About

Born in 1965 Linden Hale has performed professionally as a pianist for over 30 years. After studying Jazz and Classical piano in the early 1980s with Brian Priestley and John Tilbury at Goldsmiths College, he developed his skills playing in clubs, bars, hotels and restaurants around the UK and Europe.

Over the years Hale has been involved in performance and production work for a wide variety of projects - ranging from diverse live work to session work with DJs and experimental electronica. He continues to perform regularly as a piano soloist and also guesting with a wide range of different bands around the Northamptonshire area and further afield.

In 1997 he co-formed the experimental sound-art project ecm:323 with Barry Nichols and created a range of compositions, live events, multimedia works and installation projects. He continues to collaborate with Nichols and has provided piano samples for many of Nichols works released under the name 'Level'.

Hale has composed solo piano music for many years. In 2009 he released his first EP of solo piano compositions on White Line Records. Entitled Songs of Elah Vol 1: Dawning which sold out with excellent reviews. His first full album of solo piano music - Into The Light - was released in June 2013. 

Hale has always been passionate about Jazz. For many years he has gigged around the midlands with his own trios and quartets and he has most recently been playing 2 regular monthly slots at the club Corkers in Northampton - one of which is a duo gig with his long-time collaborator Steve O'Gorman. In 2013 he recorded the first album of his own compositions with his Jazz group - Elevation Quintet. Entitled 7th Wave, this album was released in 2014 and it features O'Gorman on soprano and alto sax. The second album Impulsations has just been released and sees the band back on fine form. 

For over 20 years Hale has been teaching music in a range of different organisations in and around his home town of Northampton. He currently lectures in music at Northampton College and also teaches piano and music theory on a freelance basis.