My Suffolk Soundtrack: The Teapot Project’s Mischa Pearson shares her top 10 tunes

Mischa Pearson, director of The Teapot Project in Ipswich

Mischa Pearson, director of The Teapot Project in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Having been a regular on the live music scene in Ipswich and Suffolk with various bands as well as a promoter, Teapot Project co-founder Mischa Pearson is a keen music lover.

Dire Straits performing at Portman Road in 1992

Dire Straits performing at Portman Road in 1992 - Credit: Archant

In our ongoing series, My Suffolk Soundtrack, she shares her perfect playlist – including a tease of her latest musical outfit, Suspended Cadence with Curtis Garrett.

Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing

It’s Mark Knopfler’s guitar style that massively inspired Curtis growing up.

Kansas – Dust in the Wind

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My Chemical Romance performing at the iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in Camden, London, 09/07/11 - Credit: PA


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Tom Lehrer – Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

A track very few will know, but my Uncle Ron was my biggest mentor and I grew up around Lehrer’s tongue in cheek humour so it’s utter nostalgia for me.

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Skunk Anansie in 2010 - Credit: Archant

This was Curtis’ biggest inspiration as he searched for a singer to collaborate with and subsequently found me rocking out in a five piece.

We went on to form Suspended Cadence.

Curtis Garrett and Mischa Pearson as Suspended Cadence. Picture: Suspended Cadence

Curtis Garrett and Mischa Pearson as Suspended Cadence. Picture: Suspended Cadence - Credit: Archant

Skunk Anansie – Weak

Skin is such an inspiration as a strong female lead singer.

Suspended Cadence – Show Me The Way

This is the first song we actually both worked on and was written in my cafe at The Teapot Project which made it extra special.

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R.E.M. – Losing My Religion

The harmonies in this are beautiful, and well, everything about this track is just right.

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Led Zeppelin's Singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page, right, perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium in July 13, 1985. - Credit: AP

Noah Gunderson – Jesus Jesus

Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven

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To find out more about the Teapot Project’s work in intercepting waste food and feeding the Ipswich community, see here.

For details on Suspended Cadence’s upcoming music and shows visit the website here.

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