welcome to Pumpkinfield…

…home to cellist, arranger, recording engineer and music setter Mister Pete Harvey.
Pumpkinfield is the studio he built in Perthshire in which he writes, plays and records.

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

the pipeline

JRA posterTwonkey’s Drive-in presents: Jennifer’s Robot Arm

August 4th – 28th (not Tuesdays), Sweet 1 (Grassmarket), Edinburgh.

Gritty, sexual and waggish in equal measure, Jennifer’s Robot Arm, theatrical curiosity and brain-baby of Mister Paul Vickers, will be making its debut at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Alongside Vickers, the cast will include Mister Simon Jay, Mister Ben Nardone and Miss Miranda Shrapnell. Mister Harvey will be providing some sort of musical relief on some sort of piano. A tale of love, loss, sex, connivance, magic, timber and an Admiral Nelson memorial fruit bowl.

Tickets here.

Modern Studies – Swell to Great
Modern Studies is a collective comprising Emily Scott, Rob. St. John, Joe Smillie and Mister Harvey. The album Swell to Great was recorded and mixed at Pumpkinfield, and will be released on digi/CD/LP on Song, by Toad Records in September 2016
The recent single ‘Dive-bombing’ (below) has been been aired on BBC 6 Music courtesy of Radcliffe and Maconie, and previous release ‘Ten White Horses’ by Gideon Coe, Tom Ravenscoft, Roddy Hart and numerous others.

GG artworkPaul 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:

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Best Girl Athlete – Carve Every WordBGA cover Released on Fitlike records, with string arrangements by Mister Harvey and performed by the Pumpkinseeds.

‘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

  From Scotland with Love artwork King Creosote’s soundtrack to Virginia Heath’s film From Scotland with Love (with string arrangements by Mister Harvey) continues to receive hearty praise across the board, and has been long-listed for the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year award. **** the Guardian; **** The Times; ****Uncut; ****Q; ****Time Out; ****The Observer; ****The List; **** The Skinny; **** DIY…
‘[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

 Emily Scott Stray Light cover…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.