The Teskey Brothers

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The Teskey Brothers
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The Teskey Brothers 2018
Background information
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres
Years active2008–present
Labels
Websitetheteskeybrothers.com
Members

The Teskey Brothers are an Australian blues rock band from Melbourne, 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). At the 2019 ARIA Music Awards, The Teskey Brothers were nominated for seven awards.[7] They won three categories for the album, Run Home Slow, Best Group, Best Blues and Roots Album and Engineer of the Year (Sam Teskey).[8]

Career[edit]

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, then playing larger venues. They were soon attracting attention from record labels. The band began to experience success in 2017.[9][6] On 12 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]

In 2018, they signed a deal with Downtown Music Publishing.[3] In 2019, the band signed with Glassnote Records,[10] 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.[11][12] The band contributed seven 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. The album won Engineer of the Year for Sam at the ARIA Music Awards of 2019.[13] The album also won the ARIA Award for Best Group and Best Blues and Roots album.[14]

In April 2020, the band announced the release of their first live album, titled Live at the Forum, released on 15 May 2020.[15]

In April 2021, the band released a cover of INXS' "Never Tear Us Apart" in dedication to Michael Gudinski.[16]

In October 2021, the band announced the release of Live at Hamer Hall, an album recorded in December 2020 and set for released in December 2021.[17]

Style[edit]

Their music is in the style of Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding.[18] The band plays soul music, with jazz and rhythm and blues influence.[19]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[20]
GER
[21]
NLD
[22]
SWI
[23]
UK
[24]
Half Mile Harvest 18 49
Run Home Slow
  • Release date: 2 August 2019[25]
  • Label: Half Mile Harvest, Ivy League
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
2 74 9 78 77

Live albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[26]
Live at the Forum 1
Live at Hamer Hall
(with Orchestra Victoria)
  • Scheduled: 3 December 2021[17]
  • Label: Ivy League Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download, streaming
TBA

Extended plays[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak

chart positions

Album
US
AAA

[27]
"Pain and Misery" 2016 Half Mile Harvest
"Louisa"[28] 2017
"Forever You and Me"[29] 2018 non-album single
"I Get Up"[30] Half Mile Harvest
"Right for Me"[31] 2019 non-album single
"Hold Me"[32] Run Home Slow
"Man of the Universe"[33]
"So Caught Up"[34] 10
"Rain"[35]
"Dreaming of a Christmas with You"/"Highway Home for Christmas"[36] 2020 non-album single
"Never Tear Us Apart"[16] 2021 non-album single

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2018 Half Mile Harvest Best Independent Blues and Roots Album Nominated [37][38]
2020 Run Home Slow Independent Album of the Year Nominated [39][40]
Best Independent Blues and Roots Album or EP Nominated
2021 Live at the Forum Best Independent Blues and Roots Album or EP Nominated [41][42]

APRA Awards[edit]

The APRA Awards are held in Australia and New Zealand by the Australasian Performing Right Association to recognise songwriting skills, sales and airplay performance by its members annually. The Teskey Brothers have been nominated for three awards.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2020 "I Get Up" Song of the Year Nominated [43][44]
Most Performed Blues & Roots Work of the Year Nominated
Themselves Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year Nominated
2021 "Ain't My Problem" (with Ash Grunwald) Most Performed Blues & Roots Work Nominated [45][46]
"Rain" Most Performed R&B / Soul Work Won

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. The Teskey Brothers have been nominated for eleven awards and have won four.[8]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2019 Run Home Slow Album of the Year Nominated [8]
Best Group Won
Best Blues & Roots Album Won
Breakthrough Artist Nominated
Best Independent Release Nominated
The Teskey Brothers - Intimate Venue Tour Best Australian Live Act Nominated
Sam Teskey for The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow Engineer of the Year Won
2020 Live at the Forum Best Group Nominated [47]
Best Blues & Roots Album Won
Run Home Slow Best Australian Live Act Nominated
2021 The Teskey Brothers (Headline Shows + Festivals) Best Australian Live Act Pending [48]

J Award[edit]

The J Awards are an annual series of Australian music awards that were established by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's youth-focused radio station Triple J. They commenced in 2005.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
J Awards of 2019[49] themselves Double J Act of the Year Nominated

Music Victoria Awards[edit]

The Music Victoria Awards, are an annual awards night celebrating Victorian music. They commenced in 2005.[50][51]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 themselves Breakthrough Artist Won
2018 Half Mile Harvest Best Soul, Funk, RnB & Gospel Album Won
The Teskey Brothers Best Emerging Act Won
2019[52][53] Run Home Slow Best Album Won
Best Folk or Roots Album Nominated
"So Caught Up" Best Song Won
Themselves Best Band Won
Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act Won
2020[54][55] themselves Best Live Act Nominated
Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act Won
Live at The Forum Best Blues and Roots Album Nominated
Best Soul, Funk, R'n'B and Gospel Album Nominated
2021[56] themselves Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act Pending

National Live Music Awards[edit]

The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are a broad recognition of Australia's diverse live industry, celebrating the success of the Australian live scene. The awards commenced in 2016.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
National Live Music Awards of 2019[57][58] The Teskey Brothers Live Blues and Roots Act of the Year Won
International Live Achievement (Group) Nominated

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