GIG: (APR 20-21st) Back-2-Back (2 Nights/4 Bands) Animal I+Dogfight / Hanterhir+Rubberface


– – FRIDAY – –


Moving with ease between funk, punk, rock, latin grooves, acid jazz and unforgettable hook lines  Animal I plays off the wall original compositions to get your feet moving and brain in overdrive. Off beat rhythms with sycopated bass and guitar lines woven with flowing saxophone and tongue in cheek vocals make Aminal I a truly unique experience. Formed as a collective during community camps in Tehidy Woods, West Cornwall the band has been constantly innovating for nearly ten years.


Dogfight are an energetic skate punk 3 piece cover band from Sw Cornwall.

– – SATURDAY – –


Cornish/English language modern psyche folk rock…Forest Punk!
Five people uncomfortable being close to each other, greased up on a small stage battling with instruments.


Rubberface are a Post-Grunge-Punk-Rock band – they make a noise.


FRIDAY £6.00

Tickets are available from Eventbrite <HERE>

Doors: 7pm – 11pm
Music: 8pm


GIG: (MAY 8th) Comedy Night

This is the first of our comedy nights down at The Melting Pot Cafe, Redruth.
This first event we are very lucky to have Ignacio Lopez preview his new solo show.

“Ignacio Lopez has been wowing audiences internationally with his individual style and high gag-rate since 2010. A frequent headliner and MC in top comedy clubs all over the UK, Ignacio also performs regularly at corporate functions, private shows, military gigs, sports dinners, art centres and festivals.

In 2015 Ignacio sold out solo festival performances in Edinburgh, Brighton, Reading, Cardiff and Neath.

In 2016 Ignacio produced and hosted a comedy series for Made Television called ‘Comedy Sheep Stand-Up’, which was the first show to be broadcast across the UK network in a primetime weekend slot.”

★★★★★ “HAD THE CROWD ROARING” – Get Reading
“A STROKE OF GENIUS” – Digital Spy.

There is a full bill of support as well.

Tickets are £5 plus a small booking fee. Available from eventbrite <here>.

Starts 20:00

GIG: (APR 8th) Feline & Strange

For one night only!

The amazing duo of opera singer/director Feline Lang and classical cellist Christoph Klemke perform an amazing cabaret, and they are including Redruth in their UK tour. Come and experience the magic that these two aliens (currently residing in Berlin) concoct. With support from Titi von Tranz and Lotta von Beaverhausen of Cabaret Berlin. Not to be missed!

Dressing up not compulsory but highly recommended.

Tickets £5 (plus booking fee)

Tickets and more info here:



Philosophy in Pubs

We are excited to be hosting Cornwall’s first Philosophy in Pubs group. Why not come and enjoy our local Community of Enquiry.

No academic or philosophical background is necessary, only a passion for enquiry. Just turn up and enjoy.

Contact Kerry on 07477040745 or visit our FACEBOOK PAGE.

Philosophy in Pubs (PIPs) is a grass roots community organisation promoting and practicing community philosophy in the UK and worldwide. Anyone can attend and anyone can propose a topic for discussion. A visit to a PIPs enquiry costs nothing more than the price of a drink and a small voluntary donation. Respect for others and their opinions are a fundamental requirement of the group, as it encourages people to put forward their views without fear of ridicule or intimidation.



<CLICK HERE> to join our Facebook events group and be the first to know what’s happening here at The Melting Pot Cafe.

Below is a summary of what is already planned for the upcoming months here too. Click on their links for more info and tickets.

(updated: 15/04/18)

APR: A two night live music special. £6 per night or £10 for both.

18 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
18 – Open Mic Night
20 – Animal I + Thursday Night Dog Fight
21 – Hanterhir + Rubberface
25 – Open Mic Night
27 – Pirates of The Secret Pussy Club





MAY: Flats & Sharps return from their tour of Australia to perform tracks from their new bluegrass album.


02 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
02 – Open Mic Night
03 – New Talent Night
04 – Ellsie Productions presents: The Damp Man Project
05 – Ellsie Productions presents: The Damp Man Project
07 – Flats & Sharps
08 – Graham Wilkes Hot Pot of Comedy
09 – Open Mic Night
11 – Ellsie Productions presents: The Damp Man Project
12 – Ellsie Productions presents: The Damp Man Project
16 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
16 – Open Mic Night
18 – Ellsie Productions presents: The Damp Man Project
19 – Ellsie Productions presents: The Damp Man Project
23 – Open Mic Night
24 – Sam Kelly
25 – The Secret Pussy Club
30 – Open Mic Night


JUNE: Electronix bring the 80’s back again


06 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
06 – Open Mic Night
07 – New Talent Night
09 – Ma Polin’s Great Decline + support from Salt & Sky
13 – Open Mic Night
20 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
20 – Open Mic Night
22 – The Secret Pussy Club
23 – Electronix
27 – Open Mic Night




JULY: Lionhat are back by popular demand to play their reggae roots and dub.


