Michelle is a Yorkshire lass, born and bred. With Irish and Scottish roots, music is most definitely in her blood. She first took to the stage at the age of 18, playing the role of Anita in West Side Story. She loved performing but had a burning desire to sing in a band.
At the same time her friend taught her a few chords on a guitar, and she was instantly hooked! She bought a second hand acoustic guitar, taught herself some more chords and formed an acoustic pop duo with a keyboard player. The pair toured the UK, Germany and Holland for 6 years as The Accidental Tourists, playing Michelle’s own original songs and covers.
In 2001 Michelle was asked to join anarchist band Chumbawamba when Lou Watts took a break. She spent 4 hugely enjoyable years as singer/keyboardist for the band, touring the UK and most of Europe including Poland, Bulgaria, Italy and Germany.
Michelle is currently also one half of PLUMHALL, a powerhouse acoustic partnership alongside husband Nick B Hall.