As most of you familiar with the acoustic music scene, especially Topic-goers, will know, Plumhall (Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall) are critically-acclaimed songwriters, who use a mesmerising combination of acoustic and electric instruments to create breathtaking 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.
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. Both Michelle and Nick have separately toured internationally as members of Chumbawamba/Chris Norman Band and Magna Carta respectively.
In late 2023 it was announced that Plumhall were to be the official opening act on the Fairport Convention Wintour '24, meaning 30 gigs with them between 6th February and 10th March.
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 have achieved incredible success during lockdowns by holding livestream shows, which brought together a worldwide online community that supported one another throughout the crisis. This same community helped to create a stunning accompanying video for Plumhall's song "A Darkness That Won't Leave The House", which was featured on the late Janice Long's BBC show.
A fine duo...go and see them if you get the chance - Steve Knightley - Show of Hands
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 superduo...a wealth of talent...a real sense of passion and attack - Fatea Magazine
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