Posts Tagged ‘‘live music dorset’’

Performing at Thomas Tripp Christchurch

December 22nd, 2016

#KeepMusicLive

 

One pub in Dorset has done a great job at bringing live music performances throughout the week.

 

Thomas Tripp in Christchurch have a great stage, an enthusiastic audience, good location, long term reputation and promote their musicians.

 

Happy days! I will be performing my acoustic singer songwriter set  at Thomas Tripp again on Thursday 29th December at 8.30ish. Not Christmas and Not New Years, however, it will be lots of fun!!!

Pete Christie performing at Thomas Tripp

Live music in Westbourne

October 25th, 2016

Live music in Westbourne

 

Very pleased with the gig at The Porterhouse in Westbourne, Dorset.

 

The pub is under new management and doing a great job at bringing in a selection of live acoustic music. It is a traditional local pub but with a really appreciative audience: that environment makes me happy to share my songs!

Pete Christie enjoying performing for an appreciative audience

Keep Music Live

October 16th, 2016

August and September were full of music festivals

 

Wickham Music Festival

 
Pete Christie leaving Wickham Music Festival
 

Bankes Arms Studland Festival

 

Music from Pete Christie at Bankes Arms Studland Festival
 

Music and Merriment Festival at Spetisbury Rings

 
Pete Christie on stage at Music and Merriment Festival
 

Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

 
Pete Christie on the Fire Stage at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival
 

Swanage Folk Festival

 
Full day of music and MCing at Swanage Folk Festival
 

Back at The Boot Weymouth

March 26th, 2016

Long tradition of live music

 

There have been many changes in the last few years affecting the amount of live music venues in UK. One music venue that has stayed true to offering regular live music is The Boot Inn Weymouth.

Love Live Music

Performing there again on Sunday 27 March – Easter Weekend; always good fun…come rain or shine!!

It is important for people to go and check out what local talent there is in their towns: down at the grassroots level.

 

BBC newsbeat quoted regarding UK’s small music venues “The British music industry is worth £3.8bn. All that money starts from when somebody takes their first step onto a grassroots venue stage.”

 

#KeepMusicLive

25th Swanage Blues Festival

January 29th, 2016

25th Swanage Blues Festival to take place in March 2016

Playing the blues

Swanage Blues is a not for profit organisation, that twice a year brings a lot of exciting live music to Swanage; in March and October, thousands of blues music fans turn the town into a mini New Orleans.

 

A wristband for £10 gives access to the live music events throughout the town. The festival is still free really but people kindly buy at least one weekend wristband for £10 to help cover costs of organising Swanage Blues Festival. We can thank Steve Darrington for all that great work!

 

It is a top festival and I’ve played for a few years now and it always affords me a chance to catch up with people I haven’t seen for a while, or who come back to every festival. Playing 2 sets is fun; both of which are quite different and give me loads of space to explore the bluesy side of the acoustic guitar.

 

Swanage Blues Festival is on 3, 4, 5, 6 March 2016. I will be performing on Friday 4th March at 6pm and then again at 8.15pm.

It is recommended to book in advance, as Tawny’s is one of the venues that puts on both music and great food.

Address: 52 High St, Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset BH19 2NX

Phone:01929 422781

 

Long Live Live Music 2016

January 8th, 2016

Greetings 2016

Still playing live…and some recording!!!

Pete Christie Live Music 2016

Weds 20th Jan Dolphin Blandford
Fri 4th March Swanage Blues @ Tawny’s
Weds 16th March Dolphin Blandford
Fri 1st April Wedgwood Rooms Portsmouth with Bemis
Sat 11th June Wimborne Folk Festival

Swanage Blues Festival Dorset

September 29th, 2015

Fun for all this weekend

 

One of the top UK live music festivals in October – bring on the Blues! Great praise to Steve Darrington for the great organisation of Swanage Blues Festival.

 

I will be performing at Tawny’s on Friday 2nd October 2015 – 2 sets: at 6pm AND 8.15pm. Always a great acoustic gig on The Isle of Purbeck; I really enjoy playing the blues!

 
Pete Christie at Swanage Blues Festival

Purbeck Musician at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival

August 27th, 2015

Sounds about right!

 
 

Top festival that Purbeck Valley Folk Festival. A great place to test out some new acoustic fingerstyle arrangements. Many in the audience will be some of my good friends and it will be a joy to catch up with them.

 
 

I will be playing this Friday 28 Aug at 17:40 – 18:20 in the Long Barn. The festival is being held at a different location this year, so we will all be very interested to check out the new Purbeck Valley Farmhouse venue. Big up to Catherine Burke for all her hard work in organising everything.

 
 
Pete Christie playing is Friday 28 August

Ask me what I like about Studland Music Festival

August 15th, 2015

Obviously the music…

 

The great location on The Isle of Purbeck, the vast array of beers, the huge audience…

 

…and getting to hang out with my great music friend, Jim Etherington. Pippa at The Bankes Arms invites us to play on the same bill just so we can catch up.

Jim Etherington and Pete Christie doing the sound check

 

Thomas Tripp new stage and sound system works

August 15th, 2015

Very impressed with the set up!

Easy sound system to work with, plenty of space, much better to engage with the audience from a proper stage and the lighting helps too.

 

Ali and Simon have certainly made The Thomas Tripp into a proper live music venue in Christchurch; plus I get to catch up with many of my loyal music mates.

enjoying the new stage and sound system