Guitarist Chris Bergson and organist Moses Patrou - two stellar, deeply soulful singers - have joined forces as The Brooklyn Holdouts. Drawing on the funky, feel-good, greasy, grooving organ trio tradition, The Brooklyn Holdouts seamlessly navigate Blues, R&B, Soul Jazz, Rock and Americana. Alternating lead vocals, these two powerhouses are also both renowned songwriters drawing on their 20+ years on the New York scene delivering "gut-busting NY blues." - MOJO.
Together, Bergson and Patrou deliver original material that is rollicking, witty and spontaneous. Their two voices have enormous character as they trade off singing songs with rich melodies/harmonies, tell-tale lyrics, and funky back beat feels that drive the Blues guitar and Hammond soul organ trio, making the Brooklyn Holdouts an absolute must-see in 2023. Along with groovemaster drummer Diego Voglino, the Brooklyn Holdouts will have just spent two days in the studio recording Bergson's new studio album and are excited to perform some of their new material.
Hailed as "the New York street poet with a blues soul" (MOJO), Chris Bergson has been described by the UK's Blues Magazine as "one of the most interesting blues-inspired songwriters...a kind of Edward Hopper of the blues." ROLL Magazine writes: "Chris Bergson plays the kind of guitar you can build a house on - it's B.B. meets Steve Cropper meets John Scofield."
Offbeat Magazine describes Moses Patrou's music “…as if the Meters had gone to Memphis at their most potent point and gotten some of that Hi Records shine. Swelling jazz organ, fat beats, and lots of soul.” “Moses is well on his way to leading us out of the land of predictable pop bondage & into an unpredictable land of milk & honey. His music and lyrics always inspire and entertain.” - 60 Minutes