• Sunday 3rd June - Lunar Festival, Tanworth in Arden (Hall Brothers & John Carey)
  • Wednesday 6th June - Otley Folk Club (Plumhall)
  • Saturday 16th June - York The Duchess (plumhall supporting Stolen Earth)
  • Sunday 17th June - Beverley Festival (Plumhall) afternoon in the Moonbeams Tent - more details soon
  • Sunday 17th June - BBC Radio Leeds The Durbervilles Folk & Roots Show (Plumhall live session and interview)
  • Sunday 24th June - Dent Festival (Hall Bros & John Carey afternoon)
  • Thursday 28th June - Grassington Fringe Festival; plumhall at The Craven Arms, Appletreewick
  • Tuesday 3rd July - Otley Junction (Nick B Hall & The Resurrection Men)
  • Saturday 7th July - York MOR Music Festival (Plumhall)
  • Friday 13th July - Moonbeams Wold Top Festival (Plumhall)
  • 27-29 July - Hardraw Gathering Festival (Plumhall / Hall Bros)
  • Tuesday 7th August - LONDON 12 Bar Club (Plumhall supporting Jude Rawlins)
  • Sunday 16th September - Saltaire Festival (plumhall with full band 3.45pm)
  • 20 - 23 September - Otley Festival (Plumhall & Hall Bros & John Carey)
  • Sunday 7th October - Ingleton Festival (Hall Bros & John Carey)

Monday, 22 December 2008

birthday gig 3rd january, korks, otley


nick will be hosting a free birthday gig at korks in otley on saturday 3rd january, featuring solo spots from nick, michelle plum, duncan hall and sarah carey, as well as a full set from the hall brothers band, featuring duncan, john carey, michelle, chris bunyan, dave mastrocola and nick + special guests.

the event is free, but strictly by guest-list only. email nick at to get yourself + 1 on the guest-list.

have a good christmas and new year.

hall towers

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

brief london appearance tonight

from nick's myspace blog this evening...

will be performing a couple of songs at an open mike night at the river bar, just south of tower bridge, london, tonight at approximately 8pm.

i'm in town and fancied a strum!

would be great to see any friendly faces! come up and say hello, and better still, buy me a drink!


Monday, 24 November 2008

nick might do brief spot in edinburgh tonight!

from nick's facebook/myspace blogs

"hi folk
long time no post because i'm a) busy and b) not doing many gigs because i'm on tour in a play.

HOWEVER!! i may be appearing briefly at 'the whistlers' on north bridge road in edinburgh TONIGHT!! it's just an open mic night so will only be doing a couple of songs



Wednesday, 29 October 2008

'secret' gig on tuesday 4th nov

hi all

am doing a 'secret' gig (as hall brothers band + guests) at the swan in addingham this coming tuesday 4th nov. it's a special gig laid on for a load of dutch students but it's open to anyone. last 'rock' gig till christmas at least. onstage 8.30pm precisely.

am having to be a bit quiet at the moment due to touring commitments in a play, but there will be a burst of activity around christmas and some proper nationwide gigging in the new year

hugs x

Saturday, 18 October 2008

michelle plum & nick b hall live in leeds tonight

from nick's myspace this afternoon;


michelle and i will be playing a duo set at 9pm (get there early for a seat) at st james church, church lane, crossgates, leeds tonight in aid of oxjam.

do come down and enjoy a full festival bill and us


nick x"

Monday, 29 September 2008

last couple of gigs in 2008


nick only has two official concerts in the books for this year due to acting commitments, the courthouse arts centre with michelle plum (and chris layhe of the icicle works) and then headlining the hartlepool folk festival the night after.

there may be some other gigs booked between now and the new year - and nick usually plays over the festive period at some point - so do keep a look out.

nick and his various bands/line-ups had a very successful summer - many thanks for your support.

recordings are being planned for the new year, and do check out the michelle and nick cd, contact us to get hold of a copy - only £3.

Friday, 19 September 2008

otley/saltaire/michelle & nick cd

from nick's myspace blog this morning;


well otley fest started in grand style with a great (though i say so myself!) michelle and me gig, with a lovely vocal cameo from dr dunc. lovely audience in korks and great turns all round. dave vermond was particularly on cracking form. it reminded me that i am as much a fan of dave's writing and performance as i am of mcnabb, young, springsteen and dylan. fact.

tonight (friday) there's a change of venue. since the sad demise of the red lion, the acoustic gigs have moved into the whitakers beer garden. we are promised fine weather so it shouldn't be a problem and there is a gazebo up! looking forward to it! no michelle guesting tonight, but hopefully chris bunyan on cahon.

tomorrow (saturday) sees us at the rugby club, which is a great venue, sandwiched between karl robin's new band (should be ace) and the deeply fab dave v! that's a full hall bros set with guests michelle and chris bunyan.

