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BY Danae Effern | 10-May-2017
Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, The Teskey Brothers, take their debut album Half Mile Harvest on tour in July.
After cutting their teeth in Melbourne city-fringe pubs and backyard party jams for nine years, 2017 will see The Teskey Brothers stepping up to tour the album in every corner of the country. The band are currently on the road with Busby Marou and will then embark on a run of headline dates and festivals.

Sam and Josh Teskey discovered American soul music of the 1960’s via their parents’ record collection and were immediately taken. As teenagers, the two brothers picked and sang night after night in the bungalow behind their family home on the outskirts of Melbourne, devouring the R&B songbook and absorbing the tricks of the blues trade. In their obsession, the pair became accomplished players and soon began writing originals, a process which came naturally to both of them. Sam and Josh then joined with Liam Gough (drums) and Brendon Love (bass) to form The Teskey Brothers.

Written by all four band members the album was recorded in their own home studio, self produced and released independently. Soul and blues flavours throughout, Half Mile Harvest talks to notions of heartbreak and embodies common themes of working through broken relationships. “We were all going through stuff like that at the time. Being in the studio was kinda like group therapy” the band recalls of the recording process.

Listening to Half Mile Harvest 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. The sound so authentic, the songs so original.


Saturday 13th May - Emilee South support @ The Gasometer
Friday 19th May - The Meltdown support at Northcote Social Club


Wednesday 24th May - Heritage Hotel, Bulli
Thursday 25th May - 48 Watt St, Newcastle
Friday 26th May - Leadbelly, Sydney
Saturday 27th May - Leadbelly, Sydney
Thursday 1 June - Southern Cross Club, Woden ACT (duo)
Saturday 3 June - Wrest Point Casino, Hobart (duo)
Thursday 8th June - Miami Marketta, Miami QLD (duo)
Friday 9th June – The Triffid, Brisbane (duo)
Sunday 11th June – Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay (duo)
Thursday 15 June - Fat Controller, Adelaide (duo)
Friday 16th June - Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 17th June - The Workers Club, Geelong
Sunday 18th June - Sookie Lounge, Belgrave
Saturday 1 July - The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday 30th June - The Meltdown Support @ Caravan Club VIC


Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th July - Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen
Thursday 13 July - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
Friday 14th July - Junk Bar, Brisbane
Saturday 22 July - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
27th - 30th July - Echuca Winter Blues Festival
Friday 4th August - Music on the Hill, Red Hill
Saturday 5th August - Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan
Saturday 12th August - Ed Castle, Adelaide