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NEWS

2006

AUGUST 2006:

Loads of new gigs have been added to the Tour Dates page, as things hot up for the second half of what has been an incredibly successful 15th anniversary year. Highlights include the Otley Folk Festival and Otley Folk Club dates, as well as a long-awaited return to London for Nick in 'solo' mode. Looking forward to seeing some of you at these dates and thanks for all the support this year so far! Keep rocking!!

JULY 2006:

After the successful performance in support of the Lord Mayor's Appeal in Bradford's Centenary Square on JULY 1st, with the simultaneous release of a very special single 'The Bradford Pals' (See CD's For Sale Page), Nick will be once again playing the OTLEY Courthouse Centre on FRIDAY 21ST.
'Court In Session 3' will feature Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan + Ramon De Juan, Will Green, Gerry McNiece and Jeremy Bradford. 7pm. £5-00. Tickets and information from: Court House Project.

JUNE 2006:

The Hall Brothers & John Carey are slated to perform live at the legendary City Varieties Theatre in Leeds 0n SEPTEMBER 2nd 2006. This is a charity concert for Macmillan nurses and the bill also features Jon Gomm, Jon Strong, Jess Gardham and many more.
Please go for tickets and info to Live In Leeds or email promoter John Keenan directly to ensure good seats.
Don't miss this chance to catch the band in one of the most beautiful theatres in Britain.

APRIL 2006:

Hello! Thanks to all who came out to support us on our 15th anniversary concert night - it was a great success for all concerned. Thanks to Entropy, The Swan and Wharfe Unplugged for all their help. Loads of gigs coming up - the most prestigious of which is the Hall Brothers and John Carey supporting Fairport Acoustic Convention at Saltaire Victoria Hall on Friday 5th May. Doors 7pm, Hall Bros onstage 7.30pm prompt. Please come and support the lads and enjoy a night out with their favourite band!
Email Saltaire Live for details.
The gig page has just been updated with many new shows all around the country.
Please check them out!

MARCH 2006:

The 15th Anniversary celebrations are well under way with a special concert at Addingham Memorial Hall on the 24th March and both the Hall Brothers and Nick (solo) are busier than ever with dates all over the country .
Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control the 10th March gig with Chris Difford has been cancelled.

The HALL BROTHERS and NICK HALL solo releases are now available for download from both WOVEN WHEAT WHISPERS and CONFIDENTIAL Records! Get those iPods pointed in those directions now!


2005

NOVEMBER 2005:
DOWNLOADS, NICK SOLO RELEASES, 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS...

Hello! Firstly some very exciting news. The Hall Brothers have been approached by new folk music download company 'Woven Wheat Whispers' with a view to making much of the Hall Brothers music available for paid download.
The deal is on the table at the moment and more details and links will follow. This is very exciting for those people who prefer to download their music. Our CDs will, of course, still be available through the excellent mail order service at
CONFIDENTIAL Records.
We especially hope to release such rarities as the Hall Brothers 'Official Live Bootleg' which only ever got a small CD release at gigs and the original Hall Brothers album, the acclaimed 'No Place On Earth', in download form.
This album was only ever released on cassette and has not been available for years.

Through the new site, Nick will also be releasing 'Hurts Like Hell' the sought after 5-track solo e.p. for the first time. This recording was recorded last year by Dave Reilly (ex-China Crisis) who produced the tracks and played fretless bass and drums on the recording.
The tracks also feature Nick's sometime partner in crime, Chris O'Neill on guitars and vocals. Nick has finally bowed to the demand for this record to come out and is looking forward to the download 'experiment' by releasing this purely as a download. Full details of release dates wil follow.
Nick has also written a new solo album, provisionally titled 'The Wood Beyond', and is going into the studio before Christmas to record this. The album will feature one or two traditional pieces and will be radical departure in tone, feel and sound from the last solo record.
Nick is also hoping to record the debut album of 'Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan' over Christmas to release in time for next year's festivals.
Watch out for Nick's new solo site which should be up and running in time for Christmas, and keep checking the DATES page for London solo/band dates.

Which leads us on to next year's 15th Anniversary celebrations!
The Hall Brothers are 15 years old (as an act!!) next year, 2006. To celebrate we plan to re-release our debut album 'No Place On Earth' as a download through 'Woven Wheat Whispers', as well as providing other Hall Bros music for download.
We will also be playing a number of folk festivals - some of which are already confirmed on the DATES page - some of which we are still making deals with - details will follow.
To book the Hall Brothers in their 15th Anniversary Year please EMAILus.
We are keeping gigs to a premium in 2006 to keep some of our special plans extra special (more of which later!!) so we will accept gigs on a first-come-first-served basis and will need to have a cut-off point after which we will book no more! So get in quickly to book the Halls for your festival, club, venue or event!!
Nick will be busy all 2006 and 2007 with solo work and other duo work, so we need to make the anniversary year a very special one for the Hall Brothers.

OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL LOOMS LARGE!!!

All at Hall Towers are very excited about this year's Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival. After an incredibly busy summer of gigs, festivals, clubs and trains (!!), both Dunc and Nick are raring to go!
We will keep you posted on where and when the lads (with John Carey) will be playing (as we know some of you like to tour round with them - great fun for them, believe us!). Confirmed so far is Thursday 15th September when the chaps will be headlining in the plush surrounds of the RED LION in Otley.

This will be a completely acoustic concert. If you arrive early at this gig you will also be treated to an opening set from Spiers and Boden. Not one to be missed so get there for 7.30pm.
Nick Hall will also be appearing with Hannah Bunyan from Entropy in the form of their exciting new duo over the festival.
For these and Entropy's appearances, please keep coming back here for updates.

Also worth mentioning is the usual Sunday Hangover cure which is the Hall Brothers + Friends ROCK set at the Whittakers on the Sunday afternoon. 12 noon! See you there!

All at Hall Towers wish to thank you all for your excellent support over what has been an incredible year so far.

Check out Otley Folk Festival for more details and ticket information.

HOLLAND WARM-UP/FOLK CLUB DATE GETTING CLOSER!/
REVIEW OF "SONGS FROM THE SHORE" ONLINE!!

Hello! To prepare for next week's trip to Holland, Nick will be performing a warm-up date with the new band line-up at the Red Lion in Otley this Saturday 14th May. See TOUR DATES page for details. This is the only Nick Hall + band gig booked so far this year so don't miss it!

The Hall Brothers at Otley Folk Club is getting ever closer. We want this to be a wonderful evening so it is important that, if you can attend no other Hall Bros gig this year, you try to make this one! The lads will be performing two long sets and officially launching 'Songs From The Shore'.
Tix and information about booking floorspots can be gained from otleyff@hotmail.com

We have just had a great review of Songs From The Shore! Read it online at NET RHYTHMS.

LONDON / FOLK CLUBS / FESTIVALS

After the great success of the Hall & O'Neill gig at the Red Lion in Otley, the venue have asked Nick to put on more concerts there on a regular basis.
The first two are now in place in the gig diary.
They promise to be exciting evenings with hopefully some interesting special guest artists.
Watch this space for further details!

Nick will be playing two consecutive nights in London in June.
The exact nature of his line-up for each show is unconfirmed at present although it is likely he will be playing with a different line-up each night.

We are very excited at Hall Towers about the festivals and folk club dates we are doing this Summer and Early Autumn.
Bradford Topic Folk Club has just been added to this list.
Nick and Duncan personally invited Hannah Bunyan & Clair Holt of Entropy (firm favourite for all of us) to do the show as a double-header with them.
Lots of fiddle fun in the offing!

MORE GIGS ANNOUNCED...

The Hall Brothers have been approached to play two more gigs on the Settle-Carlisle railway this Summer. The Hall Bros love playing these mad, lively gigs on trains with a real ale bar.
A great chance to see the band and enjoy the craic in very intimate surroundings.
The band have also just been booked to perform at the prestigious Warwick Folk Club. This will be a fairly informal night with two half-hour sets and plenty of room for floor-singers to perform.
Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan may be performing at their second ever festival in June up in Scotland, near Edinburgh, after being spotted by the organisers during a great session at the Old Dungeon Ghyll in the Lakes recently. This date is unconfirmed as yet (although they will definitely be playing the festival in 2006) but keep going to the TOUR DATES page to check on this and the other gigs mentioned above.
The Hall Brothers are also pleased to announce that they will be setting another date at the Topic Folk Club in Bradford for early 2006.
Keep checking the gig-list as this date will be confirmed in the next two weeks. Gigs are rather like buses - not much for a while then loads come in at once!
The band are really looking forward to all these 'Songs From The Shore' dates and look forward to seeing you...

