Archive for January, 2013

Acoustic Spectrum 3 Radio stations 1 TV station

January 28th, 2013

Acoustic Spectrum is a new MULTI radio and television station creating valuable exposure for musicians seeking additional exposure using both forms of media.

3 Radio stations, 1 TV station

Acoustic Spectrum logo

Acoustic spectrum radio is specifically designed to cater to unsigned or signed artists with small labels to showcase and promote their particular style of music. Artists will be given opportunities for free publicity across Acoustic Spectrum’s listeners and of course Fatea Magazines supporters

Follow Acoustic spectrum on twitter @acousticspectru and @Fatea_magazine and Acoustic Spectrum on Facebook

Acoustic Spectrum TV is great exposure for all the newest indie and alternative featured videos streamed 24/7.

 

 

I recorded the song ‘Ballad of an Ordinary Man’ for the Fatea Showcase Session Download Spring 12 – ‘Walking’ which went live on February 1st 2012.

Our good friend and fellow music-lover, Neil King is one of the creators of Acoustic Spectrum, has been involved in the Indie music scene for over 20 years, bringing the first published music magazine for the indie market and 20 years on still producing the magazine and showcasing new artists from all over the world!

Check out FATEA Magazine for reviews, releases, Live and much more.

 

I’ve had some very well written reviews from FATEA; they really listen!!

by Pete Christie

Derrin Nauendorf Album launch with special guest Pete Christie

January 23rd, 2013

Derrin Nauendorf Album launch ‘Distant

Empires’ with special guest

Pete Christie 

 

Derrin’s first studio release in four years – The album ‘Distant Empires’ is a personal journey; artistically and musically.

A great night of singer songwriter material and amazing acoustic guitar performances.

singer songwriters playing in Bournemouth UK

Admission £8.00

 

Derrin Nauendorf and Pete Christie have shared the stage many times over the years:

Mr Kyps in Poole, Dorset

‘In the Round’ at Mr Kyps event with Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie and Alex Roberts

 

Quotes about Derrin Nauendorf‘s music

 

“Excellent!”

Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

“Sheer Musical Genius”

Forte Magazine, Australia

“Blistering Guitar Skills”

Yamaha Europe

“Derrin deserves to be a major player in the music industry”

Maverick Magazine

 

Derrin Nauendorf blends blends blues, folk and country.

Pete Christie combines styles from Anglicana Rock and Folk, Ballads and Roots to Blues

Centre Stage

 

14 Queens Road Bournemouth BH2 6BE 01202 540065

 

by Pete Christie

West Country Songwriters’ Circle Special

January 10th, 2013

WEST COUNTRY SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE SPECIAL

FEATURING: PETE CHRISTIE / NICKY SWANN / JINDER

1 FEBRUARY 2013

BEST OF KONTRA – WEST COUNTRY SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE SPECIAL

 

 

Highly acclaimed, sensationally good singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist, who plays from the heart and sings from the soul. A master craftsman who is the equal of the many household name guitarists and musicians he has guested with in over 40 years of performing, he was recently described as being “a cross between Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler and Richard Thompson, but with a great voice; though, until now, without the fame!” Playing his own uniquely powerful style of acoustic fingerstyle guitar, Pete’s songs are original, contemporised anglicana roots, with a mix of rock, folk and country, swinging from achingly beautiful, sparse, haunting accompaniments, to explosive, almost neo-flamenco rhythms.

Musician Pete Christie

NICKY SWANN

One of the very best of the new generation of female singer-songwriters, this powerful, original and versatile singer has achieved critical acclaim with sublime original songs that are rooted in Americana traditions but can just as easily encompass cool summer jazz, rock ‘n’ roil, and folksy ballads. Her first CD received ecstatic reviews in 2010, and she was a complete knockout when she played Kontra Roots Club earlier this year. A great storyteller and a passionate performer, Nicky is surely heading for the top.

Pete Christie is part of the Songwriters' circle

A solo tour de force, this most persuasive and passionate of troubadors was originally lead singer and songwriter with The Mercurymen (a band tipped for the top by the likes of Coldplay and Brian Wilson). However, abandoning the comfort of a major record deal to cut his own unique path through the solo acoustic landscape, Jinder has become one of the very best singer-songwriters the UK has to offer, with a string of critically lauded albums and hypnotic, blistering performances. With beautiful, red-dirt Americana songs that are lyrically and musically exceptionally visual, Jinder is a great talent who is going places… and don’t let him tell you otherwise!

Musician Jinder

The Finedon Sessions 

THE FINEDON SESSIONS present quarterly acoustic roots concerts at the Finedon Community Centre, a superb venue situated in the town of Finedon, Northants. They are usually held on the first Fridays in February, May, August and November, and feature top name acts from the world of folk, blues and roots, plus supports from the cream of the UK’s up and coming acoustic talent.

Finedon Community Centre is a converted methodist church, and the first floor concert hall, with its high wood vaulted ceiling, excellent acoustics and atmosphere, is recognised as one of the finest in the east midlands for acoustic music.

The concerts are organised by Kontra Roots Club (see Top Friends and blog) and the Finedon Community Centre committee. Tickets are very modestly priced, usually at £8, and can either be bought on the door or pre-booked by phoning 01933 398377

 

Check out Kevin Buxton on Facebook; one of the splendid chaps organising this great live music event.

Have Guitar Will Travel Tour 2013

January 6th, 2013

Pete Christie ‘Have Guitar Will Travel Tour 2013

guitar case waiting to go on stage at live music event in London

Pete Christie ‘Have Guitar Will Travel Tour 2013’

It’s all about the audience

January 4th, 2013

It’s all about the audience!! New Year’s greetings for 2013

 
 

Pete Christie on stage in front of an enthusiatic audience

It’s all about the audience!!


 
 

Thanks to all the great UK live music venues I got to play at in 2012;
Mostly I have been concentrating on Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, London, Surrey, Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire.

 

Looking forward to launching my new English songs at live music venues in 2013; local, national or global :0)

 

I’m always on Tour 
with handmade guitars!!