Lubin was recruited when Christie decided to expand from
a trio to a quartet. Here's how New Musical Express reported
decision to add to their ranks and become a four-piece in
order to get a fuller sound is something they've been thinking
of for some time.
The new guy is 23-year-old Lem Lubin,
ex-Zoot Money and Unit 4 + 2. More recently he'd been playing
in a band called Satisfaction.
Now Christie's line-up will comprise
two lead guitars, drums, bass and also electric piano.
Jeff Christie, who has been playing
bass, moves over to lead and will play electric piano on
Christie met Lem while playing in
Benidorm, Spain, last summer.
"We saw him work
a good bass player and he sings well and he seemed ideal,"
Lem described the changeover in
his music as "playing slightly more commercial material".
"I think the trouble with Christie
has been that they've been playing to the wrong kind of
"They are much better musicians
than people give them credit for."
Lem will be featured on the group's
new single, Iron Horse, scheduled
for release in January, and also on their next album which
they are currently working on.
His first live gig with them will
be at International Hall, London.
Last word from Jeff: "We'll
be doing more basic, driving material .. it won't be so
you can't really describe it because it's
not heavy or blatantly commercial.
"But it's working very well
with Lem .. he's been rehearsing with us for a few weeks
now and we're getting a very good overall sound."
Shortly after this Christie
embarked on a well-received college