Archive for December, 2012

Season’s greetings to all music lovers – Christmas 2012

December 22nd, 2012

Thank you to all the enthusiastic audiences and live music venues for a great musical year.

 

A British Singer songwriter sings an English Christmas song
 

It has been a great year for song writing and getting to know my live and online audience better, how my original English lyrics can touch so many people and that they are willing to come on a musical journey with me.

 

Ballad Of An Ordinary Man‘ was my political song of the year; it talks to most people about the changing political horizons and is quite thought provoking I’m informed. There is another album being worked on; the hard part is knowing which new songs to put on it, which ones to leave out and how to keep it simple.

 

A big thanks goes out to all the loyal live music venues and festival organisers throughout the UK that keep inviting me back to perform my Anglicana finger-style guitar technique, also to the music reviewers and Radio stations that share my music with a wider listening audience.

 

It is heartening to hear that being a British musician can still make a difference to how people feel.

 

Thank you email sent out with a new music upload to share.

Waiting in the Wings on Reverbnation Showcase of Independent Artists

December 21st, 2012

Reverbnation Showcase of Independent Artists By Douglas Dickens shares British Singer Songwriter music in USA

 

For the last nine months, musician and music enthusiast from USA, Douglas Dickens, showcases independent artists on Reverbnation once a week. Douglas encourages his 266 Facebook listeners to share and comment on the artists.

Douglas has been rather affected by ‘Waiting in The Wings’ and regularly shares my songs.

 I really appreciate the great work Douglas does and especially for getting my songs to a wider audience.

 

Douglas Dickens in Raleigh, North Carolina USA

1 December

http://www.reverbnation.com/petechristie

British singer songwriter guitarist musician

Waiting In The Wings (Pete Christie with Alex Roberts – live version, at Mr Kyps, Poole)

 

One of my all time favourite songwriters from the UK, Pete Christie has some amazing tunes here from start to finish. The first song is an instrumental and amazingly beautiful. Now follow it thru to Ballad of an Ordinary Man or Waiting in the Wings (my personal favourite) and you have the essence of Pete. Love this man’s work.

 

It has been awhile since i shared Pete Christie‘s song here. This song touched me and i wrote about it awhile ago. This is what Pete wrote back about this song:
Hi Doug.. I really appreciate what you do! Share away!!! Bit of background for you.. This song was written after a conversation with a guy in a wheelchair, who is afflicted with terrible disabilities… His undying optimism and sense of humour made me realise that life was for living, and you only get one shot at it. The song was written in about 20 mins from start to finish – and I swear it was flying around my room and just landed on me… It’s not my song. I was just lucky enough to be there at the time with a guitar… I’ve had lots of positive feedback from all kinds of people who tell me how the song has changed their lives, and that’s really humbling. If I never write another song, I won’t mind. Keep up the good work! Very best wishes from the UK. Pete :0)

 

For the last two days I have been living with Pete Christie’s CD ‘Frank’. This song is my favourite on the whole cd because the message is so profound. Pete is going to get tired of me sharing this but i really feel that we all need to listen to the words and live by the message. Cudos Pete ….. wish i wrote it.

 
 

About Douglas Dickens

Music is the driving force in my life and has been since a young lad. I played professionally for years and will again during the later years of my life. I write a lot and share a bit but it is always a pleasure to meet and get to know new folks which is why i am here. The one common ground that most of us have is music and, even though our tastes are diverse, it aids in the tolerance and acceptance of all who cross our paths.

 
by Pete Christie

Pete Christie Live Music Event at The Dolphin Pub in Blandford Forum

December 12th, 2012

The Dolphin is a great live music pub

What does a musician want from a music pub: an appreciative audience, a great landlord that always books you again after the gig, a cup of coffee and a pint of bitter shandy, the chance to try out new songs and sell some albums to new and existing friends; The Dolphin in Blandford Forum offers all of this :0)

 

Pete Christie performing at The Dolphin Blandford Forum Dorset UK

Facebook event

Session archive track on Wired – ForestFM 92.3 – Waiting In The Wings

December 9th, 2012

Some great local music

 

This week’s show including a session archive track from Pete Christie.
 
Recorded in 2007 by Tony Warren (devoted to the local music) on Wired – ForestFM 92.3 – 8pm Friday 19th October 2012 via Mixcloud

 

Waiting In The Wings (Wired Session – 2007)
By Pete Christie Track 9

 

You can read the story behind this English song.

 
 

Wired – ForestFM 92.3 – 8pm Friday 19th October 2012 by Tony Warren on Mixcloud

 
 

“Wired” is ForestFM’s programme devoted to the local music scene in and around Verwood in Dorset, broadly covering Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Salisbury and West Dorset. After an almost 3 year gap Tony Warren returned to present Wired on 5 October 2012.The show features both signed and unsigned artists and studio, session and live recordings. Each week there will be featured artists and archive tracks from Wired sessions and live recordings.More information at www.forestfm.co.uk