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David Hyams and the Miles to Go Band
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"The band includes some of the finest players of Celtic music in the country and is a refreshing combination of imaginative new material with deep respect for source traditions...There is nothing else quite like them in Australia." Fairbridge Festival Artistic Director Steve Barnes

Since their first show in 1999 to mark the release of David's 'Miles To Go' album, the Miles To Go band have been living up to their name, having travelled and played extensively around the country for festivals and concert shows.

The Fremantle based big band of celtic-roots fusion features some of WA's finest musicians on a world spanning array of instruments; a rhythm section consisting of percussionist Dana Ogle, alongside Manoli Vouyoucalos on bass, cellist Anna Sarcich; multi-instrumentalist Dan Bright on guitar and didgeridoo; Stuart Paterson on wood flute and whistles; and uillean piper and saxophonist, Brett Hirsch. At times the band also features Nola Formentin on trombone.

The band's celtic infused mix has broadened over the years with new songs from Hyams' adding country-blues tinges, while continuing to explore places and stories of our vast landscape - from the stunning night sky of the Kimberley and the north's oceans of wilderness, to winding southern coastal tracks...

In 2009 the Australian newspaper described them as one of the "standout acts" of the massive Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland. In 2010 they received their 6th consecutive nomination for "Best World Music Act" at the WA Music Industry's "WAMi" awards.

In recent years the the 'Miles To Go Trio' line up [link to MTG trio] has emerged, initially for smaller festivals and venues, though this line up has now carved out a niche of its own. 2010 has seen them making their first foray into North America, after an invitation to showcase at the Folk Alliance Convention in Memphis.

What people have said about the Miles To Go band

Watch video clip "Flat out like a lizard drinking"

FESTIVALS

2000 Fairbridge Festival, Pinjarra WA
2001 Nannup Music Festival, Nannup WA | Fairbridge Festival | Illawarra folk festival, Jamberoo NSW | Boite Winter Festival of World Music, VIC
2002 Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
2003 Denmark Music Festival, Denmark WA | Joondalup Festival, WA | Fairbridge Festival , WA | Kiss My WAMI Festival, WA
2004 Perth International Arts Festival | Nannup Music, WA | National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT | Fairbridge Festival , WA | Araluen Folk Festival, WA
2005 WAMI festival, WA | Maldon Festival, VIC
2006 Perth International Arts Festival | Joondalup Festival, WA | Fairbridge Festival, WA
2007 National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT | Beechworth Celtic Festival, VIC
2008 WAMI festival, WA | Fairbridge Festival, WA | Cygnet Folk Festival, TAS | Illawarra Folk Festival, NSW | Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
2009 Fairbridge Festival, WA | National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT | Maldon Festival, VIC | Port Celtica - SA
2010 International Folk Alliance Conference, Memphis TN, USA | Joondalup Festival, WA | Nannup Festival, WA | Turning Wave, NSW