Posts Tagged ‘audience’

Season’s greetings to all music lovers – Christmas 2012

December 22nd, 2012

Thank you to all the enthusiastic audiences and live music venues for a great musical year.

 

A British Singer songwriter sings an English Christmas song
 

It has been a great year for song writing and getting to know my live and online audience better, how my original English lyrics can touch so many people and that they are willing to come on a musical journey with me.

 

Ballad Of An Ordinary Man‘ was my political song of the year; it talks to most people about the changing political horizons and is quite thought provoking I’m informed. There is another album being worked on; the hard part is knowing which new songs to put on it, which ones to leave out and how to keep it simple.

 

A big thanks goes out to all the loyal live music venues and festival organisers throughout the UK that keep inviting me back to perform my Anglicana finger-style guitar technique, also to the music reviewers and Radio stations that share my music with a wider listening audience.

 

It is heartening to hear that being a British musician can still make a difference to how people feel.

 

Thank you email sent out with a new music upload to share.

Derrin Nauendorf and Pete Christie at Mr Kyps Poole Dorset UK

April 9th, 2012

A great night of independent singer/songwriter guitar playing at Mr Kyps

 

Mr Kyps is always a great place to play; after playing there on a regular basis to some enthusiastic audiences, I consider it my musical home.

 

Derrin Nauendorf is a great guitarist and endorsed by Yamaha guitars. Blues Matters magazine calls Derrin “Simply Spellbinding”.

We have shared a stage on many occasions. I really enjoy how his songwriting is developing. We have a different approach to writing songs and even to playing guitar and our guitars of choice but we share a lot of similar philosophies on life and that’s what song writing is about.

 

An Australian native, Derrin, is more  of a roots-based blues musician and I am still trying to determine which genre I can be categorised by; some say roots-based folk, some say sparse, one friend, who invited me to play at the RSA, called my sound ‘music stylings’; if I am a ‘Purbeck folk musician’ it is because the lyrics are heartfelt and speak directly to the listener.

 

poster for the Derrin Nauendorf and Pete Christie event at Mr Kyps in Poole on Thursday 26 April 2012

Derrin has a new studio album out later this year and lots of touring in between. We both enjoy being on the road, sharing our music.

 

The Mr Kyps gig is on Thursday 26 April at 8pm

Mr Kyps
8a Parr Street
Lower Parkstone
Poole
BH14 0JY

01202 748945

Tickets are available in Advance: £8.00
Door: £10.00

New Album – the songwriting is well under way

February 20th, 2011

Pete’s current album ‘Frank’, which received favourable and 4star reviews and interviews, was completed at the end of 2009 and launched early in 2010

The next album material is an evolution in Pete’s crafted fingerstyle guitar technique and his honest Anglicana song writing approach.

Living on The Isle of Purbeck affords Pete plenty of space to work out what the album will be about. The hardest decisions will be what to leave out as the songs just keep ‘landing on him’.

Pete is quoted as saying he wants the next able to be ‘simple’; however, if the occasion presents itself for a full-sized orchestra to be available, then don’t be surprised if it is included on one of the tracks,

Pete is dedicating much of this year to touring throughout the UK and Europe, offering his audience an opportunity to hear some of the new songs as they grow and naturally develop.