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

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 Music Festivals including The Edinburgh Festival (EdFringe), Brighton Fringe, Mole Valley Arts Festival and DylanFest, to hotel venues including the luxurious Chateau de Lartigolle in Toulouse, France, and selected ambiant bars from Surrey to Belfast.

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

Edinburgh Fringe


Thanks to the hard work of all involved at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this year’s Fringe was a big sellout success, with nightly performances from Monday 16th to Saturday 21st August 2021. This 4-star show “When Judas Met John” explores the relationship between Bob Dylan and John Lennon through their songwriting.

You can view a video of the show below, or go to Live Videos to view individual songs.
(Note: Double-click on video to view fullscreen).


Due to Covid 19, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020 was cancelled… or was it?
TheSpaceUK at the EdFringe managed to organise a ‘Virtually Live’ online show boasting 80 shows over 3 weeks in August.

‘When Judas Met John’ was one of these shows and it can be viewed directly here.

You can view the 60-second Trailer to the show in our Live Videos page.

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.

About “When Judas Met John”.

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

View more videos from the show here

Gig Dates


Thanks to the hard work of all involved at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2021, we are pleased to say that our live show “When Judas Met John” at the Edinburgh Fringe (six nightly performances), was a sellout success. We will be returning in 2022 with two shows: “When Judas Met John” – 12 nightly performances (see below).
“Sitting on a Cornflake” – 12 nightly performances (see below).
We will also be making our debut at Brighton Fringe this year as well as returning the the Mole Valley Arts Festival in Surrey. See our Live Videos section for eFestivals.

2022 Festivals
and Venues

Brighton Fringe – 27th & 28th May 2022
Moonfest at The Half Moon – 29th May 2022 (tbc)
Edinburgh Fringe – 8th to 21st 2022 Aug
BeatlesFest, Moville –  6-7th Aug 2022 (tbc)
DylanFest, Moville – 27-28th Aug 2022 (tbc)
Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival – 28th, 29th, 30th October (tbc)
BayviewHotel, Co Antrim (dates tbc)
The Half Moon, Charlwood (dates tbc)


Best if you nip over to our live videos page here.
Below is a sample of Clipped Covers… Press  relevant ‘Play’ button:

Everything is Broken (Bob Dylan)

You Can’t Do That (The Beatles)

Southern Man (Neil Young)

All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)


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