Posts Tagged ‘‘Anglicana acoustic folk rock’’

Lunchtime music event at Salisbury Arts Centre

August 4th, 2013

‘Live Lunch’ is a Lunchtime acoustic music event at Salisbury Arts Centre

 

Pete Christie is always on tour with his handmade acoustic guitars

“…Original English songs ranging from Rock Folk ballads to Blues from a powerful singer songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist…”

Sun, 11 Aug 2013, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

 

FREE lunchtime music event at Salisbury Arts Centre

The idea is that the audience gets to enjoy live lunch sessions, where they can listen to live music whilst enjoying a delicious meal – homemade food at affordable prices.

 

 

Pete Christie – Live Lunch

Free music is in the Cafe from 12 noon to 2pm

Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT

 

 

Salisbury Arts Centre make it their business to offer a diverse programme to appeal to varying tastes.

Based in the old St Edmund’s Church which has been thoughtfully converted to provide a number of flexible performance spaces.

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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

Playing the Avalon acoustic guitar on Isle of Purbeck in Dorset uk

April 21st, 2013

Pete Christie songwriting and playing the Avalon acoustic guitar on Isle of Purbeck in Dorset uk

Ballad Of An Ordinary Man song lyrics by Pete Christie

March 24th, 2013

Ballad of an Ordinary Man is my protest song.

 

A song which protests about the erosion of the principles of life that were once described as ‘rights’, only to be conveniently re-defined as merely temporary privileges by the changing of political horizons.

 
 
Pete Gristie palying the Lowden O10 guitar at Dancing Ledge Isle of Purbeck Dorset UK

Photo at Dancing Ledge, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset UK

 
 

You can listen to’Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ on ‘Pete Christie’s SoundCloud profile page

 

British singer songwriter | English songs | Acoustic Fingerstyle Technique

 
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Ballad of an Ordinary Man


 

 

It’s a ballad of an ordinary man, trying to do the best that he can
Taught to know the value of his word, he got tossed into the theatre of the absurd
So down the road of life he makes his way, trying to do an honest job, make some honest pay
He takes his disappointments in his stride, and he smiles though he’s beaten up inside.
Sometimes he feels that he’s winning – most times he knows he’s not
Sometimes his head won’t stop spinning, most times he makes the most of what he’s got
Discontented with his lot

 

It’s a ballad of an ordinary man, caught up in someone else’s master plan
Tries to keep his head above the flood, feels his feet are sinking in the mud
Knows that something somewhere is bound to break, had about as much as he can take
The voice of doubt keeps whispering in his ear, but still, he will endeavour to persevere
Stumbling blindly through the fog of confusion, fighting battles he’s already lost
Treads the line between faith and delusion, another burning bridge he’s still to cross
Nothing ventured, nothing lost

 

Thumbing slowly through old photographs, taken when he was in his teens
He stares at faces of friends who’ve passed, and he wonders what it means…

 

Inst.

 

In the line marked “Situations Vacant”, he finds himself at the back of the queue
Down the stairs and into the basement, in the dark, without a clue,
Of what an ordinary man’s supposed to do

 

It’s a ballad of an ordinary man, bound to do the best that he can
Rising as the new day has begun, he will go to bed relieved that it is done.
His minutes turn to hours, months to years, he remains the product of his fears
A shadow of the man he planned to be, caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
Wonders how he’s supposed to make a difference, when every day he’s under attack
And every way is filled with frustration, one step forward two steps back
Stuck on the wrong side of the tracks

 

It’s a ballad of an ordinary man

 
 
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‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ is also available to watch on the ‘Pete Christie YouTube Channel

 
 

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

‘Ghosts on the Dance Floor’ Ron Trueman-Border additional guitar by Pete Christie

November 12th, 2012

“…Performed at The Square and Compass in Worth Matravers on 10th November. Ron Trueman-Border is joined here by another excellent singer songwriter- Pete Christie…”



Great to catch up with Ron Trueman-Border again!! A great British singer songwriter.
Another great night of live music on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset UK.

Pete Christie’s political song ‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ video

October 12th, 2012

British singer songwriter acoustic guitarist Pete Christie performs ‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ on YouTube

 

 

A song which protests about the erosion of the principles of life that were once described as ‘rights’, only to be conveniently re-defined as merely temporary privileges by the changing of political horizons.

 
 

Live Music Event performed at The Dolphin Pub, Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK

 

You can read more about the guitars Pete Christie uses, his guitar technique and how it is all about the quality of the music

 

Watch other Pete Christie videos on YouTube

pete christie thank you gig at the square & compass isle of purbeck

September 18th, 2012

pete christie at the square & compass

worth matravers, isle of purbeck, dorset

thurs 20th september 2012

a “thank-you” gig for good friends
a “hello” gig for new friends
all welcome

free entry 8:45 – 11:00

 

Pete Christie – Black, White, and 50 Shades of Grey – Review by FATEA

August 30th, 2012

Review of Pete Christie’s performance on the Fire Stage at the Purbeck Folk Festival 2012 by Neil King Editor of FATEA Magazine.

 Pete Christie on the Fire Stage at Purbeck Folk Festival 2012 by Neil King, Editor FATEA Magazine

Next up is on the Fire Stage is Pete Christie. Pete is a singer songwriter that I’ve long admired. He’s got the common touch in terms of his song writing. His songs portray an attitude of dogged determination and have plenty of character.

Some of his material definitely falls into the protest singer category, but others also have a far more personal touch, symbolising an individual’s inner struggle and their relationships with people and society around them offering a counterpoint to songs coming more about society.

 

Pete always gives off the vibe of a musician totally absorbed in what they are doing on stage, coming out of it to talk to the audience between songs. He plays his songs very much live, meaning that even the songs of his you think you’re familiar with may well throw you on the day. It’s also a set that sits on the cusp between night and day and that’s a good metaphor for the performance, the clarity of daylight dwindles and the uncertainty of the night begins to take hold. Issues aren’t black and white, events tend to be impacted by what’s in the shadows and Pete’s songs reflect that well.

 

This is a performance to savour, one to take onboard and definitely one to experience, Purbeck Folk festival has chosen it’s acts well.

 

 

 

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Live at The White Horse, Quidhampton, Wiltshire

August 2nd, 2012

Pete Christie performs his singer songwriter set on his Lowden O10 guitar in Quidhampton