then it's the maddest sunday ever! 12 noon we kick off a rock set at the whitakers beer garden. it'll be a shorter than normal set as the acoustic concerts need to start just after 2, then it's a dash over to saltaire to play the piazza stage (lovely big outdoor gig) with the rock line-up, then back to otley to play the civic centre with michelle (and dunc cameoing again). mad stuff!

hope to see some of you during the weekend! if only to purchase the new michelle and nick cd that we've recorded at the home studio this week! it's great, a 4 track 'demo' for only £3!

then i start rehearsals for a new touring play. hmmm.

nuff said

nick x"

Sunday, 7 September 2008

hall bros & john carey pateley bridge this afternoon

from nick's facebook site this morning;

i'm playing with the hall brothers & john carey this afternoon @ pateley bridge showground @ 2.30pm. entrance is free, there is a bar and food. bring a brolly!!
nick x"

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

nick & michelle play york tonight 27th august

from nick's myspace blog today...


i'll be playing lead guitar and singing bv's for my beloved michelle at 8pm, city screen, york tonight (weds) as well as doing a couple of my own songs :-)



Saturday, 23 August 2008

from nick's myspace blog re: rodley no show

from nick's myspace blog...

"rodley fest/stuff
Current mood: loved
Category: Music

hi all

i've had a number of enquiries about what time we (hall bros band) are appearing at the rodley fest tonight (saturday).

this gig was taken off our listings a while ago and the organisers informed. i can only assume that our name has been left on the posters and other publicity. we will NOT be appearing at rodley fest. this decision was made because the gig interfered with the travel arrangments of one member of the band.

sorry to anyone who turns up to see us tonight - enjoy the rest of the acts though, i'm sure it will be a good do :-).

michelle and i had a GREAT live session on Russell Walker's BBC show this week that went out simultaneously on Radios Leeds, York and Sheffield. great versions of undertow and bierley hill and a fun interview.

thanks to russell and darren (producer) for making us so welcome. BBC tea is great!

no gigs now till september, then a flurry of festivals then a winding-down for winter.

plans upcoming? solo album (and/or duo album with michelle) early next year, hall bros album in the middle of next year.



Monday, 18 August 2008

nick & michelle on radio leeds tuesday 19th

from nick's myspace blog tonight

"Hi all

I will be appearing from 10.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday 19th) night on Russell Walkers Radio Leeds show playing two songs with Michelle Plum and doing an interview.

Miss it not!

Nick x"

Monday, 28 July 2008

undertow single out now!

from nick's myspace blog today...

"Hi all

We managed to celebrate the release of Undertow this weekend with a great couple of concerts at the Hardraw Gathering Festival.

Many thanks to all of you for your interest and tolerance! The single is now out and available from most major download sites (including iTunes, Amazon mp3, LaLa, emusic, Napster and more) and direct links can be found on my solo website

If you do get around to buying a copy, thanks very much and thanks to you all for being so supportive regardless of whether you buy it or not!

Take care

Nick x"

Friday, 25 July 2008

undertow ep available from itunes uk/eec

from nick's myspace blog this morning...


The Undertow ep is now available from iTunes UK/EEC as well as iTunes USA and most other major download sites! Official release on Sunday!!!

Many thanks in advance if you buy this!!!

Nick x"

Thursday, 24 July 2008

undertow on the radio

from nick's facebook pages this morning...

"Undertow ep is now available on iTunes USA and Second Life... just waiting on iTunes UK, but my record label are being great and are right on it! Undertow will be played on BBC Radio Leeds, and I've approached some of the more 'artist-friendly' radio shows. You can help by requesting 'Undertow' by Nick B Hall at Tom Robinson's 6music show, Janice Long, Johnny Walker, Terry Wogan, Sunday Morning Show (Aled!!) and Mike Harding on Radio 2! Any help/support much appreciated!"

Saturday, 19 July 2008

from nick's myspace blog re: courthouse


Sorry to anyone who was disappointed that Michelle and I didn't appear at the Courthouse Arts Centre last night. We were there, had paid for our guest-list and had indeed soundchecked, when - due to circumstances beyond our control and not our fault - we had to leave the stage and indeed the building and not perform.

We're playing there in October with a full duo set and no way will anything stop us that night.

Take care

Nick x"

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

from nick's myspace this morning

"Hi all
The Hall Brothers & John Carey are playing at the legendary Topic Folk Club this Thursday 17th July. The Topic is now at a new venue, the Bradford Irish Club. Here is a link to all relevant information -


Nick B Hall"

Thursday, 10 July 2008

undertow now out on emusic


the undertow ep is now out on emusic... again please wait for the 27th july official release week!

Monday, 7 July 2008

undertow ep available to download from new sources


the undertow ep is now available to download from amazon mp3, napster and LALA. follow the links in the online shop. remember that we're trying to coordinate a big push on the 27th july.

