‘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, the Miles To Go band have been living up to their name, travelling extensively around the country from their home base of Fremantle. Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, David Hyams leads this collection of WA’s finest musicians on a world spanning array of instruments, all coming from diverse musical backgrounds; percussionist Dana Ogle; bassist Manoli Vouyoucalos, multi-instrumentalist Dan Bright on guitar and didgeridoo; Stuart Paterson on wood flute; and Eleanor Frith on fiddle.
The band’s celtic infused mix has broadened over the years with new songs from Hyams’ adding country, blues and jazz 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.
The band line up tours regularly across the country for music festivals and concert shows and has opened for Bob Geldof, Maryanne Faithfull and Sharon Shannon. They have been described as one of the “standout acts” of the massive Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland and in 2016 were invited to the 50th National Folk Festival in Canberra.
The band has received many accolades, including 8 nominations for ‘Best World Music Act’ at the WA Music Industry’s ‘WAM’ awards.