Posts Tagged ‘acoustic guitarist bournemouth’

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

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

Westcountry Songwriters Circle - harmonies, melodies and a capella

May 6th, 2013

Three-part vocal harmony from Westcountry Songwriters Circle

 

In the folk-acoustic singer-songwriter tradition, Westcountry Songwriters Circle entertained the audience with songs and acoustic guitar music from a variety of styles incorporating political, social, philosophical, and literary influences.
 
The signature song for Westcountry Songwriters Circle is ‘Westcountry Love Song’,  with words and music by Jinder and accompaniment from Pete Christie and Nicky Swann

 
 

 
 

The first live music event from Westcountry Songwriters Circle: Pete Christie, Jinder and Nicky Swann was at The Finedon Sessions’  quarterly acoustic roots concerts at the Finedon Community Centre, a superb characteristic listening room-style venue, situated in the town of Finedon, Northamptonshire.
 
Westcountry Songwriters Circle re traveling performers performing in public venues, art centres and theatres throughout the UK; one such upcoming event is at Joules Yard and Eating House

 

WEST COUNTRY SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE
 
Saturday 21 September 2013    |    20:00 – 23:00 

 
“…Featuring three of the UK’s top singer-songwriters – Jinder, Nicky Swann & Pete Christie…”
 
www.jinder.co.uk / www.nickyswann.com / www.petechristie.co.uk
 
Saturday night music events at Joules Yard features a mix of the very best local folk, blues, roots, plus some of the finest acoustic acts from across the UK. Joules Yard is also well known for their special menu of inexpensive quality meals.

 
by Pete Christie

Independent UK musicians perform at Fiveways Folk Club

February 11th, 2013

Pete Christie performing at Fiveways Folk Club

Fiveways is a new Folk club in Charminster, Bournemouth run by Mo, Ed & Karen to showcase popular local performers and for those who enjoy good music.

13th Feb is a club night I may take the Gurian guitar for this unplugged night.

 

acoustic guitar performance at Fiveways Folk Club

 

 

You can expect to hear a wide range music from traditional and contemporary folk, to celtic and singer/songwriter artists.

 

The Folk Club is in an upstairs function room and well away from the busy pub, with its own bar.

The Folk Club runs on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Doors open 7.30, Music starts at 8pm.

I was lucky enough to one of the musicians invited to the opening night at Fiveways Folk Club on 24 October 2012

“…Pete Christie, performing songs & melodies in his own unique style…”

Check out the Fiveways Folk Club Facebook for more details

Pete Christie on Fiveways Folk Club Facebook Timeline cover

Fiveways Folk

“…Pete Christie did a great set on our opening night. You can see him again combining styles from rock & folk ballards to blues He’s a unique fingerstyle guitarist & I’m looking forward to an amazing evening!…”

 

Derrin Nauendorf Album launch with special guest Pete Christie

January 23rd, 2013

Derrin Nauendorf Album launch ‘Distant

Empires’ with special guest

Pete Christie 

 

Derrin’s first studio release in four years – The album ‘Distant Empires’ is a personal journey; artistically and musically.

A great night of singer songwriter material and amazing acoustic guitar performances.

singer songwriters playing in Bournemouth UK

Admission £8.00

 

Derrin Nauendorf and Pete Christie have shared the stage many times over the years:

Mr Kyps in Poole, Dorset

‘In the Round’ at Mr Kyps event with Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie and Alex Roberts

 

Quotes about Derrin Nauendorf‘s music

 

“Excellent!”

Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

“Sheer Musical Genius”

Forte Magazine, Australia

“Blistering Guitar Skills”

Yamaha Europe

“Derrin deserves to be a major player in the music industry”

Maverick Magazine

 

Derrin Nauendorf blends blends blues, folk and country.

Pete Christie combines styles from Anglicana Rock and Folk, Ballads and Roots to Blues

Centre Stage

 

14 Queens Road Bournemouth BH2 6BE 01202 540065

 

by Pete Christie

Original English song ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ acc. Francesca Milner

November 17th, 2012

Performing ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ acc. by Bournemouth musician Francesca Milner on keyboard and vocals @ Solid Air

Performed on the handmade Lowden O10; the acoustic guitar ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ was written on, @ Solid Air run by Conrad Barr at The Cellar Bar, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ has been with me for a few years now and for a while it was my opening song to give the fingers a good warm up. I’ve recently added a new intro that I’m very happy with.


