About Adam Eckersley

Adam Eckersley is an Australian guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and bandleader. He first came to prominence as a vocalist in the band Bluezone in 2005 on their self-titled debut EP. After the band's 2006 album, The Sweetest and Most Perfect Things, he won Best Male Vocalist of the Year at the Australian Blues Music Festival, and he also won the Bluestar Peoples Choice Award for Australian Male Vocalist of the Year in 2007. He recorded a further album with Bluezone, 2008's Thanks for Coming to the Show, before leaving the group. Later that year he was named an ambassador to the Australian Blues Music Festival.

In 2009, he committed to starting his own band. He also toured as a backup guitarist with Australian country act the McClymonts, one of the nation's best-known acts in the genre -- Eckersley is married to singer Brooke McClymont -- and played not only in his home country but the United States as well, including the Grand Old Opry. He was briefly on the Australian Idol television program.

The self-titled debut EP by the Adam Eckersley Band was issued in 2011, and revealed that the songwriter had shifted his focus to contemporary country. A Universal executive spotted him in a McClymonts video and signed him. Full Tilt Freakout, the group's final independent offering, was released in 2012. That same year, Eckersley spent time in the United States working with songwriters from Nashville and Atlanta, as well as his wife and other Australian collaborators. The group issued two Universal pre-release singles in 2013, followed by The First Album, a full-length issued in March of 2014. ~ Thom Jurek

Grafton, Australia
Apr 4, 1982