The Teskey Brothers
@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
7 July 2019
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This was one of those surprise ‘voices’ and performances
of the year. It was difficult to pull myself away from the soul
and blues vibe of this band. I can’t wait for a second chance
to sit down and soak it up next time…
Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something
of their very own, the band have received widespread acclaim for
their gorgeous debut album Half Mile Harvest.
A raw combination of soul and blues, the record has warmed the hearts
of listeners everywhere with its melancholic, analogue tones.
Written by all four band members, the album was recorded in their
own home studio, self-produced and released independently.
Listening to the record you’d be forgiven for thinking it
was the work of Stax Records alumni in Memphis circa ‘67 rather
than a group of twenty-somethings from the Yarra Valley just outside
Melbourne. The feeling is as old as the tape machine it was recorded
on and it’s a true expression of love.
Onstage singer Josh Teskey’s smoked whiskey voice defies
expectation as the band around him hold an irresistible groove.
Their undeniable live show has wowed audiences around the world,
leaving them infected with soul and blues.