Arts Derbyshire

Artist profile

Matt Hill

My debut album was voted Americana UK Album of the Year and subsequent releases have gathered 4-star reviews from the likes of Uncut and The Daily Mirror. Previously known under the stage name Quiet Loner, I have performed at music venues and festivals across the UK and Europe.

I’m passionate about the power songs have to engage our memories and emotions and shift our focus to see things from a different perspective. My participatory arts practice uses songwriting as a way to connect with individuals and empower them. I approach sessions with a sense of fun, adventure and playfulness. I combine music, rhythm and creative writing techniques. I love to work with people who would not otherwise be writing songs. I often use themes of social history and culture together with autobiography to create songs people can connect with.

Creative Genre

  • Songwriting and music

Work Undertaken

  • Organisations I have worked with include The People's History Museum
  • National Justice Museum
  • Theatre in Prison (TiPP)
  • Studio 3 Arts
  • arthur + martha
  • Arts Derbyshire
  • the Booth Centre
  • Help Musicians UK.



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