welcome to Pumpkinfield…
Mister Harvey is delighted to provide any combination or variation of the following services:
- Recording facilities (engineering and production for full band, chamber ensemble, solo/group projects)
- Instrumental arrangements (particularly for strings)
- Cello and string sessions
- Musician and session fixing
- Music transcription and setting
Lomond Campbell – Black River Promise
Debut solo album from alter ego to art/music collective FOUND’s Ziggy Campbell, with strings arranged and recorded by Mister Harvey, and performed by the Pumpkinseeds.
Deacon Blue – The Believers
The Pumpkinseeds ventured south to Chem 19 a stone’s throw ago to lay down strings for Deacon Blue‘s new album The Believers.
“a soaring, expansive production with pounding piano and skipping strings” – The Scotsman
Modern Studies – Swell to Great
King Creosote – Astronaut Meets Appleman
King Creosote’s new album, featuring cello sounds from Mister Harvey, was released on 2nd September and continues to garner effusive reviews. Mister Harvey will be joining the band on tour in January, and spreading himself across the bill with support performances from Modern Studies. “Astronaut Meets Appleman might very well be King Creosote’s masterpiece.” – the Quietus ★★★★ – The Guardian, ★★★★ – MOJO, ★★★★ – Line of Best Fit, ★★★★ – Music OMH, ★★★★ – Drowned in Sound, ★★★★ – the Independent, ★★★★ – Uncut, ★★★★ – Q,
Twonkey’s Drive-in: Jennifer’s Robot Arm
Paul Vickers and the Leg – The Greengrocer Vinyl album now available on Pumpkinfield’s in-house label Pumpkintone (PUMPLP001) in association with the Alter Ego Trading Company (download included). Pick it up at a gig or get in touch to secure a copy of this vegetarian masterpiece. **** the Scotsman; ****the Skinny, ****the List, ****Is This Music?
‘…cellist Pete Harvey is currently an ubiquitous stamp of quality…’ – the Herald
Here’s a tune – Chaos Magic:
‘her voice… carries a shadow of melancholy that is often beautifully and emotionally counterbalanced by Pete Harvey’s cello in the string arrangements.’ – Herald Scotland ‘Katie’s vocals radiate and her lyrics impress, as soothing strings and piano elevate the music to new levels.’ – A Badge of Friendship
‘[Miserable Strangers] is the album’s emotional pinnacle, buoyed by Pete Harvey’s majestic string arrangements…’ – The Skinny‘The Pete Harvey-arranged strings through throughout From Scotland With Love are one of its defining features, and the backbone of the album.’ – Line of best fit
…as does Emily Scott’s wonderful record for voice and strings, Stray Light, (engineered and performed on (as part of the Fell Down Trio) by Mister Harvey at Pumpkinfield)
‘…the strings are beautifully captured’ – Herald Scotland
Mister Harvey can frequently be found onstage, and has many live dates coming up, including shows with King Creosote and BEAM, and the usual sporadic dates with both The Leg and Paul Vickers and the Leg. If you would like to contact Mister Harvey, you can do so here. Mister Harvey has been known to provide the occasional amusing comment on Facebook, and would be tickled pink if you would care to ‘like’ his page.
You are also blessed with the option of ‘following’ Mister Harvey on Twitter by interacting with the following thingie. Follow @cellopete