Friday, 27 June 2008

undertow ep on lastfm

the undertow ep is now up on lastfm where you can listen to all four tracks in full for free. please don't buy this yet as we're hoping for a (low!) chart placing for the single on July 27th.

here is the url for the nick b hall lastfm page;

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

from nick's myspace this morning

posted by nick b hall from his myspace blog this morning...

"hi all

just thought i'd knock out a quick chatty blog... lots of interesting things happening... great two shows at beverley festival at the weekend (one with the halls, one with michelle), but we didn't make the lindley woodstock for reasons various. we probably upset people there but, hey, i decided a few years ago that i was going to say 'no' more and not worry about the feelings of others as much, as i used to make myself ill worrying about that!

songs are pouring out at the moment.... the ones i'm very proud of are 'michelle's song', 'world domination now!', 'bierley hill', the finally-finished 'the fall and the flood' and the half-written 'the big surround'. i hope to play all these songs at my wee solo gig in otley at the red lion next sunday. hopefully michelle will join me onstage.

i'm hoping to go and lig with my friends magna carta at their grassington festival gig tomorrow - maybe see some of you there? could be mc's last gig in grassington which makes it even more of an occasion.

so, i'm tired but happy at the moment.

see you all soon i trust

nick x"

Friday, 20 June 2008

2 festivals this weekend

nick b hall is playing at two festivals this weekend. on saturday he will be fronting the hall brothers at 2pm in the tct sessions tent as part of beverley folk festival at 2pm and then playing session lead guitar for the accidental tourists in the same venue at 4pm. then he'll be playing lindley woodstock at midday on sunday with the hall brothers band.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

guest spot in york tonight... singing with a legend!

this from nick's myspace blog today;


I'm playing lead guitar for Michelle Plum's band The Accidental Tourists tonight at the Black Swan in York tonight. Should be a great gig - come on down if you're in the neighbourhood :-)


PS oh yeah, Michelle and I sang 'Daydream Believer onstage with original Monkee Peter Tork last night! I have a very interesting life!"

Friday, 6 June 2008

michelle plum & nick b hall support peter tork tomorrow


Peter Tork of The Monkees is making a one-off stop at Otley Civic Centre to talk about his time in The Monkees and to play some of their hits. It's a solo gig and a very rare event. Peter is over in Europe for several festival dates.
Because he's staying in the North of England we've decided to put on this special gig at very short notice. There are 200 tickets available on the door (at 7.30pm) plus some advance from Jumbo Records, (0113 245 5570) Leeds or Waye & Son Travel Agents (01943 463244) in Otley.
When you think about it, this International star of stage and screen is just about the biggest name ever to have appeared in Otley. Can anyone say different?
Cross Green, Otley, West Yorkshire - LS21 1HD
Saturday 7th June 2008
JFK presents - Solo and in concert – A rare performance

of The Monkees

Peter will be playing songs made famous by The Monkees
alongside a few favourites of his own. The show will also
include recollections of Peter’s time with
one of the most entertaining bands of the 20th Century.

Special guests:


Tickets : £10 in advance (+ booking fee) from Jumbo Records, Leeds – 0113 245 5570
And from Waye & Son Travel Agents, 56 - 58 Kirkgate, Otley - 01943 463244

Tickets now available online from
Tickets £12 on the night.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

bbc radio leeds tonight... 'undertow' out on itunes 27th july... lambley tomorrow...

nick b hall (after two thoroughly enjoyable gigs this weekend) will be appearing on the durbervilles bbc radio leeds roots music show TONIGHT. he'll be interviewed, play a song live and hopefully other songs from the forthcoming undertow ep will be featured. you can hear the show on 92.4, 95.3 FM, 774 AM or online at or

the undertow ep is available to download now at the confidential records website... but is officially released on itunes and other major download sites on 27th july. if everyone buys the ep on that week, there is a chance of a chart placing.

nick b hall will be performing with the hall brothers at lambley woodlark folk club, notts, tomorrow night.

Monday, 19 May 2008

centenary square and peter tork support, with michelle plum / new songs

nick b hall, in his excellent new duo with michelle plum, has just been asked to perform two contrasting but equally exciting live concerts.

on saturday 31st may (just before nick zooms off to perform at fountains abbey) nick and michelle will perform a half hour concert in the open air at bradford centenary square for bradford music week. the duo will be onstage at midday prompt and then will have to dash straight off up the dales. this should be a brilliant concert in an unusual setting. it's free and therefore shouldn't be missed.

on saturday 7th june, nick and michelle will be performing as the special guests of the legendary peter tork (of the monkees) at otley civic centre for legendary promoter john keenan. this is a concert not to be missed, as nick and michelle are only going to do a few interesting, quirky or 'prestige' gigs a year, and the chance to see them AND a legendary figure such as peter tork is a bit 'once-in-a-lifetime'. the civic is one of nick's favourite venues and he always plays a blinder there. tickets are available from manor books and music in otley and info can be found from john keenan at

nick and michelle have been writing and demoing new material and two of nick's new songs 'the fall and the flood' (bad weather as a metaphor for life!) and 'world domination now!' (a well-aimed rant against the political wing of the christian right) could find their way into the upcoming solo and duo sets. nick is very happy with the way the demos for the new album 'world domination now!' are shaping up and the album could be out for christmas at this rate.

