Haddo – The Ukulele & Other Machines
Friday 14th November 2014 – Oval Tavern –
BBC Folk Award nominated Will Pound has teamed up with Nicky Pound to form Haddo. Combining rich and exotic melodeon harmonies with the dark tone of the viola, they delight in taking well known tunes and twisting them 180 degrees. Together, Will and Nicky create an individual take on popular traditional songs and tunes, as well as self penned compositions. Never the same twice and guaranteed to raise the roof.
Will has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Guy Chambers and Concerto Caledonia. He’s taken the harmonica to new places and new music with a style completely his own. He Ain’t Heavy Featured artist on the Christmas 2012 No.1 single for Hillsborough, Will Pound is one of the world’s top harmonica players and has taken the instrument to new places and new music, and has a style that is completely his own. Haddo now gives Will the platform to share his expertise on the melodeon.
Nicky graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London, having specialised in Baroque Viola. During this time, she had the privilege to work with the exceptional conductors, Sir Charles Mackerras and Sir Colin Davis. She is a sought after session musician, counting live concerts with Sir Elton John amongst her credits. More recently, she featured on singer songwriter Blair Dunlop’s début album Blight and Blossom. She is rapidly becoming known as an accomplished composer, as well as for her original fiddle style.