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Classics Around Dorset Road Run Event 2015

May 27th, 2015

Alex Roberts and Pete Christie perform together again

 

 
Pete Christie and Alex Roberts perform together again
 

Classics Around Dorset Road Run Event 2015 is in support of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and for this year, the Dorset Community Stroke Service, which is part of the Stroke Association. Alex played last year also and has been busy uploading lots of his songs and great covers on YouTube…have a listen!

 
Classics Around Dorset Road Run Event 2015
 

Classics Around Dorset Road Run Event 2015 is being held on Sunday, May 31st 2015  opposite the Antelope Pub in Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset.

 

Check out some of the amazing classic cars appearing last year

UK Roots Movement Singer Songwriters at Folk On The Quay

June 20th, 2013

Part of UK Roots Movement – Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together as the Headline act at Harbour Lounge, part of the ‘Folk On The Quay’ festival

 

Folk On The Quay 2013 will be at various locations along Poole Quay, in Dorset, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2013

 

Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant will be participating in this music festival at 9pm Saturday 29 June 2013. Pete Christie was asked to host and headline the Harbour Lounge event and thought what great fun it would be again to get fellow UK Roots Movement musicians; Alex Roberts and Andy Grant to along also; there will be plenty of fingerstyle guitar technique, guitars and singer songwriter folk and roots material that night!

 

 

UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant

 

This is a new festival brought together by Poole Tourism and Folk Dorset; Paul Burke and Catherine Burke, both of which are accomplished musicians and event organisers, who run the famous Bournemouth Folk Club and more recently started putting on the beautiful Purbeck Folk Festival. Pete Christie will be playing again this year at Purbeck Folk Festival on Saturday, August 24th, on the  Fire Stage, at 10pm.

 

Poole’s Folk On The Quay festival is a FREE event with top folk acts, world music and dancing. What a great location with fantastic views over the harbour!

 

The Saturday evening will have a street concert and 3 stages, ceilidh dances and lots of other attractions through the weekend with local pub landlords also hosting music along the Quay.

 

part of UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together at the 'Folk On The Quay' festival

 

by Pete Christie

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

 

Derrin Nauendorf Pete Christie Alex Roberts – Bob Dylan Tribute @ Mr Kyps

May 30th, 2011

Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts pay tribute to Bob Dylan’s ‘I Shall Be Released’ for their encore song together

Live at Mr-Kyps in Poole, Dorset, UK 13.03.2011

UK Roots Movement – providing an independent alternative

March 22nd, 2011

UK Roots Movement

http://www.ukrootsmovement.com

Rory Ellis
Andy Grant
Pete Christie
The Wishbones
Hip Route

Release date         2010

About                     Freedom sounds like this…

Description         We are a non-profit promotional co-operative run by a collective of international musicians touring extensively and releasing new acoustic roots music within the UK.

In the past decade the music industry has been turned upside down and is barely recognisable as its former incarnation. Acts are signed and dropped on a whim as mainstream trends are set and quickly become outmoded. Chart successes invariably come from a will to create celebrity rather than a desire to share and celebrate creativity.

This industry has a stranglehold on the media that we once referred to for the latest sounds. So a parallel music industry is born through the Internet and on the streets: Anyone keen to take their music on the road can record, market, and distribute from their living room.

Coupled with the recent boom in live audiences, any motivated act can go out and make a success of their art.People dont want to be told what is good – They want to seek it out.

There is an unbelievable wealth of high quality music out there on the streets of the UK. There is also a huge audience on the lookout for an alternative to the mainstream.

UK Roots Movement provides a truly independent alternative.

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

March 21st, 2011

Its not often that 3 musicians with individual and accomplished guitar techniques get the chance to perform on the same stage. ‘In the Round’ is the perfect setting for an audience to get close to the music and feel they are part of the show, without having to join in.

Mr Kyps had just installed a new sound system but you can rely on Chris Young (aka Percy), the sound engineer, to found the levels and sound a musician wants.

Alex Roberts kicked the night off with some beautiful songs and fancy fingers on the lap steel, then bakalia, then guitar; followed by Pete Christie who had some new surprises, a classic ‘The Ballad of Lucy Jordan’ and amazed anyone who is used to Pete’s ‘epics’, with what must be a contender for the shortest song in history, just to keep us guessing what’s next.

Derrin Nauendorf, headlined and made his Yamaha guitar sound like 3 instruments and introduced an innovative hi tech sound hole cover all the way from his recent German tour…2 strategically placed beer mats.

Another good night!

Folk and Roots – great for ‘what’s on’ – Mr Kyps

February 18th, 2011

You have to hand it to the Team at Folks and Roots, they have a comprehensive online guide to the Folk, Roots and Acoustic Scene around the UK, providing information on events, festivals, workshops, venues, reviews and artists.

Folk and Roots included a couple of listings for Derrin Naurendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts, Live @ Mr Kyps on 13 March, to their Event Guide.

Thanks chaps! There will be plenty of acoustic folk and roots that night!

You have to hand it to the Team at Folks and Roots, they have a comprehensive online guide to the Folk, Roots and Acoustic Scene around the UK, providing information on events, festivals, workshops, venues, reviews and artists.

Derrin Naurendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts, Live @ Mr Kyps

February 2nd, 2011

3 outstanding acoustic guitarists together on 1 bill for 1 night

@ Mr Kyps ‘in the round’ Sunday 13 March 2011

Advance: £7.00
Door: £9.00

Great songs. Great guitar techniques. Great night.

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Folking review of Pete Christie’s album ‘Frank’

January 22nd, 2011

Making Waves (above) is a fine example of why we recommend that you check out more of Pete Christie’s finely crafted vocals and simplistic finger picking style guitar tunes.  Christie’s latest album is called “Frank” and Pete’s myspace page gives some background to the album and namely why it was written as a tribute to his late mother who suffered from Dementia and called him “Frank”.  The album also features Waiting in the Wings which has become one of the Christie live standard requests.

Pete has guested with Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention – as part of the Peggy and PJ Wright tour-de-force , Nick Harper, Jeff Lang, Glenn Tillbrook, Ezio, Ruby Turner, Derrin Nauendorf, Hugh Cornwell, Bob Brozman, Martin Harley, Ben Montague and performs on occasion with Alex Roberts. In September last year was a special guest of Canadian, Americana acoustic blues and roots sensation Matt Andersen.  Check out the album it’s a great listen. Artist Weblink:  http://www.petechristie.co.uk/

 

Pete Christie Review  – Pete Christie’s Latest Album ‘Frank’

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Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts Live @ Mr Kyps

January 20th, 2011

Photo by Peter Scheibner

3 outstanding acoustic guitarists together on 1 bill

@ Mr Kyps ‘in the round’ Sunday 13 March 2011

Advance: £7.00
Door: £9.00

Great songs. Great guitar techniques. Great night.

Derrin Nauendorf – headline

http://www.derrinnauendorf.com
– power beyond the scope of the instrumental forces involved.

Maverick Magazine – “Just Amazing, A man who deserves to be a major player in the music world.”
Yamaha – “Blistering acoustic roots performer”
Blues Matters – “Simply Spellbinding”

Pete Christie

http://www.petechristie.co.uk
– mesmerising, the epitome of what modern folk artists could only aspire to be.

Alex Roberts

http://alexrobertsmusic.com
– represents all the best aspects of the songwriter’s craft.