Posts Tagged ‘‘Purbeck Folk Musician’’

UK Roots Movement Singer Songwriters at Folk On The Quay

June 20th, 2013

Part of UK Roots Movement – Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together as the Headline act at Harbour Lounge, part of the ‘Folk On The Quay’ festival


Folk On The Quay 2013 will be at various locations along Poole Quay, in Dorset, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2013


Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant will be participating in this music festival at 9pm Saturday 29 June 2013. Pete Christie was asked to host and headline the Harbour Lounge event and thought what great fun it would be again to get fellow UK Roots Movement musicians; Alex Roberts and Andy Grant to along also; there will be plenty of fingerstyle guitar technique, guitars and singer songwriter folk and roots material that night!



UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant


This is a new festival brought together by Poole Tourism and Folk Dorset; Paul Burke and Catherine Burke, both of which are accomplished musicians and event organisers, who run the famous Bournemouth Folk Club and more recently started putting on the beautiful Purbeck Folk Festival. Pete Christie will be playing again this year at Purbeck Folk Festival on Saturday, August 24th, on the  Fire Stage, at 10pm.


Poole’s Folk On The Quay festival is a FREE event with top folk acts, world music and dancing. What a great location with fantastic views over the harbour!


The Saturday evening will have a street concert and 3 stages, ceilidh dances and lots of other attractions through the weekend with local pub landlords also hosting music along the Quay.


part of UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together at the 'Folk On The Quay' festival


by Pete Christie

Derrin Nauendorf and Pete Christie at Mr Kyps Poole Dorset UK

April 9th, 2012

A great night of independent singer/songwriter guitar playing at Mr Kyps


Mr Kyps is always a great place to play; after playing there on a regular basis to some enthusiastic audiences, I consider it my musical home.


Derrin Nauendorf is a great guitarist and endorsed by Yamaha guitars. Blues Matters magazine calls Derrin “Simply Spellbinding”.

We have shared a stage on many occasions. I really enjoy how his songwriting is developing. We have a different approach to writing songs and even to playing guitar and our guitars of choice but we share a lot of similar philosophies on life and that’s what song writing is about.


An Australian native, Derrin, is more  of a roots-based blues musician and I am still trying to determine which genre I can be categorised by; some say roots-based folk, some say sparse, one friend, who invited me to play at the RSA, called my sound ‘music stylings’; if I am a ‘Purbeck folk musician’ it is because the lyrics are heartfelt and speak directly to the listener.


poster for the Derrin Nauendorf and Pete Christie event at Mr Kyps in Poole on Thursday 26 April 2012

Derrin has a new studio album out later this year and lots of touring in between. We both enjoy being on the road, sharing our music.


The Mr Kyps gig is on Thursday 26 April at 8pm

Mr Kyps
8a Parr Street
Lower Parkstone
BH14 0JY

01202 748945

Tickets are available in Advance: £8.00
Door: £10.00

‘Guitar guru’ headlined at Kontra Roots, Northampton

March 10th, 2012

What a great compliment from the organisers at Kontra Roots in Northampton, to be called a “Guitar Guru”.


Kontra is at Kennedy’s Bar in Irthlingborough Road, Finedon and run by Kevin Buxton and Geoff Bland; great guys who make music their life and help share it with others.

up side down guitar growing roots logo for Kontra Roots Club

KONTRA ROOTS is an informal non-profit making organisation dedicated to promoting quality acoustic roots music in the Northamptonshire area and beyond. It founded and organises the legendary KONTRA ROOTS CLUB, as well as THE FINEDON SESSIONS concert venue, and in addition supplies acts for several first-rate venues in the area.

a collage of all the musicians who played on the same bill as Pete Christie


Musicians who played at  Kontra Roots at Club Kennedy’s Bar in Northampton on 27.01.2012  were Fred’s House, from Cambridge; some beautiful guitar playing from Jonny Martin; Kevin Buxton on his expressive harmonicas; Paul de Gallier being subtle on the cajon; Headline was Pete Christie – Purbeck singer-songwriter Folk Musician from Dorset.


To top it off, just down the road they have the best chippie in Northampton and Kevin Buxton extended his personal hospitality to an out of town itinerant balladeer, for the night. Thank you!


It’s all about the great people you meet whilst at a music event and here were some of the finest, audience and musicians, all in one room.


Luckily, there are 3 more special upcoming music events being organised by Kevin Buxton, that Pete Christie will be attending, in April. This time Paul Liddell will also be there, instead of being spoken kindly about by the Kontra Roots audience.

Pete Christie and Paul Liddell have been on the same bill a few times over the years and it is always great fun.


