DIVERSE INFLUENCES: The Adam Eckersley Band, Adam Eckersley, Scotty Greenaway, Benny Elliot, Dan Biederman, Duncan Toombs will play the Glenmore Tavern tonight from 8pm.
DIVERSE INFLUENCES: The Adam Eckersley Band, Adam Eckersley, Scotty Greenaway, Benny Elliot, Dan Biederman, Duncan Toombs will play the Glenmore Tavern tonight from 8pm. Contributed

The Adam Eckersley Band strike up chords at Glenmore tonight

AFTER celebrating their latest album release with a big gig at the Gympie Music Muster, the Adam Eckersley Band is taking the show on the road with tour dates for The Second Album lined up until the end of the year.

Frontman Adam Eckersley said the band enjoyed touring and were keen to take their new material to the regional areas.

"We've got a pretty full-on few months coming up but playing live is where we feel most at home as a band and we want to tour all year round so you can't just do the capital cities if you want to do that," he told APN.

"We're 100% looking forward to getting to the regional spots as I grew up in regional areas and I know how important it is to get to those places; there's a lot of good people out there."

The group take an "old-school hands-on approach" to touring, even doing a lot of their own production setup.

"We just want it to be rocking and I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the fact that I've got a job where every weekend I can have a beer with my mates and play some music so it rarely feels too much like work."

The Second Album is the follow up offering to their debut named - you guessed it - The First Album , which reached the top spot on the iTunes Country Album Chart and number five on the ARIA Country Chart.

And while the album name might be basic,  Eckersley says the content is anything but.

"It's kind of similar to the first one in that stylistically it's all over the place and doesn't have a box that it fits in," he said.

"Being a five-piece band and having all our influences in the mix it just sounds the way it sounds. It's definitely got country, southern rock, blues and a bit of gospel in there."

The nomenclature is however in keeping with the band's no-nonsense approach.

Mostly recorded over a few weeks at Byron Bay, Eckersley co-wrote the songs with the band instead of taking a writing trip to Nashville like last time.

"We just want the record to sound like us. No tricks - just five blokes playing some instruments and singing some good songs.

"What you hear on the record is going to be pretty bloody close to what you hear if you come to see us live, which we hope you do," he said.

Visit adameckersleyband.com for more tour details and ticketing.

IF YOU GO

WHO: Adam Eckersley Band with special guest Brooke McClymont

WHERE: Glenmore Tavern, Rockhampton

WHEN: Tonight, from 8pm.

Tickets $20 on the door



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