HALL & O'NEILL - THE RETURN!

Hall & O'Neill (the new band featuring Nick and actor/songwriter/geezer Chris O'Neill) are playing their third ever show at the end of March in Otley's newest venue; the beautifully modernised upstairs room at the Red Lion in Kirkgate. This show is limited capacity to 50 and tickets will cost £4-00. We recommend early booking of tickets which can be done in person at the pub or via the telephone direct to the pub itself - 01943 462226.
Doors will open 7-30pm. There will be no support act. Two long sets of great acoustic rock music guaranteed! Friday 25th March. Don't miss it!

HALLS AT OTLEY FEST!!

Dunc, Nick and John Carey have been booked for the prestigious Otley Folk Festival in September this year. The Hall's really do play their best at this friendly, well-run festival and this year's line-up is excellent. Do check it out and find how to book your advance tickets at Otley Folk Festival Website. The Otley festival is usually a great chance for Nick and Dunc to catch up with their friends and followers and have a busy but lovely time full of great gigs in gorgeous venues. There is already a rumour that the Hall Bros may appear on the same bill as their hero and true folk legend John Tams (Albion Band/Home Service/Daniel Hagman in 'Sharpe' etc!!). Fingers crossed!

STOP STOP PRESS!!

Nick has just been selected to provide support for none other than GLEN TILBROOK, the excellent singer-songwriter from Squeeze.
This is an exciting gig - the exact line-up is yet to be decided, but put this date in your diaries; Thursday 7th July 2005, Otley Courthouse Arts Centre (or Nick's second home as it is becoming known!)
The Hall Brothers have also just been approached by an agency interested in representing them. More details to follow.

STOP PRESS!! HOLLAND DATES AND NEW FOLK CLUB DATE!!

Nick Hall has just been booked for two concerts in the Dutch town of Lochem in May.
The full line-up of the band is to be confirmed (we are also not sure if this will be a Hall Brothers Band gig yet or not - keep coming back for updates).
The concerts continue the recent tradition of Nick and friends playing host to students from Staring College, Holland, when they visit England and in turn performing for the 'prom' at the college itself.
This will be Nick's third gig at the college.
See the TOUR DATES page for more details.

The Hall Brothers and John Carey have also just been booked to perform at Otley Folk Club (now housed at exciting new venue, Korks Piano Bar, Bondgate, OTLEY).
The gig is on Wednesday night, 1st June.
This will serve as a proper, dedicated launch for their latest, critically-acclaimed album "Songs From The Shore" and will be THE big northern summer date for The Hall Brothers, with the lads playing two long sets. Floorspots will be available.
Let's sell this gig out!
Tickets and enquiries from Otley Folk Festival on 01943 464858.

NEW YEAR, NEW GIGS...

2005 has already seen a flurry of activity from Nick with guerrilla gigs, his successful birthday concert and various special guest one-off appearances around Yorkshire.
January will end with Nick performing two gigs in Otley on the same night (Friday 28th).
First he will be the special guest of ex-Strangler Hugh Cornwell at the town's prestigious Courthouse Arts Centre (7-30pm, tix now only available on the door in small quantities) and then later at Korks Piano Bar as part of a bill including folk band Barrell O' Cats and Entropy.
On both gigs Nick will be partnered by Chris O'Neill (actor, songwriter, all-round top chap).
Early February sees an important gig at Leeds' New Roscoe on Monday 7th as Nick and his new musical partner Hannah Bunyan perform.
Tix and information from LIVE IN LEEDS.
The Hall brothers + John Carey will then return in triumphant style with a gig at the General Ludd Folk Club at the Wheel Inn, Golcar near Huddersfield. Floorspots will be available if you get there early...

FESTIVALS

The Hall Brothers have just signed up to two exciting new festivals in June and July.
See the TOUR DATES page for details.

LONDON

Nick will be continuing his solo campaign to take over the capital very shortly.
Details of dates are now being finalised.
Keep checking the TOUR DATES page for more details.

SONGS FROM THE SHORE

The latest Hall Brothers album has been well-received by followers and reviewers.
More reviews will be done for the record shortly and will soon be posted onto the website.
Get your copy now on the CD'S FOR SALE page.


2004

FRANCE, OTLEY, FESTIVALS & LONDON

The Hall Brothers are geared up for a very busy second half of 2004 with a new album set to be recorded over the summer, a gig to open the Otley Courthouse Arts Centre and appearances at Otley Folk Festival and Ingleton Folk Weekend as well as various other great gigs - see the TOUR DATES page for details.

Nick Hall is constantly adding London dates to the gig-list and has been described down there in the big smoke as 'the powerhouse of the English acoustic scene' and 'an inspiration to us all; truly one of England's finest singer-songwriters'.
You too could have a little of that songwriting magic rub off on you at Nick's two songwriting courses in France in May and September - see www.artinthelimousin.com for more details.

These courses will take place in beautiful rural surroundings near Limoges in France on MAY 7th - 9th and SEPTEMBER 26th - OCTOBER 2nd.
NOT TO BE MISSED!

LONDON CALLING!

Nick and Duncan have had to move their Addingham Swan Festival performance to Sunday 24th August due to a last-minute call from the prestigious River Bar venue in London (just south of Tower Bridge) for Nick to perform a solo "Golden Time" gig on Friday, August 22nd.
Details are scant at the moment so check out the hallbrothersdiscussiongroup regularly for news of showtimes etc.

Don't forget to come along to the Roscoe in Leeds on the Saturday between these gigs at 8-00pm to see the fantastic six-piece "Nick Hall & The Occasional Orchestra" in action.

THE GOLDEN TIME - Nick Hall's new solo album.

Nick's long-awaited solo album has now been completed and mixed by producer Nev Barker at CADMAN LANE Studio (Snaith) and is out now on the Confidential label.

It's called "The Golden Time" and features such popular live songs as "Big-Hearted Northern Boy", "Patching Up My Soul", "Wandering Man" and even a new version of The Hall Brothers' standard "Dancing On My Own".

Nick is very proud of the record which mixes "real" rock instruments with violin, flute and even bang up-to-date sequencing and sampling technology.
For a full track listing, on-line purchasing and a look at the fantastic artwork, see the MERCHANDISE page.

The album's launch will be celebrated with a series of gigs around the country, starting with a very special concert in Nick's home town of Otley.
The concert takes place at Korks in Otley on Thursday June 5th at 7-30pm. The concert will be filmed and recorded live for a DVD and will feature Nick's solo band, a special appearance by Duncan Hall (to play some brand new Hall Brothers material) and a full, exciting support bill.
Tickets for this superb show are limited, so please secure yours by reserving them (two per applicant only) by emailing Hall Towers now!

The Hall Brothers have not been idle!

Many incredible new songs have been written for their next album including Duncan's amazing "A Sad Sailor's Life", live favourite "The Love Of A Good Woman" and the already legendary (in Otley and a small corner of Ireland!) "British Racing Green", along with many other songs which were demo'd during the duo's recent successful sojourn in Ireland.

Having been approached by an exciting "name" producer, The Hall Brothers will be recording their new album during this summer and are hoping for it's release as soon as humanly possible.


2003

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2002
THE NEXT TWO GIGS ARE...

NEW!! - BIG LEEDS DATE FOR THE HALL BROTHERS FOR AUGUST! The lads are playing The New Roscoe in Leeds on Wednesday the 8th of August as the middle act on a three band bill. We haven't done anything like this for a while since the university gig days - so we need a BIG audience just there to see us on the night. The gig costs a paltry £3 (not bad for us and two other bands!) and you buy your tickets on the door. However, to make sure the venue know which band has attracted all the good-looking, fresh-faced audience members we're going to operate a flyer system! This also helps us get paid the correct amount which keeps the show on the road.
Just send us an email if you can make this gig (including your postal address) and WE WILL SEND YOU A FLYER!!!! Simple, huh!?! Seriously we need a massive walk-up on the night and it'll be great to see you!
IF YOU CAN SEE US JUST ONCE THIS YEAR - MAKE IT THIS ONE!

NO TIME FOR FULL UPDATE HERE AS YET - CHECK OUT THE TOUR DATES PAGE FOR NEWS ABOUT THE BIG FESTIVAL HEADLINE THIS AUGUST!

THE HALL BROTHERS playing at ST PETER'S SPORTS CLUB in Netherseal near Ashby De La Zouche, with expanded line up and special guests, Smith And Hagger. Friday March 30th.

