Here's a loosely-translated
article on Christie during their very early days, featured
in the German Musikexpress magazine.
JEFF Christie still cannot get used to
The sudden interest of the world's music
press in his group makes him a bit self-conscious. The single
Yellow River is now on the
way getting a big hit.
During the day Jeff holds animated talks
with manager Brian Longley, while the evenings are reserved
for the many concerts.
The three members are working very hard
on their first album.
One of the compositions (New
York City) was written by Vic Elmes (lead guitar)
and Mike Blakley (drums). All other numbers are written
by Jeff himself.
The record is going to be out this month.
"At the moment there is no need to
release a new single," Jeff said.
"We can live for a while from our
success of Yellow River and also not all the royalties have
arrived yet. That is why I have to wait to buy my own private
Jeff still lives in the house of his manager,
but he hopes soon to move into a dwelling in a new housing
Because of the busy schedule, Jeff couldn´t
even visit his birthplace, Leeds, for months.
Vic and Mike, two born-and-bred Londoners,
still live at their parents´ houses.
Jeff´s job also has drawbacks.
"It is exciting indeed, to be adored
from pop- enthusiasts and fans, but when you constantly
go the bed late at night it is very exhausting," he
But the roses which they receive as a
gift after the performance makes it all up.
The enthusiasm of Christie is helping
them to overcome little barriers such as this.