Pete Christie is a powerfully melodic and intelligent, lyrically diverse and thought–provoking singer–songwriter, and an extremely accomplished and versatile acoustic guitarist.
From his first professional group, The Skavengers, a dynamic 3–piece ska/rock outfit that began life in 1979, through to his stunning and critically acclaimed new album Frank – probably the epitome of his current solo acoustic work, Pete has proved to be a consumate songwriter, singer, performer, and entertainer.
These days, Pete is quoted as saying, “I limit “pub gigs” to the ones that have a reputation for promoting quality music, and concentrate on the venues that suit my songs; where the audience are there to actually listen, without me having to beat them into submission!!. I do tend to be a bit picky in that respect. I’ve done more than my fair share of the “spit and sawdust” places, all good experience and I learned a lot of stagecraft from it – a great apprenticeship.
Although I’ve supported a diverse array of acts such as Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention as Peggy and PJ Wright, Nick Harper, Jeff Lang, Glenn Tillbrook, Ezio, Ruby Turner, Derrin Nauendorf, Hugh Cornwell, Bob Brozman, Martin Harley, Matt Andersen, etc. etc… I quite enjoy being “under the radar” (great expression).
I get a massive amount of fun walking on stage for the first time at a new venue knowing that not everyone is aware of what I do. And then watching their reaction!! That’s all part of the fun of touring and being an itinerant balladeer! It’s what keeps me on the road – it always has!”
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