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Critically Acclaimed Duo Announced as Fairport Convention Support

Nov 17, 2023

PLUMHALL (Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall) are critically-acclaimed songwriters from the UK, using a mesmerising combination of acoustic and electric instruments (occasionally with electronica) to create breath taking soundscapes to their powerful original songs. They are renowned for their exquisite vocal harmonies and excellent musicianship.

Their two studio albums, ‘Thundercloud’ and ‘The Ghost of Noise’, earned the duo many plaudits including a “Hidden Gem” award from The Guardian/Observer. From the alt-country sound of the debut to the electronica and found sounds of the follow up, the band have proved that they can fuse classic songwriting with genre-hopping studio experimentation. Their third album is currently in production and promises to be their strongest yet.  

PLUMHALL’s live prowess has seen the duo invited to sing onstage with Al Stewart on several occasions, including unforgettable appearances at London’s Palladium and Cadogan Hall. They have also performed alongside other such luminaries as Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan guitarist/Levon Helm producer/instrumentalist), Phil Beer (Show of Hands) and many more. Michelle Plum was formerly a member of Chumbawamba, replacing Lou Watts for 4 years, and was a touring session musician with The Chris Norman Band for 4 years. Nick Hall has been a touring member of Ian Prowse & Amsterdam, Magna Carta, and The Hall Brothers.

In 2018 Nick and Michelle caught the attention of film-maker Richard Heap, who asked them to write an original song for, arrange live acoustic music for, and appear in the 2020 international feature film The Runaways.

The duo’s livestream shows built a global online community during lockdowns, inspiring a stunning video for their song “A Darkness That Won’t Leave The House,” which was recognized by Janice Long on BBC Radio.


Now raising the bar even further they are honoured to announce that they have been asked to support FAIRPORT CONVENTION, on their Winter Tour Feb/Mar 2024. The BBC Lifetime Achievement Award winners have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century, having formed in 1967. During that time, the band that launched British Folk-Rock has seen many changes, but one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance. Next year’s Winter Tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new.   Plumhall are thrilled to have been chosen as the opening act for their Winter Tour next year and with a third album imminent, the duo continue to evolve and captivate audiences everywhere.


Fairport Convention Winter Tour 2024

06 Feb 2024
Milton Keynes
The Stables
01908 280800
 
07 Feb 2024
Southend
Palace Theatre
0343 3100030
 
08 Feb 2024
Harpenden
Eric Morecambe Centre
01582 767525
 
09 Feb 2024
Penistone
Paramount
01226 767532
 
10 Feb 2024
Liverpool
Tung Auditorium
0151 7941500
 
11 Feb 2024
Manchester
RNCM
0300 3034212
 
13 Feb 2024
Bury St Edmunds
The Apex
01284 758000
 
14 Feb 2024
Newcastle Under Lyme
New Vic Theatre
01782 717962
 
15 Feb 2024
Oxford
Playhouse
01865 305305
 
16 Feb 2024
Loughborough
Town Hall
01509 231914
 
17 Feb 2024
Farnham
The Maltings
01252 745444
 
18 Feb 2024
Canterbury
Gulbenkian
01227 769075
 
20 Feb 2024
East Grinstead
Chequermead
01342 302000
 
21 Feb 2024
Worthing
The Connaught
01903 206206
 
22 Feb 2024
Southampton
Turner Sims
023 8059 5151
 
23 Feb 2024
Bath
The Forum
0844 8884420
 
 
24 Feb 2024
Swansea
The Taliesin
01792 602060
 
25 Feb 2024
Exeter
Corn Exchange
01392 665938
 
27 Feb 2024
Lincoln
Drill Hall
01522 534160
 
28 Feb 2024
Stockton
ARC
01642 525199
 
29 Feb 2024
Sunderland
The Fire Station
0191 5700 007
 
01 March 2024
Harrogate
Theatre
01423 502116
 
02 March 2024
Matlock Bath
The Grand Pavilion
01629 706148
 
03 March 2024
Stratford
Playhouse
01789 333990
 
05 March 2024
Wrexham
William Aston Hall
01352 344101
 
06 March 2024
Bridgnorth
Castle Hall
 
07 March 2024
Brecon
Theatr Brycheiniog
01874 611622
 
08 March 2024
Tewkesbury
The Roses
01684 295074
 
09 March 2024
London
Union Chapel
 
10 March 2024
Dudley
Town Hall
01384 812812
 

For further details please visit: www.fairportconvention.com and www.plumhallmusic.com

 

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