Posts Tagged ‘Loopstation’

On the road with West Country Songwriters Circle Special

February 5th, 2013

What a fantastic live music night at Finedon Community Centre

A former Methodist Church in Northampton, with amazing acoustics and a great sound desk / engineer Geoff Bland – perfect for musicians!! Compere and Master of Ceremonies was Kevin Buxton courtesy of Kontra Roots and Finedon Sessions.

The whole concept of  the Westcountry Songwriters’ Circle Special was very well received by the audience and we have been invited back for a repeat performance at Joules Yard in Market Harborough on 21st September 2013.

 

Pete Christie, Jinder and Nicky Swann on stage

 

Westcountry Songwriters’ Circle Special with

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Nicky Swann Facebook
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by Pete Christie

2 British singer songwriters acoustic guitarists with loop station | effects play Surrey

July 14th, 2012

Pete Christie and Paul Liddell at Farncombe Cavern Surrey

‎28 September at 08:00 at The Farncombe Cavern

live music event poster of Pete Christie and Paul Liddell at Farncombe Cavern in Surrey

 

Paul Liddell is coming down from Sunderland. The last time we performed together was in April, in Northampton at Kontra Roots. It’s going to be a great night! We are two hard working British singer songwriters, acoustic guitarists with loop station / effects and our own unique guitar techniques.

 

Pete Christie
Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

 

Paul Liddell
Sunderland

Paul’s current album is ‘Milestones  And Motorways’: proudly a home-made and independent release.

 

Paul Liddell is an absolute Master of the loop station… I’m dead chuffed he’ll be my special guest at The Farncombe Cavern on Friday 20th July… REALLY looking forward to what should be a GREAT night

 

Pete Christie video ‘Easy Come Easy Go’ filmed at BBC Brighton

 

You can check out a recent Paul Liddell video

 

Ghost of Tom Joad – (Rage Against The Machine cover) – Paul Liddell – Ont’ Sofa

 

 

A great live music venue in Surrey

This great purpose built music venue is hosted bymusician drummer, music enthusiast and thoroughly lovely bloke Andy Moore

 

The sound engineer is Stuart Skyisfallin McAlpine

 

The Farncombe Cavern is a regular live entertainment venue, situated above the Freeholders Public House in St. John’s Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey.   01483 416741

 

The Farncombe Cavern is an intimate and comfortable venue, with a capacity of about 110 with a mix of seating and standing.

 

Tickets are available for the Pete Christie live music event at Farncombe Cavern from Skiddle

£8 in advance or £10 on the door

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.

Isle of Purbeck Folk Musician plays Isle of Purbeck again

August 29th, 2011

After years on the road, touring around London and the Southern UK, it was time to play at home on The Isle of Purbeck again.

So the ideal venue in Purbeck to play is The Bankes Arms Purbeck Beer Festival in Studland. Playing to over 1,000 people at lunchtime is a great feeling. I played a lively set to get the audience going for the day, with the help of Paul Graham on sound.

As Clive Connor says “A Top quaint traditional pub, with great sea views and real ale from its own Isle of Purbeck Micro Brewery

The Concorde Club, members club wine bar; Moldy Fig

April 11th, 2011

The Concorde Club, is a members club in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Established in 1957 the club boasts an excellent restaurant, wine bar and hotel lodge. World famous for jazz.

The Club is a beautiful landscaped location and live music venue, nestled near Monks Brook with terrace and gardens near the airport…a really charming place to play music.

Moldy Fig’ has its origins in jazz and was a derogatory term used by ‘be bop/modernists’ for enthusiasts of New Orleans and earlier forms of jazz. The walls make interesting reading with pictures of the great jazz names who have appeared at the Concorde Club.

Pete Christie @ The George at Alton, Hampshire

April 9th, 2011

Pete Christie performing his acoustic fingerstyle set at The George in Alton Hampsire UK

Compasses Inn, Gomshall, Guildford, Surrey

March 26th, 2011

Pete Christie performing his British acoustic fingerstyle set at Compasses Inn in Gomshall in Guildford Surrey UK

‘In the Round’ at Mr Kyps event with Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie and Alex Roberts

March 21st, 2011

Its not often that 3 musicians with individual and accomplished guitar techniques get the chance to perform on the same stage. ‘In the Round’ is the perfect setting for an audience to get close to the music and feel they are part of the show, without having to join in.

Mr Kyps had just installed a new sound system but you can rely on Chris Young (aka Percy), the sound engineer, to found the levels and sound a musician wants.

Alex Roberts kicked the night off with some beautiful songs and fancy fingers on the lap steel, then bakalia, then guitar; followed by Pete Christie who had some new surprises, a classic ‘The Ballad of Lucy Jordan’ and amazed anyone who is used to Pete’s ‘epics’, with what must be a contender for the shortest song in history, just to keep us guessing what’s next.

Derrin Nauendorf, headlined and made his Yamaha guitar sound like 3 instruments and introduced an innovative hi tech sound hole cover all the way from his recent German tour…2 strategically placed beer mats.

Another good night!

The Royal George, West Coker, Dorset

March 9th, 2011

Pete Christie Live @ The Royal Portland Arms

February 17th, 2011