The Processed Pea…
…means many things to different people:
To professional musicians it is a much respected venue to perform at. To amateur performers it is a place to be able to play in front of a live audience. To those in the audience it means quite simply – a good night out!
NOW.. 1st MONDAY OF THE MONTH We operate on a first come, first served basis. The Light Dragoon opens its doors from 6.30 p.m. and the evening starts at 8pm. Please come as early as you can to ensure a seat. Unfortunately food is no longer available. We aim to finish around 11pm.
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.
Monday December 1st 2014 at 8.00 p.m.
Teaming up together to entertain us on our Christmas special are two fine singer songwriters Flossie and Edwina.
Both of have appeared individually on several occasions at the Pea and at Flossie’s last appearance Edwina guested in a duet (pictured). The audience response was terrific and it didn’t take much persuading to get them to come back and perform together.
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Flossie singing John Condon
Edwina singing Nobody’s Coming Around from her album “Good Things Happen Over Coffee”
Tickets £10.00. Buy them now from We Got Tickets
Monday February 2nd 2015 at 8.00 p.m.
Beggar’s Bridge are a six-piece band from Hull who write tuneful and engaging song-stories in the best folk traditions, often based upon tales of people, places and events from their home county of East Yorkshire, encapsulating its rural, urban and maritime heritage. Their sound has a timeless quality to it, feeling at once traditional, yet contemporary too; there are echoes of Fairport Convention, Pentangle and Jethro Tull in their music, along with more recent influences such as The Levellers and the Seth Lakeman group. It’s not just the music which makes a Beggar’s Bridge gig memorable, though; the spaces in between are just as compelling, as the backgrounds to the song-stories are explained, usually with a good helping of earthy humour, and it all makes for an experience which is not only musically satisfying, but amusing and informative too…
Listen to Beggars Bridge sing “The Last of the Wold Rangers”. Available from their website.
Tickets £5.00 from WeGotTickets
Monday 2nd March 2015 at 8.00 p.m.
“A drop of the Irish, a hot spoonful of salsa, a twist of Tamla, shake it all up with thirty years of Rock and Roll experience and garnish with good humour – there you have The Happy Cats!”
Listen to this clip from the Happy Cats’ “Song for Tuam” available as an MP3 from their website www.the happycats.com
Tickets £12.50 from WeGotTickets
Whilst very busy getting herself known around the East Yorkshire live music scene Katie has appeared at the Pea a couple of times before being offered this headlining spot. She taught herself to play guitar only within the last three years or so and is developing a very distinctive style of singing and playing her own material. Very much one to keep an eye on for the future. Keep track of Katie on her Facebook page. You can also hear her singing live at Beverley Folk Festival on YouTube.
Tickets £5.00 from WeGotTickets
A workers’ un-cooperative who won’t be pigeon-holed
“It’s all folk music – after all there ain’t no horse music…” (Louis Armstrong)
The Hillbilly Troupe must be the happiest accident in Hull’s – if not the world’s – cultural history. Sometimes they’re a seven piece, sometimes nine, sometimes more, sometimes less…but they can always counted on to be entertaining.
With a combined 287 years at their core (the seven-piece) they range in age from 24 to 68. They have been described as a cross between the Pogues and Lonnie Donegan. One wag described their work as ‘mucky skiffle’ – but the Troupe will not be defined… they are too busy being musical, having fun and bringing that all home to you to be bothered with labels.
They are now in their fourth year – and not entirely sure how they met. But they certainly are glad they did…and you will agree. They put a unique edge on all apsects of their performances be it folk, Americana, indie, roots, blues, grassroots, bluegrass. They are lifelong activist, encyclopaedic singer and vocal powerhouse Mick McGarry, banjoist and vocalist Lloyd Dobbs, who with his brother Grant on drums are ex- The Paddingtons, one the city’s most successful bands. Musician and academic Dave Gawthorpe on guitar, joins Andy Swift on bass, Steve Frost on lead guitar, Mick Murphy on vocals/percussion. Together they provide an electic range of muscial genres with their own, inimitable, adaptable way…they even have “honorary” Troupes like Martin “Mad Dog” Jones on trumpet, string-driven thing Les Ward and extra drummer, Joe “chief” Brodie. They are making history come alive through their work and making the present historic with their energy. Don’t define ‘em, or try to refine ‘em. Just get into what they do. It’s impossible not to.
Tickets £6.00 from WeGotTickets
Monday December 7th 2015 at 8.00p.m.
Making his seventh consecutive appearance at the Pea should prove to be another smash-hit sellout performance for the ex Christians, ex-Yachts etc. singer songwriter par excellence,
local lad made good – Henry Priestman! Which is why we are advertising this show so early as ticket sales are already well under way. So to avoid disappointment book now.
Tickets £12.00 available from WeGotTickets
Listen to mp3 “Same Circus, Different Clowns” from Henry’s latest album “the last mad surge of youth”. Available from his website. Click on his name or go to www.henrypriestman.com.