July Festival dates

Gigs in July 2017  Sat 22 Stainsby Folk Festival, Chesterfield Sat 22 performing Battle for the Ballot 2pm Weekend tickets are £70 from http://www.stainsbyfestival.org.uk/ Sun 23 Tramlines Festival Sheffield.  Shakespeares, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, S3 8UB Sheffield WagonWheel Presents their fifth annual Tramlines show. Two stages of live music, with Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, Read more about July Festival dates[…]

Playing at Manchester Folk Festival / English Folk Expo

I’m delighted to be part of Manchester Folk Festival – an urban folk festival that will take place in and around HOME in Manchester city centre. It puts a spotlight on English folk, in all its guises. It’s also part of the English Folk Expo an annual conference for the folk, roots and acoustic music industry in Read more about Playing at Manchester Folk Festival / English Folk Expo[…]

On tour in April

I’m playing some gigs throughout April. March 30 Fuel Cafe, Withington 8pm | Admission free. Picnic Club at Fuel Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3BW, 10th Anniversary Special featuring The Good Intentions, Quiet Loner, Risa Hall, and Picnic Area April 01 Energise Festival, Hulme Midday-8pm| Admission free | Quiet Loner Stage time 5pm. Read more about On tour in April[…]

13 pretty good Quiet Loner things that happened in 2016

I think 2016 was my busiest year to date. It feels like I’ve not stopped. I’ve written, recorded and released a whole new album, toured a brand new show, pushed my songwriting skills, done some workshops for the first time, had a piece in an art exhibition, joined a covers band, run the Defiance Sessions, Read more about 13 pretty good Quiet Loner things that happened in 2016[…]

The Battle for the Ballot – Free download

My new album is of the songs I’ve written during my songwriter residency at the People’s History Museum supported by Arts Council England. Available now to download for free. A physical CD of the album will get a proper release next year. Meanwhile have a listen. I’ll be blogging about the songs over the next Read more about The Battle for the Ballot – Free download[…]

We Shall Overcome at Christmas

FUNDRAISING APPEAL – PLEASE SPONSOR ME! CLICK HERE!!! We live in a culture that is, in my opinion, becoming increasingly toxic. As fascism creeps into our society so the cultural air becomes poisonous. It’s a toxic culture that says it’s every man for himself, that those we see on the street or signing on at the Read more about We Shall Overcome at Christmas[…]

Songs from the museum

A special concert will take place in a Manchester museum in December featuring original songs inspired by the museum’s collections. For the past 9 months singer songwriter Matt Hill, who performs as Quiet Loner, has been songwriter in residence at the People’s History Museum. The concert on December 8th , will celebrate the launch of Read more about Songs from the museum[…]

Unmarked grave – a war story

“It is a terrible war and the greatest sacrifices I am certain are those made by women like you at home with children to care for” Lieutenant Harry Saxon – King’s Own (Lancaster) Today marks 100 years since an event that cast a long shadow across my family. My Great-Grandad Sam Covell was killed on Read more about Unmarked grave – a war story[…]

All these places

‘All these places (despised and chased away)’ Multi media artwork Exhibited at : “Loitering with intent – the art and politics of walking” July-October 2016 (the People’s History Museum)  ‘All these places (despised and chased away)’ is the title of an artwork I have created for an exhibition called “Loitering with intent – the art and Read more about All these places[…]

FREE DOWNLOAD – All these places (despised and chased away)

All these places by Quiet Loner To download for free – simple enter your price as zero. This song is part of an art exhibition – Loitering With Intent: The Art and Politics of Walking – from July 23rd – October 14th 2016 at People’s History Museum in Manchester. The song reflects on the North’s Read more about FREE DOWNLOAD – All these places (despised and chased away)[…]