News: Diggory Venn reunion shows!

by on 20th January 2019

The original acoustic line-up of Beverley band Diggory Venn (Martin Peirson, Peter Robinson and Robin Peirson) have agreed to get together again to play at two forthcoming events.  The request has come from The Processed Pea club based at Etton near Beverley, where they regularly performed throughout the seventies. The venue is about to celebrate its 50th year and plans several surprises such as this.  The group have not played together since 1979.

This ‘one-off’ Processed Pea appearance will be preceded by a short warm-up set at Kardomah94 in Hull. That takes place on the afternoon of Saturday 2 February at the acoustic ‘A Perfect Combination‘ concert for The Stephen Hughes Foundation charity. The band’s track “Tickle Bang & Slap” was included on the recent CD collection of the same name that launched this annual event.  The album featured tracks from recordings made at Willerby’s Fairview Studio including many local artists.  Whilst Martin Peirson has performed at both previous ‘Perfect Combination’ shows- he is delighted that the acoustic version of Diggory Venn can take to the stage this year ahead of the return to their stomping ground The Processed Pea on Mon 4 March for a double bill with the Late Night Marauders.

They will be joined by ex-Housemartin Hugh Whitaker on percussion for both shows.

When asked if this could be a permanent reunion, Martin Peirson explained “No, it will be fun to get together again to revisit some of the songs associated with Fairview and the Pea purely for these events, but it’s just a one off – we are not reforming full time. We are all doing other things musically these days, yet really looking forward to trying to remember words and tunes we haven’t done for over forty years!