BIG BIG NEWS!!!!!
THE HALL BROTHERS playing at THE BLACK HORSE HOTEL, Otley with special guests Smith And Hagger, Shoo Kitty Shoo (featuring Nick on bass and lead guitar!) and Dan Webster, a singer songwriter from York.
THIS GIG WILL BE A CORKER! RESERVE TICKETS NOW BY EMAIL ON THE CONTACTS PAGE. TICKETS COST 3 AND THE DOORS OPEN AT 7.30pm FOR A PROMPT 8.15pm START.

BACK TO YORK!
Fresh from the fleshpots of Holland, THE HALL BROTHERS will be appearing at their old stamping ground, THE BLACK SWAN in YORK. Many thanks to Dan Webster for organising this one. Dan will also be performing on the night. This is a new venture for Dan and the venue SO PLEASE GET OVER THERE! We're really looking forward to getting back to one of our favourite rooms.

WE'RE EXPANDING!

We've provisionally booked John Carey and Lee Abbott to play fiddle and fretless bass with us at ASHBY and OTLEY in March! Come and check us out!

BYE, BYE, SCRATCH BAND!

After nearly two years performing with his mates in Otley's folk rock band THE SCRATCH BAND, Nick called it a day after their blistering performance on Thursday 1st February. Nick wishes the band all the best with their new line-up, and would like to stress that it was musical differences, not personal issues that influenced his decision to leave.

We're pretty sure here at Hall Towers that Nick will perform with the band again as a guest at some point in the near future!

AT LAST! A RECORD!

The lads in Huntingdon

October sees the release of our albums "DARK WATERS" and
"TIME & TRAGEDY" on CONFIDENTIAL Records!

JUNE(Pt 2)

Great gig at Otley Folk Club last night!! Many thanks to all who attended... lots of news to update you with but not right now...!!

IMPORTANT NEWSFLASH!!! DUE TO THE PULL-OUT OF ONE OF THE BANDS ON THE BILL, THE HUTTON CRANSWICK GIG THIS FRIDAY 14TH JUNE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. APOLOGIES TO ANYONE WHO HAS ALREADY MADE PLANS.

JUNE (Pt 1)

Lots of news to update you with about the Hall Brothers, but for now, please get down to see the Nick Hall Band at the New Roscoe in Leeds tomorrow night (WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE)

You know it makes sense! And bring all your friends!!!

APRIL

The Nick Hall Band are playing two important gigs v. soon. This Friday 12th April sees them perform at Otley Grove Hill Club with Bayou Gumbo (doors 8.30pm) in a benefit for the proposed Otley Arts Centre. The following Wednesday 17th April sees the band headline for the first time at Leeds New Roscoe. Please come and support Nick in these important ventures.
The Hall Brothers enjoyed some excellent gigs recently. The gig in York saw the brothers performing entirely acoustically for the first time in ages. They also enjoyed a jam with support act Nicki Ward (an excellent young folk fiddler) who joined them for a spirited, reggae inflected 'Matty'. The gig in Whitby Coliseum was a complete triumph with excellent turns and great organisation/sound etc. Many thanks Alex Kirby for all his hard work.
HOT NEWS! Duncan has passed his driving test (cue sighs of relief from a road-weary Nick) and last night saw the two united for a rare 'off-duty' performance at Otley Folk Club singers night. Joining the lads were their great pals Rick Weights and Keith Hagger (of Smith and Hagger fame). A great night was had by all!

MARCH

The new album, "TIME & TRAGEDY" has arrived and looks and sounds superb. Those kind souls who have made advance orders, your CD will be winging its way to you at the weekend!
Please order a CD from us via the 'CD's And Merchandise' page.
The 'Time & Tragedy' tour has recently been augmented again, with an exciting gig at Warwick University, with Dave Vermond appearing again as special guest! Please go to the tour page left for more details.
Nick's band won their first heat at Leeds Joseph's Well recently! Nick would like to thank all those who came down to support. The next band gig is Saturday 16th March at Sedburgh People's Hall supporting the legendary John Otway!
The Hall Brothers had a great time playing with 'Slide' at the Roscoe recently. Many thanks to all the Slide lads, Rod Holt and John Keenan (and of course the 'old faithful') who helped to make it such a memorable night. Nick said it was the kind of night where the audience are so great that they effectively do all the work! Thanks again to the 'faithful few' for coming to so many of our gigs, it really gives us a boost to see familiar faces in the audience.

The brand new album currently available from CONFIDENTIAL Records:-


Time And Tragedy Album


Also available, the essential 10th anniversary archive CD:-

Dark Waters Album

We at the Hall Brothers website welcome you to a very exciting 2002! There are more gigs booked - see the tour page link to your left... the discussion group hots up!! - see the link below... and MOST EXCITING OF ALL, THE NEW ALBUM 'TIME AND TRAGEDY' IS FINALLY FINISHED! It's mixed! It's totally sorted!! We're just finalising the artwork and then it's off to the presses!! We'll give you information about how to buy the fantastic new album online very soon!!


2001

DECEMBER

Nick has posted a tribute to George Harrison on the discussion group site under the title 'All Things Must Pass'. Both of The Hall Brothers were very saddened to hear of the terrible news about their favourite Beatle.
Duncan's book received a very favourable mention and was the subject of debate on BBC Radio 3's Sunday 'Music Matters' programme on the 2nd of December. We are all very proud of him.
The chat continues apace on the discussion group - do sign up and join in. The 'Time And Tragedy' Tour just keeps on growing - and the album is very nearly ready - with all parts recorded and ready for mixing. It sounds great.
FAME AT LAST!! Nov 22nd '01. Duncan will be being interviewed on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday December the 2nd on the 'Music Matters' programme. The interview will be about Duncan's new book OUT NOW!!! CHECK YOUR RADIO TIMES AND SET YOUR TAPE RECORDERS!!!
Also, Amnesty International have asked The Nick Hall Band to donate a recording of 'She Keeps Me Burning' to a compilation CD of Otley based artists. MORE NEWS AS IT COMES IN!

CLICK here to get to our new discussion group!

hallbrothersdiscussiongroup

NOVEMBER

We're happy to announce that we've updated the 'T and T' tour page yet again - watch out for our next gig at Bentley, near Doncaster, the Bay Horse Folk Club on Wednesday, 19th December. The organiser Graham is a really good mate and always books us, bless him!! Great floorspots/local supports there too, including the wonderful Buffalo Brothers! OTHER NEWS - our great mate Dave Vermond is confirmed as special guest at our gig near Ashby in May. This is going to be a storming night. Our finest singer-songwriter followed by the Hall Brothers Band!! The line-up isn't confirmed yet, but we know it's going to be great!! We may line-up some other 'band' dates nearer the time. Ever wished you could see Duncan and Nick duelling on electric guitars?? Well it's going to happen!!!! PS we really enjoyed our gig in York recently. Thanks for the boy Webster for organising it and especially the great turns for playing stunning floorspots; the ever brilliant Rick Weights, the lovely Esmee Walker and the fantastic Alex Kirby who'd travelled all the way down from Whitby - what a guy! Expect to see these names on posters advertising Hall Brothers gigs in the near future!

DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR - GO SEE IAN MCNABB ON TOUR NOW - HE'S ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AT THE MOMENT!
BRAND NEW UPDATE - A NEW SECTION DEDICATED TO THE 2002 TIME AND TRAGEDY TOUR (SEE LEFT). WE'RE NOW BOOKING FOR THE TOUR AND HAVE A FEW DATES ALREADY CONFIRMED - KEEP CHECKING THIS ONE, IT'LL BE UPDATED ALL THE TIME!
THE NICK HALL BAND WILL NOW NO LONGER BE PLAYING IN HULL THIS FRIDAY DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL.
STOP PRESS!! The Nick Hall Band are playing a 'secret' gig at their local, the Junction in Otley plus guests. It's going to be a great night - get yourselves along! This Saturday, 13th October - arrive early to get a seat!

OCTOBER

The archive album is finally out and is selling very well at gigs - it's paid for itself already! Despite being called something else entirely on this site for ages it is actually now called 'DARK WATERS - ARCHIVE '95 - '01'. We think it is utterly fab, obviously! See the appropriate page above for more information. You can order a copy via the Contact Us page! Simply send a cheque for 10 and receive your copy by return of post!
The Hall Brothers , Nick Hall and The Nick Hall Band are also now happy to announce that we have a manager/chief agent in the thoroughly excellent shape of MATT CARDY. Matt runs his own excellent entertainments business and we will be putting links to his sites onto here asap! We would like to extend a warm welcome to Matt - here's to a great future in our funny little world!!
Great gigs at the Otley Folk Festival! We had a fantastic time - thanks for all your warmth and support. We enjoyed signing things this year - Nick especially enjoyed signing a young lady's stomach!
Great gig at Terrington Village Hall recently - a lovely warm audience and a great venue - thanks very much! We'll be back hopefully for the 'Time And Tragedy' tour.

