Eleanor Tucker is a prolific songwriter. With over 200 songs to her name, drawing on a wide range of influences from blues and folk to Latin and jazz, her writing style has been described as ‘uniquely warm and whimsical’. While the joys and pain of love are a common theme, many other topics have been covered, and within her repertoire are songs about justice, human rights, domestic violence, attitudes towards the environment etc. as she explores and searches for the fundamental truths in our shared experiences of living in the 21st Century.
In a professional capacity, Eleanor has been commissioned to write and arrange songs for various organisations and theatre productions including Terrapin Puppet Theatre (The Voice), The Odd Ball (Theme Song), Musica Viva in Schools, The Hobart Women’s Shelter (Brave Faces song book) and for the Tasmanian QTas choral production, ‘Stories To Song’. In 2015 she was invited to write and perform a piece for the ‘Tarkine Commotion’ music and multimedia show as part of the Festival Of Voices.
In 2021, Eleanor completed writing and recording a series of 12 songs with members of the community music group, Thirsty Ground. With backing tracks by Svetlana Bunic, these are performed as a musical variety show titled, Showtime.
Also in 2021, Eleanor was commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra outreach program to write and arrange a suite of 8 pieces featuring the ukulele and orchestral instruments to be presented as play-along/sing-along videos via Youtube. She created a range of teaching and learning resources to accompany these pieces. All resources can be found at TSO Ukebox.
Eleanor regularly writes and arranges for children’s groups to play and sing.