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The Teskey Brothers

The Teskey Brothers are a young four-piece from Melbourne, Australia who have been winning over hearts and minds with their infectious and emotionally-mature take on classic Motown-style Soul and R&B.

“The natural landscapes of Melbourne and surrounds can definitely be heard in our music. The Teskey Brothers certainly identify with the Australian bush environment found all over Warrandyte. The city itself is a melting pot of a lot of different cultures and ideas. That feeds into our music in a subtle way too. We draw inspiration from so many other Melbourne bands. All doing interesting things and pushing the boundaries.”  —  The Teskey Brothers

 

The Teskey Brothers will be playing their first performances in the States this year at SXSW, along with a few select dates in other cities.  Check out the tour dates below!

 

Saturday, March 17 / Thousand Oaks, CA / Kavli Theatre *Support for Los Lobos
Sunday, March 18 / Orange, CA / Chapman University *Support for Los Lobos
Monday, March 19 / Los Angeles, CA / The Echo
Wednesday, March 21 / Boston, MA / Great Scott
Thursday, March 22 / New York, NY / Rockwood Music Hall
Friday, March 23 / Philadelphia, PA / Dawson Street Pub
Saturday, March 24 / Annapolis, MD / Rams Head On Stage
Sunday, July 22 / Seattle, WA / Capitol Hill Block Party
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Melbourne, AU
food
Shop Ramen
"Gourmet rich and delicious Japanese Ramen noodle soups in a great relaxed setting. I usually get the beef brisket Ramen and a pork bun and wash it all down with a Mornington pale ale."  —  The Teskey Brothers
329 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
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bar
Some Velvet Morning
"It has a great vibe and intimate band room where you can catch some amazing local artists. You can order Greek food from the restaurant across the road. The calamari souvlaki is amazing." —  The Teskey Brothers
123 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia
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coffee
New Day Rising
"They do amazing bagels, best one is chipotle halloumi. Once you’re done there go for a walk through the Ceres environment park down the road. Perfect Sunday."  —  The Teskey Brothers
221D Blyth St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
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outdoors
CERES Community Environment Park
Unique, non-profit center offering an organic grocery & cafe, nursery & environmental education.
Stewart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
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landmark
State Library of Victoria
"The State library in Swanston Street opposite Melbourne Central train station is pretty amazing and often overlooked. Beautiful glass and sandstone and not many tourists around."  —  The Teskey Brothers
328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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landmark
North Fitzroy
"It's a central place with good access to the tram lines so you can get around easily. That area has loads of great cafes, restaurants, parks, shopping and live music venues all within walking distance. Best part of town by far."  —  The Teskey Brothers
Fitzroy North VIC, Australia
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venue
Tote Hotel
"I love the Tote Hotel in Collingwood. It has been a live music venue since the early 80’s (my dad played there in bands when he was young). They have live music in the back band room, upstairs and sometimes in the front bar. It's gritty, the carpet is very sticky and it attracts a mixed crowd of Melbourne musicians and fellow misfits seven days a week."  —  The Teskey Brothers
67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
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bar
The Old Bar
"The Old bar just up the road is also known for its gritty garage music seven nights a week, a staple breeding ground for many Melbourne bands."  —  The Teskey Brothers
74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
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KBOX Karaoke
"I would recommend K box Karaoke in La Trobe St. You get a private room with friends. Leave all inhibitions at the door."  —  The Teskey Brothers
52 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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market
Lost and Found Market
"I love the Lost and Found Market on Lygon st. in Brunswick East. It's a huge vintage warehouse packed full of everything from records to clothes to home wares at reasonable prices."  —  The Teskey Brothers
499-511 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
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shopping
Muscle Shoals Records
Melbourne's premiere record store, offering a wide selection of new and used titles on various formats.
504 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
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shopping
Vintage Garage
Hip vintage clothing store carrying classic styles for both men and women.
318 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
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landmark
Warrandyte
"I find my hometown of Warrandyte to be the most inspiring and naturally beautiful part of Melbourne. It’s a 35 minute drive north east from the city ( take bus 906). It has the Yarra river flowing through it (great for a swim and a picnic) framed by mighty gumtrees. Warrandyte was one of the earliest places where gold was found so it’s got a lot of cultural history. These days it’s known for the strong arts community. All four members of The Teskey Brothers grew up here and we still spend a lot of time in the area. Recently we shot a video for our song ‘Louisa’ in Warrandyte which was a lot of fun."  —  The Teskey Brothers
Warrandyte VIC, Australia
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coffee
Dench Bakers
Local artisan bakery specializing in hand made sourdough breads and pastries.
109 Scotchmer St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia
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landmark
Federation Square
Federation Square is a purpose built venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne.
Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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