Posts Tagged ‘‘David Oddy’

In good company on the Luthier David Oddy website

May 27th, 2013

David Oddy is a Luthier master craftsman

 

I am very proud that I get to play a handmade sunburst Indian Rosewood Dreadnought David Oddy acoustic guitar everyday.

 

She is a thing of beauty; visually, ideally suited to my fingerstyle guitar technique and sounds sweet as a nut!

 

David Oddy and his son Nicholas have a new website and have kindly added me to their ‘Links to Our Friends’ page; I’m in good company with Show of Hands, Martyn Joseph, Flynn Cohen, John Williams, Mark Pidgeon, Ian Walker and Jamie Leigh Malin. Both Steve Knightley and Phil Beer in Show Of Hands are well known for their choice in David Oddy guitars, madolins, mandocello, a cuatro, parlour and other instrument requirements.

 
 

Pete Christie appears on the David Oddy website with fellow acoustic musicians

 
 

It was a great day back in 2004 when I headed down to Newton Abbot, Exeter, Devon, to meet David Oddy in his simple wooden workshop at the bottom of his garden. I have been writing some of my best songs on the David Oddy sunburst Dreadnought (S/No 0704374) ever since. It is such a beautiful guitar to play. In my opinion, when it  comes to the choice of custom versus mass-produced acoustic guitars, I go for custom every time.

 
 

Pete Christie close up on the David Oddy arrowhead headstock and inlaid with abalone signature

 
 

David Oddy arrowhead headstock and inlaid with abalone signature.

 

David Oddy has had a life-long passion for making acoustic instruments and is one of the best UK guitar-building talents.

 

Most of the acoustic guitars built by David Oddy are based on classic Martin shape and styles but David Oddy is well known for his own customisation of designs and features such as necks made from five-layer laminates of different woods, for greater neck strength and to enhance the aesthetics of the instrument. David Oddy mostly makes mandolins and guitars but has also turned his talent to making South American cuatros, violins, obscure 12-stringed Portuguese instruments and resonator guitars.

 

 

by Pete Christie

Pete Christie’s Stage Guitars

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie stage guitars, a Gurian, Avalon, Lowden and David Oddy

The Cellars, Eastney

November 21st, 2010

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

Upcoming Festival – NRGFEST in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

June 23rd, 2010

Pete Christie profile page on NRGFEST ‘Help for Heroes’ website.

The festival, which is being called, the ‘Biggest little Charity Festival in the UK’
… is being held Llanwrtyd Wells
… the ‘smallest town in Great Britain’
… in the heart of Wales
… on the border of the Brecon Beacons

*** on Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th August 2010 ***

*** A weekend ticket is amazingly only £45! ***

NRGFEST will feature 36 hours of new music from some of
the freshest artists in the UK : Rock, Acoustic, Folk, Punk etc.
and provides a platform for top unsigned musicians from Wales and across the UK

All the artists are well promoted by UKMusicreview and Unsigned Chart

http://www.nrgfest.co.uk/artist-line-up/item/23-pete-christie

‘Frank’ Track List and Credits

June 8th, 2010

Album ‘Frank’ 2009

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Track List

1)   Open Your Heart

2)   Normal Shade Of Blue

3)   Not Dark Yet*

4)   Shattered

5)   Waiting in the Wings

6)   Easy Come, Easy Go

7)   Monday Morning

8)   Making Waves

9)   Just A Song

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All songs by Pete Christie except *Not Dark Yet – Bob Dylan

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Recorded at Active Music Studios, Poole 2009

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Pete Christie                              Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards on “Monday Morning”

Pete Wallbridge                        Bass Guitar, Drums on “Monday Morning”

Ted Wallbridge                         Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

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Frankie Milner Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Aimee Newsome-Stone Backing Vocals

Monique Houraghan Backing Vocals

The Band of the Royal British Legion, Christchurch on Waiting in the Wings

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Produced by               Pete Christie and Martin Condon

Engineered by            Martin Condon

Photography               Bob Whetton Photographer

Design                            Bob Hall Graphic Artist

Pete Christie album artwork

Robert Whetton Photographer image of Pete Christie album ‘Frank’

from the Robert Whetton Photographer blog

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Pete Christie’s guitars:

Gurian C Series

Lowden O10

David Oddy

Avalon A100

Yamaha SG1000

Yamaha APX10 Classical

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Author: Pete Christie

The inspiration behind ‘Frank’

March 2nd, 2010

BBC Radio Solent Interview, with Sally Taylor, about the inspiration behind the album ‘Frank’

BBC Radio Solent’s Sally Taylor

BBC Radio Solent interview

A soft launch of the album ‘Frank’ was available at the sell-out ‘part:three’ event at Mr Kyps ‘In The Round’, on 28 January 2010.

Available to purchase for £10 on Big Cartel

The look of ‘Frank’

March 2nd, 2010

The design and photography for the album ‘Frank’ was by Robert Whetton Photographer

Robert Whetton Blog about the making of the album ‘Frank’
Pete Christie – Frank, Album

Album 'Frank' insert photography by Robert Whetton

Album 'Frank' insert photography by Robert Whetton