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Folk on the Stairs Pete Christie Waiting in the Wings

April 27th, 2016

Folk on the Stairs

 

A musical experience that singer songwriters will enjoy participating in. Jim Chorley is a top musician and top bloke, who invites you into his lovely home in Hampshire and then films us singing on his stairs. Folk on the Stairs @Folkonthestairs Love it!

 

 

I sang 3 songs, the first is ‘Waiting in the Wings‘ on the Lowden.

'Waiting In The Wings' song | Pete Christie Live in London video

February 19th, 2013

‘Waiting In The Wings’ is from Pete Christie’s studio album ‘Frank’.

“Waiting in the Wings” is Pete’s most famous song; and according to Tom Semioli reviewing for  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.”

 

 

Critically acclaimed for  showing off Pete’s gift for tethering his romantic ruminations to memorable melodies and instrumental harmonies. The album ‘Frank’ has been called “refreshing”, “honest”, “wonderful”, “natural”, “versatile”, “…heartfelt songs that recall McTell’s glory days…” by Acoustic Magazine, and “delivered by a master craftsman”. “Frank is not background music. It’s a wonderfully written book brought to life by sounds”.

 
 

Ian Peterson Live Wire review and quote on the biography page

 

“…Pete Christie is in a league of his own. His new album, entitled “Frank” is a knockout collection of eight self penned songs, plus a track, “Not Yet Dark, written by Dylan. Anyone who plays guitar should go and see Pete in action. The way he explores rhythm and the dynamics of the instrument is a real education. His use of the loop station, and a few subtle dabs on his effects pedals, layering rhythms and sounds, is mesmerising.
The CD is wonderful. Tracks of the quality of “Waiting In The Wings” and the highly commercial “Easy Come, Easy Go” are worth the purchase price alone…”

 

A special thanks to Douglas Dickens in USA, who showcases independent artists on Reverbnation once a week, for reminding me to record this song at a live music event.

 

Jackie Leven + Hannah Robinson + Pete Christie @ Mr Kyps

12.15.2010 · Posted in Gig Reviews by Karl Hayman

“…Christie’s ability to connect with his audience lies with his unabashed and honest delivery, his plausibility due to a belief that when he sings of love, loss and life, it is from his own experience. This is all but confirmed by his last song, in honour of a friend confined to a wheelchair. Christie found his inspiration in the eternal optimism of his friend, and was compelled to complete the writing of this song in one brief sitting. Entitled ‘Waiting In The Wings’, the song’s moral is that there are always people worse off than yourself, and if their positivity is able to shine through, it would be an injustice for yours not to. This was my first first encounter of Pete Christie, and I was left thoroughly warmed by it. By all that I have just described, I wish I had heard him sooner!…”

 

“…’Waiting in the Wings’ is one of Pete Christie’s classics; which has on occasion changed the course of people’s lives after taking on the sentiment of the lyrics that “life is not a rehearsal and to make the most of it by doing what you want to do, now…”

 

There are other blog posts to read about ‘Waiting In The Wings’ and the story behind why I called the album ‘Frank’. 

 
The album version features ‘The Band of the Royal British Legion, Christchurch’.

 

The studio Album ‘Frank’ is available to purchase still.

 

Thanks to all the musicians, photographer and sound engineer that helped bring the ‘Frank’ tracks to life.

 
by Pete Christie

Waiting in the Wings on Reverbnation Showcase of Independent Artists

December 21st, 2012

Reverbnation Showcase of Independent Artists By Douglas Dickens shares British Singer Songwriter music in USA

 

For the last nine months, musician and music enthusiast from USA, Douglas Dickens, showcases independent artists on Reverbnation once a week. Douglas encourages his 266 Facebook listeners to share and comment on the artists.

Douglas has been rather affected by ‘Waiting in The Wings’ and regularly shares my songs.

 I really appreciate the great work Douglas does and especially for getting my songs to a wider audience.

 

Douglas Dickens in Raleigh, North Carolina USA

1 December

http://www.reverbnation.com/petechristie

British singer songwriter guitarist musician

Waiting In The Wings (Pete Christie with Alex Roberts – live version, at Mr Kyps, Poole)

 

One of my all time favourite songwriters from the UK, Pete Christie has some amazing tunes here from start to finish. The first song is an instrumental and amazingly beautiful. Now follow it thru to Ballad of an Ordinary Man or Waiting in the Wings (my personal favourite) and you have the essence of Pete. Love this man’s work.

