The James Brothers (James Fagan from Australia and Jamie McClennan from New Zealand) are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James. They are both well known as part of duos with their respective wives, but here they take centre stage, playing the music of their roots and telling jokes without fear of being told off.
Performing sets fuelled by flat white coffee (the pair bonded over their shared taste in the Southern Hemisphere’s rival to the latte) they combine the virtuosity for which they’re renowned and the gusto and spontaneity of a pub session.
Drawing from the folk, blues and bluegrass that inspired them, this is about bringing their distinct Antipodean-steeped folk to a new audience, with songs and tunes brought to life by a fraternal bond between two very silly, but captivatingly gifted musicians.
Two men. Two Voices. Two Instruments… No Sheilas.
Gina Leonard, young singer- songwriter.