Touring the UK for the first time in March 2019, Mile Twelve is an award-winning young American quintet that combines elements of both contemporary and traditional bluegrass. The band has been on a swift rise since forming in Boston in late 2014, where three members studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Blending outstanding musicianship with tight vocal harmonies and an entertaining stage presence, Mile Twelve has performed extensively across the USA, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, winning the coveted IBMA Band Momentum Award in 2017. The band arrives in the UK next month for an 11-day tour of England.
Mile Twelve is certainly packed with musical talent. Evan Murphy earned a degree in Theatre and Music at Boston College and studied bluegrass guitar and voice with Michael Daves. New Zealander “BB” Bowness studied with banjo masters Tony Trischka and Noam Pikelny in her teens, graduating from the New Zealand School of Music with a degree in jazz perfomance. Nate Sabat’s musical roots are in choral singing, and he studied upright bass at Berklee College. Fiddler Bronwyn Keith-Hynes won a scholarship to Berklee at age 16, as well as winning the Old Time Fiddle Championship at Winfield in 2014. David Benedict graduated in mandolin music performance from Bryan College, Tennessee. Previously a member of Missy Raines & the New Hip, his Mandolin Mondays series has become popular with all manner of acoustic musicians. David (mandolin) and Bronwyn (fiddle) achieved additional recognition with Instrumentalist Momentum Awards from IBMA in autumn 2018.
Following on from their debut full-length release Onwards (2017), Mile Twelve will release their second album City on a Hill (produced by Bryan Sutton) on 29th March 2019. Check out the newly released video for their original song City That Drowned below. Mile Twelve’s much-anticipated debut tour of the UK will run from 14th – 24th March 2019.
|Thu, 14/03/2019||Maidenhead||Norden Farm Centre for the Arts|
|Fri, 15/03/2019||Farnham||Sands Room Sessions|
|Sat, 16/03/2019||Sheffield||The Greystones|
|Sun, 17/03/2019||Shrewsbury||The Hive|
|Mon, 18/03/2019||Hexham||Queen’s Hall Arts Centre|
|Tue, 19/03/2019||Frodsham||Helsby Bluegrass Club|
|Wed, 20/03/2019||London||Green Note|
|Thu, 21/03/2019||Lowestoft||Seagull Theatre|
|Fri, 22/03/2019||Spalding||South Holland Centre|
|Sat, 23/03/2019||Selby||Selby Town Hall|
|Sun, 24/03/2019||Saltaire||The Live Room|