The Teskey Brothers
The Teskey Brothers 2018
The Teskey Brothers 2018
Background information
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Years active2008–present

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]


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 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. 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]


Their music is in the style of Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding.[16] The band plays soul music, with jazz and rhythm and blues influence.[17]


Studio albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
Half Mile Harvest1849
Run Home Slow
  • Release date: 2 August 2019[23]
  • Label: Half Mile Harvest, Ivy League
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming

Live albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
Live at the Forum
  • Release date: 15 May 2020[15]
  • Label: Ivy League Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP streaming

Extended plays

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



chart positions


"Pain and Misery"2016Half Mile Harvest
"Forever You and Me"[27]2018non-album single
"I Get Up"[28]Half Mile Harvest
"Right for Me"[29]2019non-album single
"Hold Me"[30]Run Home Slow
"Man of the Universe"[31]
"So Caught Up"[32]10

Awards and nominations

AIR Awards

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.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
AIR Awards of 2018[33][34]Half Mile HarvestBest Independent Blues and Roots AlbumNominated
AIR Awards of 2020[35][36]Run Home SlowIndependent Album of the YearNominated
Best Independent Blues and Roots Album or EPNominated

APRA Awards

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.[37][38]

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2020"I Get Up"Song of the YearNominated
Most Performed Blues & Roots Work of the YearNominated
ThemselvesBreakthrough Songwriter of the YearNominated

ARIA Music Awards

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 tens awards and have won three. (three pending)[8][39]

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2019Run Home SlowAlbum of the YearNominated
Best GroupWon
Best Blues & Roots AlbumWon
Breakthrough ArtistNominated
Best Independent ReleaseNominated
The Teskey Brothers - Intimate Venue TourBest Australian Live ActNominated
Sam Teskey for The Teskey Brothers – Run Home SlowEngineer of the YearWon
2020Live at the ForumBest GroupPending
Best Blues & Roots AlbumPending
themselves - Run Home Slow TourARIA Award for Best Australian Live ActPending

J Award

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.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
J Awards of 2019[40]themselvesDouble J Act of the YearNominated

Music Victoria Awards

The Music Victoria Awards, are an annual awards night celebrating Victorian music. They commenced in 2005.[41][42]

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017themselvesBreakthrough ArtistWon
2018Half Mile HarvestBest Soul, Funk, RnB & Gospel AlbumWon
The Teskey BrothersBest Emerging ActWon
2019[43][44]Run Home SlowBest AlbumWon
Best Folk or Roots AlbumNominated
"So Caught Up"Best SongWon
ThemselvesBest BandWon
Best Regional/Outer Suburban ActWon
2020[45]themselvesBest Live ActPending
Best Regional/Outer Suburban ActPending
Live at The ForumBest Blues and Roots AlbumPending
Best Soul, Funk, R'n'B and Gospel AlbumPending

National Live Music Awards

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.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
National Live Music Awards of 2019[46][47]The Teskey BrothersLive Blues and Roots Act of the YearWon
International Live Achievement (Group)Nominated


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