The Teskey Brothers

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The Teskey Brothers
OriginMelbourne, Australia
Years active2008–present
  • Josh Teskey (vocals, guitar)
  • Sam Teskey (guitar)
  • Brendon Love (bass)
  • Liam Gough (drums)[4]
  • Olaf Scott (Hammond organ)
  • Nathaniel Sametz (trombone)
  • Charlie Woods (trumpet)[5]
External video
[1] Click for video], The Teskey Brothers - Pain and Misery (2017)

The Teskey Brothers are a blues rock band from Melbourne, Australia, named after the two brothers who formed the group in 2008: Josh Teskey (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Sam Teskey (lead guitar).[6] The band also includes Brendon Love (bass guitar) and Liam Gough (drums). in 2019 they signed with Glassnote Records and Ivy League Records. They have released two albums, Half Mile Harvest (2017) and Run Home Slow (2019).


The band was formed in 2008 by two brothers, Josh Teskey (vocals) and Sam Teskey (guitar), along with Brendon Love (bass) and Liam Gough (drums). They started by playing in the streets and at parties.[6] On the 12th of January 2017, The Teskey Brothers released their debut album, Half Mile Harvest, which was produced in their home studio.[5][1] Half Mile Harvest was in the Top 20 of the ARIA charts and eventually became number one on the ARIA Independent Album charts.[1]

The band began to experience success in 2017.[7] They played larger venues and were soon attracting attention from record labels. In 2018, they signed a deal with Downtown Music Publishing.[3] In 2019, the band signed with Glassnote Records,[8] Ivy League Records,[1] and Mushroom Music Publishing.[2] In July 2019 won the Levi Music Prize; a prize to financially assist Australian and New Zealand acts to achieve their export goals.[9][10] The band contributed 7 songs for the 2019 Palm Beach soundtrack which was released in July 2019. On 2 August 2019, The Teskey Brothers released their second studio album, Run Home Slow which debuted at number 2 on the ARIA Charts.


Their music is in the style of Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding.[11] The band plays soul music, with jazz and rhythm and blues influence.[12]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
Half Mile Harvest 18 49
Run Home Slow
  • Release date: 2 August 2019[18]
  • Label: Half Mile Harvest, Ivy League
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
74 9 78 77

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
The Teskey Brothers
  • Release date: 2012
  • Label: The Teskey Brothers
  • Format: CD


Title Year Album
"Pain and Misery" 2016 Half Mile Harvest
"Louisa"[20] 2017
"Forever You and Me"[21] 2018 non-album single
"I Get Up"[22] Half Mile Harvest
"Right for Me"[23] 2019 non-album single
"Hold Me"[24] Run Home Slow
"Man of the Universe"[25]
"So Caught Up"[26]


Music Victoria Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
Music Victoria Awards 2018[27] Half Mile Harvest Best Soul, Funk, RnB & Gospel Album Won
The Teskey Brothers Best Emerging Act Won


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  3. ^ a b "The Teskey Brothers x Downtown". dmpgroup. Downtown Music Publishing LLC. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  4. ^ Collar, Matt. "The Teskey Brothers". allmusic. All Music. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b Maiden, Malcolm. "Teskey Brothers reap well-earned harvest, but also plant new seeds". The Age. theage. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Saturday Sessions: The Teskey Brothers perform "Hold Me"". CBS. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  7. ^ Francis, Hannah (29 January 2018). "The Teskey Brothers review: Killer band with an even more promising future". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  8. ^ "The Teskey Brothers: AND SO IT GOES, THE TEN-YEAR OVERNIGHT SUCCESS STORY". glassnotemusic. Glassnote Records. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  9. ^ "The Teskey Brothers take out the $30,000 Levi's Music Prize". happymag. Happy Mag. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Teskey Brothers wins $30k Levi's Music Prize". The Music Network. Radio Today Pty. Ltd. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  11. ^ Verdouw, Emily. "The Teskey Brothers: A New Aussie Soul Band With An Unbelievable Sound". The Huffington Post Australia Pty Ltd. huffingtonpost. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  12. ^ Parkinson, Al. "THE TESKEY BROTHERS EXPLORE HEARTACHE'S DESTRUCTIVE DEPTHS WITH "PAIN AND MISERY"". Atwood Magazine. atwoodmagazine. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  13. ^ "The Teskey Brothers at Australian Charts". Australian Charts. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Discographie The Teskey Brothers". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
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  17. ^ "Teskey Brothers | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Run Home Slow". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  19. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  20. ^ "The Teskey Brothers - Louisa". YouTube. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Forever You and Me - Single on iTunes". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  22. ^ "The Teskey Brothers - I Get Up". YouTube. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Right for Me - Single on iTunes". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  24. ^ "The Teskey Brothers - Hold Me". YouTube. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  25. ^ "Man of the Universe (Official Video)". YouTube. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  26. ^ "So Caught Up (Official Video)". YouTube. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  27. ^ "The Age Music Victoria Awards - 2017 Winners". musicvictoria. Music Victoria. Retrieved 6 July 2019.