Alt-country folk duo Miles and Simone weave their lonesome seaside lullabies and heartbreaker ballads with restraint – two sublime voices and an acoustic guitar. Simone Page Jones, with her operatic voice and theatrical stage presence (a former Rackette from Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes, opera and cabaret star, creator of critically acclaimed cabaret The Lovebirds) and Miles O’Neil, with his brooding voice and laconic charm (founding member of award-winning “junkyard theatre” trio and band, The Suitcase Royale), shake their tail feathers on stage with their wistful stories and sing harmonies like Gram and Emmylou with smirks and whisky aplenty.
Having played Melbourne International Arts Festival, Brisbane World Theatre Festival, Darwin Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Falls Festival, The Famous Spiegeltent and supporting Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes, Tinpan Orange and Harry James Angus, Miles & Simone have just released their second album with renowned engineer Adam Selzer (She and Him, M. Ward, Jolie Holland). Dance with Me For a While was released in March 2016.
“The incredibly full-bodied and clean sound produced by two remarkable musicians was ineffable” – Timber and Steel
The pair return to their hometown Melbourne off the back of a month-long Victorian regional tour for a month-long Home Sweet Home residency during August here at The Yarra Hotel, where they play every Sunday afternoon from 3pm.