Pete Christie is a nationally touring solo British singer-songwriter/acoustic fingerstyle guitarist who plays from the heart and sings from the soul.
“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, until now, without the fame !!!”
Pete Christie has developed his own original powerful style of acoustic fingerstyle guitar technique. His songs, and importantly, his lyrics are original English 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 strums it, and he has perfected the art of making it sound like there has got to be more than just one musician on stage.
Over his 40 years as a performing musician, Pete has been frontman in a three-piece rock band, a professional songwriter, a recording sessions singer, and has been a guest with a diverse array of guitarists and musicians such as:
Jackie Leven, Nick Harper, Jeff Lang, Glenn Tillbrook, Ezio, Ruby Turner, Hugh Cornwell, Bob Brozman, Martin Harley, Matt Andersen, Ben Montague, Kieran Halpin, Ron Trueman-Border, Steve Tilston, Rory Ellis, Dave Pegg, and frequently with Derrin Nauendorf.
Pete is based on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset 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”, “a great British singer songwriter”, “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”.
Programme for Pete Christie:
|Sat||14:40-15:20||Olive Branch Music||Olive Branch Garden Stage|