“Shades of Bright Eyes and Ryan Adams, with lovely words and tunes.” – Jeremy Taylor, RNZ National.
Miles Calder, a singer-songwriter from New Zealand with an expressive voice and raw heartfelt songs. Nestled somewhere between Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan and 70s Neil Young, Miles Calder & The Rumours’ brand of atmospheric Americana dresses Calder’s songs with striving harmonies and earthy tones.
Miles Calder & The Rumours formed in late 2011, fuelled by the recollections of a fateful late night jam and a mutual love of folk-rock and Americana. Calder was joined by Nick George (drums), Steve Moodie (bass), Kirsten Moodie (vocals and percussion), and in early 2012 by Andrew Moore (electric guitar and vocals). In late 2013 the band released The Crossing Over EP, which was nominated for the 2014 NZ Taite Music Prize (Best Album) and Best Country Album. Calder also received honorable mentions for the singles The Crossing Over and The Avenue’ in both the International Song writing Competition and The John Lennon Song writing Contest.
“Miles Calder and his band are shaping up to be one of New Zealand’s finest.” PIERS FULLER, WAIRARAPA TIMES
“All you locals longing for the next Ryan Adams tour should be following Miles Calder & The Rumours.” CAPITAL TIMES
“A journey to the heart of connection and a delightful listening experience from beginning to end.” EMMA MOSS, NZ MUSICIAN