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Wickham Festival Season

August 1st, 2016

Some fun bands performing at Wickham this year

 

Quite looking forward to seeing Lindisfarne on Sunday 7 August. The 2016 Wickham festival is a 4-day music event set to take place from the 4th-7th August.

I will be on the Acoustic Stage around 5.40. on Sunday.

 

Pete Christie performing at Wickham Festival

 

You can listen to some interviews from 2015 on Wickham Festival audioboom.

A family friendly festival, it features artists of varying styles, across three stages. Wickham Festival takes place annually in the village of Wickham, Hampshire and is always good fun. The 2015 Wickham Festival was named Best Festival (Cap. under 15,000) at the Live UK Music Business Awards…glad I was there!

Folk on the Stairs Pete Christie Making Waves

May 4th, 2016

Folk on the Stairs

 

This is the third song from my recent Folk on the Stairs session with Jim Chorley; ‘Making Waves’.

 

 

My good friend and musician, Andy Stone, has always enjoyed this song. ‘Making Waves‘ is always slightly changing; I rather enjoyed playing this fingerstyle version on the Lowden guitar for Folk On The Stairs.

Folk on the Stairs Pete Christie Ballad Of An Ordinary Man

May 3rd, 2016

Folk on the Stairs

 

Here’s the second song from my recent session for Folk on the Stairs. My political song…’Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’, on the Collings OM2: a particularly nice handmade guitar from Austin, Texas.

 

 

The lyrics ‘…It’s a ballad of an ordinary man, bound to do the best that he can…’.

 

Thanks again to Jim Chorley and Lorna Jones for making me feel so welcomed.

Folk on the Stairs Pete Christie Waiting in the Wings

April 27th, 2016

Folk on the Stairs

 

A musical experience that singer songwriters will enjoy participating in. Jim Chorley is a top musician and top bloke, who invites you into his lovely home in Hampshire and then films us singing on his stairs. Folk on the Stairs @Folkonthestairs Love it!

 

 

I sang 3 songs, the first is ‘Waiting in the Wings‘ on the Lowden.

Back at The Boot Weymouth

March 26th, 2016

Long tradition of live music

 

There have been many changes in the last few years affecting the amount of live music venues in UK. One music venue that has stayed true to offering regular live music is The Boot Inn Weymouth.

Love Live Music

Performing there again on Sunday 27 March – Easter Weekend; always good fun…come rain or shine!!

It is important for people to go and check out what local talent there is in their towns: down at the grassroots level.

 

BBC newsbeat quoted regarding UK’s small music venues “The British music industry is worth £3.8bn. All that money starts from when somebody takes their first step onto a grassroots venue stage.”

 

#KeepMusicLive

Surrey Live Music Venue

March 10th, 2016

Three Lions Farncombe

Real Music, Real Ale, Really great live music pub: Shepherd Neame Pub of the Year 2015

Pete ready for the The Three Lions at Farncombe gig

Performing my singer songwriter set Friday, March 11th 2016. Musicians can always relay on the landlords to promote the gigs and rely on the audience to show up and have a good time.

 

The Three Lions at Farncombe

55 Meadrow, GU7 3HR Godalming

25th Swanage Blues Festival

January 29th, 2016

25th Swanage Blues Festival to take place in March 2016

Playing the blues

Swanage Blues is a not for profit organisation, that twice a year brings a lot of exciting live music to Swanage; in March and October, thousands of blues music fans turn the town into a mini New Orleans.

 

A wristband for £10 gives access to the live music events throughout the town. The festival is still free really but people kindly buy at least one weekend wristband for £10 to help cover costs of organising Swanage Blues Festival. We can thank Steve Darrington for all that great work!

 

It is a top festival and I’ve played for a few years now and it always affords me a chance to catch up with people I haven’t seen for a while, or who come back to every festival. Playing 2 sets is fun; both of which are quite different and give me loads of space to explore the bluesy side of the acoustic guitar.

 

Swanage Blues Festival is on 3, 4, 5, 6 March 2016. I will be performing on Friday 4th March at 6pm and then again at 8.15pm.

It is recommended to book in advance, as Tawny’s is one of the venues that puts on both music and great food.

Address: 52 High St, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset BH19 2NX

Phone:01929 422781

 

Long Live Live Music 2016

January 8th, 2016

Greetings 2016

Still playing live…and some recording!!!

Pete Christie Live Music 2016

Weds 20th Jan Dolphin Blandford
Fri 4th March Swanage Blues @ Tawny’s
Weds 16th March Dolphin Blandford
Fri 1st April Wedgwood Rooms Portsmouth with Bemis
Sat 11th June Wimborne Folk Festival

Cardiff Folk Club with Rachel Taylor-Beales

November 8th, 2015

Glad to be performing in Wales again

 

Rachel Taylor-Beales, a very accomplished songwriter I met a few years ago whilst doing the Bournmouth live music circuit, has her new album launch on Thursday 12th November at 8:00pm.

playing at Cardiff Folk Club with Rachel Taylor-Beales

Looking forward to performing on the same bill as Rachel and hearing some tracks from her album ‘Stones Throw, Lament Of The Selkie’…have a listen!

 

I know there will be some impressive musical skills on show and I will get to play for a new singer songwriter, acoustic guitar audience; give them a taste of Isle of Purbeck inspired music.

Check out the Cardiff Folk Club ethos; they have the right idea about music.

 

Swanage Blues Festival Dorset

September 29th, 2015

Fun for all this weekend

 

One of the top UK live music festivals in October – bring on the Blues! Great praise to Steve Darrington for the great organisation of Swanage Blues Festival.

 

I will be performing at Tawny’s on Friday 2nd October 2015 – 2 sets: at 6pm AND 8.15pm. Always a great acoustic gig on The Isle of Purbeck; I really enjoy playing the blues!

 
Pete Christie at Swanage Blues Festival