'"That was probably one of the most enjoyable evenings we've ever had." Great music, great fun. I'm probably preaching to the converted but, if you have the chance to see them, see them!'
Lawrence Heath, Promoter, Guildford Music Institute
The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James.
They come from the lands down under – Australia and New Zealand to be precise; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique characteristics, like musical marsupials. And it’s these songs and tunes, and several of their own making, that The James Brothers have united to play.
Performing sets fuelled by flat white coffee (the pair bonded over their shared taste in the Southern Hemisphere’s rival to the latte) that combine the virtuosity for which they’re renowned and the gusto and spontaneity of a pub session.
For Fagan and McClennan 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.