Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash and June Carter, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers , Bonnie Prince Billy , She and Him, My Morning Jacket , Justin Townes Earle
Miles O'Neil and Simone Page Jones
Leonard Cohen, Emmylou and Gram, Bob Dylan, Wilco
Heartbreaker-country duo Miles and Simone weave their lonesome seaside lullabies and heartbreaker ballads with restraint - two sublime voices and an acoustic guitar. Former Rackette from Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes, opera and cabaret star, creator of critically acclaimed cabaret The Lovebirds, and most recently the immersive feminist work Time of Life, a hit at this year’s Dark Mofo, Simone Page Jones distills her theatrical prowess to this nuanced and delicate project. Her charming partner in crime Miles O’Neil is a founding member of award-winning “junkyard theatre” trio and band, The Suitcase Royale.
O’Neil's brooding charisma on stage balances Page-Jone’s playful antics, the discrepancy in their height further highlighting the duet’s vastly different dispositions and vocal ranges. When they aren't rustling each other’s feathers and sharing stories with humour, pathos and whisky aplenty - there are moments of pure connection, when their voices lock in and you catch yourself floating, even if for a moment, in pure bliss.
Miles and Simone have shared stages with some of Australia’s most revered artists including Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes, Tinpan Orange and Harry James Angus amongst others. They have enthralled audiences at national arts and music festivals including Melbourne International Arts Festival, Brisbane World Theatre Festival, Darwin Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Falls Festival, the famous Spiegeltent and most recently sold out shows at FOPA.