Mini Moke (Black & Amber, 2016)

Mini Moke is a break up song, and a memory song, and a song that celebrates the possibility of healing after the hurt has started to fade.I’ve never…

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History lessons

TJ Eckleberg, Sydney singer / songwriter now living in Kyoto Japan, on the role history and previous work plays in moving forward as a songwriter and producer.

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To the bone

6th September 2017 Steven Wilson: To the Bone I’ve never really been a Steven Wilson fan, but I’m listening to the new Steven Wilson album today. There’s so…

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The long game

September 1 2017 The long game Too much expectation, don’t know where to start, don’t know what would do any good, and the impatience, cause you wanna play…

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What the sound should be

TJ Eckleberg thinks through some aspects of Kenny Werner’s Effortless Mastery, and how it relates to pre-production, finding a sense of self in the music, and making from a point of calm and creative detachment. While still enjoying the process.

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Is that the song I knew?

29 August 2017 Breaking down five tracks I remember loving as a kid Rhythm Heritage / Michael Omartian: Theme from SWAT Oh come on – those disco hats!…

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Will you still love me tomorrow?

TJ Eckleberg wonders aloud on his song diary blog about what authenticity, ‘being yourself’ and ‘returning to your roots’ means in the context of being a contemporary singer songwriter who doesn’t live in the country he was born in, and doesn’t want to keep making the same album over and over again.

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What can possibly go wrong? Featuring Maki pole dance

The second film clip from This might feel like home – directed by Finton Mahoney, featuring pole dancer Maki. Filmed in Berlin, the clip is a tribute in…

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