Quiet Loner : Review of the year 2019

Looking back on 2019 I’ve done fewer gigs than I normally play, but there have been some real highlights. I’ve picked ten things of note that happened this year, another productive and interesting year for me as a self-employed musician/artist. 1. I was on the telly My appearance on BBC1 antiques show Flog it was Read more about Quiet Loner : Review of the year 2019[…]

Singing on BBC TV – Flog it!

About two years ago I filmed an episode of BBC TV’s ‘Flog it!’, to be honest I was beginning to think it would never see the light of day, but it finally aired on BBC One recently. I was asked to sing a song about the Nottingham bareknuckle boxer Bendigo. It’s a song that took Read more about Singing on BBC TV – Flog it![…]

Peterloo 200th – new shows with Tracey Browne

THE PEOPLE’S VOTE – From Peterloo to Brexit A song cycle with Quiet Loner and Tracey Browne Singer-songwriters Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) and Tracey Browne present an evening of live music about the fight for people’s votes. Beginning with Peterloo in 1819 these original songs take the listener through 200 years of history, exploring the Read more about Peterloo 200th – new shows with Tracey Browne[…]

Song featured on BBC Radio 4

A Quiet Loner song from ‘Battle for the Ballot’ featured this week on a BBC Radio 4 documentary. Encounters with Victoria presented by Lucy Worsley explores Victoria’s reign and this weeks episode featured the Chartist rising and an incident when Victoria dines with the wounded Mayor of Newport. Snippets of the song ‘Half a Dozen Read more about Song featured on BBC Radio 4[…]

Barking Folk Festival

Quiet Loner at Barking Folk Festival Saturday 8 June. 3pm to 9.30pm in the Abbey Ruins. I’m delighted to playing at this year’s Barking Folk Festival – a family festival celebrating the best in English and World folk music and dance. Saturday’s programme in the Abbey Ruins explores ‘Rebels in the Ruins’ headlined by British Read more about Barking Folk Festival[…]

Review of the year 2018

When I decided to become a full time musician I knew it wouldn’t be as simple as just turning up doing some gigs and selling some albums. But when I look back at 2018 I don’t think I could have ever imagined the sheer variety of activities I’d be doing. This year my work has Read more about Review of the year 2018[…]

Voices from the streets take inspiration from the past

“You see the trouble but you don’t understand my struggle.” A new collaboration between people who have experienced homelessness and local artists will be shown at the People’s History Museum on Monday 11 June 2018 as part of Manchester Histories Festival. ‘Moving Panoramas’ will combine visual arts with original songwriting to create a performance piece Read more about Voices from the streets take inspiration from the past[…]

Defiance Sessions 2018

I curate and host a regular music night called the Defiance Sessions celebrating music with something to say. The gigs take place in Glossop, Derbyshire and are all about songwriting that challenges an audience, songs with a conscience, stories of real people and real lives, and songs and that have a defiant and rebellious spirit. From January through Read more about Defiance Sessions 2018[…]

EU tour dates

Kirsty McGee and Matt Hill have been friends for about 20 years, as they both forged their own paths and careers as musicians and songwriters. Yet in all that time they have seldom performed together. They’re about to put that right with a European tour that will take in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the Read more about EU tour dates[…]

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[…]