Drawing inspiration from their home of Zion National Park, Many Miles sound is best described as a blend of John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Dave Matthews Band and Adele. With two powerhouse songwriters/lead vocalists Many Miles connects with a wide range of audiences with their funky soul/pop/rock sound and unique blend of styles. The band released it's debut self-titled album in the Spring of 2017 to international critical acclaim. Many Miles music was recently featured in a commercial on all national and global American Airlines flights.
The story of Many Miles began in two places; the towering red rock cliffs of Zion National Park and the mystical lakes and forests surrounding Stockholm, Sweden. In 2007 word of American Singer/Songwriter Dave Tate’s etherial solo album, “The Solitude of Here” was beginning to spread throughout Europe. With high praise from several prominent music magazines, Dave’s music soon gained the attention of Swedish Singer/Songwriter Victoria Lagerström. She fell in love with Dave’s music and reached out to him to collaborate.
Captivated by Victoria’s soulful voice and songwriting, Dave was on board. Victoria booked a ticket to Utah to write and record their first album. Over the course of a couple weeks as Dave and Victoria wrote the acoustic ballads that would eventually be “The Same Heart”, the two fell fast in love. They were married three weeks after meeting on a sagebrush hill in Dave’s native home of Zion National Park. Victoria never used her return ticket to Sweden.
Since then the couple's music has taken them across the western United States, often traveling with everything they owned in the back of their truck. After several albums, several European tours as a duo, and honing their craft, living in the music scenes of Austin, Portland, and Salt Lake City, the couple was drawn back to the cliffs of Zion National Park. There, with some of the best session players in Utah, Chris Flaig on drums, Ryan Tilby on Bass and special guest Marco Blackmore on Sax, they formed Many Miles - a hybrid of rock, soul, funk and folk, channeled through Dave’s pop/rock songwriting and Victoria’s soulful vocals.
About Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Since 1983, SUWA has been the only non-partisan, non-profit organization working full time to defend Utah’s redrock wilderness. from oil and gas development, unnecessary road construction, rampant off-road vehicle use, and other threats to Utah’s wilderness-quality lands. SUWA is a qualified non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code.
Many Miles would like to thank The Longmont Community Foundation, Z-Arts! and Shannon Eberhard Design for their support.
Visit www.suwa.org to donate and learn.
Join us as we host a Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance benefit concert in Springdale, Utah on Friday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM. There will be no charge for the concert which will be held outside at the Canyon Community Center 126 Lion Blvd, Springdale, Utah. Attendees are encouraged to donate to Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance to help their mission of protecting and preserving our public lands.The Havana Cabana food truck will be at the event to offer Southern Utah’s best authentic Cuban food.
About the Benefit Concert
Lead singers of Many Miles, Dave Tate and Victoria Lagerström are avid supporters of SUWA’s mission to keep our public lands in public hands. Tate states, “It is more important than ever to protect our public resources. Through the efforts of SUWA and concerned citizens, the proposed oil drilling on parcels bordering Zion National Park was prevented. All but a small handful of people loose when public lands are privatized. Whether you enjoy public lands for hiking, hunting or recreating, I encourage you to help protect these beautiful places for you and your children to enjoy for generations to come. Supporting SUWA is a great way to help.”