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Marty Miles / Bio

With a serious nod to the 60’s folk/rock revolution and an eclectic conspiracy between acoustic and electric guitars encouraged by coltish pots-and-pans of percussion, the Marty Miles Band is instinctively a classic indie band. Topped off with the smooth vocals and lyric songwriting of front man, Marty Miles, an audience can expect a musical journey through the human condition – the question of disenchantment, the crossroads of doubt, a point of faith, a moment of whimsy, a tenuous hope. It’s a journey upon which listeners willingly embark and are easily drawn into by Miles’ comfortable and easy going stage presence.

Call it electric folk. Call it acoustic rock. Marty Miles is much more than your basic singer, guitarist, and songwriter type. A consummate entertainer - a modern troubadour in the purest sense –the influence of artists such as Larry Norman, The Beatles, Dan Fogelberg, Ryan Adams, Mat Kearney, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Lyle Lovett, John Mellencamp and others can often be heard in his own original tunes as he musically explores the landscape of this thing called Life.

Marty began performing publicly in fourth grade, singing the lead in the school production of Hansel & Gretel. Being the son of an amateur singer, actor and magician, he was always included in the local variety shows and benefits his father directed. A love affair with the audience was developed early on. After failing to make the cut on the seventh grade basketball team, he discovered he was a musician, started his first rock group and learned to play guitar – in that order. From that point on, there was never any doubt in his mind what he was created to do.

A veteran performer, Marty Miles has been an independent musician since before the term “indie” was ever applied. Mondo Audio, The Eclectic Acoustic Ensemble and Aunt Melby’s Peanut Butter Jar were a few of his previous band expressions, even as he simultaneously sustained a schedule of solo gigs. Once playfully referred to by a local tabloid as ‘ubiquitous’, he can often be found at Michiana venues either as a solo act or with his band.

His first recorded offering was the independent release of the EP, “Silver Lady”, a collection of six lyrically poetic tunes that are musically reflective of his folk-rock faith roots. During the 90’s “The Smarty Marty Show” was conceived and performed live for thousands of school age kids throughout the Midwest. A second independent CD, “Eyes”, found its way to his mainstream audiences in the year 2000, sporting a wider variety of styles and subject matter.

His music has taken him all over the United States and as far away as Uganda, Africa. In March of 2008 he returned from a couple years of living and performing in Portugal. Currently Northern Indiana is home base for his touring and for sharing his musical gifts.
Also, find him at www.facebook.com/martymilesmusic.

or CALL 574-329-6370

General Info

Band Members
Marty Miles - Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter; Jim Catalano - percussion; Dan Balmer - Bass
Artist Name
Marty Miles
Home Page
Singer Songwriter / Acoustic Rock / Folk Rock

Contact Info

South Bend, IN

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