 

It has been awhile since i shared Pete Christie‘s song here. This song touched me and i wrote about it awhile ago. This is what Pete wrote back about this song:
Hi Doug.. I really appreciate what you do! Share away!!! Bit of background for you.. This song was written after a conversation with a guy in a wheelchair, who is afflicted with terrible disabilities… His undying optimism and sense of humour made me realise that life was for living, and you only get one shot at it. The song was written in about 20 mins from start to finish – and I swear it was flying around my room and just landed on me… It’s not my song. I was just lucky enough to be there at the time with a guitar… I’ve had lots of positive feedback from all kinds of people who tell me how the song has changed their lives, and that’s really humbling. If I never write another song, I won’t mind. Keep up the good work! Very best wishes from the UK. Pete :0)

 

For the last two days I have been living with Pete Christie’s CD ‘Frank’. This song is my favourite on the whole cd because the message is so profound. Pete is going to get tired of me sharing this but i really feel that we all need to listen to the words and live by the message. Cudos Pete ….. wish i wrote it.

 
 

About Douglas Dickens

Music is the driving force in my life and has been since a young lad. I played professionally for years and will again during the later years of my life. I write a lot and share a bit but it is always a pleasure to meet and get to know new folks which is why i am here. The one common ground that most of us have is music and, even though our tastes are diverse, it aids in the tolerance and acceptance of all who cross our paths.

 
by Pete Christie

Session archive track on Wired – ForestFM 92.3 – Waiting In The Wings

December 9th, 2012

Some great local music

 

This week’s show including a session archive track from Pete Christie.
 
Recorded in 2007 by Tony Warren (devoted to the local music) on Wired – ForestFM 92.3 – 8pm Friday 19th October 2012 via Mixcloud

 

Waiting In The Wings (Wired Session – 2007)
By Pete Christie Track 9

 

You can read the story behind this English song.

 
 

Wired – ForestFM 92.3 – 8pm Friday 19th October 2012 by Tony Warren on Mixcloud

 
 

“Wired” is ForestFM’s programme devoted to the local music scene in and around Verwood in Dorset, broadly covering Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Salisbury and West Dorset. After an almost 3 year gap Tony Warren returned to present Wired on 5 October 2012.The show features both signed and unsigned artists and studio, session and live recordings. Each week there will be featured artists and archive tracks from Wired sessions and live recordings.More information at www.forestfm.co.uk

Sharing Original English songs from an English Musician

November 25th, 2012

Pete Christie Music on Reverbnation

 

 

Acoustic fingerstyle guitar technique

 

1. rue de treguier 3:49

Some years ago I toured around Brittany, in France, playing at various bars in the evenings, being well fed by the bar owners, cycling in the day and putting up posters for the gigs and enjoying song writing in between. This song is evocative of those happy days and nights. I am still a professional musician and still enjoying performing an acoustic fingerstyle guitar technique set and playing my original English songs throughout the UK.

 

2. Ballad of An Ordinary Man 5:38

British singer songwriter acoustic guitarist Pete Christie performs ‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man‘, a song which protests about the erosion of the principles of life that were once described as ‘rights’, only to be conveniently re-defined as merely temporary privileges by the changing of political horizons.

 

3. Normal Shade of Blue 5:29

‘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. ‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ was written on the handmade acoustic Lowden O10 guitar.
There are a number of versions of ’Normal Shade Of Blue’ out there;

 
4. Waiting In The Wings (with Alex Roberts – live version, at Mr Kyps, Poole) 5:13

This song was written after a conversation with a guy in a wheelchair, who is afflicted with terrible disabilities… His undying optimism and sense of humour made me realise that life was for living, and you only get one shot at it. The song was written in about 20 mins from start to finish – and I swear it was flying around my room and just landed on me… It’s not my song. I was just lucky enough to be there at the time with a guitar… I’ve had lots of positive feedback from all kinds of people who tell me how the song has changed their lives, and that’s really humbling. If I never write another song, I won’t mind.

 

‘Normal Shade Of Blue’ and ‘Waiting In The Wings’ are both on the album Frank.

 
 
Frank’ is a whole other story!!!

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

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts Live @ The Dolphin, Blandford Forum, Dorset

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts Live @ The Dolphin on Wednesday, March 14th 2012 – Bringing UK Roots Movement to Blandford Forum

 

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts always have a great musical experience when they perform together. They first started performing on occasion together at ‘Sirius’; a much missed and wonderful ‘listening’ music event, at The Tudor Grange, in Bournemouth. Something unexpected and musically inspiring always happens, arising from a relaxed musical respect and a love of traditional hand made musical instruments.

