Pete on BBC Phil Jackson South Live

April 26th, 2010

BBC Introducing Pete Christie – Radio South Live – Demo Panel with Phil Jackson 11_04_2010
South: Live showcases unsigned musicians

BBC Radio South Live’s Phil Jackson

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

played Pete Christie’s song ‘Normal Shade of Blue’ from the album ‘Frank’

Quotes from the Demo panel on BBC Radio South Live about Pete Christie, his song and his approach to music :

– Chris Taylor, The Greys, Brighton

The one thing I look for in a good songwriter is where a performer paints good pictures and this man does that.
If you close your eyes when you listen to his lyrics, you can see those pictures – They’re there. They’re real and that’s the essence of good storytelling with a song.
There’s a lot more going on behind the voice than you immediately gather.
His south of the river, not Americanised, voice works very well.

– Al Scott, Metway Studio, Brighton

I thought he was extremely accomplished. The whole package just sounds like he really knows what he’s doing. It was a nice song, an interesting lyric. He plays very well.
He bought and interesting edge to it.
The band were understated but right where they wanted to be.
Very Good.

– Nick Coquet, The Brighton Source

Nice sparse arrangement, a simplicity emphasises the story-telling aspect. There’s a melancholic maturity in what he’s talking about and I think that matches the maturity of the man.
Uncluttered – Let’s the flow of his words come out.

Pete Christie on YouTube singing ‘Normal Shade of Blue’ Live at Mr Kyps