Mary Eckert has stories to tell – for the young singer songwriter from London it has always been about writing songs. At one point, she was writing a song a day – not because she’d set herself a task – it simply came naturally. She has Danish blood ….and there’s a viking spirit here, a battle-hardened maturity beyond her 19 years. In her writing she explores love, life and everything in-between.
A former student of Tudor Hall Boarding School, Oxfordshire, (they publish her music news on the school website) she is currently studying at Leeds College of Music where she has found the perfect set of musicians to fill out her live sound. Mary Eckert is a delicate and expressive pianist but it is in her soaring melismatic vocals and melodies, redolent of Joni Mitchell where she truly takes flight and here there are also nods to Norah Jones and Fiona Apple.
IFAH – I Feel At Home – is a paean of praise to a lover, to a relationship, even a moment in time between the two.