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Miles Calder & The Rumours

Miles Calder, vocals & guitar – Nick George, drums & percussion – Steve Moodie, bass – Andrew Moore, guitar & vocals – Dayle Jellyman, piano & organ.

Miles Calder is a story-telling folk singer-songwriter from Wellington with an expressive voice and raw confessional songs.

Drawing inspiration from Neil Young, Justin Townes-Earle, Bright Eyes and Bob Dylan, Miles Calder has developed a skillful and distinctive Americana songwriting style with narrative lyrics. The band’s earthy tones and floating harmonies compliment Calder’s heartfelt songs, to produce an atmospheric and timeless sound.

The band’s debut EP The Crossing Over was nominated for the 2014 NZ Tait Music Prize (Best Album) and RIANZ Best Country Album. Exhibiting raw honesty and eloquent storytelling through seven succinct country and folk originals.

The band has since sold out a string of headline shows in Wellington, supported M. Ward (USA) and Fly My Pretties (NZ).

NOTE: Please feel free to bring along a picnic to enjoy on the day. No BYO but Kainui Vineyards will be serving a delicious selection of their fine wines and craft beer.

UPSURGE Festival 2017 - Miles Calder & The Rumours - Awards


Miles Calder and his band are shaping up to be one of New Zealand’s finest… WAIRARAPA TIMES

All you locals longing for the next Ryan Adams tour should be following Miles Calder & The Rumours. CAPITAL TIMES



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