OUR MUSICIANS PAST AND PRESENT
Milo Records New Orleans curates a select group of bands whose style and inspiration reflect a love of the music and culture of the American South. Our past and present artists include:
A New Orleans-based band of jazz musicians playing 1950's New Orleans rhythm and blues, vintage Calypso, and early soul and jazz. Rob Adams of the Scotland Herald writes, "This is music to remind you that the New Orleans tradition is still very much alive and that even the most grizzled of Crescent City tunes, with their origins spread all over the Deep South and the Caribbean, can be reinvigorated to have both the character that comes with age and the effervescence of youth." After three tours of Europe, a tour to Alaska, Australia, and in the Southeast, they are fast becoming one of New Orleans' farthest flung artists, gaining wide-spread media attention of the BBC, ABC (Australia Broadcast Corporation), and more. Milo records released all three of their studio albums, with more in the hopper.
An Australian singer-songwriter who has swept the national Americana awards of his own country with his band, Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, he fell in love with New Orleans in 2015 and 2016 while on tour, and after spending a few months gigging and collaborating with American artists such as Kim Richey, and Taylor Smith of the Roamin' Jasmine, has adopted it as his second home. In turn, we adopted him, serving as his US sponsor for his artist residency. Gareth Hipwell of the Rolling Stone (AU) writes, "For Lachlan and band, New Orleans, Louisiana is a city livid with the damp heat of inspiration..." Currently an ABC (Australia Broadcast Corporation/Universal Distributing) artist at Milo Records are eager to release his first US album in collaboration with the Roamin' Jasmine, coming out in 2018.
Originally from a small country town in Australia where marriage and Avon representation were the predominant domains of female aspiration, Zoe K spent years locked in her room with vinyl records, mimicking every Etta James, Ella Mae Morse and Ruth Brown record she could find. This trajectory led her to big-city living in Melbourne, where she swept up the ABC Female Vocalist of the Year award in 2009, and eventually to Big Easy New Orleans, where met Mike Bass, bass player of the Trombone Shorty and New Orleans Avenue, who collaborated with her on her newest album, It's Just What I Like. Zoe has also been a featured vocalist for trumpeter and HBO Treme star Kermit Ruffins and, in Melbourne, has supported her all time favorite artist, Grammy Award winner Jon Cleary. Milo Records is thrilled to bring her back to New Orleans to launch her US-based career, and release an upcoming EP of her massive vocals singing New Orleans vintage gems.
A fresh, crisp, and hard-driving guitar-mandolin Americana duo from Southwest Louisiana. Singer-songwriters since the age of 16, their repertoire is comprised of original compositions and lyrics, with ample room for spontaneous improvisation. Thomas and Theresa draw heavily from their upbringing in the South, but with a contemporary flair, with inspirations including everything from Son House to The Cure, to their fellow Lake Charles native Lucinda Williams. Milo Records released their second studio album which they promoted with a UK tour highlighted by an appearance at the prestigious Maverick Fest UK.
Honky-tonk to the core, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue brings the listener to a place of nostalgia for an America long gone, touched with a flair of a New Orleans chanteuse. Gal’s powerhouse vocals serve as a both a delightful and edgy answer to a back-up band whose groove is unstoppable in the world of honky tonk and country dancehall. Milo Records released Gal's album “Last to Leave,” which hit #4 on the FAR charts (Freeform American Roots) and broke 100 on the AMA Charts (Americana Music Association).
Born and raised in North Dakota and educated in Minnesota, he left the Mid-west in search for an education in Gypsy and traditional jazz from street musicians. From there he began playing musette and chansons music with Helen Gillet’s French band, the Wazozo Zorchestra. But it is through his solo work that Gregory explores the music inspired by his roots in North Dakota and the journey to New Orleans. Here the listener will find original compositions and creative interpretations of traditional songs and other classics such as “Mack the Knife.” Milo Records released his very first solo album, “Savage Lands'.