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Sixth time lucky for Wgtn musician
Patient: Andrew Moore, who finally
got to play at Botanic Gardens, after
several false starts.
By SARAH BURTON
The sun has come out at last for
Brooklyn musician Andrew Moore,
who on Monday finally had his
chance to perform in the ASB
Gardens Magic series.
The popular event, held in the
Soundshell at Botanic Gardens, is
often affected by Wellington s
unpredictable summer weather,
and the unfortunate Moore has
been rained out repeatedly.
Monday was his last chance -- it
was the final night of this sum-
mer s series.
Moore plays guitar in several
One of them, The Thomas Oliver
Band, was scheduled to play three
times but never made it.
In 2008 and 2009 the gigs were
cancelled because of bad weather.
In 2011, Thomas Oliver broke his
ankle just before the show, which
was then cancelled.
Moore said he had begun to feel
as if it was a cruel joke.
Everyone was telling me I was
This year he was booked to play
with Miles Calder & The Rumours.
We were rained off, rescheduled,
and rained off again. We were
lucky enough to get a third date to
play this year, and much to my
amazement, everything went as
smoothly as possible!
Miles Calder & The Rumours is a
five-piece band formed 18 months
I d describe the band s sound as
alt country and folk with a little bit
of old rock for good measure,
The Gardens Magic series gives
local artists who are trying to
become more established the oppor-
tunity to play to large crowds in a
unique outdoor setting. About 1800
punters turned out for Monday s
The great thing is that so many
people will come along for a picnic
and a relaxing night in the gardens
regardless of what s on, so the level
of exposure is massive.
This is the first year that rain
days have been introduced and MC
James Coyle said that had meant
most acts were able to play.
Because he had been rained off
twice this year, Miles had the sym-
pathy card there, Coyle said. The
other band that could ve played
had played at events around the
Coyle introduced the acts every
night as well as playing with his
band, The Nudge.
He said he enjoyed seeing his
contemporaries and friends exceed
people s expectations.
Moore said his favourite part of
the show was when he and the
three other Rumours went back-
stage so Miles Calder could play a
It was just starting to get dark
and I could hear the sound of his
voice and guitar echoing through
I was thinking how beautiful it
must have been for people wander-
ing through the park looking at the
lights and hearing this tranquil
acoustic song floating through the
We were all very excited to
finally get to play and being able to
walk out on the stage and see a sea
of people in front of us, with the
gorgeous Botanic Gardens land-
scape behind them, made for a
pretty magical experience.
Miles Calder & The Rumours are
planning to record their first album
this year and are looking forward
to playing the Newtown Festival on
March 3, weather permitting of
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