04 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
04 – Open Mic Night
05 – New Talent Night
11 – Phil Beer
18 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
18 – Open Mic Night
21 – Lionhat + support from Dj Shoey
25 – Open Mic Night
27 – The Secret Pussy Club




01 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
01 – Open Mic Night
02 – New Talent Night
08 – Open Mic Night
15 – Open Mic Night
22 – Open Mic Night
24 – The Secret Pussy Club
29 – Open Mic Night


05 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
05 – Open Mic Night
06 – New Talent Night
11 – Open Mic Night
19 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
19 – Open Mic Night
26 – Open Mic Night
28 – The Secret Pussy Club


03 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
03 – Open Mic Night
04 – New Talent Night
10 – Open Mic Night
13 – Manoeuvres (OMD Cover Band)
17 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
17 – Open Mic Night
24 – Open Mic Night
26 – The Secret Pussy Club Halloween Special
31 – Open Mic Night


01 – New Talent Night
07 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
07 – Open Mic Night
09 – Ellsie Productions presents: Project XII (TBA)
10 – Ellsie Productions presents: Project XII (TBA)
14 – Open Mic Night
16 – Ellsie Productions presents: Project XII (TBA)
17 – Ellsie Productions presents: Project XII (TBA)
21 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
21 – Open Mic Night
23 – Ellsie Productions presents: Project XII (TBA)
24 – Ellsie Productions presents: Project XII (TBA)
28 – Open Mic Night


05 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs
05 – Open Mic Night
06 – New Talent Night Annual Showcase (TBC)
12 – Open Mic Night
19 – PiP: Philosophy in Pubs Xmas Party
19 – Open Mic Night Xmas Party
20 – (TBA)
21 – (TBA)


Monday Morning Power Hour


Large Coffee
+ Bacon Sandwich

just £3.99*

Mondays  9am – 10am

Time to energise your week!

With free WiFi, catch up on emails and skype,
or meet and network with others.

(* Offer only available between 9am – 10am Monday mornings. Substitutions include teas and fried egg sandwiches)

Friday 2nd March is Party Time!

2nd MARCH: Come Celebrate Our 2nd Birthday And St Piran’s Weekend Here

(Updated 20:10 07/02/18)

Wow, can’t believe we’ve been here two years now. So much has happened here that I could fill a full post about just that. However one of the highlights of last year was having Kris Lannen and his band The Grenaways who had just come from winning the Kan Rag Kernow (The Cornish Song Contest for those who don’t know) perform here. Their success took them to Ireland for the Féile Pan Cheilteach (Pan Celtic Festival), and on to Toulous for the Echos & Merveilles – Festival Médiéval Fantastique next year!!!

The Grenaways return to The Melting Pot on 7th March to perform their rootsy folk music. For support, they bring with them this year’s Kan Rag winners, The Rowan Tree, and the wonderful Harbottle & Jonas. Combined with a large range of Cornish ales , including a pop-up bar from Keltek Brewery with guest brewers to serve you samples, a late licence and disco, this is sure to be the perfect start to the weekend.

The Grenaways could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf, adding a sense of their own ties to the region and especially it’s Celtic heritage. But, they are a band set for far wider horizons than just Cornwall with a massive and alternative sound billowing through their musical sails…

They are rootsy storytellers, unique in the folk style, with songs that are rich in nautical undertones, influenced so much by the sea, the people and coastal living.

2017 has been a significant year for The Grenaways winning the ‘Song For Cornwall’ with their new song, Ster Kosel, which means, Quiet Stars, in the Cornish language. They then went on to place second in the International Celtic Song Competition at the Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow, Ireland and to represent Cornwall at the Festival Interceltique De Lorient in Brittany…

The Rowan Tree was formed for the 2017 Pan Celtic festival by siblings Tom Fosten and Laura Garcia on guitar and flute. The pair are joined by Cornish musician Richard Trethewey on fiddle, mandolin and vocals and Neal Jolly on bass and whistles. Encompassing traditional music predominantly from Cornwall and original pieces with a Celtic feel, The Rowan Tree a unique and engaging sound.

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth & Geoff Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing up to 200 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island.

#meltingpotevents #thegrenaways #therowantree #stpiransday

Doors: 7pm – 2am
Harbottle & Jonas: 7.30pm – 8.15pm
The Rowan Tree: 8.30 – 9.15pm
The Grenaways: 9.30pm – 10.15pm / 10.45pm – 11.30pm

Adult: Advance £6 / Door £10
Child: Advance £4 / Door £6
(CLICK HERE to order tickets online)