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

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 2022, „Carry You“, a song from the album, was certified Gold by ARIA.[15]

In April 2020, the band announced the release of their first live album, titled Live at the Forum, released on 15 May 2020.[16]

In April 2021, the band released a cover of INXS‘ „Never Tear Us Apart“ in dedication to Michael Gudinski.[17]

In October 2021, the band announced the release of Live at Hamer Hall, an album recorded in December 2020 and set for release in December 2021.[18]

In January 2022, the band released a cover of Archie Roach’s „Get back to the Land“ with Emma Donovan.[19]

Style

Their music is in the style of Wilson Pickett, and Otis Redding.[20] The band plays soul music, with jazz and rhythm and blues influence.[21]

Discography

Studio albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
AUS
[22]
GER
[23]
NLD
[24]
SWI
[25]
UK
[26]
Half Mile Harvest1849
Run Home Slow
  • Release date: 2 August 2019[27]
  • Label: Half Mile Harvest, Ivy League
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
27497877

Live albums

TitleDetailsPeak chart positions
AUS
[28]
Live at the Forum
  • Release date: 15 May 2020[16]
  • Label: Ivy League
  • Format: CD, Digital download, LP, streaming
1
Live at Hamer Hall
(with Orchestra Victoria)
  • Released: 3 December 2021[18]
  • Label: Ivy League
  • Format: CD, Digital download, streaming
11
[29]

Extended plays

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

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
AUSUS
AAA

[30]
„Pain and Misery“2016Half Mile Harvest
„Louisa“[31]2017
„Forever You and Me“[32]2018non-album single
„I Get Up“[33][A]Half Mile Harvest
„Right for Me“[35]2019non-album single
„Hold Me“[36][B]Run Home Slow
„Man of the Universe“[38]
„So Caught Up“[39][C]10
„Rain“[40]
„Dreaming of a Christmas with You“[41]2020[D]double-A sided single
„Highway Home for Christmas“[41][E]
Never Tear Us Apart[17]2021[F]non-album single
„Get Back to the Land“
(featuring Emma Donovan)[45]
2022[G]non-album single

Notes

  1. ^ „I Get Up“ did not enter the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the Australian Independent Label Singles Chart.[34]
  2. ^ „Hold Me“ did not enter the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 7 on the Australian Independent Label Singles Chart.[37]
  3. ^ „So Caught Up“ did not enter the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 11 on the Australian Independent Label Singles Chart.[37]
  4. ^ „Dreaming of a Christmas with You“ did not enter the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 6 on the Australian Independent Label Singles Chart.[42]
  5. ^ „Highway Home for Christmas“ did not enter the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the Australian Independent Label Singles Chart.[43]
  6. ^ „Never Tear Us Apart“ did not enter the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 5 on the Australian Independent Label Singles Chart.[44]
  7. ^ „Get Back to the Land“ did not enter the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 18 on the Australian Independent Label Singles Chart.[46]

Other charted and certified songs

List of other charted and certified songs, with year released and album name shown
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
NZ
Hot

[47]
„Carry You“201928Run Home Slow

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 / workAwardResultRef.
2018Half Mile HarvestBest Independent Blues and Roots AlbumNominated[48][49]
2020Run Home SlowIndependent Album of the YearNominated[50][51]
Best Independent Blues and Roots Album or EPNominated
2021Live at the ForumBest Independent Blues and Roots Album or EPNominated[52][53]

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.

YearNominee / workAwardResultRef.
2019„Forever You and Me“Song of the YearShortlisted[54]
2020„I Get Up“Song of the YearNominated[55][56]
Most Performed Blues & Roots Work of the YearNominated
ThemselvesBreakthrough Songwriter of the YearNominated
2021„Ain’t My Problem“ (with Ash Grunwald)Most Performed Blues & Roots WorkNominated[57][58]
„Rain“Most Performed R&B / Soul WorkWon

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 eleven awards and have won four.[8]

YearNominee / workAwardResultRef.
2019Run Home SlowAlbum of the YearNominated[8]
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 GroupNominated[59]
Best Blues & Roots AlbumWon
Run Home SlowBest Australian Live ActNominated
2021The Teskey Brothers (Headline Shows + Festivals)Best Australian Live ActPending[60]

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[61]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.[62][63]

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017themselvesBreakthrough ArtistWon
2018Half Mile HarvestBest Soul, Funk, RnB & Gospel AlbumWon
The Teskey BrothersBest Emerging ActWon
2019[64][65]Run Home SlowBest AlbumWon
Best Folk or Roots AlbumNominated
„So Caught Up“Best SongWon
ThemselvesBest BandWon
Best Regional/Outer Suburban ActWon
2020[66][67]themselvesBest Live ActNominated
Best Regional/Outer Suburban ActWon
Live at The ForumBest Blues and Roots AlbumNominated
Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B and Gospel AlbumNominated
2021[68][69]themselvesBest Regional/Outer Suburban ActNominated

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[70][71]The Teskey BrothersLive Blues and Roots Act of the YearWon
International Live Achievement (Group)Nominated

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