Influenced by hardcore punk, American folk, Spanish and Mediterranean-style guitar playing, the Taalbi Brothers sound erupts into raw and awakening music. Made possible by the bonds of blood and channeled through two flamenco styled guitars, they carry these edgy, complex and electric behaviors to the stage, shattering all typical notions of flamenco-inspired guitar playing.
Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Bronson and Preston Taalbi are the youngest of a family in love with music. Their story begins with long winters in the basement of their midwest home, and having access to enough musical instruments to spare. Growing up with seven older musical siblings, most of the brothers’ hand-me-downs came in the form of the musical genre.
The first song the brothers wrote was formed from an improvisation after days of busking with very limited material. That song “Freestyle” was later placed in the Season 4 finale of AMC Television’s Emmy® Award-Winning drama Breaking Bad, accomplishing 2:30 of constant airplay to millions of viewers. “Freestyle” then reached 2nd on the iTunes world music charts.
The title-track from their “Ameksa” EP was hand picked for a televised dance on ABC by Dancing With the Stars’ choreographer & pro dancer, Derek Hough, for the return of the Macy’s Stars of Dance. The iconic dance features acclaimed dancer/actress Kathryn McCormick (So You Think You Can Dance, Step Up).
2019 found Bronson performing with his band and Preston working on the Avatar movies, which he has dreamed about pursuing in addition to music. The Brothers also produced a single, “King Konner.” The future forecast for the Taalbi Brothers confirms the musical influences that inspire them will keep them writing, recording and performing. The fans of the Taalbi Brothers have an international commitment to sharing a love for the world’s music.