OXJAM BEESTON MUSIC FESTIVAL, 20:30–21:00 Plumhall at MIDDLE ST RESOURCE CENTRE
PLUMHALL (Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall) are an electrifying duo from Yorkshire whose award winning original songs are earning them well deserved plaudits from the likes of Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff), Phil Beer and Steve Knightley (Show of Hands), R2 Magazine and many more. PLUMHALL pack a punch with powerful acoustic (occasional electric) guitar and luscious harmony-driven textures of original contemporary folk rock.
Michelle and Nick were thrilled to have been invited to perform at The London Palladium with the legendary Al Stewart, cementing their fierce reputation on the UK live circuit. They have also written music for, and appeared in, a major British cinematic release called THE RUNAWAYS, starring Mark Addy, Tara Fitzgerald & BAFTA winner Mollie Windsor.
PLUMHALL’s debut album THUNDERCLOUD (SPLID RECORDS/PROPER DISTRIBUTION) was voted one of The Guardian and Observer's Hidden Gems, and Michelle and Nick are winners of the Yorkshire Gig Guide Outstanding Songwriters award, as well as International Song Competition semi-finalists. They were joined on stage by Bob Dylan's legendary guitarist Larry Campbell for a scintillating performance of Dylan’s ‘Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)’, which had a capacity crowd on its feet. They have also performed with Peter Tork, Phil Beer, Ian McNabb, Chris Leslie, Dave Nachmanoff, Ranagri and many more.
PLUMHALL have released their debut single “Learning How To Talk”, written especially for them by Chumbawamba’s Boff Whalley. Another song from the album, “Never Forget My Name”, was picked up by BBC Folk Award nominee Dan Walsh who added it to his 2016 UK tour set list.
PLUMHALL’s second studio album The Ghost Of Noise was released May 2020 during the first lockdown. In the absence of a live tour, they have turned their attentions to online shows and have released 3 home-produced videos to support songs from the album, one of which (A Darkness That Won't Leave The House) was noticed by Janice Long and featured on her BBC Radio Wales show. They've recently appeared on one of Cambridge Folk Club's online Zoom shows, and perform regularly from their own Facebook page.