Many singer/songwriters shine in the spotlight, many more have been heralded, but few can match the uncompromising, quality of work Jack Pound has produced, either as a Solo recording artiste or key member of such diverse bands as Guano PoundHammer (electronica) The Rattlaz (roots music) Nomads (Indie) and of late, The Jazz Troubadours
In the past Jack has been compared to various artists such as Big Bill Broonzy, Mark Knofler and Guy Clark – In reality Jack is simply himself and against all prevailing musical trends has established himself as a low key, songwriting phenomenon.
A quirky, sophisticated, constantly innovative original with a veritable soundtrack to a cinema of songs.
Pete Brown – Annexe Music
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.
Jack Pound is an experienced musician and a busy and enthusiastic exponent of live music. In addition to supporting and/or working with such diverse talents as John Cooper Clarke, Robert Plant, Lianne Carroll, Maiuko Fi and Martin Carthy, he has received complimentary critique from the Music, Arts and Literary Press. – Simon Evans. Author /BBC Broadcaster
… funny, serious, sometimes perplexing, sometimes clear. His astonishing individual style stretches across all manner of parameters. – Colin Irwin. Melody Maker
Photos by Ken Krash