Milly Tabak and The Miltones are known as the masters of blending modern blues-rock with the nostalgia of a vintage record collection. The Auckland five-piece have been turning heads with their powerful stage presence and moody melodies since forming in 2014.
Their debut recording (Produced by Ben Edwards – Nadia Reid, Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams, Tami Neilson) earned them last year’s Best Independent Debut Album at the Taite Music Awards and was labeled “the freshest sound in New Zealand popular music right now” by the NZ Herald.
The band’s first nationwide tour wrapped up in late 2017 after up-sizing venues to accommodate ticket sales and a sold-out show at Auckland's Tuning Fork. This year saw continued success as lead singer Milly Tabak was selected to attend Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City by the NZ Music Commission with Anika Moa. It also marked the Miltones summer festival debut with a massive double slot at the lauded WOMAD festival in Taranaki drawing over 3000 people to their performance which left attendees wanting more and emptying the merch table. Other notable performances were opening for The Teskey Brothers New Zealand Tour and supporting Tami Neilson on her five-stop tour.
The band consists of Milly Tabak, vocals and guitar, Liam Pratt, guitar, Guy Harrison on keys (Hollie Smith), Chip Matthews on bass (Aaradhna, Home Brew) and Tom Broome on drums (Esther Stephen & The Means, Hollie Smith)