The Teskey Brothers have released their live-streamed digital concert with Orchestra Victoria, which premiered yesterday (December 22) on their YouTube channel. With the songs reimagined by arranger Jamie Messenger, the band performed live alongside the orchestra from Hamer Hall in Melbourne.
The 50-minute set drew heavily from the band’s latest album, last year’s ‘Run Home Slow’, with the band performing favourites like ‘So Caught Up’, ‘Carry You’ and ‘Hold Me’.
They also performed a pair of tracks from debut album ‘Half Mile Harvest’ along with their recently-released holiday singles, ‘Dreaming of a Christmas with You’ and ‘Highway Home for Christmas’.
Watch the Teskey Brothers’ Hamer Hall performance with Orchestra Victoria below:
The performance caps off a relatively busy year for the blues-rock outfit, who released a live album, ‘Live at the Forum’, back in May. The album went on to become the band’s first number one record, and the first Australian live album to top the ARIA charts since 1992.
Speaking to NME about their reasons for releasing the live record earlier this year, the band’s Sam Teskey explained: “We wanted to kind of capture where we are at with performing in this moment. [T]he next tour is going to be different, all tours after now are going to be different.”
“I hope that this album is something that people can put the headphones on and listen to it in terms of isolation and pretend they’re at a live performance.”
Last month, the band performed a pair of shows in Albury, NSW, as part of the Great Southern Nights program – their first live shows with an audience since February.