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Eric Eckhart

Eric EckhartIn a quarter-life crisis, Eric Eckhart left America, his corporate job, possessions, family and friends and moved to Europe to go after his dream and reconnect with his lifelong passion for music.

Now based in Berlin, Eric released his critically-acclaimed  album, ‘This Is Where It Starts’, in 2010 and toured throughout Germany and Austria.

Eric’s music is a blend of Americana/pop, indie rock and a touch of his West Virginia roots all woven together with classic songwriting sensibilities.

Eric is also co-founder of "A Headful of Bees" international artist collective and record label based in Berlin. A Headful of Bees are musicians, filmmakers, writers, and photographers, who share and swap their collective experience, knowledge and skills to help nurture, promote and further each others artist careers and dedicated to the idea of DIT (Do-It-Together) instead of DIY being the way to help independent artists live sustainably.

Performance information: A natural performer, Eric has headlined shows for over 25 years in America, Ireland and Germany and played support for great artists such as Broken Social Scene, Ocean Colour Scene, Fionn Regan, Tiny Vipers, Simple Kid, Richard Swift and Jeffery Lewis.

Bookings/Press: A Headful of Bees - contact Anthony at aheadfulofbees@googlemail.com
All other inquires : contact info@ericeckhart.com.

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Listen and Buy Eric Eckhart's critically-acclaimed 2010 album This is where it starts:


Reviews

"Hugely enjoyable.... a considerable songwriting and vocal talent... Eric the king" - Hot Press magazine

"A classic songwriter" - Die Tageszeitung

"Beautiful... with a rare honesty... a virtue in today's time...musical revelations that give your aura a warm hug" - Oh Fancy

"One to watch out for" - Irish Times

"Fits beautifully between singer-songwriter and sunny rock swinging sound... rousing" - Alles Ist Pop

"Excellent collection of songs... spectacular... 11 out of 12 stars" - 2 U I Bestow Music Blog

"Epic, powerful" - Westzeit

"11 simply rich songs... composed together beautifully" - OPAK

"This Is Where It Starts" is above all an honest, authentic album" - Music Scan Germany

"So much optimism, hope and insolent youth...a very successful, energetic, mature interpretation of the category "Singer-Songwriter" - Shitesite

Salon Band

Salon BandEric Eckhart is honoured to have Salon Band as his backing band for DIT: Do-It-Together.

Salon Band consists of some of Germany's finest musicians:

Hans Rohe - Gesang & Gitarre
Karl Neukauf - Tasten & Gesang
Alex Bayer - Kontrabass
Achim Färber - Schlagzeug

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