 

The musical styles of Pete Christie and Alex Roberts compliment each other:

 

Pete Christie is a powerful acoustic folk and roots & Anglicana singer songwriter, who has an individualistic fingerstyle guitar technique, who plays from the heart and sings from the soul.

 

Alex Roberts blends genres from baroque to blues, with a warm soulful voice, finger-style guitar, some fine lapsteel playing, mandolin, and a stompbox to boot.

 

…the audience always get swept up in it.

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts

 

Some of the live music venues that have shared Pete Christie and Alex Roberts are The Latest Music Bar in Brighton, The Half Moon, Putney and on numerous occasions, Mr Kyps, Poole, such as ‘Pete Christie and Friends’, ‘3 Guitarists’: Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts.

 

One very special event they performed together was Pete Christie’s music concept ‘Part 3’; a sell out collaborative event: 3 singer songwriters in a ‘songwriters’ circle’, share the stage throughout the event, with equal billing. The musicians play their solo songs and also add additional guitar technique and harmonies to each others songs. Lou Brown being the third musician.

 

Shortly after the ‘part 3’ event, the BBC aired a similar show; notably the episode with Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright held special appeal for Pete Christie; who has incorporated and contemporised Richard Thompson’s ‘Beeswing‘ and Loudon Wainwright’s ‘There’ll be lots of drinking in heaven’ into his live music set.

 

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts can be heard playing, Pete Christie’s classic song ‘Waiting In The Wings’, on a live recording, done by Sound Engineer, Richard Clarke, at Mr Kyps, Poole, Dorset

In 2011, Pete joined forces with Alex Roberts in his venture to bring like minded musicians together in the UK Roots Movement alongside Wille and the Bandits, Rory Ellis, Andy Grant, The Wishbones, and Hip Route. Artists of integrity who share the true philosophy of the troubadour and offer promoters and proprietors a stable of artists of proven quality and reliability.

 

The Dolphin   42 East Street    Blandford Forum     DT11 7DR

Part of The Dorset Piddle Brewery

 

The Good Intent, Petersfield | live music Hampshire

January 22nd, 2012

The best place to perform live music in Petersfield is easily ‘The Good Intent’.

 

The Landlord and owner, Peter Sharman knows his music and supports local musicians by always booking and appreciating accomplished artists and bands on a Sunday evening.

 

Recent review from Peter at The Good Intent, Petersfield:

Pedro1968 ‎ – 19 Sep 2011

Pete Christie is a sensational solo performer – I have had the pleasure of watching him play live in my pub many times now and Pete generates an amazing atmosphere every time! I would recommend trying to catch him the next time he is playing – you won’t be disapointed!

 
 

Pete Christie is playing at The Good Intent on Sunday 22 January 2012 and again on Sunday 11 March 2012

Got a couple of new songs to share with the audience!

The Good Intent

40 – 46 College Street, Petersfield, Hampshire.

GU31 4AF
(01730) 263838

It’s a great place to play;  in a 16th Century coaching inn with Master Cellarman status and lots of good reviews on Tripadvisor for the restaurant and B&B.

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November 6th, 2011

Gomstock 2011 Charity Music Festival at The Compasses Inn Gomshall Surrey

September 21st, 2011

Gomstock 2011 Charity Music Festival held at The Compasses Inn in Gomshall, between Dorking and Guildford, Surrey is a lovely music festival to play at. The audience is used to good quality music every Friday, where Fiona, the landlady not only pays a musician fee but she also passes around a helmet to collect a donation from the enthusiastic audience as a contribution to the artist.

 

 













The weather stayed sunny all through my set and I enjoyed bending those strings. ‘Waiting in the Wings’ went over well with the audience.

In recent years The Compasses has been responsible for organising a mini music festival now known as ‘Gomstock’. The festival is set within the delightful surroundings of The Compasses garden with green lawns rolling down to the gently flowing Tilling Bourne brook., where they hold a fun duck race.

 The event features musicians and other entertainment activities for all age groups hence ‘Gomstock’ has now become a favourite family event which attracts both locals and visitors from much further afield. The proceeds of this charity music event are distributed to charities nominated by Fiona, the Landlady. All musicians invited to perform kindly give their services completely free of charge. The event takes place during the last August Bank Holiday weekend; this year on Sunday 28th .

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