Posts Tagged ‘‘Acoustic fingerstyle set’’

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

 

 

 

 

Swanage Blues Festival - Pete Christie take on the blues

February 17th, 2014

Swanage Blues Festival – expect the unexpected

 

My take on the blues is set to delight rock and blues fans with sad and mournful to infectious and stomping classics from the great blues musicians and some unexpected moodier roots, folk-esque ballads and dynamic blues riffs.
No two performances are the same, so be prepared to expect the unexpected!

 

The venue I’m performing in at Swanage Blues Festival is Tawny’s Wine Bar, at 52 High Street, on 8 March 2014. There will be two sittings, 6.00pm and 8.15pm. Conrad Barr, of Solid Air fame, called me a ‘Swanage troubadour‘; I certainly will be at Swanage Blues Festival!

 
 
Pete Chrisie doing his Blues set at Swanage Blues Festival
 
 

This festival features several different gigs with acclaimed national and international blues musicians playing at a variety of venues around the picturesque seaside town of Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, on the South West coast of England.

 

The Swanage Blues Festival first started back in 2001 and is now firmly established as one of Dorset’s great musical events. This year the Blues Festival will be on 7, 8, 9 March 2014; starting on Friday lunchtime and going on till late Sunday evening.

There will be 15 indoor venues, 30 top acts and 60 great gigs – and all for a £10.

 
Pete Christie performing at Swanage Blues Festival 2014
 

You can watch a Video from 2013’s Swanage Blues Festival with an interview with Steve Darrington the originator of the festival, Chief organiser and Boogie woogie man.

 

All sorts of styles are represented such as acoustic, electric, rural and urban blues. There are open mic sessions every afternoon and usually a Blues Steam Train ride plus dancers, street musicians, jam sessions (Saturday and Sunday), buskers, Gospel Service, and workshops.

 

All the venues are all mapped out, easy to locate and all close together.

 

It is recommended to book in advance for Tawny’s as they also serve food.

 
 
Map of Tawnys at Swanage Blues Festival where Pete Christie is playing
 
 

Organisers have had to discontinue the bucket collections due to problems with red tape, health & safety and insurance issues… so they are selling weekend wristbands instead as a pledge and a symbol of the attendees commitment these are priced at £10 for a weekend wristband. Regular fans say they love the friendly atmosphere and the wide range of electric and acoustic music available in the pubs, restaurants and hotel bars.

 
 
Pete Christie at Swanage Blues Festival poster
 
by Pete Christie

Fingerstyle acoustic set at live music venues in UK

April 21st, 2013

Pete Christie touring his fingerstyle acoustic set at live music venues UK

Dancing Diamonds - an original song by British singer songwriter

March 30th, 2013

Acoustic Fingerstyle guitar video

 

Dancing Diamonds – an original song by British singer songwriter Pete Christie, about someone who, on the surface, had everything they could ever want, but let it all slip away.

 
 

 
 

Filmed at Finedon Community Centre, a former Methodist Church in Northampton, with amazing acoustics.

 

Promoted by Kevin Buxton courtesy of Kontra Roots and Finedon Sessions. Sound engineer Geoff Bland.

 
 

Pete Christie performing his acoustic fingerstyle song Dancing Diamonds in Northampton

Dancing Diamonds – a song about someone who, on the surface, had everything they could ever want, but let it all slip away.


 

The night was a live music event called:
WEST COUNTRY SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE SPECIAL FEATURING:
PETE CHRISTIE / NICKY SWANN / JINDER

 
by Pete Christie

Crumplehorn Inn, Polperro, Cornwall

May 13th, 2011

Pete Christie performing his acoustic fingerstyle set at Crumplehorn Inn in Polperro Cornwall UK

Pete Christie @ The George at Alton, Hampshire

April 9th, 2011

Pete Christie performing his acoustic fingerstyle set at The George in Alton Hampsire UK

RSA London

April 7th, 2011

Pete Christie performing his acoustic fingerstyle set on an unplugged Gurian guitar at RSA in London UK