• 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)

Friday, 6 November 2009

Raise Your Banners

nick will be playing all weekend at the raise your banners festival, st peter's house, bradford starting tonight with the hastily arranged slot with the hall brothers & john carey supporting chumbawamba, saturday afternoon with plumhall and headlining sunday afternoon with the hall brothers band & michelle plum...

... come on down x

Monday, 13 July 2009

the late show, bbc radio leeds


nick will be appearing with michelle (and possibly duncan) on the late show, bbc radio leeds tomorrow night (tuesday). 92.4FM, 95.3FM, DAB,

songs and interview


hall towers

Sunday, 12 July 2009

nick on bbc local tv tonight??!!

hi all

nick may be appearing on bbc's look north (east yorkshire and humberside version) tonight at 5.30pm. part of his set at moonbeams wold top festival yesterday was filmed by the beeb and nick was also interviewed on camera. nick may not have made the cut, and even if he has it may a case of 'blink and you miss him' but it's worth tuning in to get a feel of the atmosphere at this excellent boutique festival.

if nick makes the cut we'll post a link to the 'watch again' site asap.

hall towers

Saturday, 11 July 2009

nick live at wold top today 5.30pm

from nick's myspace blog

"Hi all

Am appearing at the Moonbeams Wold Top Festival this Saturday at 5.30pm on the Courtyard Stage.

This is a 50 minute (and these days increasingly rare) solo acoustic spot from me and I'm really looking forward to it.

It's the perfect place for a boutique, well-run mini festival and full details are below...

This year Moonbeams will be holding a Folk Festival at the award winning Wold Top Brewery set on top of the Yorkshire Wolds. On Saturday 11th July there will be music entertainment from noon till midnight.. Two stages, Session tent, The Wolds Theatre Group on site, Wold Top Bar, Locally produced food refreshments, Dancers, Craft stalls and Level Camping with excellent views over the wolds.

Confirmed Artists..

Edwina Hayes
The Duncan McFarlane Band
Kat Gilmore and Jamie Roberts
Paul Liddell
The Sleeping Passengers
Nick Hall
The Dan Webster Band
Andy Stones
The Gerry McNeice Band
String Theory
Mark Wynn
Dave and Zoe Bottomley

Bar and entertainment on the Friday night for weekend ticket holders.

Tickets for The Moonbeams Wold Top Folk Festival are available from:

Beverley Tourist Information: 01482 391672

Bridlington Tourist Information: 01262 673474

The Wold Top Brewery

Street Styles, Middle Street, Driffield

Tickets can also be purchased by cheque made payable to 'The Wold Top Brewery' and sent with an SAE to:
The Lodge Cottage
YO25 4AS
Non Camping - £20 Camping (Fri/Sat) - £25 Under 12's free, must be accompanied by an adult!

For ticket information and enquires: 07949 974573

The Wold Top Brewery
Wold Newton
Nr Driffield

The Wold Top Brewery is located halfway between Hunmanby and Wold Newton on the road between Burton Flemming to Fordon.... YO25 3HS!

Hope to see some of you there

Nick B Hall x"

Thursday, 28 May 2009

a busy month ahead...

from nick's myspace page earlier today;

"Hi folks

Very busy month coming up! On the 6th June I have a very special, high-pressure gig... I'm getting married! Then literally hours after we land back in Blighty after our honeymoon Michelle and I are peforming in the TCT Sessions marquee at Beverley Folk Festival (Saturday 20th June) in the afternoon, followed by 2 Hall Brothers gigs elsewhere around the festival site that evening. I'm sure Michelle will be joining us on these gigs.
Then the following afternoon (21st) Hall Bros will be playing the TCT marquee in the afternoon.
Later in the month (28th June) Michelle and I will be playing a duo gig outdoors at Ye Olde Punchbowl, Marton-cum-Grafton near York - Neil Morrissey's pub no less!

Many thanks for all your support over the first half of this year - we've had some great gigs thanks to you!

Love and best wishes

Nick x"

Wednesday, 20 May 2009



this friday 22nd may don't miss nick, michelle plum and duncan hall performing as a trio at korks, otley. doors 8pm. this will be a cracking show!

hall towers

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Saturday 9th May


Michelle and Nick will be appearing as part of The Accidental Tourists with Charlie Daykin today at 4.30pm outside the Tap & Spile in York. They are onstage just before Alistair Griffin of Fame Academy fame (but Michelle and Nick will be dashing off afterwards as Nick has a gig on a train with the Hall Brothers in Skipton at 8pm tonight!!)


