Since his humble beginnings singing within progressive rock bands across Sydney and having the opportunity of supporting a number of Australian bands such as COG and Dead Letter Circus, Ackers decided to pursue his love for the acoustic guitar and as an independent songwriter.
After being introduced to open tuning at a young age through the music of John Butler, he continued down this path further building on ways to become more creative and stretch his artistic abilities.
Drawing influence from many genres he is described as having a very Australian, earthy sound, with a hinting progressive feel; incorporating percussive elements using the body of the guitar, stomp boxes and loop pedals, among other things. Complimented with insightful, honest lyrics he connects with the listener creating a primal energy that will resonate long after he has left the stage.
Having already shared the stage with the likes of Sarah McLeod, Clint Boge and Joe Moore; as well as performing at the Byron Bay Bluesfest as part of their busking stage and his debut EP due for release in 2016, Ackers is continuing to evolve and explore his sound and rhythm to further express himself as a musician.
Galvanized by the likes of John Butler, Bon Iver and Ben Howard, Ackers has drawn on these artists for inspiration for his own unique style.