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

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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[…]

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)[…]

Loner to loiter

Singer songwriter Matt Hill (Quiet Loner) is a contributing artist to a new Manchester exhibition that celebrates the art of walking. Loitering With Intent: The Art and Politics of Walking runs from July 23rd – October 14th at People’s History Museum. The exhibition celebrates 10 years of the LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) – a Manchester Read more about Loner to loiter[…]

We Shall Overcome

Once again I am helping organise We Shall Overcome – a week long musical protest against austerity that intends to also get direct help to those affected. Last year we ended up with 250 gigs taking place in 123 towns across 8 countries on 3 continents, raising an estimated £125,000 of cash, food, clothing and bedding Read more about We Shall Overcome[…]

People’s History Museum Songwriter in residence

I am delighted to be working with the People’s History Museum as their very own songwriter in residence. The new position has been brought about thanks to a grant from Arts Council England, with the intention of giving a musician the opportunity to explore and interpret the museum’s collections through music, enabling people to see them Read more about People’s History Museum Songwriter in residence[…]

March Gigs

Tue 08 March MANCHESTER The Wonder Inn Opening for Ocotillo £5 8pm Sat 12 March ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE The Station The Station Hotel, 2 Warrington Street, OL6 6XB Ashton-under-Lyne We Shall Overcome Operation Greystone Fundraiser. Quiet Loner stage time is 930pm Noon-Midnight with The Hurriers, Joe Solo, Tracey Browne, Steve Roberts and many more Admission by donation Read more about March Gigs[…]

February gigs

Looking forward to a few gigs this week. The people I’m playing with on these shows are genuinely some of my favourite musicians and bands. WED 03 DUKINFIELD Tame Valley Hotel. 830pm. Free. Acoustic Eclectic with Kirsty McGee SAT 06 NOTTINGHAM The Guitar Bar. 8pm. £6 The Deep River Revue with Most Ugly Child & Read more about February gigs[…]