The Tuning Fork, Spark Arena
Sat 22 Jul 2017, 07:00 PM
The Tuning Fork, Spark Arena
Sat 22 Jul 2017, 07:00 PM
The Miltones are excited to announce the release of their first single Wildfire from their debut, self titled album! The last Tabak Shack party was such a phenomenal success, we figured we would host another magical evening in celebration of Wildfire!
The Miltones They’re riding the new wave of the antipodean, New Zealand-based New Americana, alternative country, folk sound that’s been championed internationally by the likes of Nadia Reid, Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams and Tami Neilson. Though, The Miltones are becoming champions in their own right, armed by their unique sound with a bold, raw energy and a soft rock, blues edge.
This time with support from legendary Auckland based band 'The Leers' The Leers are an Indie-Rock four piece hailing from Mt Maunganui. This year saw the release of their debut album to critical acclaim. Their dynamic and groove inducing live shows are not to be missed.Listen to "Are You Curious" here : https://goo.gl/BasIWI
FOOD: Bring spare cash for yummy food sold by mums!
BYO: Have fun drinking your own alcohol, please no glass bottles. Cans and plastic bottles are great (tip your wine into a bottle) Safety first kids. Don't want glass left in the paddock as we have friendly farm animals who will be going back in there, post-gig.
PARKING: We'll have this sign posted for your beautiful eyes to follow, plus you get to enjoy a nice stroll up a cute driveway.
FOOTWEAR: You're going to be dancing in a paddock, we recommend wearing comfy shoes!
Please feel free to tent up in the paddock (: don't drink drive beauties, lots of space !
Find tickets here : https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/the-miltones-wildfire-single-release-tickets-31191141544?aff=es2
Love The Miltones xxxx
31/03/16 - The moment I saw this giant of a man step out from the sleek Audi, I knew exactly who it was. Adorned with an Emerald Top hat and a vest to match, his signature white pony tail rolling down the back of his head and the low rolling British voice, drew instant recognition. It was the man of the hour, Mick Fleetwood. It was a ..fleeting glimpse one might say, for he strode off, sauntering down the backstage hallway to his dressing room. To put it simply, for us, this was a genuine "Holy shit!, this is real!" moment. Reality kicks in and we begin loading our gear in and one by one the rest of the boys turn up. Our time to "saunter" down the backstage hallway arrives and Liam and I take it all in, a new experience for us. The vigilant security, the stage crew, past Mick's dressing room, trying so hard to play it cool. It was almost too good to be true, a beer in the dressing room listening to The Blues Band sound check. Surreal.
Sitting in our dressing room, we were often greeted to the hellos of The Mick man, or soft smiles as he walked by to talk to his awesome Hawaiian crew. Alohas were the customary welcomes we received on numerous occasions and we couldn't help but beam goofy smiles, or me anyway.. We get on stage, run our sound check and wait until 8:20pm, showtime.
Nerves are flying and the next thing we know, it's time. We're playing on stage to Mick Fleetwood fans! Old and new. Our set flew by, before we knew it we were hustling off the stage pulling our gear out of the way, absolutely buzzing and congratulating each other. Auckland's crowd was enthusiastic and receptive for which we are so grateful! We play around eight songs and then boom, we're off! Which welcomes the most exciting part of the night, watching the pioneers!
Now, for an old boy I didn't expect him to be such a bad ass when it came to playing.. Never ever underestimate the ability of anybody ladies and gentlemen because this man still has it. From the trademark wild eyes and Rick Vito's alluring licks, to Black Magic woman and spontaneous shouts from behind his gigantic kit, we were awestruck. Standing side of stage and watching these legends spin tales of their musical beginnings in The 'Peter Green' era to the musical giant that became Fleetwood Mac was a magical experience. Ending on the beautiful 1968 single, 'Albatross', my heart was stolen by the band. The night ended and we left fulfilled and ready for the next show at the beautiful Wellington Opera House.
Words can't describe how much fun we had opening for these legends and I'm sure this is going to be something that the band remembers for a very, very long time. Never in a billion years did Liam and I ever think that we would get such an opportunity! The experience was phenomenal and we certainly learned a lot about what goes on behind the scenes! Now you all need to know that you must always, always, dig the dream! xxxxxxxxxx
We are incredibly excited to announce that The Miltones will be opening for the Grammy nominated MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND, featuring RICK VITO!! They will be performing two New Zealand shows, one in Auckland at the ASB Theatre on 31st March and one in Wellington's Opera House on 1st April!!
Ladies and gentlemen, we are finally starting to turn the wheel on our musical endeavours.
In two weeks time, the band will pack what equipment we can onto our Jet star flights, crossing our fingers that we wont be delayed, and praying to the big G that we haven't forgotten anything..!
We will make our way down to the majestic waters of the beautiful Lyttleton Harbour, where we will begin our recording journey, for our NZ On Air funded single and video "Pursed Lips". As I check my pockets with what little money whistles around in its bare emptiness, I can't help but smile at what adventures are to be had, from that fact. The christening of life's many milestones, come from the challenges you face on the road. They make the memories, and sometimes they most certainly kick your ass.
Thinking back to our last meeting with Lyttleton, I'm reminded of the spirit and kindness that radiated and warmed our hearts. Those fine folk that helped us on our way when we were met at the bar doors of un-booked shows. Being housed and fed venison burgers from a local poet and comedian, hours of burning pine cones to stay warm, and those winter whiskey nights down at Wunderbar, after a day of busking. They are the memories that burn my soul with goodness each time I think of Lyttleton!
This time the journey's going to be a little different, with 4 boys in tow, plus one camp mother. I'm unsure of the adventures or trials and tribulations that we will face with recording. But I do know one thing...
It will most certainly be worth it.