Pierce Brothers 1st February 2024

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This Duo from under Down Under (Melbourne) are the Pierce Brothers playing on the Juke Joint at Bluesfest in 2016. You know you are in for something special when you see this onstage.

This year I’ve been listening to their album “Atlas Shoulders” It has an uplifting fun summer holiday vibe to it. Imagine all the toe-tapping folksy stomp of Mumford and Sons without the melancholy.

Their music does not stop there. They have one song “Juno” which sounds so much like Simon and Garfunkel, it must have been an intentional homage. They nailed their sound so well, that I had to google it to make sure they hadn’t uncovered some unknown Paul Simon tune.

Their sibling harmonies generally favour acoustic instruments, which is great. Occasionally they dust off the electric guitar and create the type of hard-driving rhythm you would expect from a Chris Rea track, as they do for “Back To You”

I enjoyed listening to them for this review and will add this album to my playlist. Now I know these songs so well, I am especially looking forward to seeing them performed live on Sat 30th & Sun 31st March 2024. Tickets are available via the Bluesfest Website.

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