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.
FINISHES around 11pm
Check out the latest additions to the Gallery
Monday October 6th at 8.00 p.m.
The Processed Pea is pleased to welcome back, from his home in France, International singer songwriter Adrian Byron Burns.
Adrian is one of those rare breed of musicians who is dedicated to keeping music as an art. He believes that the music industry has become overcrowded with people wanting to make their fortunes by utilising image and deception instead of playing music from the heart and soul. He also believes that the media are doing their upmost to kill decent music. Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass and Folk are treated as minority interests (In England especially!) and not as cultural landmarks to guide both the public and young musicians into new realms of understanding and self-expression. Pop has become the over abiding monster laying waste to virtually everything in it’s path.
He believes in the grassroots of music. We constantly hear wonderful musicians who never get media attention and are kept outside of the public’s gaze, except for those who still make the effort to go to festivals and read those small and valiant publications that are dedicated to non-pop genres.
A dedicated believer in Acoustic Music and the power of one voice to still have relevance, Adrian often plays in places where he is the sole solo performer the establishment has featured.
Press play to hear “I’m Sittin’ On Top of the World” from Adrian’s Back to the Wood album.
Support by Mike Loughlin
Tickets £8.00 from WeGotTickets
Monday 27th October at 8.00 p.m.
We are very fortunate to have been able to secure the services of Greg Trooper currently in the middle of a major US/UK/Eurpean Tour.
Greg is a singer/songwriter who has released 12 albums since 1986. Raised in the shore town of Little Silver, NJ he became enthralled by the greater New York area’s rich music scene. He discovered a sort of holy musical trinity in the work of Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, with their guiding lights of passion, literary dexterity and plainspoken honesty. It’s one reason Greg’s music feels equally informed by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang.
His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O’Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell.
Greg has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he’s lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics. Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998’s ‘Popular Demons’ album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005’s extraordinary ‘Make It Through This World’.
Listen to a clip from This Upside Down Town Cd – “They Call Me Hank”
Incident On Willow Street is full of wry, wounded and streetwise tunes. Trooper’s windswept, Latin-tinged country ballad “This Shitty Deal” sticks to the ribs like no other complaint of a deluded cuckold you’ve ever heard. – Nashville Scene
Incident On Willow Street is a wonderful and most of all human album.” – Jeremy Searle – R2
Trooper writes of troubled people, peels away at the layers of their problems and studies whether their obstacles are external or self-imposed. The songs on Incident On Willow Street are a reward for the Trooper faithful and a treat for the uninitiated. -Hyperbolium
The songs on “Incident On Willow Street” ring like timeless treasures even on a first hearing.” – Lee Zimmerman – Country Standard Time
“Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there’s his voice – an instrument I have coveted for 15 years.” – Steve Earle
“Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters.” - Billy Bragg
“Greg Trooper is a songwriter and performer who deserves about 12 times the attention he’s received. He knows how to play rock against country and folk and position the pressures of adulthood against the longing for adolescent freedom.” – Dave Marsh
Trooper’s lyrical manner is poignant and his singing is patient and evocative. – No Depression
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets only £8.00 incredible value for money! Available from WeGotTickets
Monday November 3rd at 8.00 p.m.
Making another sellout appearance our guest this month is none other than Henry Priestman, prodigious singer songwriter, late of “The Christians” fame. He will no doubt be accompanied by Men of a Certain Age but we’ll update you on that a bit nearer the time.
Sorry Folks but this event is sold out!
Tickets £12.00. Buy them now from We Got Tickets
Monday December 1st at 8.00 p.m.
Flossie Malavialle & Edwina Hayes
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.
So come along and hone up that Christmas spirit. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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