ROCKING OUT: Adam Eckersley performs at CMC Rocks Queensland. The Adam Eckersley Band will perform in Booval next Saturday.
ROCKING OUT: Adam Eckersley performs at CMC Rocks Queensland. The Adam Eckersley Band will perform in Booval next Saturday. Kurt Petersen

Band shares new album

THE Adam Eckersley Band celebrated their latest release by hitting the stage at the Gympie Music Muster last Friday - the same day The Second Album dropped.

The popular country act will share their new material with Ipswich fans when they perform at the Racehorse Hotel in Booval next Saturday.

Having performed at Tamworth, CMC Rocks and Nashville's CMA Fest among others, front man Adam Eckersley is a veteran of the festival scene.

The Second Album is the follow-up offering to the band's 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.

While the album name might be basic, Eckersley said the content was 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."

Eckersley said the album name was in keeping with the band's no-nonsense approach.

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

"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."

Tickets for the Ipswich show, for ages 18 and above, cost $10. Tickets are available online and at the venue.

Visit adameckersleyband.com for details.


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