Both multi-instrumentalists, Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti accompany strong vocal melodies with guitar, shruti, flute, glockenspiel and a variety of percussion, layering sounds carefully and minimally to atmospheric effect. Laura and Adam are joined regularly in the studio and on the stage by the skilled and strings of violinist, Tom Pryor. Together they create a unique live sound and as such Hickory Signals is enjoying a busy performance schedule and a growing following.
Previous live show highlights include headlining ‘Folk Rising’ at Cecil Sharp House in 2015, support slots for the likes of Buddy Whittington, Blazin’ Fiddles, Stick in the Wheel and Hattie Briggs, Club Tent stage slots at Cambridge Folk Festivals 2014, 2015 and 2016 plus a number of local festival slots. Hickory Signals supported acclaimed Canadian folk band, Le Vent Du Nord, at the Ropetackle Centre in Shoreham By Sea in August 2016 to an enraptured audience. The duo will be supporting Rod Clements of Lindisfarne in early 2017. For a full list of upcoming gigs, head over to the shows page.
Hickory Signals’ second EP, ‘Noise of the Waters’, produced by Stick in the Wheel’s Ian Carter, was released in November 2016 to critical acclaim.