SEPTEMBER

THE NICK HALL BAND ARE PLAYING THE NEW ROSCOE IN LEEDS ON MONDAY 10TH SEPT, SUPPORTING MIKE PLUME BAND FROM CANADA.

THEY ARE ALSO PLAYING THE BRISCOE'S BEER FESTIVAL AT THE BOWLING GREEN , OTLEY ON SAT 15TH SEPT PLUS SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SET FROM NICK.

THE HALL BROTHERS HAVE GOT THEIR VENUES AND TIMES FOR THE OTLEY FESTIVAL - WE'LL BE PUBLISHING THEM IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS - WATCH THIS SPACE!

NEW ALBUM IN CAN OUT INCREDIBLY SOON - WE'RE TALKING DAYS!!

STOP PRESS!!!!! THE HALL BROTHERS DEFINITELY WANT TO APPEAR AT THE CROPREDY FESTIVAL NEXT YEAR - AND THEY THINK THEY'VE COME UP WITH A CRACKING IDEA TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN - BUT WE WILL NEED YOUR HELP!!!
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS, OR EMAIL US DIRECTLY VIA THE CONTACTS PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HI PEOPLE!!! NEW UPDATES TO THE SITE - TUESDAY 29TH MAY 2001!!! NICK'S BACK FROM HOLLAND - HUGE SUCCESS (SEE SOLO SITE FOR MORE DETAILS). THE HALL BROTHERS HAVE PLAYED SOME SUPERB GIGS IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS - CHEERS TO EVERYONE WHO PLAYED, HELPED OUT OR ATTENDED. WE'D BE LOST WITHOUT YOU!


Important link below!

Info about Duncan's new book! (Follow 'History And Politics' when you get there!)

Folk Festival

The Hall Brothers in action!

Please note that The Hall Brothers like their music stands to be female and blonde!


GIGS

2007

JANUARY

TUESDAY 9th - SKIPTON FOLK CLUB, BD23 1BP : The Hall Brothers & John Carey.
FRIDAY 26th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre, LS21 3AN : Nick Hall + ?. Details to follow.


FEBRUARY

FRIDAY 23rd - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre, LS21 3AN, 'Court In Session' : Steve Tilston, The Hall Brothers & John Carey, Gerry Cooper. Details from the
Court House Project.


MARCH

FRIDAY 23rd - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre, LS21 3AN : Nick Hall + ?. Details to follow.


APRIL

FRIDAY 27th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre, LS21 3AN : Nick Hall + ?. Details to follow.


MAY


SUNDAY 6th - WHITBY MOOR & COAST FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers & John Carey. Details: 2-10pm The Endeavour (informal acoustic session); 3pm The Friendship Club (headlining the afternoon concert); 8-30pm Whitby Community College - Main Hall (just before Luka Bloom, who is headlining).


JUNE


SATURDAY 2nd - DEVISES CIDER FESTIVAL: Nick Hall (solo) performing live in the afternoon at this excellent event at the Brewery Inn, Seend Cleeve, near Devises in Wiltshire. Event starts from midday and Nick will be appearing at any time in the afternoon so come early to avoid disappointment. Other acts on the bill include Ramon De Juan.
FRIDAY 8th - MASHAM BLACK SHEEP FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers & John Carey + Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan + many more. Details for the weekend from Black Sheep Music Festival.
SATURDAY 9th - MASHAM BLACK SHEEP FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers & John Carey + Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan + Hugh Cornwell + many more.
SUNDAY 10th - MASHAM BLACK SHEEP FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers & John Carey + Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan + many more.
SUNDAY 24th - LINDLEY WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers Band

2006

FEBRUARY

FRIDAY 3rd - YORK, Private Show : The Hall Brothers & John Carey.
SATURDAY 11th - ADDINGHAM, The Swan : The Hall Brothers Band. Free Entry. 8-00pm.
SUNDAY 12th - SKIPTON, Fresh Radio : Nick Hall live acoustic tracks and interview on air (Fresh Radio 936, 1413, 1431 MW. 7pm till 9pm on the Sunday Evening Session with Lawrence Budd.
FRIDAY 17th - LONDON, 115 @ Hodgson's, 115 Chancery Lane (Fleet Street End), WC2A. Tube - Temple : Nick Hall & Dave Mastrocola. Doors 7-00pm. Entry Free. Happy Hour 7-8 pm.
TUESDAY 28th - YORK, The Stone Roses Bar : Nick Hall solo and acoustic. 8pm.

MARCH


THURSDAY 2nd - OTLEY, Rocca : Nick Hall solo and acoustic. Free entry. 8.30pm.
FRIDAY 10th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre; Hall & O'Neill as special guests to Chris Difford with Matt Deighton and Dorrie Jackson. CANCELLED!!!
THURSDAY 16th - LONDON, Jamie's, 74 Charlotte Street, London, London, W1. Tube: Goodge St. : Nick Hall & Dave Mastrocola. Doors 7:00pm. Entry Free.
FRIDAY 17th - ADDINGHAM, The Swan; Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan + support. St Patrick's Night Special!. 8.30pm. Free.
FRIDAY 24th - ADDINGHAM, Memorial Hall : The Hall Brothers & Friends + Entropy. 15th Anniversary Celebration. Tix £5 advance, £6 on the door. Contact
Nick Hall or Wharfe Unplugged to reserve tickets.
Bar by The Swan.
SATURDAY 25th - OTLEY, Courthouse Centre : Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan playing a mid-spot at a ceilidh raising funds for Amnesty International. Price tbc, see Court House Project for details.
TUESDAY 28th - LONDON, Sound Café, The Sound Café Bar, Leicester Street, Leicester Square, West End W1D 6QF. Tube - Leicester Square : Nick Hall & The DDMF's. Headline show. Doors 7-00pm. This is a prestige gig - don't miss it.


APRIL


TUESDAY 4th - MANCHESTER, Dry Bar : Nick Hall solo and acoustic. 7.30pm.
THURSDAY 6th - OTLEY, Rocca : Nick Hall solo and acoustic.
TUESDAY 11th - LONDON, Acoustic Lounge, Smoke Rooms 100 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, SW4 7BZ : Nick Hall & Dave Mastrocola. Cost £3-00.
THURSDAY 13th - ST LEONARDS, EAST SUSSEX, The Rooms (next to St Leonards Warrior Square train station) : Free, Nick Hall + ?. Contact Listen Acoustic Night by email or check their website - Listen Acoustic Night for information.
FRIDAY 14th - WARWICK FOLK CLUB, WCC Club, Northgate House, Northgate Street, Warwick. : The Hall Brothers + ?.
See Warwick Folk Club for details.
SATURDAY 15th - CAMBRIDGE, The Loft : Nick Hall & The DDMF's. Headline Gig.
FRIDAY 21st - ADDINGHAM, Memorial Hall: The Hall Brothers + ? in this charity event. See Wharfe Unplugged for details.
SATURDAY 22nd - TODMORDEN, High School : The Hall Brothers Band. 8pm.
SATURDAY 29th - PANNAL, Memorial Hall : The Hall Brothers + John Carey. Aids benefit. 7.30pm. EARLY SHOW.
NICK STILL PLAYING LATER ON AT HAG DYKE LATER IN THE EVENING - SATURDAY 29TH - KETTLEWELL, Hag Dyke : Nick Hall + Entropy. Private gig.


MAY


FRIDAY 5th - SALTAIRE, Victoria Hall: The Hall Brothers & John Carey supporting the mighty FAIRPORT 'ACOUSTIC' CONVENTION!! Not to be missed! Email Nick Hall for details. Doors 7pm. Hall Bros onstage 7.30pm.
SATURDAY 6th - BANHAM, NORFOLK, The Tilting Sky Music Festival : Nick Hall at the Banham Barrel. See The Tilting Sky for details.
SUNDAY 7th - BANHAM, NORFOLK, The Tilting Sky Music Festival : Nick Hall at the Banham Barrel. See The Tilting Sky for details.
WEDNESDAY 10th - LEEDS, The New Roscoe : Hall & O'Neill supporting Boo Hewerdine. See Live In Leeds for details.
FRIDAY 12th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : 'Court In Session' Duncan MacFarlane Acoustic Band + Hall & O'Neill + Ramon De Juan + Guests. See Court House Project for details.
SATURDAY 13th - BELPER, Football Ground : Nick Hall (Solo). See Live Wire Entertainments for details.
SUNDAY 14th - HORSFORD, Brickmakers: Nick Hall solo. Email Nick Hall for details.
SATURDAY 27th - SKIPTON TO RIBBLEHEAD, Folk/Real Ale Train: The Hall Brothers & John Carey. Email Nick Hall for details.

