Deuawd is Rachael Hawkins on vocals and percussion and Anthony Pell on guitar and vocals. The name Deuawd (pronounced day-owd) comes from the Welsh word for duo and is inspired by Rachael’s Welsh heritage.
Anthony Pell and Rachael Hawkins have been performing as an acoustic duo at numerous venues throughout Melbourne and surrounding areas since 2010 playing both public and private events.
Rachael has been quoted as being “Not merely a covers imitator. She brings her own unique, soulful interpretation to every song, and it is always delivered from the heart. Her warm, melodic, airborne voice is effortless on the ear” – (Alicia Egan – Alannah and Alicia Egan Band) Apart from her voice Rachael spices up the tunes performed by Deuawd with her percussion skills.
Anthony is a multi-instrumentalist who has played around Melbourne for over 20 years, playing bass guitar in a several jazz, rock, funk and cover bands. Apart from playing guitar in Deuawd he also plays double bass with jazz band Trumpet. A full time musician Anthony also teaches guitar and bass guitar to 30-40 students every week in Melbourne’s inner west.
With his extensive musical experience and looper pedal Anthony is able to sound like several guitarists at once producing an amazingly full sound from just oneguitar. Anthony also provides vocal harmonies to many of the songs making them sound even more lush.
Professional, experienced and diverse in styles and music genres, Deuawd appeals to a wide audience of all ages.