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Meadrow Acoustic Festival Farncombe Surrey 2015

April 5th, 2015

The Three Lions Charity Festival

 
the festival is a celebration of acoustic music
 

There will be 14 acts on 2 stages alternating throughout the day, one featuring bands and the other featuring solo artists.

 

The festival is a celebration of acoustic music of all types on Sunday 3 May Noon to 11pm.

I’ll be doing my singer songwriter set on the solo stage of course, at 7.50 and it will be a great chance to catch up with some of my great music mates, like Bemis, who are on stage just before me. Sarah and Graham, the landlords at The Three Lions, always put on a good show and Farncombe has a rich heritage in live music events and it is certainly one of my favourite pubs to perform at.

 

All proceeds will go to The Three Lions chosen charity for 2015, Farncombe-based Skillway.

Swanage Blues Festival 2015

March 7th, 2015

Swanage Blues Festival 2015 at Tawny’s

Back by popular demand!!

 

Having been thrown out of music lessons at the tender age of 15 for daring to suggest that Blues was a relevant form of “Folk” music, and then being told by the music teacher that I would never be a musician, I decided that I would spend my life proving that he was wrong – on both counts.
The Blues was the “Turning Point” (thanks John Mayall), and foundation stone of everything else I have written, or performed since then. For me, if the song has no meaning, relevance, or message, then it is basically just a tune with words. If you like, “Pop” – and I don’t do Pop. Never have….

 

Great Swanage Blues Festival is alwa

I am non-commercial, genre unspecific, and inclined to wander off down the fretboard just to see where it takes me. I make no apologies for my habit of crossing barriers and kicking down the flimsy walls of comparison and style constraints, in fact, I take it as a challenge!
Come to a gig and see what you think. You may be surprised by what I play, I know I will. I leave it to the feel of the occasion and the mood of the audience to guide my fingers…

 

Swanage Blues Festival is always great fun to perform at!

Tawny’s Wine Bar, at 52 High Street. Saturday 7 March 2015 – 2 sets.

Southbourne Concert by Purbeck Based Singer Songwriter Pete Christie

February 5th, 2015

Pete Christie has been invited to Give A concert Performance at the Beehive Studio;

 

the emerging new music venue in Southbourne, Dorset : Saturday the 21st February 2014

 

Pete Christie concert Performance at Beehive Studio

A rare chance to enjoy the self-penned songs and music from one of the South Coast’s foremost singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarists. With 40 years of musical experiences, you can expect a journey through a marvellously genre-unspecific soundscape. A distinctive and accomplished vocalist, with finger-style guitar technique varying from near-silence to a multi-layered wall of sound, Pete is renowned for exploring the entire range of sounds available from an acoustic guitar.

Lyrically diverse, his songs cover rain, pain, cars and trains, frustration, joy, and dashes of anger and wry humour thrown in for good measure!

 

Join the Facebook Event to let us know if you are joining us.

 

Doors open at 7.15 pm – Concert starts at 7.30pm
**bring your own drink**
TICKETS £7.00 ON THE DOOR.

 

The Beehive Studio

129-131 Belle Vue Road

Southbourne, Dorset

BH6 3EN

 

map directions to The Beehive Studio

Looking forward to performing this Concert at The Beehive Studio. It will be a perfect chance to engage with the audience and share some of the stories and anecdotes about playing, guitar styles and song writing.

Live acoustic music in a proper Somerset pub

January 19th, 2015

The Quicksilver Mail is a proper pub

 

Great Landlord, great audience, great gig!

 

 It is still such a thrill when an audience go quiet and get into a performer’s live acoustic singer songwriter music. The audience at Quicksilver Mail in Yeovil, Somerset were no exception. I noticed quite a few fellow musicians in the audience…you can always see them checking out the fingerstyle guitar technique.

 

return gig for Pete Christie at Quicksilver Mail Somerset

 

I be performing there again on 23 October 2015. Looking forward to it!

 

Live music at surf bar in Bournemouth

December 4th, 2014

Live Music at Reef Encounter

My last appearance at Reef Encounter in 2014 is this Friday 5 December at 8pm…it’s been rather fun and I’ve met lots of lively Friday audiences over the year in Bournemouth. Thumbs up to the cool staff for always making sure I have a drink.

 

Pete Christie playing at a surf bar in Bournemouth

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