Heart Society began as the solo work of Alicia Teneia Sanders Eichelberger. A performer her whole life,
Sanders Eichelberger got her start singing in churches and school choirs while growing up in Jackson, MS. After learning guitar at eighteen and playing venues around Jackson, she made a move to Louisville, KY and pursued a full-time career in musical performance. She became popular in the Louisville scene for her angelic voice and raw, honest songwriting, and also enjoyed success with her band Teneia Sanders & The Highlands. In 2010 Sanders Eichelberger relocated to Phoenix, AZ, and continued to build her name as a standout acoustic singer/songwriter. In 2012 she met her future husband, Benjamin Eichelberger, and in 2014 they started a band called Teneia & The Maybees. By 2015 the couple had adopted a duo format under the name Teneia and decided to take their music on the road full time to spread a message of love and equality.
After completing a successful crowd funding campaign, the two took a huge leap of faith: they sold most of their possessions and bought a 32 foot travel trailer to tour North America and reach more hearts with their message.
In 2017 Teneia and Benjamin made one more change: they became Heart Society , in an effort to reflect the intent behind their music. Heart Society is more than a band; it’s a movement. It celebrates the ties that bind humanity together, while prizing individuality. The group is rooted in being heart centered artists, and they strive to help their fans connect more deeply with themselves and with each other. Heart Society continues to perform in duo , trio, and four piece formats as they spread love and equality to all who will listen.