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Making It Up Video Guitar song recorded with a piano

January 5th, 2014

Written on a guitar, played on a guitar but recorded with a piano.

 

‘Making It Up’
Words and music by Pete Christie.
Performed by Pete Christie and Karen Smith.

 
 

 
 

Recording by Ian Piper.
From the album ‘Miles Away’

 

It’s what singer songwriters do: recognise real life and tell the story, and as Steve Seskin is quoted as saying, “Part of what you write in lyrics is what you don’t write.”

 

“There’s a saying in Nashville, ‘Paint it; don’t say it.'” — Danny Myrick

 

I always liked this quote I got on BBC Introducing on Radio South Live, from the Demo Panel with Phil Jackson, way back in 2010, where they do live showcases of unsigned musicians:
 

“The one thing I look for in a good songwriter is where a performer paints good pictures and this man does that. If you close your eyes when you listen to his lyrics, you can see those pictures – They’re there. They’re real and that’s the essence of good storytelling with a song. There’s a lot more going on behind the voice than you immediately gather. His south of the river, not Americanised, voice works very well. ” – Chris Taylor, The Greys, Brighton

 

by Pete Christie

The Cellars at Eastney headline – love this place!

January 4th, 2012

 

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

pete christie
with special guests bemis

 

 

 

The Cellars

56 Cromwell Road
Southsea
Hampshire
PO4 9PN

 

 ** Tickets £6 Adv.

 

It is hard to recall how many South of England gigs and Festivals have featured Bemis and Pete Christie or Pete Christie and Bemis; enough times for Pete to be known as the ‘unofficial 5th member of Bemis’ and to appear on their recent albums.

It’s an easy relationship with a shared love of great music and beautiful harmonies, and totally natural stage chemistry.

 

The Cellars is home turf for Bemis in Southsea – (one of the best venues on the circuit, with a superb sound and a listening and appreciative audience), and Pete has appeared not only as a “guest” with them, but also with Derrin Nauendorf and most recently, Rory Ellis.

 

The Cellars has been an oasis for musicians over the years, and some great collaborations have been formed backstage, as this performance will no doubt prove!

 

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BBC Introducing The South

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Jackson
BBC Introducing:
 The South
7-9pm Sunday evenings
BBC S
ussex and BBC Surrey & BBC Radio Solent
Listen in Brighton on 95.3 FM
Listen in Sussex & Surrey 104-104.8 FM
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Listen on-line
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Dan Bridge filmed Pete Christie at BBC Introducing: The South, Brighton

September 25th, 2010

Great video of ‘under the radar’ musician Pete Christie, on vimeo

performing ‘Normal Shade of Blue’, on the David Oddy guitar

by BBC Employee at Introducing: The South

Credit to Dan Bridge

Check out other film production by Dan
http://www.brightonvideo.co.uk

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Pete Christie. from Dan Bridge on Vimeo.

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Live session in Brighton with Phil Jackson
BBC Introducing: The South
The best in unsigned music with live lounge gigs

 

 

Other Normal Shade of Blue recordings.

BBC Introducing: The South – live session in Brighton with Phil Jackson

September 8th, 2010

Pete Christie performing ‘Lost’
BBC Introducing: The South — live session with Phil Jackson

BBC Introducing : The South, Brighton
The best in unsigned music with live lounge gigs


BBC Introducing: The South – live session in Brighton with Phil Jackson

September 8th, 2010

Pete Christie performing ‘Easy Come Easy Go’
BBC Introducing: The South – live session with Phil Jackson

BBC Introducing : The South, Brighton
The best in unsigned music with live lounge gigs

Pete Christie Live in Session with Phil Jackson, BBC Introducing the South

June 21st, 2010

on iPlayer

Normal Shade of Blue

Lost

Shattered

Easy Come, Easy Go

Thanks to Phil Jackson: the South Coast’s answer to John Peel, Dan on sound and Tash on production, for a great show!

BBC Introducing: The South – live session with Phil Jackson

June 14th, 2010

BBC Introducing: The South with Phil Jackson.
The best in unsigned music with live lounge gigs

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

Specialist music show, BBC Introducing: The South, is broadcast across the south and online via BBC iPlayer.

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Date: Sunday, 20 June 2010
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Time: 19:00 – 21:00
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Location: BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey & BBC Radio Solent

Listen in Brighton on 95.3 FM
Listen in Sussex & Surrey 104-104.8 FM
Listen in Solent & Hampshire on 96.1 FM
Listen in Dorset on 103.8 FM

Listen on-line http://www.bbc.co.uk/sussex
Listen on-line http://www.bbc.co.uk/surrey
Listen on-line http://www.bbc.co.uk/hampshire
Listen on-line http://www.bbc.co.uk/dorset

you can text the show on 07786 20 70 70
or you can e-mail unsigned@bbc.co.uk

Pete on BBC Phil Jackson South Live

April 26th, 2010

BBC Introducing Pete Christie – Radio South Live – Demo Panel with Phil Jackson 11_04_2010
South: Live showcases unsigned musicians

BBC Radio South Live’s Phil Jackson

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

played Pete Christie’s song ‘Normal Shade of Blue’ from the album ‘Frank’

Quotes from the Demo panel on BBC Radio South Live about Pete Christie, his song and his approach to music :

– Chris Taylor, The Greys, Brighton

The one thing I look for in a good songwriter is where a performer paints good pictures and this man does that.
If you close your eyes when you listen to his lyrics, you can see those pictures – They’re there. They’re real and that’s the essence of good storytelling with a song.
There’s a lot more going on behind the voice than you immediately gather.
His south of the river, not Americanised, voice works very well.

– Al Scott, Metway Studio, Brighton

I thought he was extremely accomplished. The whole package just sounds like he really knows what he’s doing. It was a nice song, an interesting lyric. He plays very well.
He bought and interesting edge to it.
The band were understated but right where they wanted to be.
Very Good.

– Nick Coquet, The Brighton Source

Nice sparse arrangement, a simplicity emphasises the story-telling aspect. There’s a melancholic maturity in what he’s talking about and I think that matches the maturity of the man.
Uncluttered – Let’s the flow of his words come out.

Pete Christie on YouTube singing ‘Normal Shade of Blue’ Live at Mr Kyps