There’s Talent in them there Hills!


Somewhere between Colwick Hall in the east and Wollaton Hall in the west, there is another Hall of considerable importance to Nottingham’s heritage. I am speaking of Jezz Hall, a dedicated and talented singer songwriter who can be found a “stones throw” from Mapperley Top.

When you first meet Jezz and hear snippets of his life to date, it is easy to assume that he may well have been raised in one of those ducal palaces, privately educated and trained in the classics. He has that quirkiness of a middle class man who chose a more bohemian lifestyle.

When I interviewed Jezz this assumption was soon dispelled. His humble origins, growing up in a Cambridgeshire village, moving to Nottinghamshire aged 11, a comprehensive education and no formal musical training. This makes his development into a performing musician even more impressive. He writes, he sings, and he plays guitar, piano, mandolin…

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