New Roots presents Will Pound & Eddy Jay

6th April 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Harrison
28 Harrison WC1H 8JF
New Roots presents Will Pound & Eddy Jay @ The Harrison
The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. Together they create a sound and show like no other, reading each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument.
Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation- his innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015)
His mastery of his instrument has seen him appear with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers, and brought him accolades for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band.
Eddy Jay has the the ability to turn the accordion 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). He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May. Writing and arrangement credits include a version of Prokofiev’s classic ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and a show based on the work of Edith Piaf, both of which which have successfully toured the UK and beyond.
‘A musical exaltation’ – Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3/World On 3
‘A dynamic set of ear-expanding tunes’ – The Independent
‘Staggeringly brilliant’ – Folk Radio
‘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
‘Feverishly wonderful – absolutely stunning stuff. Will is a genius of global proportions’ – Phil Brown, BBC Lancashire
‘Wow – that sounds phenomenal doesn’t it? Will is one of the most outstanding instrumentalists in the country today and he’s teamed up with an inspiring accordionist – Bruce Macgregor, BBC Scotland
‘Tremendous stuff – sparks are certainly flying here! – Frank Hennessy, BBC Wales
‘Technically amazing, skilfully astounding, Ignite is the most startlingly original album. You’re going to love it- no discussion, no debate! – Folkwords
Watch Will Pound & Eddy Jay:
Two sets, 8.30 pm – 9.10 pm / 9.30 pm – 10.10 pm
Doors open 7.30 pm,
Tickets £10.00