Posts Tagged ‘Bournemouth’

Independent UK musicians perform at Fiveways Folk Club

February 11th, 2013

Pete Christie performing at Fiveways Folk Club

Fiveways is a new Folk club in Charminster, Bournemouth run by Mo, Ed & Karen to showcase popular local performers and for those who enjoy good music.

13th Feb is a club night I may take the Gurian guitar for this unplugged night.

 

acoustic guitar performance at Fiveways Folk Club

 

 

You can expect to hear a wide range music from traditional and contemporary folk, to celtic and singer/songwriter artists.

 

The Folk Club is in an upstairs function room and well away from the busy pub, with its own bar.

The Folk Club runs on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Doors open 7.30, Music starts at 8pm.

I was lucky enough to one of the musicians invited to the opening night at Fiveways Folk Club on 24 October 2012

“…Pete Christie, performing songs & melodies in his own unique style…”

Check out the Fiveways Folk Club Facebook for more details

Pete Christie on Fiveways Folk Club Facebook Timeline cover

Fiveways Folk

“…Pete Christie did a great set on our opening night. You can see him again combining styles from rock & folk ballards to blues He’s a unique fingerstyle guitarist & I’m looking forward to an amazing evening!…”

 

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

Original English song ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ acc. Francesca Milner

November 17th, 2012

Performing ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ acc. by Bournemouth musician Francesca Milner on keyboard and vocals @ Solid Air

Performed on the handmade Lowden O10; the acoustic guitar ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ was written on, @ Solid Air run by Conrad Barr at The Cellar Bar, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ has been with me for a few years now and for a while it was my opening song to give the fingers a good warm up. I’ve recently added a new intro that I’m very happy with.


There are a number of versions of ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ out there;

 

Audiences often request this song and I recently did a real time transatlantic version of ‘Normal Shade Of Blue‘ at a gig for a lady in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada, which inspired me to the add the lyics to this website for her.

 

There is a live event version of ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ performed at Mr Kyps played on my David Oddy sunburst dreadnought in 2006

 

A 2010 studio version from the album ‘Frank’ on Soundcloud

 

Somewhere, lurking in a file, is a video of James Harrison playing piano and singing ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ whilst I stood in a Frank Sinatra style pose, accompanied and did harmonies, at a lovely venue called Cafe Fleur in Canford Cliffs, where the pair of us shared a monthly residency.

 

I rather like the filming that Dan Bridge did at BBC Introducing: The South Live session in Brighton with Phil Jackson a couple of years ago. Dan uploaded the video to Vimeo

 

On the homepage of this website is a version filmed at conversion live (clive #7) garden party 2011; I’m very happy with the sound quality of that live recording

 

And of course I play ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ on Radio shows like Russell Hill’s Country Music Show on 93.7 Express FM


Reviewers often make mention to  ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’:

 

BBC Radio South Live’s Phil Jackson – Pete Christie on BBC Phil Jackson South Live Demo Panel on BBC Introducing reviewed ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ 11_04_2010 as part of their South: Live showcases unsigned musicians. Quoted about the song and their perception of my approach to music :

 

– 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 an 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. ”

 

– 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. ”

 

“FRANK” – Pete Christie – Review
by Beca Fludgate

“Normal Shade of Blue” is a story type song and finds Pete drinking “coffee flavoured water in a service station” – this illustrates the humour that flavours the whole album which although quite intense and dark also lifts the listener with moments of irony and bittersweet analogies.

 

Tom Semioli in Minor 7th

“…Normal Shade of Blue” is a bona fide tear-jerker…”

 

The FATEA review of the album Frank plays ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ on their site.

 

Karl Hayman review at Mr Kyps supporting Jackie Leven in December 2010

 

Pete Christie is the archetypal singer songwriter, opening his set with a wistful and dreamy number called ‘Normal Shade of Blue’, an ode to unrequited love. His story of distance and missed opportunity is paired with interesting chord voicing and well used vibrato during instrumental sections. His playing style is further defined with his second song, using a loop pedal to create a rhythm track as a basis for his emotive lead playing.

 

‘Frank’ – Review by Fiona Heyes – formerly with Live Wire

“…a mini masterpiece, Normal Shade of Blue. The addition of other musicians on this track reduces the impact of the awesome loneliness of Pete’s solo guitar version, a welcome relief for those not readily given to tears…”

 

Sean Taylor and Pete Christie play East Dorset Friends Of The Earth benefit gig

April 14th, 2012

Sean Taylor, Pete Christie & Introducing Jasmine Newsome Stone play a benefit to raise funds for East Dorset Friends Of The Earth.

 

East Dorset Friends Of The Earth 40th Birthday Benefit Gig

 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

 

Centre Stage, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset UK

 

FATEA Edotor Neil King says

 

Expect a great night of entertainment. Headliner Sean Taylor has recent released his exceptionally well received “Love Against Death”, his fifth album. Recognised as one of the best blues guitar players, singer/songwriters of his generation. This is his first gig in Bournemouth in three years.
Support comes from local singer/songwriter, Pete Christie ensuring that this will be an evening of top quality songs and performance
Friends Of The Earth believe in encouraging new growth and are pleased to introduce Jasmine Newsome-Stone to complete the line up for a great, lineup.

