Ian Matthews + Plumhall

Ian Matthews + Plumhall

Event Time Thu 13th Jun at 7:30pm-Thu 13th Jun at 11:00pm
Event Location The Folklore Rooms, Brighton and Hove
Age Restrictions
Age restrictions: 18+


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Ian Matthews + Plumhall

terrace cred. presents:
a very welcome return to Brighton for Iain Matthews, who has teamed up with fresh collaborators Plumhall, who will open for Iain, with the promise of a sprinkle of musical collaboration during the show.
There’s a purity about Iain Matthews’ voice. And it’s mirrored by the integrity of his career - a singer-songwriter who's never been seduced by fame. His focus has always been on creating music that captivates the ear, the mind and the heart. He's been a firm terrace cred. favourite for many years, playing some of our finest shows - and we love him to bits. I certainly can't wait to hear his new album 'How Much Is Enough' and find out what Iain's up to now.

Iain's been based in The Netherlands for many years now, but always insists on a fresh visit to Brighton when he ventures out, whether solo or in numerous assorted combos, Plainsong (formed in early 1972 with local Brighton Andy Roberts), a reinvented Matthews Southern Comfort, a Dutch jazz based duo or bringing his memoirs 'Thru My Eyes' onto a stage with author Ian Clayton...

A founding member of Fairport Convention in 1967, Iain created exquisite harmonies with first Judy Dyble then Sandy Denny, before forming Matthews Southern Comfort, who enjoyed a huge number 1 hit with their version of Joni Mitchell’s 'Woodstock'.

A long string of outstanding solo albums includes 1973's 'Valley Hi', recorded during his years in Los Angeles, produced by Michael Nesmith.

'Iain Matthews is still reinventing himself, and with great effect. This is music for the masses, delivered with honesty and passion.'
- Robert Plant

Plumhall is the critically acclaimed UK duo of Michelle Plum (Chumbawamba, The Chris Norman Band) and Nick B Hall (Magna Carta, Ian Prowse & Amsterdam, The Hall Brothers). Their mesmerizing blend of acoustic and electric instruments, exquisite vocal harmonies, and exceptional musicianship have earned them numerous accolades and wowed audiences worldwide.

A powerful live act with an ever-growing following, they're currently out on a thirty date UK tour as special guests of Fairport Convention.

Their albums, ‘Thundercloud’ (highlighted as a 'Guardian/Observer Hidden Gem' and ‘The Ghost Of Noise' were both highly-acclaimed and Plumhall's third album, ‘One Star Awake’, features Fairport's very own Ric Sanders on violin + Ranagri's Eliza Marshall on flute.

Plumhall's first concert was as support for Peter Tork, where they joined the Monkees' legend on-stage to sing 'Daydream Believer'! They've performed with Al Stewart in London at The Palladium and Cadogan Hall and jammed onstage with a whole 'A' list of musical talents.
In 2020, Plumhall was asked to write a song for, curate the folk music for and appear in the film 'The Runaways'.

Their livestream shows built a global online community during the pandemic, inspiring a stunning video for their song 'A Darkness That Won't Leave The House', which was recognized by Janice Long on BBC radio.

'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



The Folklore Rooms
12 North St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 3GJ, UK