The Bergamot are an American indie-rock band based in Brooklyn, New York.
The band’s two founding members and songwriters are husband & wife, Nathaniel Hoff (vocals, lead guitar & keyboards) and Jillian Speece (lead vocals).
Nathaniel and Jillian met in high school in their hometown of South Bend, Indiana.and went on to form the band in college at Indiana University Purdue: University Fort Wayne (IPFW).
After college, Hoff and Speece began criss-crossing the States, adding Nathaniel's cousin Noah Webber to the band’s ranks on drums. The band’s touring line-up sometimes features guest appearances by lead guitarist Neil Carmichael plus frequent collaborator bassist Jordan Swartzendruber.
The Bergamot achieved international success as the overall winners of the
Bud Light Battle Of The Bands.
The Bergamot have self-financed six internet-only releases – the Smile EP, Haven, Static Flowers, Tones, Young Again EP and Live At The Morris - and have toured extensively, performing in all fifty US states plus tours of mainland Europe.
Drawing upon influences such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Feist and Ryan Adams, Jillian’s velvety alto voice blends seamlessly with Nathaniel’s dreamy vocals to create their harmonic signature sound.
They have played as special guests of acts as diverse as All American Rejects, Young The Giant and Wiz Khalifa.
The Bergamot have recently been mixed by Matt Wiggins (Glass Animals, Lana del Rey, Adele) and are currently working on a full-length album which is set for release in spring 2018.
Unbreakable harmonies, seamless songwriting and stories that talk about the joys & heartaches of life are what makes this band so special.
The Bergamot will release their debut UK single, “PDR,” in autumn 2017.
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