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Myles Sanko -- The lovechild of soul music!
The soul singer and songwriter based in England known as Myles Sanko released his debut EP record album, titled, “Born in Black & White,” to broad critical and fan acclaim in 2013. The album consists of seven original funk and soul tracks written and performed by Myles, himself, for a total playing time of approximately 22 minutes. The record is composed and played in the style of soul greats such as Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Al Green and James Brown, all of whom Myles names openly and proudly as his main musical influences. A stop-to-finish work of deep grooves and jazzy musical perfection, “Born in Black & White” is certain to be the first in a long line of remarkable and wonderful solo releases from Myles to come.
Press feedback are already amazing - Time Out, 8pistes, Rough, The »TMR« Observer, Stadtkind reviews, plus airplay and live sessions on BBC Radio (UK), Jazz FM (UK), Radio 6 Soul 'n' Jazz (NL), Vigo FM (JP) FIP Radio (FR) and other great internet station across Europe in Germany, Spain and Italy.) This is a very good sign for a successful UK/EU tour this summer.
Dubbed as the lovechild of soul music, Myles began his music career by singing and rapping alongside disc jockeys in nightclubs. He has fronted popular bands such as Bijoumiyo, and currently working with Speedometer that are touring with James Brown's soul sister Martha High.
“My intention,” writes Myles, “is to produce music with a feel good vibe and lyrical content that makes my listeners think.”
In order to select an appropriate collection of compositions for professional recording in the studio, Myles uploaded live videos of himself giving acoustic performances to the Internet. He then invited his bevy of fans throughout Europe to give their opinions regarding which tracks would best fit his upcoming EP release. This interactive spirit, which has guided Myles's solo career to date, reveals much about his humanist spirit, genial character, and artistic integrity.
“I want my music to be a real place to feel alive,” says Myles Sanko. “True motivation is the reaction I get from my audience when I perform, and I intend on making music that I love listening to. It’s the only way to stay authentic and to not lose yourself in all the other musical influences out there.”
Myles has since return to the studio to record his forthcoming second album "Forever Dreaming" which will be released in spring 2014, followed by a small UK and European tour in the summer. The album has already been successfully funded by his loving fans using the direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic.
This guy is just amazing (Craig Charles - BBC Radio 6)
Great sound with a modern twist, we're going to hear a lot more of this guy (Peter Young - Jazz FM)
Dubbed as 'The lovechild of soul music' (Time Out Magazine, UK)
One of the best soul voices in circulation (Alias Magazine, Italy)
Music is the language of the soul, and Myles speaks loud and clear (8pistas Magazine, Spain)
Myles has had the pleasure of performing at these venues and festivals across the world:
Ronnie Scotts, 100 Club, Baltic Soul Weekender, Islington Academy, The Luxe, Bluenote (Tokyo), Floridita, Hoochie Coochie, Band On The Wall, Les Docks, The Wardrobe, The Piglle Club, Bluenote (Nagoya), Motion Blue (Yokohama), Islington Assembly Hall, Spice Of Life, The Garage, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, The Blues Kitchen, La Raza, The Junction, Gibson Club, Norwich Arts Center, Yard Bird, F1 Grand Prix (Bahrain), Tempo Club, Boogaclub, Connexion, New Morning, Cabaret Aletoire, Le Jam, Mostly Jazz Festival, Mr Wolfs, Barbican, Maison Folie, St' Paul Soul & Jazz Festival, Le Bourg, Metropilis, The Vaults, Punk, The Cross Kings, The Halo, Bitterzoet, Pretty Vacant, T In The Park, Les Cariatides, Secret Garden Party, Bestival and many more.
The EP “Born In Black & White” is distributed globally by MondoTunes and is available at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, 750 other digital retailers and mobile partners for convenient purchase/download.