Miss Peapod’s summer sessions
Miss Peapod’s may well have green flash credentials: locally sourced food, organic and free range meat and minimum waste as well as a couple of turbines, solar panels and more but I am convinced that the highly insulating, two foot thick walls are a ruse. Yes a ruse. It means they can play music louder and later than any other nearby venue.
View On Map
cake, live music, eco-credentials, top atmos
see website for details
And this is what sets the venue apart: yes the green wash is impressive but the music, in my eyes, even more so. The selection of artists this month is ambitious, wide ranging and having already bought my Martin Harley tickets in a flurry of excitement (GCG are big fans), I am plotting to get some for The Eyelids too. Hailing from Penryn, theirs is a rockabilly style that will soon be going places. After the Andrew Weatherall ‘secret’ rockabilly sesh at Port Eliot, my buds have been truly whetted. Two identical twins head up the all girl band who have just allowed a boy in to play drums. Watch out for (to quote owner Alice): “a rocking night.”
This Saturday, Miss Peapod’s will be hosting “the next best thing”, according to The Standard who “swings like fury”, says Humphrey Lyttleton. Sarah Parker sings out some sweet soul jazz on 6 August when you can decide for yourself. Friday 12 August sees that West Country favourite and guaranteed sell-out, Martin Harley (and GCG heart throb) who we interviewed earlier in the year do his blues/roots thang. The singer songwriter also fronts the fabulous Martin Harley Band and has travelled the globe with his guitar, dedicated to the acoustic cause.
Jonathan Powell playing 13 August, released his debut album in 2009. He has co-written songs with Charlotte Church and is hot off the festival circuit. With fans at BBC Radio 6, The Sun and Q Radio, expect compelling, evocative tunes with full band in attendance. The Eyelids rock the house on Saturday 20 August and Matt Woosey makes an appearance on Saturday 3 September. His career highlights include singing with Eddie Martin and playing at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s. The Bristol based singer is an acoustic blend of blues, folk and rock.
Cakes and tea and all things green are very important during the day at Miss Peapod’s but on a Friday or Saturday night, what you really want is a glass or pint of something indulgent and head out for some serious live music.