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Pete Christie – Black, White, and 50 Shades of Grey – Review by FATEA

August 30th, 2012

Review of Pete Christie’s performance on the Fire Stage at the Purbeck Folk Festival 2012 by Neil King Editor of FATEA Magazine.

 Pete Christie on the Fire Stage at Purbeck Folk Festival 2012 by Neil King, Editor FATEA Magazine

Next up is on the Fire Stage is Pete Christie. Pete is a singer songwriter that I’ve long admired. He’s got the common touch in terms of his song writing. His songs portray an attitude of dogged determination and have plenty of character.

Some of his material definitely falls into the protest singer category, but others also have a far more personal touch, symbolising an individual’s inner struggle and their relationships with people and society around them offering a counterpoint to songs coming more about society.

 

Pete always gives off the vibe of a musician totally absorbed in what they are doing on stage, coming out of it to talk to the audience between songs. He plays his songs very much live, meaning that even the songs of his you think you’re familiar with may well throw you on the day. It’s also a set that sits on the cusp between night and day and that’s a good metaphor for the performance, the clarity of daylight dwindles and the uncertainty of the night begins to take hold. Issues aren’t black and white, events tend to be impacted by what’s in the shadows and Pete’s songs reflect that well.

 

This is a performance to savour, one to take onboard and definitely one to experience, Purbeck Folk festival has chosen it’s acts well.

 

 

 

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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

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…”

 

FATEA Showcases Pete Christie Dorset Folk Musician sings ‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’

February 5th, 2012

FATEA Showcases

 

Fatea Showcase Session Spring 12:Walking

 

The Fatea Showcases album is now available for a three month period at no cost, feel free to help yourselves and share it

 

http://www.fatea-showcase-sessions.co.uk/

The Fatea Showcase Sessions are designed to provide greater exposure to artists that have impressed the Fatea team. Some are already signed, others are carving a solo trail, releasing songs on their own labels, all are dedicated to their music

 

Fatea Showcase Session Download Spring 12 – Walking which went live on February 1st. is proud to announce the following line-up:

 

01. Merry Hell – Drunken Serenade
02. L.A. Salami – We’ll Solve It After
03. Richard Kitson – Robin Hood’s Bay
04. The Willows – Absent Friends
05. Hannah James & Sam Sweeney – On Yonder Hill There Sits A Hare
06. David Youngs – In Sabina (Portland Strubel)
07. Pete Christie – Ballad Of An Ordinary Man
08. Tri – Morning Dew/MacArthur Road
09. Sproatly Smith – Blackthorn Winter
10. Holika – Corner Of A Circle
11. Robert Brown – Lord Franklin
12. Fran Milner – A Feeling
13. Rapunzel & Sedayne – Katy Kay/Katie Cruel
14. Blueflint – High Country
15. Duotone – Alphabet
16. Black Peak – Prodigy
17. Dylan Walshe – Your Belly Not Mine

 

A massive thanks to Neil King, Editor FATEA, for all his dedication to live music, production and promoting musicians.

 

 

Pete Christie, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset Folk Musician sings

‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ at Dancing Ledge, Purbeck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FATEA review by Neil King | Pete Christie @ The Bricklayers Arms, Poole | nostalgia for a listening audience

January 9th, 2012

Pete Christie

Review: words and pictures Neil King, FATEA

Venue: The Bricklayers Arms
Town: Poole
Date: 6th January
Website: http://www.petechristie.co.uk/

It was a nostalgia ridden first gig of 2012, the first gig in what had been a stalwart venue of the music scene, The Bricklayer’s Arms, affectionately known to all, simply, as The Brickies, in some twenty odd years.

 

Back in the old days, the music used to be held in a hall out of the back. The toilets used to be outside and the smokers were inside. The hall has been demolished, the music now inside the main pub in a refurbished back bar, the toilets are now inside the pubs and the smokers are found outside.

Back then there were three pubs within a stone’s throw that did music, now there’s none. Tonight is a one off to celebrate the birthday of Harry, one of the bar staff. We do have a new music venue in the area, the wonderful Mr Kyps, but the days of doing a tour of Ashley Cross or even playing all three venues on the one night have long since gone, torpedoed by residents associations and anti-entertainment legislation.

