Welcome To JackPound.com…
Jack Pound was born and raised in the Moss Side district of Manchester. He dropped out of school at the age of 14 and worked as a barrow boy before joining the Royal Navy as a Ship’s Writer. This career was curtailed following an accident at sea which saw him invalided out of the service.
He then travelled widely throughout Europe, Scandinavia and North America, working at a variety of jobs whilst developing his skills of communication through the language of music, and over the past two decades he has been a regular visitor to the Caribbean where he has relatives. All these experiences reflect in his writing and playing.
“Jack Pound is well known for his tireless and multitudinous careers as musician, cabaret entrepreneur, jobbing builder, local man about town, and on occasion, though hard to credit, a lifeguard….. A highly skilled guitarist and songwriter, his bluesy, often quirky style is particularly appreciated by discerning literary audiences ..whilst the rest of us just enjoy the music”.
~John Rice, Poet – South East Arts