Both highly respected solo artists and songwriters in their own right, Steve Grady and Josh Rennie-Hynes formed The Ahern Brothers after an impromptu trip to the United States in late 2016.
After spending a few days in San Francisco, they packed the car and set off. For the next three weeks they travelled throughout Northern California and Oregon taking in national parks, small towns, cities and stories along the way, documenting the experience by writing an album’s worth of songs.
Upon returning to Australia, they locked in studio time with renowned Melbourne engineer and producer, Roger Bergodaz, in his newly built Union St Studio. The album was tracked completely live over two days in mid-December of 2016. There was an emphasis placed on capturing the spirit and true performance of each song, with strictly no overdubs.
The duo released their debut album on June 23 to an incredible response, including four stars from Rolling Stone Magazine and The Courier Mail.
They have just secured their biggest national tour to date, supporting Australian music icons Tex, Don & Charlie on their 25-date tour throughout August and September. The Music have called their live show ‘a soothing sonic whiskey, indeed’.
2017 shows no signs of slowing down for the talented duo, with a raft of tours, festival appearances and showcases throughout Australia and New Zealand to announce.