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.
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 available by clicking here from WeGotTickets
Monday June 1st 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 available by clicking here from WeGotTickets
July 6th 2015 @ 8.oo p.m.
Keep It Cash
Welcome to their Pea debut performance, the very popular Johnny Cash tribute band in an acoustic presentation.
Taking you through from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right to the emotional and final American Recordings, Keep It CASH fully capture the energy and spirit of the music, in an acoustic version of their professionally arranged multi-instrumental stage show. During the show you will hear the echo’s of blues, black gospel and the spiritual music, that influenced Johnny Cash as a musician and ultimately immortalized him as a cult figure.
The band is a genuine labour of love, Seeing them live, you will witness a life time of listening, practice and dedication. Keep It Cash, Johnny Cash tribute band formed in 2001, starting performing for fun, in small pubs and back rooms, the reputation of the band as performers soon grew and in the first year the band performed some seventy gigs.
In 2006 Keep It Cash were chosen by 20th Century Fox, as the Johnny cash tribute band to launch the film “Walk the Line” They performed in London on Oxford Street, to a packed crowd, later they were presented with original
Walk The Line film memorabilia.
Monday August 3rd 2015 @ 8.00p.m.
East Yorkshire Musician’s Night featuring:
Nick & Helen Stubbs
Nick is a singer, songwriter & recording musician. Over the last 29 years his musical exploits have taken him throughout the UK, and all the way ‘down under’ to Adelaide in Australia where his music is played on ABC 891 Adelaide Radio. As well as guitar and vocals Nick loves playing saxophone, flute and congas; and enjoys being asked up on stage to improvise ( Just get up and do it!!!) with his friends & fellow musicians
He has now started playing the piano adding another flavor to his performance
Over the last few years he has been running an Acoustic Night at The Vic in Hornsea. Twice a year organizing two events to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in Cottingham, with fantastic support from friends, musicians and music lovers alike.
Nick runs a recording studio (Seaside Studio), where, in his role as producer & sound engineer, he has been recording voice-overs for the BBC One Show as well as making recordings for local musicians and songwriters. www.seasidestudio.org.uk
After listening to Nick’s Album and during an interview on the Adelaide radio station, presenter Peter Goers thought that Nick’s music would fit in well in the Australian folk circuit, and described the ‘cover’ songs as “beautiful versions… but also your original songs stand up very well”. He went on to describe Nick’s album as “genial…..and a very listenable album”.
Nick is often joined on stage by his wife Helen who adds harmonies for an extra dimension as well as her own bubbly personality.
Plus a host of local musicians.
Tickets £5.00 available from WeGotTickets
September 7th 2015 @ 8.00 p.m.
FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE & EDWINA HAYES IN CONCERT
Last season’s concert proved so popular and successful that we were inundated with requests for another performance. So here we are with a second offering of Flossie and Edwina separately and together. We anticipate another sell out show so be sure to book your seats/buy your tickets early.
Listen to Flossie sing You Take my Breath Away from her CD “Mistral”.
and to Edwina singing “Leave a Light On For Me” from her CD “Pour Me A Drink”.
Tickets £10.50 available by clicking here from WeGotTickets
Monday October 5th 2015 @ 8.00 p.m.
The Nick Rooke Band
Recently reformed we welcome back the Nick Rooke Band.
Barnsley born Nick was surrounded by music from an early age. He joined his first band at the age of ten, and grew up playing banjo and mandolin in local ceilidh bands – all of which provided a rich compost of traditional music from which strong deep roots have grown. His love of people and their stories inspires and fuels his song writing; and his romantic outlook on the world, its wide open spaces and the sea, enriches his songs with a deeply evocative sense of place.
Nick juggled a university education with gigging up and down the UK with The Lynch Mob; and later toured with a variety of bands, including Mary Corvette, Glen Cornick’s Wild Turkey and The Proclaimers.
Over the last ten years Nick has concentrated solely upon writing his own material; the early results of this were the EPs, The Attic Sessions and Railway Line. He then went on to release his first album, Trouble Adjustin’ in 2011, and Jericho Wales and Other Tales followed in 2013.
Paul plays fiddle, flute, whistles and accordion.
He has been a member of various bands including Noah’s Ark and Off the Boat.
He writes the odd tune or two.
Lisa began playing the tin whistle at the age of 12, having switched from the recorder, glockenspiel, clarinet and crum horn – none of which were particularly useful in an Irish session!
She is a one-time member of The White Horse Ceilidh Band, Green Clog Dancers and Sarum Morris, who ‘plays by ear’ having never really got to grips with the dots. She also rock climbs and is an archaeologist by profession.
Plus two new members – details to follow.
Tickets 7.00 available here from WeGotTickets
Monday November 2nd 2015 @ 8.00 p.m.
BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY
YORK BASED CONCERT AND CEILIDH BAND
Voted best band at last year’s Cropredy Convention, and named THE band to see at Glastonbury by the Huffington Post, 2014 also saw Blackbeard’s Tea Party make a huge impact at festivals as diverse as Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Costa Del Folk in Spain, and the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. With this growing reputation, it’s hardly a surprise that they are one of the most in-demand bands on the folk circuit.
Traditional songs and folk tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.
Tickets £10.00 available here 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 here 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.