The Bergamot

The Bergamot

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

The Bergamot is a good-natured, toe-tapping and thought-provoking group that originated from the sweet cornfields of good ol' Indiana. This band incorporates the sounds of folk, R&B, and soul. Their sound is brilliantly organic and flows from the heart.

Biography

The Bergamot is a good-natured, toe-tapping, and thought-provoking group that originated from the sweet cornfields of good ol' Indiana. This band incorporates the sounds of folk, R&B, and soul. It has been said "the voice of Jillian Speece is freeing and smooth as silk and Nathan Hoff's striking music flows effortlessly from his fingertips." Additionally, Grant Inman possesses beautiful rhythm, which opens doors for you to get lost in the beat of the music and last but not least, Andrew Teeple's bass skills provide a smooth, buttery and rich sound. From The Bergamot's humble beginnings of self-production, their sound is brilliantly organic and flows from the heart. Between the cold winters and summer trips to Lake Michigan, this band has had ample opportunity to be inspired by the sights and sounds of their native region. Since 2003, Jillian and Nathan have been working, growing, and learning together. In turn, their unique vibe and noteworthy balance has bloomed and many of their songs originated in diverse places and from stories of old as well as new. "My writing allows the tangible world to dissolve, allowing my soul to integrate my spirit within my voice," articulates Jillian about songwriting.

Both Nathan and Jillian draw inspiration from people, books, and different experiences to create their eclectic sound. The passion that emits from The Bergamot's music is quite contagious especially since Jillian and Nathan brought the amazing Grant Inman and phenomenal Andrew Teeple on board the music boat, this year (2009). Currently, The Bergamot continues working on their newest album, which is set to release during the summer of 2010. The anticipation has begun for The Bergamot's debut album and their unique release party. So tune in as The Bergamot takes flight!

Discography

coming soon

Set List

Sets range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The sets are a combination of original songs and cover songs by artists such as, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, The Temptations, The Supremes, Iron & Wine, Tracy Chapman, Billy Joel, Kt Tunstall, Wilco, and many more...

Additional samples of The Bergamot can by heard at
www.studio-octavia.com