JUNE


FRIDAY 9th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : 'Court In Session 2' - O'Donnell/Bird + The Hall Brothers & John Carey + Dave Vermond + Peter Krengel + Guests. See Court House Project for details.
FRIDAY 16th - MASHAM TOWN HALL, Black Sheep Festival : 7-30pm. Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan + Hank Wangford + more TBC.
SATURDAY 17th - MASHAM TOWN HALL, Black Sheep Festival : 2-30pm. The Hall Brothers + John Carey + Christine Collier + Duncan MacFarlane Band.
SATURDAY 17th - MASHAM BLACK SHEEP BREWERY CENTRE, Black Sheep Festival : 8-30pm. Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan + King Ivory + Steve Phillips.
SUNDAY 18th - MASHAM BLACK SHEEP FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers & John Carey, Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan at various venues TBA.
SATURDAY 24th - OTLEY, Courthouse Centre : Nick Hall with Dave Mastrocola & Jeremy Bradford + Entropy. PRIVATE SHOW.


JULY


SATURDAY 1st - BRADFORD, Centenary Square : The Hall Brothers + friends in a tribute to the Bradford Pals. More details to follow.
SATURDAY 8th - BAGGIS FESTIVAL, High Tae, Dumfrieshire : The Hall Brothers + ?. Email Nick Hall for details.
SUNDAY 9th - BAGGIS FESTIVAL, High Tae, Dumfrieshire : The Hall Brothers + ?. Email Nick Hall for details.
FRIDAY 21st - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : 'Court In Session 3' - Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan + Ramon De Juan, Will Green, Gerry McNiece and Jeremy Bradford. 7pm. £5-00. Tickets and information from: Court House Project.
SATURDAY - SUNDAY 29th + 30th - HARDRAW FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers, Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan plus many more acts. Details and links to follow.


AUGUST


SATURDAY 5th - SKIPTON TO RIBBLEHEAD, Folk/Real Ale Train : The Hall Brothers & ? Email Nick Hall for details.
TUESDAY 15th - KNARESBOROUGH, Frazer Theatre : Chris Simpson (Magna Carta) & Nick Hall. Nick playing with legendary acoustic singer-songwriter Chris, topping a bill of Yorkshire traditional culture, drama and dance as part of Knaresborough FEVA festival. Email Nick Hall for details.
MONDAY 28th - ADDINGHAM, The Swan : Nick Hall & The DDMF's. Rare show for Nick's electric solo band. 9pm. Free entry.


SEPTEMBER


SATURDAY 2nd (DAY) - HARDRAW MINI-FEST : Day-time concert featuring The Hall Brothers & John Carey at The Green Dragon, near Hawes, North Yorkshire. Email Nick Hall for details.
SATURDAY 2nd (EVE) - LEEDS, City Varieties : The Hall Brothers & John Carey performing live at the legendary theatre. This is a charity concert for Macmillan nurses and the bill also features Jon Gomm, Jon Strong, Jess Gardham and many more. Please go for tickets and info to Live In Leeds or email promoter John Keenan directly to ensure good seats.
Don't miss this chance to catch the band in one of the most beautiful theatres in Britain.
FRIDAY 8th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre, 'Court In Session 4' : Chris Simpson (Magna Carta) & Nick Hall + Odi + The Fabulous Burke Brothers. Details from The Courthouse Project.
SUNDAY 10th - PATELEY BRIDGE SHOWGROUND (DAY) : The Hall Brothers & John Carey performing their now traditional pre-Otleyfest warm-up date at this charity bike-ride. From Mid-Day.
THURSDAY 14th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL, The Red Lion : The Hall Brothers & John Carey. Doors 7-30pm. Email Otley Folk Festival for details.
FRIDAY 15th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL, Civic Centre : The Hall Brothers & John Carey. Email Otley Folk Festival for details.
SATURDAY 16th (AFT) - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL, Civic Centre : Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan. Dorrs 1-00pm. Email Otley Folk Festival for details.
SATURDAY 16th (EVE) - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL, Rugby Club : The Hall Brothers & John Carey. Doors 7-30pm. Email Otley Folk Festival for details.
SUNDAY 17th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL : Details to follow.
WEDNESDAY 20th - LONDON, Beaufort House, Chelsea : Nick Hall & Dave Mastrocola. Details to follow.
FRIDAY 29th - ADDINGHAM, Memorial Hall : The Hall Brothers & ? at this charity event. Email Nick Hall for details.


OCTOBER


WEDNESDAY 4th - OTLEY FOLK CLUB, Korks : The Hall Brothers & Friends. Email Otley Folk Club for details.
MONDAY 16th - KEIGHLEY, Private Show : Nick Hall + Chris Bunyan.
WEDNESDAY 18th - OTLEY or ADDINGHAM, The Swan : The Hall Brothers Big Band + Dave Vermond - an open free concert primarily for our Dutch friends but open to all, taking place in the old chapel behind the pub!
FRIDAY 20th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : Nick Hall + ?. Details to follow.
SATURDAY 21st - IRELAND
SUNDAY 22nd - IRELAND
MONDAY 23rd - IRELAND
TUESDAY 24th - IRELAND
WEDNESDAY 25th - IRELAND
THURSDAY 26th - IRELAND
FRIDAY 27th - IRELAND


NOVEMBER


THURSDAY 2nd - BRADFORD, Topic Folk Club (Cock & Bottle) : The Hall Brothers & John Carey supporting Alan Taylor.
FRIDAY 24th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : Nick Hall + ?. Details to follow.


DECEMBER


SATURDAY 23rd - STAINFORTH, Three Peaks Folk Club : The Hall Brothers & John Carey Christmas concert. 8pm. See Keepers Fold for details.


2005


JANUARY


FRIDAY 7th - OTLEY, Korks Piano Bar : Nick Hall + full band (with Gerry Cooper, Duncan Hall, Entrpy + other special guests TBC). The gig is free entry (with a collection for charity) and marks the combined birthdays of Nick and his friend Gerry. Together they are 99 years old! Even though there are many artistes on the bill, music will start at around 7-30pm and Nick's band will perform a very long, cool set with much Les Paul abuse! The best party straight after New Year's Eve, anywhere! Not to be missed. Email
Hall Towers if you wish to attend.
MONDAY 10th - STOCKPORT, The Blue Cat Cafe : Nick Hall solo & acoustic with Chris Layhe (ex-Icicle Works).
FRIDAY 28th - OTLEY, Korks Piano Bar : Nick Hall solo and acoustic (with ENTROPY + BARREL OF CATS). Doors 8pm. Nick will perform a number of short sets throughout the evening.
FRIDAY 28th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : Hall & O'Neill (as special guests of Hugh Cornwell (ex-Stranglers). This will be the debut performance of this exciting new duo of Nick and Chris, who is best known for his portrayal of George Harrison in the film 'Backbeat'. YES, WE KNOW THIS LOOKS LIKE NICK IS DOING TWO GIGS IN ONE NIGHT! THAT IS BECAUSE HE IS! A FAST CAR WILL BE TRANSPORTING HIM TO AND FROM THE TWO VENUES! Nick & Chris will be onstage at 7-30pm and will perform for an hour.

FEBRUARY


MONDAY 7th - LEEDS, The New Roscoe : Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan (with The Tonic and Angie Palmer). This exciting new pairing of superb singer-songwriter and amazing fiddle player has already been wowing audiences. Absolutely not to be missed. Please contact www.LiveInLeeds.com to get ticket information. Please email Hall Towers if you plan to attend.
FRIDAY 11th - GOLCAR (Near HUDDERSFIELD), General Ludd Folk Club, The Wheel Inn : The Hall Brothers. Doors 8pm, floorspots available.
THURSDAY 24th - HUDDERSFIELD, Galfarm Stadium (Hospitality Suite!) : The Hall Brothers + John Carey with Quiksilver and JULIE FELIX.
This is a Tsunami Benefit Gig as special guests of 60's folk star Julie Felix. The Hall Brothers and JC will be onstage at 7-30pm.
Tix details to follow.
FRIDAY 25th - HEBDEN BRIDGE, Storytelling Club : Nick Hall guesting with Entropy Acoustic (Clair Holt and Hannah Bunyan).
More details to follow.

