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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…”

 

Thanks to Russell Hill at Maverick Magazine and Express FM for his supportand Rock music

October 11th, 2012

Here is a recap of some of the splendid reviews Russell Hill at Maverick Magazine has written about Pete Christie Music

with a link to the recent Express FM podcast and images from the Artist Interview earlier this year.

Thank you Russell for his support of my Folk Roots Country and Rock music!!!

 

93.7 Express FM

Russell Hill’s Country Music Show on 93.7 Express FM feat. Pete Christie. 11th March 2012 By RussellHill 93.7 Express FM

 

Mixcloud podcast of Pete Christie on Russell Hill’s Country Music Show

with plenty of mentions of Bemis :0)

 

Pete Christie (www.petechristie.co.uk) performing live and talking about his music in the studio on Russell Hill’s Country Music Show on 11th March 2012. You can tune in on Sundays 12pm-2pmGMT on www.expressfm.com or on 93.7 FM.Express FM: Portsmouth’s Only Radio Station.

The Other Side

By Pete Christie

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Ballad Of An Ordinary Man

By Pete Christie

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Waiting In The Wings

By Pete Christie

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“Normal Shade Of Blue”

By Pete Christie

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Looking Out My Back Door

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By Creedence Clearwater Revival

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“A Load Of Old Billy”

By Pete Christie

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Big River

By Lemmy

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“Katy Too”

By Johnny Cash

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“Down South Juking”

By Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Saturday Night Special

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By Lynyrd Skynyrd

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If…

By Vixvox

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My Old Friend The Blues

By Pete Christie

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“Swanage In February”

By Pete Christie

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Folsom Prison Blues

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By Johnny Cash

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Images of Pete Christie and Russell Hill on The Country Music Show 93.7 Express FM
 
 

Maverick Magazine

The voice of country, folk, bluegrass and roots music

 

Artist interview ‘Taking You There With His Songs’ in Maverick Magazine by Russell Hill

 to see Pete in action is a gig to savour and remember

Maverick Magazine – 4 star review of Pete Christie’s album ‘Live at Mr Kyps’ by Russell Hill

Solo and outrageously done, this live album demonstrates what an unsung talent Pete Christie is…….Performed with just an acoustic guitar at the Poole venue (Mr Kyps), he gives a master class into how to use his chosen instrument stupendously…..strengthens his cause to be regarded as an awesome artist in his own right……..one of the UK’s finest acts

Maverick Magazine – 4 star review of Pete Christie’s album ‘Frank’, by Russell Hill

one of the best guitar pickers I have heard for some time

Linkedin Recommendation – Russell Hill, Music article contributor, Maverick Magazine

“I have interviewed Pete Christie for Maverick magazine and found him to be a downright, decent artist who knows how to pick a damn fine tune and sing like a God. If you want a great night of music, check out Pete Christie.” June 5, 2011

Russell Hill and Pete Christie at Express FM Radio in Portsmouth

Radio play: Live Sessions, Online radio stations, Cloudcast, UK and USA

April 8th, 2012

Lots of good radio play lately!

singer songwriter, guitarist, folk, roots and country

ScrubRadio.com, FolkRise, Express FM The Country Music Show, The Ark radio show. Bob’s Folk Show, What The Folk Is That? Stafford FM, Hot Radio 102.8 FM, Hermitage FM Folk.

Thanks for the exposure!

 

Russell Hill and Pete Christie in a live session on the Express FM Country Music Show

Sparky ShockPop
on ScrubRadio.com with Sparky
Miami, Florida / Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA

Support Indie Artists, All indie music and only indie music

11A EST (4P GMT) on Just Good People: Pete Christie! Toy Horses! The Willows! & more!!

Scrub Radio is an Internet Radio Station devoted to giving extra exposure and air play to great Independent Recording Artists. With Artists and DJs from all over the world and genres ranging from Hip Hop to Rock, Pop to Metal and Country to Punk, Scrub Radio knows no bounds.

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UK Folk Music

FolkRise’s Cloudcast on http://Mixcloud.com

via Mixcloud
FolkRise 008 March 2012
http://www.mixcloud.com/UKFolkMusic_FolkRise/folkrise-008-march-2012/

In this programme they feature well known and lesser known artists from all around the UK. They have had some more great tracks sent to us via our Soundcloud Dropbox and albums in the post and we have selected some fantastic music.

 

UK Folk Music web directory for Folk Music | Festivals | Concerts | Folk Clubs | Performers | Traders | Traditional Dance | Folk Dance | FolkRise podcast.

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Express FM The Country Music Show on air with Russell Hill in Portsmouth

Had a great live radio interview with Russell Hill from Maverick Magazine in a LIVE SESSION with Pete Christie from 12 till 2pm this Sunday on Express FM 93.7

Full event details

Pete always has a few surprises for his audience. This time it was 2 never to be released songs and a new instrumental.

Russell on Twitter @RussHillcountry

The Country Music Show on Express FM on Facebook

RussellHill MaverickMagazine on Facebook

  More images in Pete Christie and Russell Hill on The Country Music Show album

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Radio Wey, Chertsey

The Ark radio show. Bob’s Folk Show

Presenter – Bob Meyer

Tuesdays 9pm till 11pm

He plays all kinds of folk music, acoustic blues, Roots, and Americana; Bob has great live acts on the show most weeks.

Neil King editor FATEA, dedicated to the Acoustic Spectrum was on the show and played Pete Christie ‘Ballad  Of An Ordinary Man’ from the FATEA Sessions Spring 12 Album ‘Walking’.

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Radio Staffordshire FM

What The Folk Is That? Stafford FM’s very own folk show

Gary Hazlehurst

Monday 8:00pm | 10:00pm

Gary will play a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk with music from artists such as Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Kate Rusby, John Tams and many more.

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Pete Christie Live Session with Daniel Roth on Hot Radio 102.8 at Bournemouth Football Stadium

http://www.hot1028.com/

Hot Radio – Your local radio station for Poole and Bournemouth on 102.8 FM & online at www.hot1028.com

Daniel Roth is a Freelance Radio Presenter and Producer. Currently presenting the Sunday Breakfast show and the Saturday Retro Hot Mix for Hot Radio!

Pete Christie and Daniel Roth in a live session on Hot Radio

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Hermitage FM Folk Programme in Leicestershire

The Hermitage Folk Team are Pat Noon, Chris Sweeney, Terri Eynon & John Legrys. We each take turns in hosting the show with tracks from our own collections to give you the widest spectrum of traditional & contemporary folk music. They make a point for promoting local and regional artists – with a filling of national and international acts!

The playlist for Hermitage Folk on 99.2 Hermitage FM in N W Leicestershire

Presenter Chris Sweeney Sunday evening 6-8pm

Frustrated DJ and folkie from his teenage years onwards, this is his first attempt at regular broadcasting.  His taste in music?  Well it all started with Fairport Convention…

Hermitage Folk Playlist – Thursday March 29th 2012

Great to hear Pete Christie’s ”Ballad of an Ordinary Man’ on the same bill as  Fairport Convention.

Pete Christie does an amazing version of Richard Thompson’s ‘Beeswing’.

Great gig shouts for upcoming music events in Market Harborough and Northamptonshire later in the month “…and based on this track would be worth going to see him…”

 

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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