Quote from Sean’s website

Bob Harris Radio 2 programme; Bob has played two tracks from the album. Folk legend Mike Harding played a track and  raved about the album on Facebook & Twitter, writing ‘My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day’ … nice to be put in the same sentence as ‘The Boss’.

Tickets£10, £8 Concessions on the door or in advance from eastdorsetfoe@yahoo.co.uk

A rare occasion | Pete Christie Live @ The Cellar Bar

December 31st, 2011

Playing at The Cellar Bar turned out to be a real treat of a night with the launch of 2 new songs, a 3 hour set with great sound engineering by Andy Razz, a great review from Tim Heywood, Livewire Live Hopefm, some loyal fans and some new friends.

 

 

 

Tim Heywood’s Bournemouth Music Blog

Two Sets of An Evening With…

04 DEC 2011

by Tim Heywood in Chaplins & Cellar Bar Tags: Bournemouth, Music, 

My Sunday night started with “An Evening With….Blowing Your Cover” at the church tonight, as we prepare for our launch of this popular church training & equipping course. Afterwards dash over to The Cellar Bar, where Pete Christie is performing. Pete is my favourite performer; I consider him to be one of the absolute best on this circuit. A music session is more like An Evening With…Pete Christie, since the constructed songs are interspersed with both inane banter and insights into Pete’s life.

This starts as I walk in with digs at myself and another notable punter from the scene, before regaling us with a slight on a certain capo from a certain internet supplier. The capo broke 11 months after purchase and he’s heard diddly-squat from the firm. He then splurges into Dancing Diamonds. The next story is 5 minutes about a gig in Swindon, the only kebab shop open there at midnight, and a stool that’s just the right height for him, before he plays a short song from his Skavengers era about trouble, making much use of harmonics on the guitar.

I’ve previously referred to Pete as Magic-Fingered; while there hasn’t been much evidence of this so far, his voice is in fantastic form, as demonstrated by his high wails in staple Lost, which also provides for his first flicker-fingered instrumental break of the night. He next plays his version of Beeswing, which I’ve missed pretty much every other time I’ve seen him play due to walking in late. Its everything I’ve come to expect of Pete’s entertainment, and more…

Along the way, many of his songs are changed and mucked about on the spot; lots of seeming improvisation and spontaneous invention. After one cover he segues into a little instrumental involving the same chord progression, yet thowing in some slide action, even slipping into lap steel mode with the slide for a moment. Good stuff.

Pete Christie Supporting a NEW local online radio – THUNDER™ 87.7 FM

January 29th, 2011

Supporting a NEW local online radio –

THUNDER™ 87.7 FM

launched December 2010, in the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole areas

1pm – 2pm: Sunday 30th January

Addie Jay’s Unsigned Showcase: Pete Christie on THUNDER™ 87.7 FM

listen in and get involved Txt: 07537 400 410

Call: 01202 798 240

Email: studio@thunderradio.co.uk

http://www.thunderradio.co.uk

Twitter  @thunder_radio

Facebook link

Addie Jay aka Adam Scholey

Adam knows his music. He did some work experience with me in the Hi-Fi shop I managed. You can check him out at Plastic Parrot

Adam now specialises in all things filthy ELECTRO/HOUSE. Having appeared in numerous national media including FutureMusic magazine and ITV/Channel 4’s Planet Sound, his newly-found field has seen him remix the likes of Calvin Harris, Ke$ha, The Used and KHY to name but a few.

Facebook Gallery of photos from the show

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2011 – Powerful acoustic roots & Anglicana singer-songwriter

January 20th, 2011

Distinctive vocalist.

Finger-style guitar technique varies from near-silence to a multi-layered wall of sound.

Photo by Richie Brown

Ready to start a year of touring.

“Recording blues track with Reg”

January 15th, 2011

Thanks and Happy New Year

January 2nd, 2011

Pete Christie December 2010 Newsletter

2010 was definitely a good year.

There isn’t room here to thank everyone for their support,

I will however mention:

Matt Andersen & Jackie Leven for their inspiration

(Link to BHOne Review)

Alex Roberts

Redvers Bailey

Bemis

Tinderbox

and Lou Brown

for sharing some memorable performances with me

Most of all, to the people who matter most. You guys who keep turning up to listen.

Especially Sheila, who has travelled almost as many miles as me!

Thanks Sheila!!!

2011 looks like it’s going to be a busy one
– largely on the road,
but hopefully there’ll be a new album at some point!!

Thanks again!!

Happy New Year!!!

Pete

Clever people who designed this website won a photography campaign award

December 1st, 2010

Chris Boakes, or ‘CodeBoy’ as we affectionately call him, built this website…he’s the one hiding behind the balloons in this ‘Gold, Cream Award‘ winning photograph campaign by Campbell Rowley, in Bournemouth; who kindly designed the website.