PETE CHRISTIE HAS BEEN INVITED TO GIVE A CONCERT PERFORMANCE AT THE BEEHIVE STUDIO; THE EMERGING NEW MUSIC VENUE IN SOUTHBOURNE. A rare chance to enjoy the self-penned songs and music from one of the South Coast’s foremost singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarists. With 40 years of musical experiences, you can expect a journey through a marvellously genre-unspecific soundscape. A distinctive and accomplished vocalist, with finger-style guitar technique varying from near-silence to a multi-layered wall of sound, Pete is renowned for exploring the entire range of sounds available from an acoustic guitar. Lyrically diverse, his songs cover rain, pain, cars and trains, frustration, joy, and dashes of anger and wry humour thrown in for good measure! Doors open at 7.15 pm - Concert starts at 7.30pm **bring your own drink** TICKETS £7.00 ON THE DOOR.
For Chill the Bankes Arms Beer Festival is the biggest gig of the year, and this is our fifth year of headlining the Saturday night. Also on the bill for Saturday are the amazing Pete Christie, whose use of an acoustic guitar and a looper totally blew me away last year, Steamer and Blind Lemon Gliders. There will be somewhere in the region of 1000-2000 people there so I'd suggest getting there early if you're coming.....the music kicks off at 1:30pm The Bankes Arms Beer Festival 2013 - in association with the Isle of Purbeck Brewery - has to be a definite date in every beer-lover's diary! Set in Studland overlooking the stunning Purbeck coast, the Festival is now in its 18th year and will have over 200 varieties of Real Ale and Cider. It is one of the best beer festivals in Dorset and the UK. Along with live music throughout the weekend, a glass of Pimms for those who are not quite so partial to beer, and plenty to eat, there’s literally something for everyone! Thursday August 8th to Sunday 11th: don't miss it!
Fiveways folk is a new venue to showcase popular local performers & for those who enjoy good music. You can expect to hear a wide range music from traditional and contemporary folk, to celtic and singer/songwriter artists.
Sounds Like: Justin Currie, Jon Gomm, Derrin Nauendorf Music, Alex Roberts
Label: Identity Discs
Manager: sound.z music promotion
Powerful acoustic roots & Anglicana singer-songwriter.
British singer songwriter, original English songs. Combining styles from rock and folk ballads to blues.
Based in southern uk.
Distinctive vocalist, with finger-style guitar technique varying from near-silence to a multi-layered wall of sound...See Full Bio
“Pete Christie "Frank," Akin to such well respected veteran tunesmiths as Graham Parker, Lloyd Cole, and Ray Davies -- Christie sings and plays guitar straight from his broken heart and quizzical mind. His gift for tethering his romantic ruminations to memorable melodies (and instrumental harmonies) is refreshing, and sound as if they draw inspiration from deep well of the best of the Brill Building and British Invasion. Sure, "Normal Shade of Blue" and Dylan’s "Not Dark Yet" are bona fide tear-jerkers in pop music anyway! Kudos must be afforded to Christie’s musical mates, most notably fretless bassist Pete Wallbridge, who excels with simple, sympathetic accompaniment that supports the singer and the song with style and grace. Calling in the Band of the Royal British Legion Christchurch to back him on the cinematic "Waiting in the Wings" is the off-the-wall stuff of Brian Wilson and Sir Paul as produced by Sir George Martin.”