MARCH

FRIDAY 25th - OTLEY, Red Lion : Hall & O'Neill. Limited capacity in this beautifully updated upstairs concert room.
This is Hall & O'Neill's third ever gig, the first was as special guest to Hugh Cornwell where they went down a storm.
Don't miss this chance to see our very own Nick alongside scouse legend/film star/songwriter/all round top bloke Chris O'Neill (he was George Harrison in the film Backbeat, fact fans) in such intimate surroundings. Bar. Doors 7-30pm. No support.
Tickets can be reserved on 01943 462226 or in person at the pub. We recommend advance bookings.
STOP PRESS - due to the venue getting a full entertainments license we have added a support bill to this gig.
Please come at 7-30pm to see Gerry Cooper (acoustic blues) perform a full set and Hannah Bunyan & Clair Holt performing a floorspot.
There is also a possibility that ex-China Crisis drummer / songwriter Dave Reilly may appear with Hall & O'Neill.
All at Hall Towers are very excited about this gig! Revised ticket price - £3.

APRIL

THURSDAY 28th - OTLEY, Red Lion : Nick Hall + ? + special guest Adam Gauton. Details to follow.
SATURDAY 30th - HAG DYKE, Private Gig : Nick Hall + Entropy.


MAY


SATURDAY 14th - OTLEY, Red Lion : Nick Hall + Band with special guests FBB. HOLLAND WARM-UP. Doors 8pm. £3. Band line-up confirmed as Hannah Bunyan - guitar, voice, violin; Chris Bunyan - drums; Dave Mastrocola - bass; Nick Hall - guitars, voice. Only electric band/solo gig for Nick confirmed so far this YEAR in Britain. Don't miss it!
THURSDAY 19th - HOLLAND, Staring College, Lochem : Nick Hall + Band. ****SOLD OUT!****
FRIDAY 20th - HOLLAND, LOCHEM, La Touche : Nick Hall + Band
(Venue TBC, there will be a gig in Lochem that night. Keep coming back for confirmation or changed details).

JUNE


WEDNESDAY 1st - OTLEY, Folk Club at Korks Piano Bar : The Hall Brothers + John Carey.
This is an excellent chance to see The Hall Brothers at their best in one of the most exciting new folk/acousic venues in the north. Floorspots available. This is THE big northern Hall Brothers gig of the summer, with the band playing two long sets.
Let's sell this one out!
Tickets and enquiries from Otley Folk Festival on 01943 464858.
THURSDAY 2nd - LONDON W1, Jamie's, 74 Charlotte Street : Nick Hall + Hannah Bunyan. Tube: Goodge Street, Doors 7pm, FREE.
FRIDAY 3rd - LONDON WC2, 115 @ Hodgsons, 115 Chancery Lane : Nick Hall + Hannah Bunyan. Tube: Temple, Doors 7pm, FREE.
FRIDAY 10TH - SUNDAY 12TH - SCOTLAND, Loanhead Festival: Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan (TBC - details to follow).
17th - 19th - BLACK SHEEP FESTIVAL, Masham, North Yorks : The Hall Brothers + John Carey with Entropy, Gerry Cooper, Duncan MacFarlane Band plus many more acts to be announced. The very first roots festival in this delightful North Yorkshire market town is being organised as we speak. Keep coming back for details!
19th - 25th - FRANCE : Nick will be running a songwriting workshop near Limoges in France this week and performing a number of solo acoustic concerts. To book this once in a lifetime experience, go to www.artinthelimousin.com and confirm your place on the course. There will be something for the beginner right up to the seasoned songwriter and all in beautiful rural surroundings. Great wine, great food, great music. Don't miss it.


JULY



THURSDAY 7th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : Nick Hall + ? supporting Glen Tilbrook (ex-Squeeze).
DETAILS TO FOLLOW - WATCH THIS SPACE!
FRIDAY 8TH - WARWICK, Folk Club: The Hall Brothers. See Warwick Folk Club for details.
SATURDAY 9th - MIDLANDS (TBC) : Watch This Space For Details!
FRIDAY 15th - MASHAM, Private Gig : Nick Hall & Entropy.
SATURDAY 16TH - SKIPTON TO RIBBLEHEAD TRAIN!!: The Hall Brothers + Guests. See Settle Carlisle Railway for details.
It wouldn't be the Summer without the Hall Brothers playing the Real Ale train!
A lovely unplugged gig with constantly changing scenery!
ALSO:
SATURDAY 16TH - SOWERBY BRIDGE : Late Night Show, Nick Hall + Entropy (PRIVATE GIG).
THURSDAY 21st - BRADFORD, Topic Folk Club : The Hall Brothers & John Carey + Hannah Bunyan & Clair Holt. Double-bill. See Topic Folk Club for details.
FRIDAY 22nd - OTLEY, Venue TBC : Nick Hall + ? as special guests to the Emma Wilson Band. An exciting night is guaranteed. Details to follow.
SATURDAY 23RD - SKIPTON TO RIBBLEHEAD TRAIN : The Hall Brothers + Guests. BRAND NEW TRAIN DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! Contact Arriva Trains for details.
29th - 31st - HARDRAW FESTIVAL, Green Dragon Pub : The Hall Brothers + John Carey with many more acts to be announced.
This festival up in North Yorkshire near Hardraw Force is now under new management! TBC.


AUGUST


SATURDAY 6TH - SKIPTON TO RIBBLEHEAD TRAIN!! The Hall Brothers + Guests. See Settle Carlisle Railway for details.
FRIDAY 26th - ADDINGHAM, The Swan : Nick Hall + Hannah Bunyan. Free entry.8pm. Warm-up for Otley Folk Festival.

SEPTEMBER


SUNDAY 4th - PATELEY BRIDGE, Showground : The Hall Brothers & John Carey. Free entry. Charity event. Arrive noon. Warm-up for Otley Folk Festival.
THURSDAY 15th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers & John Carey + Guests.
FRIDAY 16th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers & John Carey + Guests.
SATURDAY 17th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers & John Carey + Guests.
SUNDAY 18th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL : The Hall Brothers & John Carey + Guests.
This year's festival line-up is excellent. Check out Otley Folk Festival Website for details and how to book tickets.
We recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.


OCTOBER


SUNDAY 2nd - INGLETON, Folk Festival : The Hall Brothers + John Carey. Mason's Arms, Main Road, Ingleton. Arrive 1pm. Free entry.
MONDAY 10th - KEIGHLEY, Private Gig : Nick Hall performing for the Dutch!
WEDNESDAY 12th - OTLEY, Venue TBC : Nick Hall + Band & Dave Vermond. Special gig for Dutch but open for all. Free entry. 8pm.
FRIDAY 29th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : Nick Hall + ?. Event for Amnesty. With Julie Ellison and Dave Vermond. TBC. 7-30pm.


NOVEMBER


FRIDAY 4th - PRIVATE GIG : The Hall Brothers + John Carey.
FRIDAY 18th - OTLEY, Civic Centre : Nick Hall & Jeremy Bradford (for Otley Beer Festival).
SATURDAY 19th - OTLEY, Civic Centre : Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan (for Otley Beer Festival).
FRIDAY 25th - OTLEY, Korks : The Hall Brothers + John Carey. Songwriters event. 8pm. Other artists include Gerry MacNeice. Others TBC.


DECEMBER


FRIDAY 2nd - LONDON, Jamies, 74 Charlotte Street, W1 : Nick Hall w/ Dave Mastrocola on bass. Tube: Goodge Street. 7pm, free entry. Email Hall Towers for details.
SATURDAY 3rd - LONDON, Venue TBC : Nick Hall & The DDMFS. Email Hall Towers for details.
FRIDAY 16th - ADDINGHAM, The Swan : Nick Hall & the DDMF's + special guests. 8-30pm. Free entry.
SATURDAY 17th - OTLEY, Cricket Club : Nick Hall solo (as special guest for ENTROPY). Email Otley Cricket Club for details.
THURSDAY 22nd - YORK, Three Tuns : Nick Hall & Hannah Bunyan + Andy Ben + other artists.


2004

JANUARY


SUNDAY 11th - LEEDS, New Roscoe : Nick Hall + Band plus support "Shearwater" - Tickets available from
www.liveinleeds.com.

FRIDAY 16th - GOLCAR (Nr HUDDERSFIELD), The Wheel Inn, General Ludd Folk Club : The Hall Brothers + John Carey.
TUESDAY 20th - OTLEY, The Junction : Nick Hall + Band.
SATURDAY 24th -OTLEY, Private Gig : SOLD OUT : Hall Brothers + Band.
MONDAY 26th - LEEDS, New Roscoe : Nick Hall (Solo) - Tickets available from www.liveinleeds.com.


