Now on PBS
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Forming in 2009, the band came to be from seeking blues and roots of the greats from an early age when exposed to musicians such as Peter Green, Otis Redding and Ray Charles.
Josh Teskey fronts the band with his smooth vocals and rhythm guitar. Evocative of Donny Hathaway, Teskey reaches out to play with his audience, ushering them through the emotional room of each song’s mind with airs of love, ardor and desire; creating an atmosphere you thought you were born too late to ever experience.
Joined by Sam Teskey on lead guitar and backing vocals, these brothers will have you rocking from side to side until you’re dancing, and then giggling at the absolute sublimity of the moment. Teskey will have you pink cheeked and stress free with his flirtatious solos and flattering, fatherly tones.
Along with the Teskeys, you’ll find the unflustered Brendon Love on bass. His instinctive and cool, calm and collected nature is what drives the hips of the audience and transports the energy in and out of high spirit to deep soul. Love is love, and love is bass.
Liam Gough completes the ensemble with his metronomic technique and veteran beat keeping. Gough’s talent effectuates the amalgamation of funk and blues, inspiring the music itself by teasing the fluidity with his heartfelt punctilious pulse. This drummer might as well be the only drummer you know.
The Teskey Brothers are an important affirmation of something we have always loved and something we hope to never lose – Home, Rhythm, and Blues.
Listen back to Roots of Rhythm for a live set from The Teskey Brothers. Studio 5 Live is proudly brought to you by Mountain Goat.