Brothers Broke perform a bluesy interpretation of cover songs by a range of artists including Clapton, Dylan, JJ Cale, Credence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Neil Young, The Band, Van Morrison and The Beatles.

With tight harmonies and a mellow, acoustic delivery, we play as a duo (guitar, bass, harmonica), trio (+keyboards) or quartet (+drums), depending on venues and desired ambiance.

Performances vary from hotel and bar venues in Belfast and Bushmills; the luxurious Chateau de Lartigolle, Toulouse, France; selected ambiant bars in Surrey; and a week of performances at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Brothers Broke are Members of The Alliance of Musicians & Performers.

Edinburgh Fringe


Due to Covid 19, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020 has been cancelled… or has it?
This year, TheSpaceUK at the EdFringe have organised a ‘Virtually Live’ online show boasting 80 shows over 3 weeks, from 8th to 30th August.

‘When Judas Met John’ is one of the music shows online which can be viewed at:

You can view the 60-second Trailer to the show here.

Recorded ‘Virtually Live’ in a field in Surrey, Brothers Broke perform two songs by Bob Dylan and two by John Lennon, comparing some like-minded viewpoints through their songs.


‘When Judas met John’ – Chapter One
Edinburgh Festival, Monday 13th–Saturday 18th August 2018,
Time: 19.40 (40mins)

Presenting a musical journey alternating between Bob Dylan and The Beatles, Irish duo Brothers Broke adapt and perform a bluesy fusion of songs by both artists. This casual and engaging 40-minute show features the like-minded lyrics of both artists, covering themes of love & jealousy; social attitudes; creativity; and revolution of the mind.

This show is charismatic in its offering of tight and subtle ‘sibling’ harmonies supported by solid acoustic blues guitar and harmonica, adding musical personality and character by way of interpretation of the songs.

Originally from Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, twin brothers Hugh Adams and Tom Adams premier this show at the Fringe.

• Debut Show
• Bluesy fusion
• Tight harmonies
• Appealing interpretations of Dylan and Beatles songs

Venue 38, The Space Triplex, Hill Place EH8 9DW
Box Office: 0131 510 2395
Admission £9.00/£7.00

View videos from the show here

Gig Dates

All performances will be online until further notice.

Previous Festivals
and Venues

Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Venue 38, The Space Triplex)

Moonfest @ The Half Moon, Charlwood, Surrey

Mole Valley Arts Festival, Surrey

DylanFest, Donegal

The Bayview Hotel, Portballantrae, Co Antrim

The Yard, Reigate, Surrey

The Half Moon, Charlwood, Surrey


Brothers Broke

Or call us on the below numbers:

For Info/Bookings in England and Scotland:
Tom Adams
Mob: +44 (0)7939 121917

For Info/Bookings throughout Ireland:
Hugh Adams
Mob: +44 (0) 7960 285138

Pour renseignements concernant Brothers Broke, contactez :
Hugh Adams
Tel: +44 (0)7960 285138