Miles has been writing and singing his own songs since the 1990s.
Influenced by ‘all the good singer-songwriters’, he counts Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Cockburn, The Waterboys, Jackson Browne and more as his primary inspirations.
Here he is, filmed in 2018, performing Dylan’s ‘I Shall Be Released’:
Miles grew up in the 1980s, and loved the early 1980s sounds from acts such as Ultravox, Wham!, Duran Duran, Kim Wilde, UB40, before gravitating to acts like The Police, The Pretenders and U2. ‘I think songs should have good hooks,’ he muses. ‘If you can’t hum it, it’s not quite there.’ His own songs retain the emotive, searching feel inhabited by Dylan, Springsteen, U2, et al.
Here is a clip of Miles playing his own song, ‘A Way Of Being Free’, from the 2007 CD of the same name:
And here is a clip of Miles with his pal Ron James, playing Miles’ song ‘A Man Outside Your Door’:
You can find more songs online.
If you’re interested in booking Miles for a gig, use the contact form here or drop him a line: milesinyork (at) hotmail.com