PLUMHALL are Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall, a feisty Yorkshire based duo whose award winning self-penned songs are already winning them plaudits from the likes of R2 Magazine (4 stars), Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff), Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) and many more. The pair deliver guitar and harmony driven textures of folk, Americana and pop, and have have been wowing audiences on the live acoustic circuit in the UK. Winners of the Yorkshire Gig Guide Outstanding Songwriters award 2014, PLUMHALL were recently joined on stage by Bob Dylan's legendary guitarist Larry Campbell for a performance of Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) at the BBC Radio 2 award winning folk club The Black Swan in York. PLUMHALL's debut album THUNDERCLOUD was released on 1st September 2014 through Splid Records and Proper Distribution, and is already BBC radio playlisted. The album has just been hailed one of The Guardian and Observer's Hidden Gems of 2014. Plans to tour Canada, the US and South Africa are in the pipeline.
Together as Plumhall Michelle & Nick have supported Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, Phil Beer, Ian McNabb, John Otway, Larkin Poe, Dan Donnelly & Jon Sevink, The South, Andy White, Henry Priestman, Chas & Dave, Graham Gouldman, Albert Lee and Peter Tork of The Monkees among many others. Peter Tork even invited them onstage to perform Daydream Believer with him. A very special moment!
Recently, Michelle and Nick appeared as special guests on a pair of shows on the Al Stewart UK tour - at Manchester Bridgewater Hall and the London Palladium (where they sang a verse on one of Al's songs). Another very special moment!
Another huge excitement for Plumhall is the fact that they appear in the current feature film, The Runaways (starring Mark Addy, Tara Fitzgerald and Molly Windsor), for which Nick wrote an original song and both Michelle and Nick arranged folk music for two pivotal scenes.
Michelle Plum is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists, and in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Nerina Pallot, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few. She also provided guest vocals for Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts' UK spring 2013 tour. More recently, Michelle's other session work with the Chris Norman band has taken her on tour all over Europe.
Nick B Hall has been a member of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more. He also provided session guitar for Magna Carta on their 2010 South African tour. More recently, Nick appeared as a musician in the Christmas 2015 episodes of Coronation Street.
"Smart lyric writing and wonderful harmonies set them above most of their contemporaries. Add to all that their easy stage manner and you've got yourself a great show. In all the acoustic touring that Erica Nockalls and I have done in recent years, it is rare indeed that we get to see writers and performers of such distinction." MILES HUNT & ERICA NOCKALLS - THE WONDER STUFF
“Their chemistry as a duo makes
them special... with sumptuous vocal harmonies and telepathic guitar
interactions. Michelle is one of the UK’s leading chanteuses... Nick is a
consummate storyteller, powerful vocalist and exceptional guitarist.”
DAVE SCOTT - BLUES IN BRITAIN MAGAZINE
"A fine duo - go and see them if you get the chance" STEVE KNIGHTLEY - SHOW OF HANDS
"Respect to Nick Hall and Michelle Plum. Great people, great artists..." IAN McNABB - THE ICICLE WORKS/MERCURY PRIZE NOMINATED SOLO ARTIST
“Energy and joie de vivre...articulate, penetrating lyrics with captivating melodies and irresistible choruses...arresting vocals and that big distinctive acoustic sound"R&R MAGAZINE (full review) "Feisty song writers...immediate comparisons are Richard and Linda Thompson and The Lilac Time"YORKSHIRE EVENING POST (full review) "The heavens open and talent pours out. A superduo with....a real sense of passion and attack"FATEA MAGAZINE (full review)
"Great stuff... a great duo" DAVE PEGG - FAIRPORT CONVENTION
"A brilliant night... with superb guests Nick Hall and Michelle Plum who played a fab opener" PHIL BEER - SHOW OF HANDS