Described by Folk Radio UK as "weaving an especially compelling magic", and "showing British acoustic music in its best possible light", Northumbrian duo The Brothers Gillespie make music that is animated by lyrical songwriting, fine fingerstyle guitar playing, multi-instrumental musicianship and "the glorious tones of their blood harmony" (Sam Lee).
Brothers James and Sam Gillespie found their sound growing up in the fells and valleys of Northumberland, their songs often describing relationships with wild places and the experience of finding oneself in a world alive with soul. The music comes to them most strongly when walking in the borderlands with their packs and instruments, which remains a regular practice for them. This spirit is channelled into their live performances, which have a rare and intimate energy, both ethereal and earthy, romantic and radical.
The brothers emerge from the time of lockdowns with a yet greater reverence for the joy and privilege of being with an audience in real-time and space.