Posts Tagged ‘‘Avalon Guitar’’

Opening the Bankes Arms Beer and Music Festival in Studland

August 9th, 2013

Isle of Purbeck Musician at an Isle of Purbeck Beer and Music Festival

Isle of Purbeck Musician at an Isle of Purbeck Beer and Music Festival

I’m always glad to be back again at the Bankes Arms FestivalThere will be plenty of good party music from Jim Etherington, Blind Lemon Gliders, Chill and others, throughout the weekend.  

I’m the opening performer at the Festival at 6.30 on Thursday and then playing again on Saturday from 4pm to 6pm.  Taking the Avalon guitar with me this time and try out some new singer songwriter material!


Bankes Arms Studland Festival is on for 4 days; Thursday August 8th to Sunday 11th, 11am to 11pm

This is the pub’s 18th annual beer festival; it is free entrance and a very dog and children friendly festival.


In association with the Isle of Purbeck Brewery the festival features over 80 barrels of 200 quality cask-conditioned real ales and ciders.  The festival is hugely popular and a definite date in the beer-lover’s diary and is considered to be one of the best beer festivals in Dorset and the UK. The Live music is certainly very live and usually gets people dancing and singing along throughout the weekend. There is everything from Rock bands, acoustic, soul, Funk etc.


The Bankes Arms in Studland is an award-winning Dorset 15thC smugglers’ county inn, set in Studland overlooking the beautiful Purbeck coast, on top of the Studland Cliffs overlooking Old Harry Rocks. 


Loads of cyclists and motorists come over from Poole and Bournemouth by crossing the opening to Poole Harbour using the chain ferry at Sandbanks and travelling two miles South to Studland, or they take the A35 eastwards from Poole, then travel South along the A351 through Wareham and to Corfe, taking the B3351 at Corfe Castle to Studland.

Bankes Arms Beer Festival, Manor Road, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AU

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

3 1/2 hour set at The Royal Portland Arms, in Portland

October 30th, 2010

none stop music for the audience by Pete Christie in Portland Dorset UK

Featured Artist by Avalon Guitars

October 25th, 2010

Pete Christie is a Featured Artist for Avalon Guitars

October 11th, 2010


The wonderful people at Avalon Guitars have made Pete their Featured Artist on the front page of the Avalon Guitars website

Please check out Pete’s Avalon Guitars profile



My current stage guitar of choice is my Avalon A-100 Gold Series (S/No A00525)

I suppose you could call it a Lowden look-alike, though sonically, it’s quite different. Mahogany back and sides and a lacquered spruce top make this a very bright and zingy guitar, a little “leaner” than the Lowden, though it plays extremely well. The neck is somewhat slimmer and faster than the Lowden, and it’s a very comfortable and easy guitar to play.



Currently fitted with a Fishman1 under-saddle piezo pickup and a Fishman “Rare Earth” soundhole pickup for a big, blended signal.



She is a great guitar and has survived rainy festivals, hot days, long sets and rigorous noodling. I’ve written half of my next album on her.


Avalon Guitar + Elixir Strings + Atlas Cables = great sound quality

September 17th, 2010