Mr. Richard & the Pound Hounds

Mr. Richard & the Pound Hounds


Mr. Richard & the Pound Hounds infuse their catchy tunes with strains of Beatles pop and Replacements-style punk into kid’s music that everyone can groove to! Even parents can't stop humming these kindie beats long after their little ones have gone to sleep.


“...among the preschool set in Central Florida, Mr. Richard has become the gold standard for music.” Daytona Beach News-Journal

When kids gotta rock, there’s only one choice: Mr Richard & the Pound Hounds. A Mr. Richard show is always packed with happy kids who sing and dance around like girl pilots, race like fire trucks, soar like butterflies and shimmy like snakes. Solo or with the Hounds, Mr Richard plays over 400 shows a year.

Richard hails from Shreveport, Louisiana, and listened to the Kinks, Go-Go’s and Replacements while playing his guitar. After a stint playing covers in bar bands and frat parties, Richard recorded his first children's album, "Might As Well Sing," with the help of Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers/Buddy Guy fame:
... one of six new kids' "Platters That Matter": New York Post
..."Parenting Pick" for 5-8 year-olds: Parenting magazine
...Children's Music Web Awards: Best Recording for Children Ages 5-8 & Best Song ("Underwear")

This debut album was followed by “Tummy Talk” and “Polka Dot Puzzle,” and now Mr Richard & the Pound Hounds (Rachel Webb on bass/vocals; Rick Hartig on drums) regularly rock out the swingset crowd in venues ranging from the local bookstore to the Kid's Tent at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston. “Playing for kids is such a kick,” says Richard, “they hear that drumbeat and just go nuts, just like their parents did not so long ago.” In fact, the grown-ups are included in these pop-rockers’ dance-along rave-up sets, because they can’t sit still, either.

If you want the whole family rocking at your event, you’re sure to please when Mr Richard & the Pound Hounds are on the bill!

“terrific...Richard has a tremendous ability for generating catchy guitar riffs” Cool Tunes For Kids

“...injects a refreshing dose of the South into kids' music” Allmusic

“Music to our ears--Orlando’s Mr. Richard is steering kids music on the high road” Orlando Sentinel

For more info, visit the website.


Might As Well Sing (2004)
Tummy Talk (2005)
Polka Dot Puzzle (2007)

Set List

Our sets of all-original thumping jumping music can last from 30-55 minutes.