Well, so this is Christmas and what have you done!
Sometimes it's better to travel in anticipation
than to arrive although the journey is what it's all
It's been a tough year in so many ways
and I obviously wish everyone peace, love, health and happiness
for Christmas and through 2017.
The world is changing fast and huge challenges
lie ahead. We have to hope that light trumps
dark, no pun intended, and that the inherent goodness
of the human spirit will prevail over the many dark destructive forces that
are on the march.
I also to want to say goodbye and
give heartfelt thanks to some of the music industry greats
lost to us all this year, who through their art and life's
work have given so much happiness, thrilled and
inspired so many people across the world, myself included.
Their loss is immeasurable, but their
songs remain, and live on inside of us.
And finally I can't think of a better
end quote than this gem from Leonard Cohen:
'Ring the bells that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in.'
Happy New Year all!
Christie fan and musician Lorenzo Gabanizza has a new
CD out, on which he covers two of Jeff's songs, Inside
Looking Out and Johnny One-Time.
And the other songs on the album aren't too bad either ...
it's already entered the Irish charts. You can buy the CD
from most music platforms, such as Amazon and iTunes.
November 15, 2016:
great new collection of music from the progressive, psychedelic
era includes The Outer Limits' Help
Me Please. It's a 3-CD set called Let's
Go Down and Blow Our Minds, released by
Cherry Red. Other bands on it include The Move and The Spencer
Grab a copy!
Watch this great clip from Jeff performing San
Bernadino (the first video on the right of this page).
This one's from 1996.
September 14, 2016:
On Friday, September 16, Jason Barnard
will help to celebrate 50 years of Leeds music at the
Leeds Kirkgate Market.
He will introduce video clips of Leeds
rock and pop music gems from the mid 60s to early 70s,
including the music of Christie and The Outer Limits.
Blasting out to shoppers will be an
edited version of the TV documentary Death
of a Pop Group, plus videos for Yellow
River and San Bernadino
on the big screen.
The event starts at 1pm, so pop down
if you're in the area.
Jeff Christie was featured a couple of times in the latest
issue of German magazine Good Times.
See what he said here.
July 31, 2016:
Two of the most visited pages on this site are the ones
featuring lists of all the cover versions of Christie songs.
They're updated continuously as new recordings are released
and new discoveries are made. Have a listen to these:
band plays tonight at Schwarzenberg, home of many previous
well-received Christie gigs. Only this time, because Jeff
has a hand injury, he will not be able to perform. But the
band will still play all the great Christie hits, plus some
suprises, and there will be a special message from Jeff himself.
The show is sold out, so if you are lucky enough to attend,
you will be in for a great time!