Friday, April 27th 2012 Pete Christie Northamptonshire Kontra Roots Club
Saturday, April 28th 2012 Pete Christie Market Harborough Joules Yard
Sunday, April 29th 2012 Pete Christie Market Harborough Joules Yard


Really looking forward to playing at Joules Yard in Market Harborough

Dancing Ledge, Isle of Purbeck

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie at Dancing Ledge, Isle of Purbeck in Dorset UK with his Lowden guitar

‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ Purbeck Folk Musician

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie playing his song 'Ballad Of An Ordinary Man' on Isle of Purbeck

Ship Inn, Langton Matravers, Purbeck

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie performing at the Ship Inn, in Langton Matravers on The Isle of Purbeck

Good Intent, Petersfield

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie performing at Good Intent, Petersfield in Hampshire UK

Purbeck Folk Musician

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie, Purbeck Folk Musician, sitting on the rocky Purbeck coast playing his Lowden guitar

Purbeck Folk Musician – a modern storyteller – he doesn’t play music, he creates it

November 6th, 2011

  – an audience review

Review by Katherine Knotts 29/09/2011

The Ship Inn, Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset UK

Packaging Pete Christie is no easy task (in spite of the fact that modern notions of marketing and promotion seem to demand it), so when asked, how would I respond to the question “what does Pete Christie do?”


In the first instance, let’s leave to one side the temptation of making comparisons. They’re rarely precise, and less often useful. Moreover, it’s hard to imagine that the object of comparison ever wanted a box named after them.

So – here it is. On two occasions I have seen Pete play live. On each I was struck with two thoughts, and one question.

Thought One:
Pete is, above all things, a craftsman. His hammer and nails are notes and silences alike – building each melody in a unique percussive style. He doesn’t play music, he creates it. This isn’t nuance here folks – it’s a critical distinction. It’s also his joy. Never have I witnessed someone delight in the very art of making music quite as much as he so clearly does.

However, in a crowded market-place, technical brilliance is rarely enough. And so to:

Thought Two:
What clinches the deal is not his skill, but his soul. Pete – whether he realises it or not – is a modern storyteller. So deftly he assumes this mantle, the long memory that has been handed down from the folk greats of generations past. His music ripples with social, political, personal consciousness, and sensibility. He tells stories that need to be told – or perhaps more importantly – stories that need to be heard.

And so to the question – “what does the future hold?” Is what we’re hearing a dying art, or a fresh new take on the collective memory, cultural intelligence, and simple joy of this thing we call “Music”?

For my part, I do hope it’s the latter.

Playing at The Farncombe Cavern, Godalming, Surrey 16 December 2011

September 30th, 2011



Upcoming Live Music Event: Pete Christie @ The Farncombe Cavern, Godalming, Surrey



Check out the Farncombe Cavern / Pete Christie Facebook Event Page

The Farncombe Cavern
The Freeholders
St. John’s Street
Surrey GU7 3EJ
Tel: (01483) 416741

The Farncombe Cavern is an intimate and comfortable venue, with a capacity of about 75 with a mix of seating and standing.

Their focus is covering a broad range of genres including blues, country, folk, roots, and jazz.

Pete Christie Tickets can be purchased online or at The Freeholders Public House in advance at £8.00 each, or £10.00 at the door.

Let us know on the Facebook Event for Pete Christie @ The Farncombe Cavern if you are joining us for this fun evening of great music.



Pete Christie is a singer-songwriter/acoustic guitarist who plays from the heart and sings

from the soul – a must see for anyone who loves acoustic music. “Intense, passionate vocals and a clear grasp of how to write a great song – mesmerising….” Pete Christie has been compared to many acclaimed musicians from Martin Simpson to Paul Weller,

and was recently described as being “a cross between Pete Townsend, Mark Knopfler and

Richard Thompson, but with a great voice; though without the fame !!!” Pete Christie has developed his own original powerful style of acoustic fingerstyle

guitar technique. His songs are original and contemporised anglicana roots, with a mix of rock,

folk and country. His individualistic fingerstyle guitar technique can coax anything from

achingly beautiful simple, sparse, and haunting accompaniment, to an explosive,

almost neo-flamenco rhythm. It’s as if Pete “duets” with the guitar rather than just

casually strumming it, and he has perfected the art of making it sound like there

has to be more than one musician on stage. Over his 40 years as a performing musician, Pete has been a guest with a diverse array

of guitarists and musicians such as Nick Harper, Jeff Lang, Glenn Tillbrook, Ezio,

Ruby Turner, Hugh Cornwell, Bob Brozman, Martin Harley, Matt Andersen, Ben Montague,

Jackie Leven, Kieran Halpin, Steve Tilston, Rory Ellis, Dave Pegg, and frequently

with Derrin Nauendorf. Pete is based on the Isle of Purbeck in southern UK and is touring with his latest

studio album ‘Frank’, which shows off his gift for tethering his romantic ruminations

to memorable melodies and instrumental harmonies. The album has been called “refreshing”,

“honest”, “wonderful”, “natural”, “versatile”, “…heartfelt songs that recall

McTell’s glory days…”, and “delivered by a master craftsman”. “Frank is not

background music. It’s a wonderfully written book brought to life by sounds”.

“Waiting in the Wings” is Pete’s most famous song; and according to Minor 7th in the USA,

“it is reminiscent of the off-the-wall stuff of Brian Wilson and Sir Paul as produced

by Sir George Martin.” Pete Christie is passionate about his handmade guitars and the quality of sound he

is producing and proud to be a “Featured Artist” for Avalon Guitars.

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