The Processed Pea…
…means many things to different people:
To professional musicians it is a much respected venue at which to perform. To young performers it is a place to be able to gain experience of playing in front of a live audience and for more experienced musicians it is an opportunity to do what they enjoy … making music. To those in the audience it means quite simply – a good night out!
We meet on the 1st MONDAY OF THE MONTH and operate on a first come, first served basis. The Light Dragoon opens its doors from 6.30 p.m. especially for the Processed Pea, and the evening starts at 8pm. Please come as early as you can to ensure a seat but don’t forget to book in when you arrive. Unfortunately food is no longer available. We aim to finish around 11pm.
Occasionally we may put on additional gigs but they will always be on a Monday evening.
Check out the latest additions to our Gallery. For further information on most of our artists you can go to their websites simply by clicking on their name.
2016 Programme –
All meetings on the first Monday in the month. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. for an 8.00 p.m. start. We operate a first come first served system so don’t forget to book in as soon as you arrive.
The Processed Pea is a not-for profit organisation and all of the proceeds of ticket sales are ploughed back into providing first class live entertainment, equipment and publicity. We depend on your patronage to continue to entertain you and to provide support to musicians and poets who perform here. We are also grateful to the Light Dragoon, Etton, East Yorkshire management and staff who continue to host our club and to staff the bar, not to mention a host of people who regularly commit to get things under way!
May 2nd 2016 – “Mean” Mary @ 8.00pm
Known internationally for lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals, and intricate story songs, Mean Mary travels the genres of folk-rock, bluegrass, and blues with banjo, fiddle, and guitar. Anything from ghost pirates to demon guitars could romp through a Mean Mary show.
Mean Mary, a Florida native now based in Nashville, began life as a musical prodigy—could read music before she could read words and co-wrote songs at age five. By age seven she was proficient on the guitar, banjo, & violin, and entertained audiences across the US with her vocal and instrumental skills. Her life has been one long road show interspersed with TV, radio, and film.
To date she plays 11 instruments and is known for her alluring story songs, incredible instrumental speed, & rich voice that can travel from deep emotion to sparkling trills. She is also an award-winning book author, and the fun loving star of Nashville TV show, Never-Ending Street.
Quotes & References
Mary was the headline act at the Filey Folk Festival in 2014 and was a revelation. Most famous for her lightening banjo chops she proved equally versitile on guitar and fiddle. Playing many original songs from her large back catalogue she also played spirited renditions of several folk and bluegrass favourites. She connected with the audience many of whom were seeing her for the first time as well as anyone I’ve seen before and has an infectious disposition. Can’t wait to have her back over to the UK in 2016. – Chris Lee, festival/concert promoter, (Filey, England).
Her personality and energy light up the room and the crowd goes crazy. – Chris Lash, Radio Veteran, Whiplash Radio LLC
Fantastic. I had chills from hearing your wonderful playing! Five Stars for sure! – Janet Deering, Owner/CEO, Deering Banjos
I was delighted and extremely honored to feature you on last October’s opening concert of the Starlight Rhythms concert series. Your You Tube videos helped me fall in love with your banjo playing and your performance in Hampden Hall was everything I had expected from a musician of your high artistry. Every word you sang and every note you played were in the heart of the pitch. Your songs made sense melodically, harmonically and structurally. More over, you have a stage presence that radiates with your extraordinary talent. I could have listened to you for hours. The performance was an inspiration to me (I drove home afterwards and practiced my cello playing) and a reason for Englewood Arts to forge ahead with the series. – Eric Bertoluzzi, Starlight Concert Series (Englewood, Colorado)
Last night was just incredibly wonderful. I love hearing your incredible instrumental talents and your expressive voice fill that lobby. Thank you so much for bringing your talents to us. – Ellen Jones Pryor, Director of Communications, Frist Center (Nashville, Tennessee)
Tonight’s guest was the incredible Mean Mary from Nashville. Those of us who bought tickets early were the lucky ones, as Fred could have filled the Cafe twice over, such was the demand. … Starting her show on banjo, Mary blew the audience away.”Faster than Scruggs” whispered one of the banjo fraternity in disbelief! Mary, however, does not confine herself to bluegrass banjo, she takes on many different styles, including folk, gospel and even Southern soul. She has an incredibly powerful voice which can range from folk to funk. – Peter Cowley & Colin Maddocks, FATEA Magazine/Grateful Fred’s (Liverpool, England)
This young lady has a strong confident voice, as sweet, rich and full-bodied as sorghum syrup … Her playing can be fast – very fast – yet musical. No technical playing here just for the flashiness of it; Mary’s choices always make sense, musically. – The Lucky Lad, No Depression
Mary is a consummate performer with a bewitching voice that is at once sexy, vulnerable, and yet as powerful as any man’s. – Jack Montgomery, The Amplifier
Startling talent – The Tennessean
The voice of a ragged Angel combined with the banjo playing of the Devil … The epic Death and the Maiden (9 mins. and 45 seconds) would have had me diving for the FF button in the hands of most other Folk singers, but here I have listened intently on several listens and each time the song unravels another secret; which is quite an achievement. … Memphis Moon has a Country Blues feel to it and (my favourite track) Sweet Jezebel, which closes the record had me comparing Mary to both Nanci Griffith AND Joni Mitchell which may sound odd; but is the perfect description. – (Year of the Sparrow) album review, No Depression
Supported by Dogfinger Steve and floor singers.
