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Eleanorprof1 2Eleanor Tucker is a Tasmanian songwriter, teacher and musician. Drawing on a wide range of influences from blues and folk to Latin and jazz, she possesses a uniquely warm and whimsical style, and a voice once described as “comforting as mulled wine in a blizzard”.

Eleanor grew up in a house with great acoustics, a mother who sang daily and three older brothers who were all passionate about music. With access to a wildly eclectic record collection and very little television, she started writing songs at around the age of six and soon became hooked. Eleanor took up playing guitar, performing in public during her late teens, before commencing a Bachelor of Music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. Since then, she has worked across a broad range of genres performing jazz, cabaret, Latin big band and a cappella ‘world’ music, singing both as a soloist and ensemble member with groups throughout Australia and Europe. As a performer, composer and guitarist, she has worked with world-renowned companies including Circus Oz, Terrapin Puppet Theatre and Blindman’s Holiday.

Passionate about working within community-based projects, Eleanor has extensive experience facilitating song writing, singing and music workshops at factories, correctional centres and for people with various disabilities. She has been commissioned to write and arrange material for the Hobart Women’s Shelter choir as well as the Tasmanian QTas choir.

Eleanor currently works as a high school music teacher. In addition to this she regularly performs with her own musical trio, Dreamboat and plays and sings with salsa band Son del Sur.  She is now focusing on songwriting and is currently recording and archiving her extensive collection of songs.

Dreamboat image by Adam Wallace

Dreamboat image by Adam Wallace

Ensembles including:

image by James Barker

image by James Barker

Soloist engagements include:

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