Saturday, 2 May 2009

Nick & Michelle in Otley tomorrow (Sunday)


Nick and Michelle are doing a duo set as special guests of young acoustic act Feldspar at their album launch at the Courthouse Arts Centre in Otley. The gig is tomorrow night, Sunday 3rd May. Come early!

Hall Towers!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Sad news

We were very sad to hear about the death of Gordon Thackray recently. We've known and been very fond of Gordon for many many years (since the very start of the band) and the scene won't be the same without him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family.

Nick and Duncan

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

from nick's facebook page tonight...

"hi y'all... just been up in the wilds beyond York rehearsing with Michelle and Charlie for the Accidental Tourists gig this Friday. I feel like we're revving up for an onslaught of gigs, and the diary is filling up all the time! Dunc, Michelle and I have been doing some recording on the 'home' digital gear - I've finally turned 'What People Do' into the rock song it has always deserved to be! I've just written a new song that I really like (and Michelle likes it so it must be good!) called 'Know Your Enemy'. I'm going to start recording it tomorrow - a big rocker that manages to be sensitive and thuggish at the same time; like giving someone a big hug then punching them in the mouth! Look out for it at the gigs"

Thursday, 26 March 2009

up-coming gigs in april


nick has some april gigs coming up;

friday 10th april - nick & michelle plum at raggalds.
this is a new acoustic night taking place at the raggald's inn, out near queensbury near bradford. this is a rare outing for the duo so do come and enjoy.

friday 17th april - nick & the accidental tourists at bugthorpe village hall.
bugthorpe is a village near york, and nick is playing guest lead guitar and backing vocals for acclaimed duo 'the accidental tourists' which consists of michelle plum & charlie daykin.

friday 24th april and saturday 25th - craven music festival at the craven arms, appletreewick.
nick will be appearing at this new mini-festival with michelle and the hall brothers & john carey.

there are many gigs coming up every month with new festivals and concerts being added all the time. do keep checking out the gig guide for details.

hall towers

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

saturday's gigs

from nick's myspace this afternoon;
"hi all
three gigs coming up this saturday 7th march...
queensbury festival local heroes stage 1.05pm (duo set with michelle plum)
queensbury festival local heroes stage 3.30pm (hall brothers & john carey)
otley rugby club charity concert (eve) (hall brothers acoustic band - with michelle plum, john carey and nic shipp)
the local heroes stage is in the conservative club [sorry :-(] in queensbury, outside bradford. it's a great little festival with a good line-up all day and evening.
the otley gig is a charity event raising money for a worthy cause, and ace songwriter dave vermond and great rock band the restless natives are also on the bill.
it would be great to see you at all or any of these gigs :-)
nick x"


Saturday, 21 February 2009

radio broadcasts this week

radio broadcasts this week

nick will be appearing (with or without michelle plum) on two radio shows this week, performing live tracks and being interviewed. the purpose of the radio appearances is to remind people he's alive really after a long absence from the live scene (!) as well as flagging up some up-coming live dates.

on monday 23rd feb nick will be on tim moon's 'folk us!' show on bcb 106.6fm (you can listen online at and on tuesday 24th he will appear on the late show, bbc radio leeds 92.4 FM and 103.9 FM (also 95.3 FM and 102.7 FM)

do tune in and enjoy!

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

from nick's myspace blog - undertow review

this from nick's myspace blog - amazing review of the 'undertow' ep discovered online;

"hi, just found this review of my ep 'undertow' by accident. It brought a lump to my throat and is the sort of thing that makes it all worth while :-) don't know who wrote this, but thank you so much!
'Original and compelling.... ........................................What a wonderful discovery! Nick Hall's voice is full of emotion and texture, and unlike anyone else on today's music scene. This is music unadulterated by the "music industry," and those looking for something unique and refreshing will be heartened that there are still artists producing music on their own terms. Those looking for comparisons will hear a touch of Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, and Ryan Adams. Thankfully, however, Nick Hall avoids the formulaic darkness that permeates efforts by other artists inspired by these three musical icons. "Undertow" in particular deserves to be heard (and appreciated) by as wide an audience as possible.'

wow! x"