 

One thing that is consistent is tonight’s performer, Pete Christie, he played The Brickies back in the heyday when if you wanted to get a fresh pint and it was raining, you got wet and whilst there was a certain amount of nostalgic longing in the pre-gig chatting, there was also a grudging gratitude for being in a warm and comfortable room, particularly as it was a party and there was food available.

 

Pete Christie is a singer/songwriter with a common touch, he has a knack for extracting a song from areas where other singer/songwriters fear to tread. It’s relatively easy to write songs around emotional events or the big political issues, more difficult to write about the more mundane, more difficult still to write about it in a way that holds the attention of the listener, Pete, has that talent.

 

He’s playing a long set which gives him the opportunity to test out new songs projected to appear on an album that Pete is going to be releasing this year. These are judiciously mixed with more familiar songs from his extensive repertoire, including a number of requests shouted from the audience, some of which are no longer included on his current set list.

 

 

Blues and singer/songwriter classics from the likes of early Fleetwood Mac also form part of the set as Pete seems to absorb himself in the music, just him and his guitar, being played in a number of different styles, including, briefly, as a lap guitar. Pete showcases himself not only as a man of words and melodies but also a consummate performer on the old six string.

 

The room isn’t as conducive to music as the old hall was, it’s part of a corridor for both the toilets and one of the smoking areas, fortunately Pete’s an old trooper when it comes to these sort of distractions and not detract from a highly enjoyable performance.

 

There was a sense of nostalgia about being back in the Brickies, but that really was eclipsed by the enjoyment of spending the time in the company of and listening to Pete Christie.

 

 Review: words and pictures Neil King, FATEA

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PETE CHRiSTiE & DJ CONNiE @ THE BRiCKiES!

 

A free Birthday Bash for ‘Harry’ aka Chris, Bar Manager at The Bricklayers Arms, Poole

 

featuring singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Christie performing live acoustic anglicana folk n roots

 

PLUS Solid Air/Larmer Tree resident Conrad Barr DJing before/after from 8pm till late, Fri 6th Jan, 2012

 

DJ Connie is workig on rcording a 6-disc lifetime archive box-set, due for launch late 2012…watch out for this amazing collection.

 

Fatea review – Master of Anglicana – Pete Christie album ‘Frank’

November 13th, 2011

 

 

Review

Pete Christie
Album: Frank
Label: Self Released
Tracks: 9
Website: http://www.petechristie.co.uk

When I was off on a trip recently I got talking about singer/songwriters and one name that came up was Dorset singer/songwriter, Pete Christie. Not long afterwards a contact through Facebook came up with the same name. It had been a while since I’d seen Pete perform live and it just seemed right to get out “Frank”, his most recent album and spend some time in his company.

Then came the big surprise, I didn’t actually have a copy of “Frank” which means that my knowledge of the works of Pete Christie come through his live performances and the occasional radio show that I’ve caught him on are what’s implanted his songs in my head, not a bad feat when you hear as much as I do.

So I felt it time to remedy that situation, so Pete, here’s a belated review of “Frank” I hope it’s served you well.

 

Pretty much every time I’ve seen Pete perform it’s just been him and a guitar, occasionally with a bass player in tow, so I wasn’t really expecting a band album. Having got over that shock it was time to give the album a really good listen.

The first thing you notice is the songs, without an iota of doubt it’s the poetry and music that highlight Pete as an outstanding writer. It’s the ability to hold your attention when singing about the everyday that separate the good from the great. It’s turning those observations into words and melodies that capture the imagination where genius lies.

 

Joining Pete on the album are a host of Dorset performers, including Frankie Milner, Aimee Newsome-Stone and Monique Houraghan, who have performed Pete’s songs over the years. Hearing the songs like this shows just how well they’ve been written, how they can sound so different and still impact you the same.

 

As Eric Morcombe famously said about notes, ‘I’m getting all the right notes, not necessarily in the right order.’ It’s the same with words, it’s not just what Pete says in his songs, it’s how he says it and more importantly what he doesn’t say.

 

“Frank” can mean straight forward and honest, not holding back. That sums up the album oh yes and the poetry and the melody. This is an album of songs that matter. Pete Christie is a master of Anglicana.

 

FRANK album cover

Neil King