Date/Time Sun 06 Mar 2022 7:45 PM
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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), Show of Hands, R2 Magazine and many more. The duo pack a punch, with powerful acoustic (occasional electric) guitar and luscious harmony-driven textures of original contemporary folk rock.
Plumhall’s debut album ‘Thundercloud’ 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 have performed with Peter Tork, Phil Beer, Ian McNabb, Chris Leslie, Dave Nachmanoff, Ranagri and many more. They have also written music for, and appeared in, a major British cinematic release called “The Runaways“.
Plumhall’s second studio album ‘The Ghost Of Noise’ was released May 2020 during the first lockdown. In the absence of a live tour that would have included TwickFolk, they have turned their attentions to online shows and have released 3 home-produced videos to support songs from the album. Here’s one of them, which was picked by BBC’s Janice Long for her show:
Dom Prag tours throughout the UK and is a regular performer at folk festivals. With his nylon strung guitar, his phenomenal playing owes a lot to classical technique. In July 2020, between lockdowns, he moved onto a narrowboat and since then has lived on the canals. Despite Covid restrictions he also finished Needle & Thread, his 2nd album, produced by Phil Beer. Recording was disrupted by lockdowns but with some contributions recorded remotely and some socially distanced sessions recorded at Phil Beer’s studio in Devon it finally saw the light of day.
His style mixes traditional folk with classical guitar to create a complex, melodic and sometimes thunderous sound. His songs are stories, folk tales, love letters – joyous, hopeful and heart-breaking in equal measures. He crafts arrangements to traditional folk songs that are imaginative and rousing while staying true to the spirit of each song.
‘The superb Dom Prag’ (Phil Beer).
‘Watch out for Dom, his star is definitely on the rise.’ (Julie Matthews, While & Matthews).
‘What a voice! Together with his brilliant guitar playing he is the real deal – only a matter of time before Dom Prag is a true Folk Star. Catch him whilst you can.’ (Charles Gale, Forest Folk Club)
‘Dom Prag will be big very soon.’ (Dai Jeffries, Folking.com).