FEBRUARY


THURSDAY 5th - LONDON, Jamie's, 74 Charlotte Street W1 (Nearest Tube : Goodge Street) : Nick Hall + Jagtar (This is an incerdibly important gig in the heart of London. Visit Jamie's And River Bar for details). THIS IS A PRIORITY GIG.
SATURDAY 7th - DONCASTER, Folk4Donny Folk Club at the Lonsdale : The Hall Brothers + John Carey.
SATURDAY 21st - CAMBRIDGE, Fulbourne Hospital Social Club : Nick Hall (Solo) + Smith + Haggar (supporting).
SUNDAY 22nd - LONDON, Mayfair, Infinity Club : Nick Hall (solo). CANCELLED
SATURDAY 28th - SALTAIRE, Victoria Hall : The Hall Brothers Band + friends. 8-00pm (part of CAMRA Beer Festival).
SUNDAY 29th - WAKEFIELD, Snooty Fox : Nick Hall (Solo) : Details and Times TBC.

MARCH


SATURDAY 6th - YORK, City Screen : The Hall Brothers / Nick Hall (special guest spot with the Dan Webster Band).
SATURDAY 13th - LONDON, Hackney Ocean : Nick Hall (solo) - performing at 2pm and 4pm. Doors open 1pm (Tickets £5-00 advance, available from Hall Towers or £6-00 on the door). A prestigious gig at one of the finest venues in the country.
THURSDAY 18th - LONDON, Jamies, 74 Charlotte Street W1 (nearest Tube Goodge Street) : Nick Hall (Solo) (+ Jagtar).


APRIL


SUNDAY 4th - STOURPORT, Galleon Acoustic Club : The Hall Brothers (POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA).
FRIDAY 9th - ADDINGHAM, The Swan : The Hall Brothers headlining this popular mini beer & music festival in their favourite Yorkshire pub.
PLEASE NOTE - This gig is a replacement for the CANCELLED gig at CJ's in LEEDS, previously set for this date.


MAY


FRIDAY 7th - SUNDAY 9th, FRANCE : The Hall Brothers running songwriting workshops and playing gigs. See www.artinthelimousin.com for more details.
FRIDAY 14th - THE BIG GIG! OTLEY COURTHOUSE ARTS CENTRE : The Hall Brothers + Chris Layhe (ex- "Icicle Works") + Entropy performing as part of the opening celebrations of this new arts centre. The Hall Brothers will be performing two sets - one acoustic with John Carey and Jeremy Bradford and one electric, adding Nic Shipp and Simon Allan to the line-up. Many special guests and a superb venue will make this a night to remember. Tickets £5 / £3 available from Manor Books and Music, Manor Square, OTLEY or on the door. Doors 8-00pm.
SUNDAY 16th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : Daytime songwriting workshop with Nick Hall. (Good fun, but not as detailed as the workshops in France! See www.artinthelimousin.com for more details.
FRIDAY 21st - LEEDS, Grove Folk Club : The Hall Brothers (POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA).
SATURDAY 29th - ILKLEY, Rugby Ground : The Hall Brothers + John Carey (details to follow).


JUNE


MONDAY 14th - LEEDS, The New Roscoe : Nick Hall & Band (plus support from Bex Marshall). Tickets and information from www.LiveInLeeds.com.


JULY


SUNDAY 25th - ARTHINGTON, The Wharfedale : Nick Hall & Band (+ Support TBA).


SEPTEMBER


THURSDAY 9th - LONDON, Jamie's: Nick Hall & Friends.
FRIDAY 10th - LONDON, The River Bar: Nick Hall & Friends.
THURSDAY 16th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: The Hall Brothers & John Carey.
FRIDAY 17th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: The Hall Brothers & John Carey.
SATURDAY 18th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: The Hall Brothers & John Carey.
SUNDAY 19th - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL: The Hall Brothers & John Carey.
FRIDAY 24th - NETHERSEAL, The Pokey Hole Club (near Ashby-de-la-Zouche) : The Hall Brothers.
SUNDAY 26th - SATURDAY 2nd (OCTOBER), FRANCE : The Hall Brothers running songwriting workshops and playing gigs. See www.artinthelimousin.com for more details.


OCTOBER



SUNDAY 3rd - INGLETON FOLK WEEKEND : The Hall Brothers.
SATURDAY 9th - ILKLEY, Literature Festival : Nick Hall interviewing celebrated children's authors in front of a live audience.
SUNDAY 10th - ILKLEY, Literature Festival : Nick Hall presenting a songwriting workshop for young people.
THURSDAY 14th - BRADFORD, Topic Folk Club : The Hall Brothers.
SATURDAY 23rd - WHITBY, Musicport World Music Festival, Resolution Hotel (3pm): The Hall Brothers.


NOVEMBER


WEDNESDAY 17th - OTLEY, Courthouse Arts Centre : Nick Hall & Chris O'Neill supporting HUGH CORNWELL (ex-Stranglers). Doors 7pm. Debut gig from this brand new duo. Tickets available from Box Office; 01943 467466. Nick onstage at 7-30pm.
FRIDAY 19th - OTLEY, Civic Centre : Nick Hall solo and acoustic (with CLARE HOLT & HANNAH BUNYAN). This is a beer festival so have a designated driver. Nick will perform from 9pm until 10-30pm without a break. Come early and check out Clare and Hannah.

DECEMBER


SATURDAY 11th - NETHERSEAL, The Pokey Hole : The Hall Brothers.
MONDAY 13th - STOCKPORT, Blue Cat Cafe, Shaw Road, Heaton Moor : Nick Hall (solo) with Chris Layhe (ex-Icicle Works). Information - 0161 4322117.
THURSDAY 16th - LEEDS, The Grove : Nick Hall solo and acoustic (with Stuart Negus + one other songwriter). Doors 8pm. Nick will perform two sets.


2003

JUNE


THURSDAY 5th - OTLEY, Korks : EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH PARTY for "The Golden Time" featuring live performances from Nick Hall plus special guests Dave Vermond, Kev Collier and the debut performance from Otley's brand new, exciting acoustic act. The Hall Brothers will also be briefly premiering some new material at this concert. Doors 7-30pm, £3-00. All profits to the Otley Courthouse Arts Centre project. To be filmed for a DVD. THIS EVENING IS UNMISSABLE. Tickets available from Manor Books & Music in Otley, on the door or can be reserved by contacting
Hall Towers. Limited Capacity.

WEDNESDAY 18th - OTLEY, Folk Club, Three Horseshoes (01943 464858) : Plus special guests John Carey + the Hall-y Orchestra (Clair, Hannah and Rachel).
SUNDAY 22nd - OTLEY, 121 Ilkley Road (Garden Party) : Nick Hall with Richard Sabey and Frances Taylor performing acoustically to raise funds for the Otley Arts Centre Courthouse Project. Afternoon / early evening gig.
TUESDAY 24th - OTLEY, Junction : Nick Hall & The Occasional Orchestra + Special Guests.
SATURDAY 28th - YORK, City Screen : The Hall Brothers + Dan Webster + Alex Kirby. An evening of excellent acoustic music in this gorgeous venue featuring the finest singer-songwriters in the North.
MONDAY 30th - LEEDS, New Roscoe : Nick Hall (solo) supporting Colin Vearncombe (ex-"Black"). Come see Nick play his songs alongside the writer of the classic "It's A Wonderful Life". A chance not to be missed! Visit www.LiveInLeeds.com for details.



JULY


SATURDAY 5th - HULL, North Ferriby Festival : The Hall Brothers are up to HEADLINE this open-air festival taking place in gardens by the side of the Humber in this village near Hull. Contact numbers will follow shortly. Many excellent acts including O'Donnell-Bird feature on the support bill - more will be announced later. All proceeds to Cancer Charities.
SUNDAY 6th - ADDINGHAM, The Fleece.
SATURDAY 12th - SKIPTON To RIBBLEHEAD, Arriva Trains! : Acoustic gig featuring John Carey, a real ale bar and great, changing scenery - not to be missed!
Call Arriva Trains for more details or email Hall Towers!
SUNDAY 13th - YORK, City Screen : The Hall Brothers & The Occasional Orchestra + Red:Shift + AKP. A CONFIDENTIAL Records Showcase gig.
SATURDAY 19th - SKIPTON To RIBBLEHEAD, Arriva Trains! : Acoustic gig featuring John Carey, a real ale bar and great, changing scenery - not to be missed!
Call Arriva Trains for more details or email Hall Towers!
WEDNESDAY 23rd - LEEDS, New Roscoe : Nick Hall & The Occasional Orchestra + two other bands (TBC). Ticket information at www.LiveInLeeds.com. This is the best place to see Nick and the band in all their live glory with an excellent PA system and in an excellent venue. Promoted by John Keenan, this concert MUST be a sell-out. Put it in your diary NOW!
FRIDAY 25th - NETHERSEAL (Near Ashby De La Zouche), Pokey Hole Club : Supporting Colvin Quarmby.
SATURDAY 26th - YORK, Air 2003 Festival, Knavesmire : The Hall Brothers will be playing the acoustic stage at this exciting open air rock festival on the outskirts of York. This will be a superb place to see the Halls perform, sharing the festival bill with many big name acts. Exact onstage times TBC.