There are a number of versions of ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ out there;

 

Audiences often request this song and I recently did a real time transatlantic version of ‘Normal Shade Of Blue‘ at a gig for a lady in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada, which inspired me to the add the lyics to this website for her.

 

There is a live event version of ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ performed at Mr Kyps played on my David Oddy sunburst dreadnought in 2006

 

A 2010 studio version from the album ‘Frank’ on Soundcloud

 

Somewhere, lurking in a file, is a video of James Harrison playing piano and singing ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ whilst I stood in a Frank Sinatra style pose, accompanied and did harmonies, at a lovely venue called Cafe Fleur in Canford Cliffs, where the pair of us shared a monthly residency.

 

I rather like the filming that Dan Bridge did at BBC Introducing: The South Live session in Brighton with Phil Jackson a couple of years ago. Dan uploaded the video to Vimeo

 

On the homepage of this website is a version filmed at conversion live (clive #7) garden party 2011; I’m very happy with the sound quality of that live recording

 

And of course I play ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ on Radio shows like Russell Hill’s Country Music Show on 93.7 Express FM


Reviewers often make mention to  ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’:

 

BBC Radio South Live’s Phil Jackson – Pete Christie on BBC Phil Jackson South Live Demo Panel on BBC Introducing reviewed ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ 11_04_2010 as part of their South: Live showcases unsigned musicians. Quoted about the song and their perception of my approach to music :

 

– 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 an 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. ”

 

– 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. ”

 

“FRANK” – Pete Christie – Review
by Beca Fludgate

“Normal Shade of Blue” is a story type song and finds Pete drinking “coffee flavoured water in a service station” – this illustrates the humour that flavours the whole album which although quite intense and dark also lifts the listener with moments of irony and bittersweet analogies.

 

Tom Semioli in Minor 7th

“…Normal Shade of Blue” is a bona fide tear-jerker…”

 

The FATEA review of the album Frank plays ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ on their site.

 

Karl Hayman review at Mr Kyps supporting Jackie Leven in December 2010

 

Pete Christie is the archetypal singer songwriter, opening his set with a wistful and dreamy number called ‘Normal Shade of Blue’, an ode to unrequited love. His story of distance and missed opportunity is paired with interesting chord voicing and well used vibrato during instrumental sections. His playing style is further defined with his second song, using a loop pedal to create a rhythm track as a basis for his emotive lead playing.

 

‘Frank’ – Review by Fiona Heyes – formerly with Live Wire

“…a mini masterpiece, Normal Shade of Blue. The addition of other musicians on this track reduces the impact of the awesome loneliness of Pete’s solo guitar version, a welcome relief for those not readily given to tears…”

 

Sean Taylor and Pete Christie play East Dorset Friends Of The Earth benefit gig

April 14th, 2012

Sean Taylor, Pete Christie & Introducing Jasmine Newsome Stone play a benefit to raise funds for East Dorset Friends Of The Earth.

 

East Dorset Friends Of The Earth 40th Birthday Benefit Gig

 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

 

Centre Stage, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset UK

 

FATEA Edotor Neil King says

 

Expect a great night of entertainment. Headliner Sean Taylor has recent released his exceptionally well received “Love Against Death”, his fifth album. Recognised as one of the best blues guitar players, singer/songwriters of his generation. This is his first gig in Bournemouth in three years.
Support comes from local singer/songwriter, Pete Christie ensuring that this will be an evening of top quality songs and performance
Friends Of The Earth believe in encouraging new growth and are pleased to introduce Jasmine Newsome-Stone to complete the line up for a great, lineup.

Quote from Sean’s website

Bob Harris Radio 2 programme; Bob has played two tracks from the album. Folk legend Mike Harding played a track and  raved about the album on Facebook & Twitter, writing ‘My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day’ … nice to be put in the same sentence as ‘The Boss’.

