Christie has been gaining some great compliments for this exciting adaptation which incorporates some dynamic looping and echo effects.

 

Pete is well known for performing a longer set and today was no exception, especially as some people had been watching the Jubilee celebrations.

 

Pete Christie is back again on Sunday, October 14th 2012 at 3pm.

 

The Beehive Pub

55 Prospect Hill, Old Town, Swindon

Phone: 01793 523187