In 2004, Michael Hardey and Brigham Welch met each other for the first time and have since explored the musical world together, combining their musical talents, experience, and skills, for the purpose of "Touching the Hearts" of their listeners. Together, with the piano and viola, they have created a unique combination and inspirational style of music. In 2010, "Hardey and Welch" thoroughly enjoyed their first CD release “The Spirit of God” - a collection of inspirational Hymns. The next year, "Hardey and Welch" released another album, "The Spirit of Christmas" - which is an exciting compilation of favorite Christmas classics including "Joy to the World", We Three Kings", and "Oh Holy Night" just to mention a few!
With much success of our first CD and the encouragement of our fans to do more arrangements, we wanted to consider collaborating with other musicians and in particular, a vocalist to sing to some of our arrangements. In 2014, Brigham met Hannah doing a recording session for a touching song entitled "The Artist" (click here for more info) and from this collaboration sparked more collaborations and desire to feature Hannah Jane on their next Album entitled, "Then Sings My Soul," which highlights creative elements of layered viola tracks, synthesized keyboard sounds (to add to Mike's keystrokes), and guitar-like viola strums featuring Hannah's pop vocals on our arrangement of "I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go". Truly this album takes the previous H&W music arrangements to new heights.