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Interview Conducted by Jen Green
Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Paul Hoff are the Brooklyn based husband and wife duo that are the masterminds behind The Bergamot. Songwriting is their top priority and their passion and storytelling comes through in their songs. Their latest release Tones features “Remedy” which features warm and tender vocals with a pop melody. The band will continue to Tour With Intention as they bring their uplifting music to the country.
Jen Green: Tell us about the last song you listened to.
The Bergamot: “Should Have Known Better” -Sufjan Stevens
JG: What was the last thing you ate?
JS: Southern Grits in Austin, TX. Best I’ve ever had.
NP: Snapper with barley, butternut squash reduction, sautéed kale and cornbread. Dinner was included in tonight’s gig – needless to say we scored big here.
JG: Interesting! It’s always great when a show comes with a free, great tasting food. So where’s your next show?
The Bergamot: We have a couple of one off shows in Vermont and New York in August, if you’re around come check us out! Stay tuned for more tour dates!
JG: If your music were edible, what words would you use to describe it? Which song would we check out first?
The Bergamot: Flambe, robust, warm, complex, vibrant, and decadent. Flambe: Forget About Tomorrow. Robust: Burst Out. Warm: Remedy. Complex: Fade Away. Decadent: School Notes. Vibrant: Next to You.
JG: Very distinct word choices that pair well with the music. Now since this is Daily Dish, you need to share with us your favorite food item from your favorite local restaurant back home.
The Bergamot: Paulie Gee’s off of the secret menu – THE REGINA. You have to ask for the special menu here – in true New York fashion – you have to be “in the know” on this one. Best pie in town hands down. Also, get the wild mushroom with fresh noodles at Pepe Rosso to go in SOHO. Surprisingly, it is probably one of the last places that a working musician can afford in Manhattan. So cheap and so delicious. Last but not least – the Chicken Kabob plate at Oasis off of Bedford near the L entrance. $9 never tasted so good.
Be sure to check out their upcoming tour dates and latest releases on http://www.thebergamot.com