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!
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.
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.
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.
I’m very pleased to be performing 2 acoustic blues sets on 2 nights, at 2 venues:
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!
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 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
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.
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 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
Mischa & His Merry Men
Noahs House Band
Eyes For Gertrude
Stone Donkey Pilots
Grizzly & The Grasshoppers
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.
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!
Good to perform again in Swanage
Sunday afternoon gigs are always fun; people are relaxed and listen to the music, which all singer-songwriters like! it is a very good excuse to spend your Sunday afternoon is a cosy Isle of Purbeck pub with friends, it makes it more like a mini concert than a pub gig.
The music set will be fairly varied, with some blues, folk and roots, some rock classics and plenty of original material in a fingerstyle guitar technique.
The Red Lion is a traditional pub located in the heart of the Victorian town of Swanage, has a CAMRA award for their wide selection of Real Ales, serve an extensive range of food from snacks through to exciting special dishes in their newly refurbished restaurant and has a large beer garden.
Hope to see you there!
Swanage In February by Pete Christie
Filmed near my home town, at Swanage beach and Swanage pier, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, UK
Produced by Ian Piper
Dorset is a great place to live for a songwriter!
by Pete Christie