The Lost Brothers
Since forming in Liverpool in 2007, Irish songwriting duo The Lost Brothers have chosen to collaborate with other artists on each album, recording in Portland with Mike Coykendall and Adam Selzer, in Sheffield with Richard Hawley’s band and in Nashville with Brendan Benson and members of Old Crow Medicine Show and The Cardinals, respectively.
It’s no surprise that gigs in the last few years with luminaries such as Brendan Benson, The Frames, Billy Bragg, John Prine, Squeeze and, most recently, The Delines have landed them plenty of vocal support from their musical mentors & peers.
“Once in a while you hear voices that stop you in your tracks. The Lost Brothers are the real deal. They have the most beautiful harmonies around, and what sets them apart is that they have the songs to back it up.” - Willy Vlautin (author, Richmond Fontaine, The Delines)
“If there’s any justice under the moon and the stars the Lost Brothers will come through!”
- Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
The duo have also made fans at radio and TV, with appearances & plays on NPR’s Mountain Stage in the US and Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Huey Morgan and Bob Harris in the UK. They have performed on the BBC’s Culture Show and Celtic Connections and on Irish TV’s esteemed Other Voices and The Late Late Show. October 2012 saw The Lost Brothers complete an extensive US tour with Glen Hansard and in March 2013 they played the legendary Midnight Ramble at the Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, followed by the Midnight Ramble Concert For Levon in Texas.
The band describe musical influences that range from Chuck Berry to Harry Nilsson to Beck, from Ennio Morricone to Jack Nitzsche, from Sweeney’s Men to Van Morrison, from Bob Dylan to Lou Reed and Nick Cave. The Lost Brothers are Mark McCausland and Oisin Leech.