29th April Spotlight Singaround with
Jill Waterson & Ady Shaw

Ady Shaw and Jill Waterson have been performing as a duo since 2016.  They have a mixed repertoire that includes traditional, contemporary acoustic and Ady’s original songs, which have been described as ‘powerful and passionate’.  Their songs are varied in terms of type, tempo and mood – ranging from heart-wrenching to funny.  All their songs feature original arrangements and strong vocal harmonies.

Jill has been singing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper in various settings including musical theatre, choirs, an acappella quartet, and, of course, folk clubs and has recently taken up the Bass Guitar.

Ady’s first musical influences were Burl Ives, the  Ian Campbell folk group, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Kurt Weill, Lennon and McCartney and Cole Porter.

He had three guitar lessons, and joined a pop band ,which after a year became a folk band and then played in a harmony based pop band, which after a year switched to folk, playing on the album “Stoke Folk “on Smoke Records in 1997, and recorded an album of original songs in Denmark St.

In the late 70’s Ady wrote a musical and came to Watford in 1977, where he played in bands and duos on the Working men’s club circuit for 30 years

In 2016, Ady decided to get back to his folk roots, and started coming to Watford Folk Club, where he has become a popular performer with a repertoire comprising his own original songs through to Traditional material and lots in between. Lately he has been joined by Jill Waterson.