Next concert: Friday 3 November at the Victorian Court Room at The Old Courts, Wigan starting at 7.30pm prompt. Doors open 7pm, and fully licensed bar is available from the doors open.
Will Pound and Eddy Jay
with special Guest Tim Lee
The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leaves audiences breathless. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument.
Will Pound, three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Acoustic Roots regulars will remember his previous stunning performance with us in March 2015 as part of the four-piece Will Pound Band.
Eddy Jay is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. He was a key player in the arrangement of the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter’ (Kneehigh theatre) which toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway (NY).
Will Pound and Eddy Jay’s new album, Ignite, is attracting much attention:
‘A musical exaltation’ – Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3/World On 3
‘A dynamic set of ear-expanding tunes’ – The Independent
‘Staggeringly brilliant’ – Folk Radio co.uk
‘Amazing, wonderful music! Two lads on fire’ – Mike Harding
‘We live in an age where there is so much new music constantly at our fingertips it makes it hard for anything to seem really unique, innovative or surprising. But the exhilarating sound of Will Pound’s harmonica teaming with Eddy Jay’s masterful accordion playing is just that’ – NARC Magazine
Opening up the evening for us is Tim Lee. This is a very welcome return for Cheshire-based Tim, whose new album, And Into The Woods, is out in October.
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