As a parent of an adorable 3-year-old I don't get out to too many gigs anymore - you only have to compare how many shows I've been to this year, as compared to say, 2013, to recognise this trend. So when I do get in front of a stage it's for good reason, and last night's feast for the ears at The Triffid was no exception.
The Teskey Brothers are one of those bands that just kept chipping away over the years waiting for "their time" to come along. Formed in 2008 by brothers Josh (lead vocals) and Sam Teskey (lead guitar), bassist Brendon Love and drummer Liam Gough, the band began busking and playing parties until releasing their first album, "Half Mile Harvest" nearly a decade later in 2017.
And then 2019 came along and EVERYTHING changed for the lads from Warrandyte, Victoria. The release of their brilliant second album "Run Home Slow" earned justified acclaim from home and abroad resulting in SOLD OUT domestic shows, 7x (so far) 2019 ARIA nominations, their first US television appearance on CBS Saturday Sessions (see below) and subsequent first entry into the US iTunes album charts rising as far as #5.
Last night and over the next couple of nights, it's Brisbane's turn to witness first-hand the immense talent and gift that is, Josh Teskey's whiskey voice and the soul blues music that he, his brother and their band have crafted.
Over roughly 90 minutes last night, the band captured the packed house's attention with a sweet mix of tunes from both The Teskey Brothers albums - performing a setlist that looked a little like this:
The Teskey Brothers Setlist
The Triffid, Brisbane (20 November, 2019)
- Let Me Let You Down
- Crying Shame
- Say You'll Do
- I Get Up
- San Francisco
- Sunshine Baby
- So Caught Up
- Paint My Heart
- Right For Me
- Hold Me *
For those of you who sadly missed out and aren't getting along to tonight's or tomorrow's performances, all I can offer you is a few happy snaps and a video of the sublime, "Hold Me" encore.
If you made it along to any of the shows, I'd love to hear what you thought of the gig and what your favourite song(s) of the night were. If you're up for it, you can drop a comment down below - thanks!