The perfect location for an afternoon of soul and blues, the Halls Gap Hotel are back at it with another open air spectacular for the whole family to enjoy. If you can imagine a picturesque view, while drinking a few wines in the sun and enjoying the sweet sounds of home-grown talent then come join the fun on Sunday December 2 for a full day of live music from Melbourne’s rare musical gems The Teskey Brothers, alongside supports from Rach Brennan & The Pines, MANE and blues sensation Alister Turrill.
The Teskey Brothers have made a name for themselves over the past year, surprising fans in 2017 with their debut album Half Mile Harvest. With a combination of soul and blues, the group has since warmed the hearts of fans across the world. After the release of Half Mile Harvest, the young Australian four piece have successfully toured nationally last year, as well as internationally last October. Headlining sold out shows in LA, New York and London, it’s not surprising to find yourself thinking of Stax Records alumni. But in fact Josh Teskey, frontman of the Teskey Brothers is a young guy from the Yarra Valley blessed with the smoked whiskey voice we are all so in love with today. Supported by rhythmical gods, The Teskey Brothers sure know how to hold an irresistibly tight groove when on stage, wowing audiences around the world, leaving them infected with soul and blues. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
That’s only the icing on the cake though. Geelong-based indie pop/roots favourites Rach Brennan & The Pines will also be there and they’ll no doubt be in full force. These local legends are well on their way to becoming one of Australia’s most promising new acts, with their most recent release ‘I Wanna See You’ coming off the back of supporting Australian music alumni Bob Evans, Lisa Mitchell, Kingfisha, Sahara Beck and of course, The Teskey Brothers. Get down early to support the pop-folk and country songstress Rach Brennan and her band The Pines, you won’t regret it.
With such a perfect location, it’s a no brainer to add Adelaide’s MANE to the lineup. With a haunting and high energy live set, MANE’s explosive indie pop is something that has to be seen to be fully believed. Reviews have compared her to Florence and the Machine and Lorde, with the parallels drawn between the bold vocals and catchy tunes to sing and dance along to. You can’t help but have a great time when MANE’s performing.
Of course no Sunday session would be complete without blues sensation Alister Turrill. It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen. He’s shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard. He was even coined as a “songwriter of the highest order” from acoustic blues connoisseur Lloyd Spiegel so we can definitely cheers to that.
Alongside the stunning tunes, there will also be a range of beer (we spy Victoria’s favourite beer Furphy on tap), fine wines and gourmet food to see you through. On the food front, punters will be privy to gourmet steak sangas, tacos, dumplings, curries, chicken tenders. There will even be a number of vegetarian options available as well as kid friendly food choices.
Set at the foot of the gorgeous Grampians mountains, family fun and good times will be had in the picturesque location, while The Teskey Brothers and supports fill the air with their infectious sound.
Written by Shae Louise