Posts Tagged ‘‘acoustic guitarist dorset’’

Live music in Westbourne

October 25th, 2016

Live music in Westbourne

 

Very pleased with the gig at The Porterhouse in Westbourne, Dorset.

 

The pub is under new management and doing a great job at bringing in a selection of live acoustic music. It is a traditional local pub but with a really appreciative audience: that environment makes me happy to share my songs!

Pete Christie enjoying performing for an appreciative audience

Keep Music Live

October 16th, 2016

August and September were full of music festivals

 

Wickham Music Festival

 
Pete Christie leaving Wickham Music Festival
 

Bankes Arms Studland Festival

 

Music from Pete Christie at Bankes Arms Studland Festival
 

Music and Merriment Festival at Spetisbury Rings

 
Pete Christie on stage at Music and Merriment Festival
 

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

 
Pete Christie on the Fire Stage at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival
 

Swanage Folk Festival

 
Full day of music and MCing at Swanage Folk Festival
 

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

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

Purbeck Musician at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

August 27th, 2015

Sounds about right!

 
 

Top festival that Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. A great place to test out some new acoustic fingerstyle arrangements. Many in the audience will be some of my good friends and it will be a joy to catch up with them.

 
 

I will be playing this Friday 28 Aug at 17:40 – 18:20 in the Long Barn. The festival is being held at a different location this year, so we will all be very interested to check out the new Purbeck Valley Farmhouse venue. Big up to Catherine Burke for all her hard work in organising everything.

 
 
Pete Christie playing is Friday 28 August

I knew Wickham Music Festival would be fun

August 15th, 2015

Hats off to Wickham

 

Record crowds, great line up, lovely audience and perfect weather!

 

Good to see some old friends – and make lots of new ones! Big Ta to The Alistair Goodwin Band for getting me on the bill…..

Pete Christie thanks the Wickham audience

 

 

Ask me what I like about Studland Music Festival

August 15th, 2015

Obviously the music…

 

The great location on The Isle of Purbeck, the vast array of beers, the huge audience…

 

…and getting to hang out with my great music friend, Jim Etherington. Pippa at The Bankes Arms invites us to play on the same bill just so we can catch up.

Jim Etherington and Pete Christie doing the sound check

 

Invited back next year at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

August 15th, 2015

Very Pleased!

Seems my multi-skilling worked: #musician, MC, bouncer, audience directions, roadie, sound, PR, sweeper, babysitter…good fun!

 

Karen Laird did a great job organising so many local talented musicians to play…and we all got paid! Lovely Wimborne Minster Folk Festival

Pete Christie performer and host

Summer of Live Music Events

August 15th, 2015

Always great to perform outdoors in Summer

Just can’t always guarantee it will be warm…better keep my hat on!

 

At The Boot Inn in Weymouth…always a great audience!

Great live music party in Weymouth