Dave Steel & Tiffany Eckhardt
Dynamic duo of the Folk/blues/roots Australian music scene, this husband and wife team, Tiffany Eckhardt and Dave Steel are seasoned songwriters and performers, combining acoustic guitars, mandolin, harmonica and ukulele with beautifully crafted songs. Based in the far south of Tasmania, their music is inspired by the landscape, family life and life as artists. Tiffany and Dave charm audiences wherever they play with their stories and songs and have them either laughing or crying or both! This year they are working on a new album of songs written in and inspired by Tasmania: honest, touching and uplifting, this is original Australian music at its very best.
Dave Steel has been writing songs and making albums for the past 30 years. As well as performing with Tiffany, Dave performs solo or with Ross Smithard on violin performing Dave’s original blues/ roots material. 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 was inducted into the EG hall of Fame in 2012 for his contribution to Australian music as a member of Weddings Parties Anything.
Award winning songwriter, Tiffany Eckhardt has written and recorded eight 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. Tiffany is currently recording a new album with Dave, Ross and Anne Toner in Tasmania. Tiffany also directs choirs and works as a song writing mentor and tutor.