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Season 1 - Run Home Slow

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Following the success of their self-produced debut Half Mile Harvest in 2017 the Warrandyte locals quickly garnered attention in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles.

To repeat the feat will be no easy task.

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1. I bet they can’t do it live 🎤

Two Teskey Brothers become four (adding Brendon and Liam) as the band emerges from a decade outside Melbourne to sell out city venues.

They release Half Mile Harvest (debut studio album), get some industry attention, sign management and navigate intense label interest as they prepare to record album number two.

Charismatic Englishman Paul Butler is recruited to produce what will become Run Home Slow.

“My first thought was, wow, what a voice what a band. What a groove. I bet they can’t do it live” – Jeremy Furze, manager of The Teskey Brothers, after hearing Half Mile Harvest, the first album by The Teskey Brothers.

People in this episode (in order of appearance)

2. There were loads of hurdles ➿

An international record producer arrives in Warrandyte and they try to start work but things quickly fall apart; band dynamics, equipment and timeline.

The process is much less like their first album.

They’ve only got 3 weeks, while producer Paul Butler is in Melbourne, to record all the parts.

The band have been so busy in the lead up and they’re not ready when they start.

An assistant engineer is hired – SOREN! – and the process gets underway after a slow start.

People in this episode (in order of appearance)

  • Mikey Cahill, host
  • Brendon Love, The Teskey Brothers
  • Paul Butler, musician and record producer
  • Liam Gough, The Teskey Brothers
  • Jeremy Furze, manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Soren Maryasin, assistant producer
  • Josh Teskey, The Teskey Brothers
  • Sam Teskey, The Teskey Brothers
  • Al Parkinson, assistant manager, The Teskey Brothers

3. We used every waking hour 🎼

It’s hot outside the studio, a cooking cauldron of emotions and sidelined expectations.

Paul Butler must leave in just over a week but at what cost?

As momentum gains the creative differences on the album grow.

There’s no time to spend time on the strings, the backing vocals, the horns.

The Band, Paul and Soren have to use every waking hour.

People in this episode (in order of appearance)

  • Mikey Cahill, host
  • Liam Gough, The Teskey Brothers
  • Josh Teskey, The Teskey Brothers
  • Jeremy Furze, manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Marihuzka Cornelius, A&R Manager, Ivy League Records
  • Al Parkinson, assistant manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Soren Maryasin, assistant producer
  • Brendon Love, The Teskey Brothers
  • Paul Butler, musician and record producer
  • Olaf Scott, keyboard player

4. Silence… but everyone was yelling 🎛️

Feisty WhatsApp messages, a missing bass player, a showdown and another grueling overseas tour.

A band meeting in early January puts the work ahead in perspective.

Then before the month’s out they’re off to tour Europe.

Mixing the tracks, Brendon and Sam still can’t get their ideas to match up.

But labels and the band want the album done.

By April Brendon walks out of Crystal Mastering in Thornbury with the finished album on a CD.

People in this episode (in order of appearance)

  • Mikey Cahill, host
  • Brendon Love, The Teskey Brothers
  • Jeremy Furze, manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Liam Gough, The Teskey Brothers
  • Josh Teskey, The Teskey Brothers
  • Al Parkinson, assistant manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Sam Teskey, The Teskey Brothers
  • Joe Carra, engineer, Crystal Mastering
  • Soren Maryasin, assistant producer

5. Conga Lines Out Into The Street 🧭

Three singles will be released and there’s a big show to play before the album drops on 2 August.

The first single is ready to go then the Australian label Ivy League suggests a change.

Singles two and three come out while the band is in the US then the UK respectively.

They’re booked to play youth festival Splendour in the Grass and there’s one plane that can get the Band home.

People in this episode (in order of appearence)

  • Mikey Cahill, host
  • Marihuzka Cornelius, A&R Manager, Ivy League Records
  • Daniel Glass, president and founder, Glassnote Records
  • Holger Christoph, Vice President Digital Business Central Europe, Universal Music Group Germany
  • Brendon Love, The Teskey Brothers
  • Liam Gough, The Teskey Brothers
  • Tom Rogers, FOH Engineer/Tour Manager UK
  • Mike Barker, tour bus driver UK
  • Josh Teskey, The Teskey Brothers
  • Al Parkinson, assistant manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Joshua Knight, agent, Paradigm Agency
  • Charles Twilling, FOH Engineer USA
  • Jeremy Furze, manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Sam Teskey, The Teskey Brothers
  • Michael Gudinski, founder, the Mushroom Group
  • Rob Giovanni, Select Music
  • Vanessa Hill, host, Bay FM

6. And That’s What Happened With The Teskey Brothers 🏆

Not just the album, released on 2 August 2019, but the Colors Session recorded in Germany too sends a Teskey wave around the world.

This record is not going to promote itself!

The Band is booked to support Tash Sultana through the US before the Australian album tour at the biggest home-country venues they’ve ever played.

And the awards show they’ve watched since they were kids, the ARIAs, announces the 2019 nominations.

People in this episode (in order of appearance)

  • Mikey Cahill, host
  • Daniel Glass, president and founder, Glassnote Records
  • Travon Free, comedian and writer
  • Liam Gough, The Teskey Brothers
  • Brendon Love, The Teskey Brothers
  • Josh Teskey, The Teskey Brothers
  • Marihuzka Cornelius, A&R Manager, Ivy League Records
  • Jeremy Furze, manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Matt Damon, actor
  • Joshua Knight, agent, Paradigm Agency
  • Charles Twilling, FOH Engineer USA
  • Tom Windish, Paradigm Agency
  • Chris Gill, Northside Records
  • Rob Giovanni, Select Music
  • Marie Pangaud, film director and producer, Pan Pan Films
  • Nao Anzai, audio engineer
  • Al Parkinson, assistant manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Sam Teskey, The Teskey Brothers
  • Vanessa Hill, host, Bay FM
  • Lawrence Mooney, comedian and breakfast radio show host, Triple M
  • Michael Gudinski, founder, the Mushroom Group
  • Olaf Scott, keyboard player
  • Chris Hemsworth, actor
  • Holger Christoph, Vice President Digital Business Central Europe, Universal Music Group Germany
  • Tom Rogers, FOH Engineer/Tour Manager UK
  • Paul Butler, musician and record producer
  • Rob Teskey, father of Josh and Sam

Bonus. A nomination calls

Jeremy gets her on the phone and just says “What?!”

“Oh, my God, what’s wrong?” said Al Parkinson.

“There’s a Grammy nomination for The Teskey Brothers. Sam’s been nominated for a Grammy!”

A bloody Grammy! Best engineered album – non-classical.

Along with producer Paul Butler and mastering engineer Joe Carra.

What’s it like to go to a Grammy ceremony?

Find out on this fish-out-of-water bonus episode.

 

ARTICLE: Nominated for a Grammy! Let’s get to LA.

People in this episode (in order of appearance)

  • Mikey Cahill, host
  • Al Parkinson, assistant manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Jeremy Furze, manager, The Teskey Brothers
  • Joe Carra, Crystal Mastering
  • Paul Butler, musician and record producer
  • Courtney Carthy, producer, 180 Grams
  • Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records
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