The Bergamot

Thoughtful American Indie Music

The Bergamot is an American indie rock duo based in Brooklyn, New York. The group formed in 2008 in South Bend, Indiana and is composed of Nathaniel Paul Hoff and Jillian Speece. They are know as songwriters, minimalists, adventure-seekers, and enthusiasts for living an intentional life. 









Hiya there,

Today we find ourselves up on a beautiful mountain top in Franklin, North Carolina. This past year we have been on many mountain tops recording music to go onto our dream record, TONES.

Thanks to all of our supportive fans this past June 2014 we crowed funded 34K and this resource has been nothing short of a huge blessing. Now because of you we are crafting the finest record we can contribute to this world.

Being American song-writers has its perks first off, we are constantly inspired by this great country and the fine people who reside in it. Along the many tours (5 American tours and one European tour) we have been inspired to write songs that are birthed from the experiences we have along the way. 

Songs about technology, songs about love, loss, growing up, sleeping in the car, coffee roasters, inspiring humans, and songs about our life experiences as we know them to be.

Together we have been able to write songs bare-foot over looking the New York skyline, eat some of the best American artisan chocolate bars, drink fine cups of freshly roasted coffee, hit a golf ball or two into the Smokey Mountains, go skinny dipping at midnight, take pictures with a lama named Sam, and carve out time to share meals with the poor.

We have learned that life is about consuming less and contributing more. We would like to be the first Millennial's to light the baton and start an official contribution revolution. We want to encourage you to go out and live a life that you are proud of. 

We encourage you to take risks BIG ONES, and for you to “contribute your talents” to create the world you want to live in.

You see we were put here to live, refine, share, create, contribute, love, grow, and give. They say if your not getting stronger your getting weaker and this troubadour lifestyle is a sure fire testament to that.

The purpose of our journey is to work with materials that speak to us, be hands on with the music making process and then share our experience with you.

As an artist you learn overtime that if you have an idea you can find a way to make it happen. When you make something beautiful, you want everyone to be apart of it, that makes it more beautiful, it makes it grow.

Living on the edge has given-way to become more fully human and to surrender to the un-known of life.

Sure it is not perfect, I’am not perfect we all have our bad days and challenges but this life sure is beautiful and who really wants to be perfect anyways?

We love what we do and do what we love with the folks we love most. We all have choices to make choose wisely, do what you love, start living, because no one is going to live for you.

Shine ON