b. Preston, Lancashire, England. Hall was raised in his parents’ hotel in Lancashire and worked in various bands in Preston as a teenager. For six years from 1986, he worked with his band the Stormkeepers, playing around 500 gigs and recording his first three albums with them. In the 90s Hall split his time between England and America, making his solo debut in 1993 with What Goes Around. In 1995 he went to Nashville to record Twelve Strings &Tall Stories, on which Hall, Craig and the British guitarist Mark Wilkinson tried to capture the feel of his live show. Traces of his musical heroes - Van Morrison, Gram Parsons and Tim Buckley - could be heard in songs such as ‘Walk Slowly Through This Life’ and ‘The Queen Of Broken Dreams’. During the same year Hall also produced Porch Songs for his fiancée, Cathryn Craig. He subsequently launched a new version of the Stormkeepers and recorded the album Return To The Flame. In the late 90s Hall worked on two albums by Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Susan Hedges, who returned the favour by joining the Stormkeepers on their 2002 self-titled album.