New album 'Big Big Sky' OUT NOW
Thanks to everyone who continues to support us and our music, here is our latest offering.... we are very excited to be putting this out there at last ....A collection of songs written by us and recorded here at home on this windy hill. The album has songs by both Dave and I and features Sandy Brady on double bass and John Bedggood on piano.
We will be doing CD launches all over the place so stay tunes for dates and venues. If you would like to buy one please go to the CD section of this site where you can purchase albums with paypal.
See you very soon
Tiffany Eckhardt and Dave Steel 2014 ALBUM RELEASE
‘Big Big Sky’ Dynamic trio of the Folk/blues/roots Australian music scene, this husband and wife team, Tiffany Eckhardt and Dave Steel along with their bass player Sandy Brady, have recently released their brand new album "Big Big Sky". Based in Victoria’s rural South west, their music is inspired by the landscape and by the joys and challenges of family life and life as artists. The songs are sometimes soulful and sentimental, sometimes just plain fun. Tiff and Dave and Sandy will totally charm you with their stories and songs. This year they are launching their new album,” Big Big Sky" along with their recently released ‘Best Of’ album, ‘Think About You’, featuring favourite songs and previously unreleased live tracks. They will be on the road this year with their guitars, ukulele and mandolin and will sing and play up a storm around the country. - Honest, humorous and uplifting- this is original Australian music at its very best
Tiffany Eckhardt....Award winning songwriter, Tiffany Eckhardt has written and recorded seven successful independent releases. As a songwriter and performer, she has been adopted by the folk/roots, festival scene in Australia as a firm favourite, receiving rave reviews and radio airplay across the country. In recent years she has also been directing choirs and teaching and facilitating singing and ukulele ensembles as well as home-educating her two children.
Dave Steel....Blues man, songwriter/producer and multi instrumentalist, Dave Steel has been writing songs and making albums for the past 20 years. He has played and toured with some of Australia's best known artists including Weddings Parties Anything , Archie Roach, Kasey Chambers, and Kavisha Mazzella to name a few. Dave has also been working as a mentor to up and coming musicians, coaching, producing and recording their music in his home studio. www.tiffanyeckhardt.com Tiffany xx
Singer / Songwriter
"For seven albums, Tiffany crystalline voice has rung with the kind of unflinching reflection that turns to universal truth in the shared space between audience and performer".
Tiffany Eckhardt has established a solid reputation as one of Australia’s finest singers and songwriters, her acoustic style is the essence of her art, which remains verbal. Tiffy, as her many friends and followers call her, has been writing songs on the family piano since she was 10 and is a nature girl at heart.
Tiffany first became widely known for the quirky love song about her car, "Toyota Corolla" from her debut album 'Looking For Signs' Following this her song "Think About You" from her second album also received a lot of attention and radio airplay across the country. Tiffany has also received numerous awards for her song writing and has established herself as a favourite performer on the East Coasts Folk Music and Grass Roots Festivals & Events, touring widely and gaining a large following.
Tiffany has spent the last couple of years raising her two children, and performing only locally, so if you would like to know when you can hear her next, visit our gigs page, or join our newsletter to be kept up to date on what's happening, you may even be lucky enough to receive one of her famous recipes for chocolate zucchini cake.
"I’ve got another song," she says....."d'you want to hear it?....
And sure enough there’s another beguiling tune all nice melody and chords on the outside and raw emotion running underneath..... ‘Child of Mine’ she calls it.....and in between labouring and parenting and housekeeping and homesteading and teaching music we find a moment to record it, one night, upstairs.....ideas and arrangements come and go....much talk about fashion, taste, and subjectivity.....late nights following my instincts, ignoring advice, or taking too much on board.....going to the studio the next day to listen to what happened only to find it’s all turned to mush....painful reconstructions.....
And abandoning the security of ‘the way we’ve always done it’ for something like the wide open road.....is the seventh album like the seventh son?.....does adding uke really fix everything?.....isn’t ‘the edge’ something you fall over?.....does the barking of dogs in the background matter?.....of course I can play that thing there.....what is it.......?
And here it is.....twelve new songs dressed up and ready for the ball.....they kind of chose their own costumes but we think they did ok....
Twelve new songs simple enough on the outside, but bearing hidden bundles of raw emotion, love and loss, serenity and simplicity....a still moment in the garden Sunday morning.....riding the Runaway Train to the digital city.....the wild ocean at Two Mile Bay dwarfing the tiny mourning figure on the cliff .....the endless Open Road......the sun rises and the moon sets.....
And yes, Tiff, I think it’s pretty good like that........