AUGUST


FRIDAY 22nd - LONDON, The River Bar : Nick Hall (Solo)
SATURDAY 23rd - LEEDS, New Roscoe : Nick Hall & The Occasional Orchestra.
SUNDAY 24th - ADDINGHAM, The Swan Festival : The Hall Brothers HEADLINING. Times TBC.
MONDAY 25th - LONDON, Private Concert : Nick Hall solo + one quarter of the Backbeat Beatles! (TBC) - SOLD OUT!
WEDNESDAY 27th - OTLEY, Folk Club : Special performance of a play by Michael Wood (based on a Kev Collier poem) featuring acting and music from The Hall Brothers and Dave Vermond.


SEPTEMBER


FRIDAY 5th - LONDON, The River Bar : Nick Hall (Solo).
SUNDAY 7th - PATELEY BRIDGE, Showground : The Hall Brothers + John Carey + Support Act/s "live" in a marquee in this picturesque Dales setting. All proceeds to cancer charities. Afternoon concert.
THURSDAY 18th to SUNDAY 21st - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL.
IN DETAIL

THURSDAY 18th - THREE HORSESHOES : 8-00pm : The Hall Brothers + Friends FRIDAY 19th - THE FLEECE : 7-00pm : The Hall Brothers + Friends running a session - bring your instruments! FRIDAY 19th (Cont) - THE GROVE HILL CLUB : 9-00pm - 2-00am : The Hall Brothers + Friends HEADLINING the late-night concert + Other Acts SATURDAY 20th - METHODIST CHURCH HALL : Mid-day onwards : The Hall Brothers + Friends opening up this afternoon concert. SATURDAY 20th (Cont) - THREE HORSESHOES : 8-00pm : The Hall Brothers + Friends curating an evening of music featuring Nick Hall & The Occasional Orchestra, Smith & Hagger; The Hall Brothers + Friends. SUNDAY 21st - WHITAKERS : Mid-day onwards : The Hall Brothers + Friends plus Smith & Hagger presenting their annual afternoon knees-up! SUNDAY 21st (Cont) - RUGBY CLUB : The Hall Brothers + Friends HEADLINE Otley FF's "second" venue for one of the two "end of festival" concerts. THIS IS THE BIGGEST CONCERT OF THE WEEKEND. : All shows to feature John Carey on fiddle and each set-list will vary immensley to encapsulate the band's vast repertoire!
FRIDAY 26th - ROBIN HOODS BAY, Folk Club (upstairs at the Dolphin Inn) : The Hall Brothers
SATURDAY 27th - OTLEY, Chevin Lodge : Nick Hall + Clair Holt + Hannah Bunyan. PRIVATE GIG.
SUNDAY 28th - ARTHINGTON (Near OTLEY), The Wharfedale : Nick Hall & The Occasional Orchestra perform their debut show in this promising new music venue. 8-30pm start prompt.



OCTOBER


FRIDAY 3rd - GRASSINGTON, Octagon : Nick Hall as special guest onstage with "Magna Carta".
SATURDAY 4th - GRASSINGTON, Octagon : Nick Hall as special guest onstage with "Magna Carta".
SATURDAY 5th - WAKEFIELD, The Snooty Fox : The Hall Brothers (afternoon gig) : TBC.
SUNDAY 13th - LEEDS, New Roscoe : Nick Hall & The Occasional Orchestra.
FRIDAY 17th - LONDON, The River Bar : Nick Hall (Solo).
SATURDAY 25th - WHITBY MUSICPORT INTERNATIONAL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, The Resolution Hotel : Nick Hall (Solo) - (From 6-00pm).
SUNDAY 26th - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2nd - VARIOUS IRELAND DATES : The Hall Brothers + John Carey.
TUESDAY 28th - OTLEY, The Junction : The Hall Brothers (performing as special guests onstage with Smith & Hagger).


NOVEMBER


SUNDAY 9th - WAKEFIELD, The Snooty Fox : Nick Hall (Solo) - Arrive 2pm. Free Entry. Afternoon gig with Maria Lynch, Nicky Ward and Jon Harvison.
FRIDAY 14th - LEEDS, CJ's Music Bar, Kirkstall Lites, Kirkstall : Nick Hall (solo) 7-30pm : Nick is on first (followed by two rock bands) so an early arrival is suggested.
FRIDAY 21st - OTLEY, Civic Centre : Nick Hall & The Occasional Orchestra + Special Guest Duncan Hall (Part of the Otley Beer Festival).
SATURDAY 22nd - LEEDS, The Grove : Nick Hall (Solo) - special guest spot with the Dan Webster Band.


DECEMBER


THURSDAY 11th - LONDON, The River Bar : Nick Hall (Solo)
FRIDAY 12th - NETHERSEAL, Pokey Hole Club : Hall Brothers + Dave Vermond + Guests - SOLD OUT!
SATURDAY 13th (1) - NETHERSEAL, Pokey Hole Club : Hall Brothers + Dave Vermond + Guests. These two dates constitute an exclusive "Christmas Special" in an excellent venue with stunning sound in the countryside near Ashby De La Zouche. Reservation information can be acquired by contacting Hall Towers by email. WARNING : Both dates will sell out VERY quickly!
SATURDAY 13th (2) - WAKEFIELD, Snooty Fox : Nick Hall (Solo) - Showcase gig. Nick will be appearing very late after his appearance in Netherseal. NOTE: DUE TO PROBLEMS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL, THIS GIG MIGHT NOT FEATURE NICK - PLEASE CALL 07760 197553 BEFORE TRAVELLING TO THIS GIG.
MONDAY 15th - OTLEY, Clitherow House : An evening with Nick Hall - solo and acoustic - performing an extended version of his London show + special guests including Duncan Hall + surprises (hopefully!). Support from Acoustic Entropy (tbc). Doors 7-30pm. Limited tickets for this excellent venue. Phone Hall Towesr on 01943 850014 to pre-order tickets or for information about ticket availability.
FRIDAY 19th - CLECKHEATON, Croppers Folk Club, The Priory, Whitechapel Road : The Hall Brothers + John Carey.


2002

Sat 2nd Feb - Nick Hall and Andy Standley at Otley, The Black Horse (with Sleepwalker and The Recidivists)
Wed 13th Feb - Hall Bros + Slide at Leeds, The New Roscoe
Thurs 14th Feb - Nick Hall Band at Ben Rhydding, The Wheatley (with DJ Dave Richardson)
Wed 20th Feb - Nick Hall Band at Leeds, Joseph's Well (showcase gig!)


2001

24th Feb - Doncaster, Bay Horse F.C
28th Feb - York, Hussars (Nick w/ Adrian Spendlow)

30th Mar - Ashby De La Zouche, Netherseal Social Club
31st Mar - Otley, Black Horse

April - IRELAND

May - HOLLAND
19th May - Skipton/Ribblehead, a train(!) (w/ John Carey)
21st May - York, The Black Swan

13th Jun - York, The First Hussar (Nick w/ Mr Spendlow)

July - Hols!

8th August - Leeds, The New Roscoe (The Nick Hall Band - DEBUT GIG!!)
22nd August - York, The First Hussar (Nick w/Adrian Spendlow)
24th August - Otley, The Manor (informal acoustic session)
25th August - Otley, Civic Centre (Nick w/ The Recidivists)
SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST - STUKELEY DAY OF MUSIC!!
This is a PRIORITY gig. This will be our ONLY festival headline this summer. Held in a marquee outside the Stukeleys Hotel, in the beautiful village of Great Stukeley, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. There will be music and great beer all day, with top turns from SMITH AND HAGGER, WILL WILSON, DAN WEBSTER and many others. THE HALL BROTHERS are HEADLINING!
This will be a SUPERB event - go straight to the contacts page to get in touch and find out more details! More details here when we know them!

14th Sept - Otley, Bowling Green (The Nick Hall Band)
16th Sept - Nidderdale Charity Concert (TBC)
20th Sept - Otley, Black Horse (fest warm up to be filmed and recorded live. Plus Sham Rock and Karl Robins et al)
21, 22, 23 Sept - OTLEY FOLK FESTIVAL (TENTH ANNIVERSARY!)
28th Sept - Terrington, Village Hall nr Malton