Tickets £10.50 available here from WeGotTickets
June 6th 2016 – “Loved-up” Les Glover – 8.00pm
You’ve seen him supporting Henry Priestman – now come and see him performing in his own right.
Over the last 35 years, Les has been performing, either as a solo artist or as part of a band, both in the UK and across Europe, and has several TV and radio appearances to his credit.
He has played and sung with a variety of top acts, including:
Henry Priestman (The Christians /It’s Immaterial/Yachts), Graham Gouldman (10cc), Pete Riley (Edwin McCain/Amy Wadge), Lotte Mullan, and Micaela Haslam (BBC singers/Synergy Vocals) and Gary Barlow, to name but a few. He has also supported artists such as Nick Harper, Martin Stephenson and Wreckless Eric.
He has a healthy love of all styles of music, from Hank Williams to Motorhead and an unhealthy love of 70’s Pop. Les can often be heard incorporating an interesting cover or two into his live performances.
His early band days of the late 70’s/early 80’s saw him as part of the Liverpool music scene playing at the now legendary Eric’s club, supporting the likes of The Chameleons and A Flock of Seagulls.
Having a very dynamic approach to playing, Les applies his unique style to his own original compositions. His new album ‘The Love Terrorist’ contains twelve tracks, covering a variety of subjects; from bitter sweet observations with hints of poignancy and humour, to life affirming, joyous rants, aimed at people who are old of mind but young at heart, or vice versa! The title track, looks at life through the sympathetic eyes of a man in his mid fifties, trying to come to terms with the injustices of a crazy world by offering a simple solution. ‘Behind My lens’ tells a story of unrequited love and expels ‘the grass is greener’ myth, and most middle aged men will relate to that uncomfortable mid life check-up, so eloquently described in ‘Doctor Feelbad’.
Throughout 2015 Loved up Les™ has been performing, both solo and as the right hand man and sparring partner of his musical mentor/collaborator Henry Priestman, at house gigs, music venues across the UK. He has also been approached to open with a solo spot at the 2015 ‘Folk on the Farm’ festival as well as close it alongside Henry.
Plus support to be confirmed soon.
Tickets £8.00 available here from WeGotTickets
September 5th 2016 @ 8.00 pm. The Hillbilly Troupe
Tickets £9.00 available here from WeGotTickets
More info soon
Tickets £8.50 available here from WeGotTickets
November 7th – Vin Garbutt – 8.00 pm
Further details to follow very soon.
Tickets £12.50 available here from WeGotTickets
December 5th – Henry Priestman – 8.00pm
For the eighth year in succession we are pleased to announce that our guest for December will be Henry Priestman and friends.
Further details to follow very soon.
Tickets £12.50 available here from WeGotTickets
All tickets are available from WeGot Tickets.com or Stuart Bell will take reservations on 01430 810669. Tickets also available in advance from Beverley Tourist Information, Minster Records Beverley, and Costcutter Cherry Burton. Don’t forget you can also follow us on Facebook. Just type in “The Processed Pea” and join in the fun!