Linden Hale is a performer, composer, producer and teacher of music. He has been performing 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, in London he developed his skills playing in clubs, bars, hotels and restaurants around the UK and Europe.
Over the years Hale has also been involved in performance and production work for a wide variety of projects - ranging from diverse live band-based work, to session work with DJs and experimental electronic artists. He continues to perform regularly as a soloist, with his band Elevation Quintet 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 solo piano album - Into The Light - was released in June 2013.
Hale has always had a passion for Jazz. For many years he has gigged around the midlands with his own trios and quartets and he has most recently held a regular monthly slot at Corkers in Northampton 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 group's second album Impulsations was released in 2017.
Most recently Hale returned to Goldsmiths College in South London, where he completed an MMus Masters Degree in Popular Music.
His next album. Beyonder Paradowse will be coming out soon under the artist name 'elah'. This album sees Hale taking on lead vocal duties in addition to composition, production and performance duties.
For over 25 years Hale has also taught music, in a range of different organisations, in and around his home town of Northampton. He currently lectures in music at Northampton College, running HNC and HND courses in Music Performance, Technology & Production, and he also teaches piano & music theory on a freelance basis.