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Best live music venue in Surrey

November 16th, 2014

Sunday Session at Scratchers (The Three Lions) at Farncombe, Surrey

 

 The audience enjoy live music and they happily share a monetary contribution to the ‘artist’s pot’.

 

The Three Lions pub put on a wide range of eclectic live music events throughout the year. It is a good looking newly renovated pub, great food, big beer garden and with lovely landlords. Highly recommended!

Pete Christie always on tour

Performing there again on Sunday 23 November at 16:00; I always enjoy playing a singer songwriter acoustic folk rock fingerstyle guitar set at The Three Lions.

Live Music at Thomas Tripp Pub Christchurch

November 2nd, 2014

I always Launch a new song at Thomas Tripp gigs

 

It is not exactly a tradition but it always seems to work out that way; then again, I seem to have a new acoustic song or two added to the set list at every gig. The gig list is always 2 pages long and changes for every gig, with a few favourite singer songwriter pieces that are a great warm up, quite a few difficult fingerstyle ones to challenge me, a few blues numbers and even a few ad lib songs lately; odd how the audience have reacted so well to those ad lib songs, hmm!

 

Well, I am back at The Thomas Tripp again on Wednesday 12 November. It is always a really great night, with lots of familiar people coming out for my music, with the occasional teasing and friendly heckling that accompanies years of coming to my gigs.

Pete Christie launches a new song at Thomas Tripp gig

 

 

 

 

Great audiences at Swanage Blues Festival

October 12th, 2014

Acoustic blues get great audience enjoyment

 

Playing both blues sets at Swanage Blues Festival on 2 nights, at 2 venues, were very different:

 

Friday 3 October at Tawny’s  was very lively and a brilliant night for a musician and audience to share…so many happy music lovers!!! Thanks to Tawny’s for the great meal and hospitality!

 

Pete Christie performing at Tawny's in Swanage

 

Saturday 4 October at Durlston Castle was much more intimate.

 

Loving the location of Durlston Castle for a venue as part of Swanage Blues Festival.

Pete Christie enjoying the venue Durlston Castle  Dorset

 

and the clever use of ‘lighting and learning’ panels covering the walls in  Seventhwave Restaurant at Durlston Castle on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset coast.

 

Pete Christie performing at Durlston Castel Swanage

Thanks to the organiser Steve Darrington.

Live music in Bournemouth Surf Cafe

October 12th, 2014

Reef Encounter in Bournemouth put on live music every Friday

I’ll be performing a singer songwriter set there again on 17 October from 8 till 10pm; always a fun venue. It has been a good regular venue to perform at this year.

 

Pete Christie performing at Surf cafe in Bournemouth

Swanage Blues Festival 2014

October 2nd, 2014

Swanage Blues and Roots Festival 2014

 

I’m very pleased to be performing 2 acoustic blues sets on 2 nights, at 2 venues:

Friday 3 October at Tawny’s
and
Saturday 4 October at Durlston Castle

 

It was such a fun and busy blues event to play at in February and is always well attended again at the October version of the blues festival in Swanage, Dorset. Great for locals and visitors! There are a wide variety of 60 gigs going on, by 30 different acts in 15 indoor venues, with some Open Mic and Jam Sessions also.

 

The dates are throughout 2, 3, 4, 5 October, and all organised by Steve Darrington. Swanage Blues Festivals take place in March and October each year and are known as The Best Blues Parties on the South Coast! It’s times like this I really enjoy being an Isle of Purbeck Musician, fingerstyle guitarist and singer songwriter and the blues is a great way to have the audience listen and get in to the music!

Pete Christie is performing at two venues at Swanage Blues Festival

Bankes Arms Beer Festival Studland

August 11th, 2014

Beer and Music Festival in Dorset

 

I got to play 2 acoustic fingerstyle guitar performances and the crowds, a great PA by Paul Graham from Chill The Party Band and the weather made it a really enjoyable experience!

 

The music was on from Thursday 7 August until Sunday afternoon, with a wide variety of musical styles and musicians.

Pete Christie Beer and Music Festival in Dorset poster

The Bankes Arms Beer Festival 2014 is now in its 19th year, it is in association with the Isle of Purbeck Brewery and has become a definite date in every beer-lover’s diary! The pub overlooks the stunning Purbeck coast, the Festival offers over 200 varieties of Real Ale and Cider and is considered one of the best beer festivals in Dorset and the UK.

 

by Pete Christie

Bar Stage Southsea Show 2014

July 30th, 2014

Southsea Show 2014

 

The show runs 1st, 2nd and 3rd of August 2014 Real Ales and live music.

I’ll be performing an acoustic singer songwriter set in the afternoon on Sunday in the The Village Pub, which is curated by BEMIS.  Showcasing local musicians, from Jazz to Blues and from Pop to Folk, catering for everyone’s taste.

Southsea Show poster

 

 

All the info on what’s happening in all of the 14 villages is here in the Southsea Weekend Guide

Good lineup. Southsea Common, Hampshire

The Village Pub lineup on Sunday at Southsea Show

 

The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan video

July 15th, 2014

The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan video

 

As requested, me performing ‘Ballad Of Lucy Jordan’ In honour of Marianne Faithfull…Thanks for the inspiration!

Filmed at Dam Fine Affair, Damerham, Hampshire, UK

 

Fun Festival Review from Music Unbuttoned – great lineup:

Si Genaro
Mischa & His Merry Men
Chris Woodford
Pete Christie
Fearne
Noahs House Band
Eyes For Gertrude
Dustbowl Children
Alex Roberts
Stone Donkey Pilots
Grizzly & The Grasshoppers

 

Salisbury Arts Centre Sunday lunchtime live music

July 15th, 2014

Salisbury Arts Centre live music

 

Good to meet a new listening audience, and in such a stunning venue.

 

A wonderful gig at Salisbury Arts Centre; massive thanks to Michael Douglas William Scott for the great sound engineering.

 

Pete Christie on stage at Salisbury Arts Centre

Live Music Event in Farncombe Surrey

June 18th, 2014

Three Lions at Farncombe

 

Live music event at The Three Lions at Farncombe
Performing on Friday 20 June for an enthusiastic audience.

The pub landlords run a very organised live music venue with lots of planning and promoting the musicians, which makes a great difference; a music pub, rather than a pub that puts on music!