Tickets£10, £8 Concessions on the door or in advance from eastdorsetfoe@yahoo.co.uk

Good Intent, Petersfield

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie performing at Good Intent, Petersfield in Hampshire UK

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts Live @ The Dolphin, Blandford Forum, Dorset

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts Live @ The Dolphin on Wednesday, March 14th 2012 – Bringing UK Roots Movement to Blandford Forum

 

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts always have a great musical experience when they perform together. They first started performing on occasion together at ‘Sirius’; a much missed and wonderful ‘listening’ music event, at The Tudor Grange, in Bournemouth. Something unexpected and musically inspiring always happens, arising from a relaxed musical respect and a love of traditional hand made musical instruments.

 

The musical styles of Pete Christie and Alex Roberts compliment each other:

 

Pete Christie is a powerful acoustic folk and roots & Anglicana singer songwriter, who has an individualistic fingerstyle guitar technique, who plays from the heart and sings from the soul.

 

Alex Roberts blends genres from baroque to blues, with a warm soulful voice, finger-style guitar, some fine lapsteel playing, mandolin, and a stompbox to boot.

 

…the audience always get swept up in it.

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts

 

Some of the live music venues that have shared Pete Christie and Alex Roberts are The Latest Music Bar in Brighton, The Half Moon, Putney and on numerous occasions, Mr Kyps, Poole, such as ‘Pete Christie and Friends’, ‘3 Guitarists’: Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts.

 

One very special event they performed together was Pete Christie’s music concept ‘Part 3’; a sell out collaborative event: 3 singer songwriters in a ‘songwriters’ circle’, share the stage throughout the event, with equal billing. The musicians play their solo songs and also add additional guitar technique and harmonies to each others songs. Lou Brown being the third musician.

 

Shortly after the ‘part 3’ event, the BBC aired a similar show; notably the episode with Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright held special appeal for Pete Christie; who has incorporated and contemporised Richard Thompson’s ‘Beeswing‘ and Loudon Wainwright’s ‘There’ll be lots of drinking in heaven’ into his live music set.

 

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts can be heard playing, Pete Christie’s classic song ‘Waiting In The Wings’, on a live recording, done by Sound Engineer, Richard Clarke, at Mr Kyps, Poole, Dorset

In 2011, Pete joined forces with Alex Roberts in his venture to bring like minded musicians together in the UK Roots Movement alongside Wille and the Bandits, Rory Ellis, Andy Grant, The Wishbones, and Hip Route. Artists of integrity who share the true philosophy of the troubadour and offer promoters and proprietors a stable of artists of proven quality and reliability.

 

The Dolphin   42 East Street    Blandford Forum     DT11 7DR

Part of The Dorset Piddle Brewery

 

Linkedin recommendations 2011 “Thank you very much!”

January 1st, 2012

Pete Christie Linkedin

 

Redvers Bailey Promoter Half Moon London

hired Pete as a Musician many times since 2006

“I love Pete Christie. A great man, a great musician and songwriter.” October 12, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

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Tim HeywoodPresenter & Producer, Journalist, Hope FM

“Pete is an entertaining performer, adapting either to an intensely listening audience (which he prefers – who wouldn’t) or to a busy, noisy pub crowd where he is the human jukebox sitting in the corner.
He’s lively and full of anecdotes, while the music can be haunting, engaging, slapstick and /or raucous, depending on mood, atmosphere and environment.
A Pete Christie concert is always memorable, enjoyable and good.” June 8, 2011

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Xan PhillipsBroadcaster and journalist, Xan Phillips

“It was a pleasure to interview Pete, he was very professional and gave some insightful answers to some tough questions. Of course the main reason to interview him was his songs which can still a room of chattering souls.” June 6, 2011

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Rebecca Fludgate ACIMDolfin Music, Gig guide, unsigned bands, live music event

“Pete Christie is a wonderfully talented acoustic singer/songwriter. I have watched him perform and written a review of his album “Frank”.” June 5, 2011

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Russell HillMusic article contributor, Maverick magazine

“I have interviewed Pete Christie for Maverick magazine and found him to be a downright, decent artist who knows how to pick a damn fine tune and sing like a God. If you want a great night of music, check out Pete Christie.” June 5, 2011