Press / Bio
Award winning songwriter Tiffany Eckhardt has written and recorded 10 independent releases and has been adopted by the Australian festival circuit as a firm favourite. Her folk/roots music is inspired by nature and the human spirit and has received rave reviews and airplay across the country. Now based in Tasmania, Tiffany also facilitates community music and directs 'The Little Boat Choir'
Tiffany's new album Found was released in late 2018. It is a collection of songs she has written since moving to Tasmania in 2014. Musicians on the album and at live shows include; Tiffany's husband and co-producer of Found, renown guitarist and songwriter Dave Steel, fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist extroardinaire, Ross Smithard, Fellow Songwriter, and piano player Anne Toner and bass players, Graeme Beer and Sandy Brady. The band has recently returned from touring Victoria and doing a string of festival appearances around the country including;
The National Folk Festival, Canberra 2019
The Port Fairy Folk Festival, 2019
Wintermoon Festival 2019 QLD.
Cygnet Folk Festival Tas 2019
Tamar Valley Folk Festival 2019 Tas.
Tiffany will stay close to home for the rest of 2019 playing gigs around Tas and working on songs for her next project which she plans to start recording in 2020
Here are some words about the new album,
'…5 years ago, we moved to Southern Tasmania and now live in the Huon Valley on a small farm. It is a very beautiful part of the world and I can now say I feel very blessed to live here, though for the first couple of years, I was very homesick. The songs on this album have been written over the past 2 years and are about this journey of change, some sadness, but a lot of joy too, a reflection and celebration of finding ourselves and our feet in this new land. My songs are greatly influenced by my love of the natural environment, my interest in the human spirit, my family and also my furry and feathered animal friends (of which we have many!) . Events in the wider world have crept into this album too… The band on this album includes my husband, guitarist -Dave Steel, multi-instrumentalist, Ross Smithard, and fellow songwriter and piano player, Anne Toner. It has been such a pleasure working with these guys and we can’t wait to get out there and do some shows together...'