Eric Eckhart

Eric Eckhart

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Dublin-based artist Eric Eckhart made an immediate impact on the Irish music scene releasing his critically acclaimed debut CD, being selected as "Best singer-songwriter" at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival 2006 by Hot Press Magazine and performing on TV, radio and numerous well received gigs.

Biography

Dublin-based artist Eric Eckhart made an immediate impact on the Irish music scene with the release of his critically acclaimed debut CD, 'Lost and Found' in May 2006 and by being selected as "Best singer-songwriter" at last year's Hard Working Class Heroes Festival by Hot Press magazine.

Originally from West Virginia, USA, Eric moved to Dublin 5 years ago seeking change and looking to refocus on his music. Eric's music is a soulful blend of rich melodies, deft guitar playing and poignant lyrics that reflect his American working class roots.

Since releasing his CD, a strong word-of-mouth buzz continues to grow with Eric performing on television and radio, playing numerous well received gigs and getting excellent media reviews.

Eric is currently finishing a new EP scheduled for release in September followed by a national tour.

"Eric is King" - Hot Press magazine

"All seven songs on this mini-album betray a considerable songwriting and vocal talent - every track here is a potential candidate for radio play. - Hot Press review of 'Lost and Found'

"This album encapsulates all that is good about the singer/songwriter genre" - O2's: Making Waves - The Best New Irish Music

"Eric sang us through his life to-date, with no shortage of applause from those glued to their seats before him - 'Lost and Found' is going to be blasting in my car" - Gig review - Dave Harrington, Radio Producer Dublin's Q102

"A seriously talented individual." - New Music Ireland

Lyrics

Bliss

Written By: Eric Eckhart

One more song hurries me along
the one about regret
Same old thing happening again
I'm lost inside me, yeah

Chorus:
It's a shame when every sorrow feels like your oldest friend
like this pain I had to swallow
and it feels like bliss, feels like bliss
every sorrow feels like bliss

One more day chasing back the rain
my eyes can't hide the truth
The hero's dead
it's me you get instead
stripped bare in front of you

Chorus:
It's a shame when every sorrow feels like your oldest friend
like this pain I had to swallow
and it feels like bliss, feels like bliss
every sorrow feels like bliss

One more song hurries me along
the one about the truth
it saved my life
there's nothing left to hide
reborn inside the tune

Chorus:
It's a shame when every sorrow feels like you never win
like this pain I had to swallow
and it feels like bliss, feels like bliss
every sorrow feels like bliss

Slow Armageddon

Written By: Eric Eckhart

It's a slow Armageddon
these dreams I've kept inside
I hear the cold wind howlin'
it stole my life's design
You say it's over but I don't mind
You can say it once
You can say it twice and you will be forever blind

It's a slow Armageddon
This fear I can't deny
I see the lights go on and expose my dark desires
So many people just pass me by
will they see, will they see though my smile disguise and lies?

So many people keep passing by
can they see, can they see though my smile disguise and lies?

I wanna be free from those dreams I've kept inside
I wanna be free from those fears I can't deny

Say Amen

Written By: Eric Eckhart

I got this feeling I must embrace
I got a past that I can't escape
leaves me reeling without a trace

Well, it started so long ago
making sure that the bad don't show
like the leaves under fallen snow

Chorus:
I live a lifetime trying every day
felling lost
I'm like a fallen stranger
I live a lifetime trying every day
I got my mind made up and I'm gonna have to say amen
Say amen, gonna have to say amen, say amen

Now, every time that I look beneath
'neath the scars of this well worn street
I see mistakes I repeat, repeat

But there's a light on a distant hill
there's a heart that is burning still
waiting for a great love to fill

Chorus:
I live a lifetime trying every day
felling lost
I'm like a fallen stranger
I live a lifetime trying every day
I got my mind made up and I'm gonna have to say amen
Say amen, gonna have to say amen, say amen

I live a whole lifetime in every day
I got my mind made up and I'm gonna have to say amen
Say amen, gonna have to say amen, say amen

Discography

Mini-album CD - 'Lost and Found' - Released May 2006
CD - 'The Falls' - Released 2001
CD - 'Formosapop' - Released 1998
With the band OAC - 'Angels in the Oatmeal' - Released 1995
With the band OAC - 'Welome to OAC' - Released 1993.

Set List

Bliss
I'm Trying
Sail On
Katie's Waiting
Running
Leaving Me Behind
Slow Armageddon
Edge of the World
Say Amen
Rain or Shine
This Long Goodbye
Westside of Attitude
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