Friday, 9 May 2008

nick b hall live on bbc radio leeds


nick is going to be appearing on the durbervilles folk and roots show on bbc radio leeds on sunday 1st june at 8pm to talk about the upcoming release of the 'hurts like hell' ep and perform live in the studio. listen to bbc radio eeds on 92.4 & 95.3 fm and on 774 am, or listen online

Thursday, 8 May 2008

first review of 'hurts like hell'

here is part of the first review of 'hurts like hell' from the woven wheat whispers site;

"The four tracks on this EP show off Nick's considerable talent as both singer and songwriter and show he has a knack for creating catchy songs that have appeal to audiences in either a local folk club or on a larger, more mainstream stage. These are songs, that with some radio play could easily become big sellers. The opener, Patching up my Soul, brings the Icicle Works to mind, being a powerful and hook-laden song with a very singable chorus. Hurts like Hell is a strong and tender "lost love" ballad, while Undertow is a brooding low key song chock full of emotion and sincerity.

The Man Apart closes the EP and has the vibe of a Celtic romp and should be a real crowd pleaser when played live. There is honestly nothing to criticize here. These are timeless songs, high on melody content and with a commercial edge.

A folk rock gem for the 21st century."

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

'Hurts Like Hell' e.p to get full release on i-Tunes etc

a word from nick just posted on his myspace site;


Have been in the musical doldrums a bit of late and decided quite suddenly today that I should get around to giving the 'Hurts Like Hell' e.p a proper release. This is a record I made a few years ago with Chris O'Neill and Dave Reilly and is a recording I'm particularly fond of.

It will include Undertow, Hurts Like Hell, Patching Up My Soul and the rarely heard The Man Apart. I'm dropping Big-hearted Northern Boy because I can! The ep has been available through the lovely but relatively obscure Woven Wheat Whispers folk download site, but I've now negociated (in one day!!!) a release deal and publishing deal through Confidential Records and Maori Music Publishing. The record will be available through i-Tunes and other major download sites and will also be chart-eligible. I might make a bit of a hoo-ha about it, what the hell?!

The record will have new cool artwork and I'll post details of official release dates as soon as possible.

Finally I'm fired up about music again! If in doubt - release something!!!

Love and hugs

Nick x"

more details of this exciting release to follow shortly

Friday, 25 April 2008

may bank holiday gigs

one small and two big gigs coming up... on the may bank holiday weekend nick b hall and michelle plum will be playing on the saturday night up at hag dyke, a remote farmhouse in the dales. it's a private gig and we're only telling you about it because you should be jealous!
The next day (sunday) it's the hall brothers & john carey (with michelle as special guest) playing at the moor & coast festival in whitby. the band are headlining an afternoon acoustic concert at the coliseum and then second to headline (just below the legendary john tams & barry coope) at the final concert at the community college. Do come and support if you can.

Friday, 18 April 2008

nick b hall fronting the hall brothers band this saturday

nick b hall will be fronting the legendary hall brothers band for a loud rock set at carpe diem, central leeds this saturday 19th april. the band are second to headline on a good bill and entry is free. see for details

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Leeds tonight and Saturday


nick will be appearing at the wardrobe in leeds tonight playing lead acoustic guitar for the wonderful michelle plum and fronting the hall brothers band at carpe diem in leeds on saturday

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

cottingham gig 2nd april

nick b hall will be performing with his brother duncan at cottingham live folk club, at the back room in cottingham, east yorkshire this wednesday 2nd april. this will be an all-acoustic show (no pa) with no fiddle player. expect not-oft-played gems from the hall brothers back catalogue, an eclectic mix of solo material and the band's trademark harmonies. seeing the hall brothers in such an intimate setting is a rare treat these days. click here for a link to the venue's website for tickets and info.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

nick b hall on facebook

we have now set up a facebook page for nick b hall to increase awareness (see the links below) as well as various useful links on here to pages where nick b hall and hall brothers music can be listened to and purchased. the facebook page has a discussion board. a link to itunes is on the way.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

a new website

welcome to the new website for musician/actor nick b hall. in time we hope that you'll be able to use this site to buy records, download music, access information about upcoming events and projects. bear with us while we get this site up-and-running.