In the summer of 2007, Miars was formed from a simple idea. To play music that is fun, meaningful, and full of groove. Originally consisting of a four piece - bass, two guitars, vocals and drums, the sound began as somewhat of an experiment. The band currently consists of, Imer Diaz on bass, Marcus Ohanesian on drums, and Kayla Daly on vocals and guitar.
Over the past five years, Miars has experienced challenges in being able to classify themselves into a specific genre of music. Some say funk, some say rock, some say there's a bit of jazz feel. There is no doubt that conceptually Miars works to push musical boundaries and each member strives to excel on their instrument in new creative and expressive ways. For now, Miars settles with descriptions of funk rock.
In the late summer of 2008, a 3 song demo was released with previous members. Over time Kayla began song-writing and playing guitar for the band to add another completely different component in the direction of sound.
In July of 2011, Sounds of Tremors, a 4 song EP of their strongest live songs was released, showcasing their growth as musicians and as songwriters. The lyrical content of Sounds of Tremors, delves deeper into philosophical and existential explorations of consciousness. Miars is not your typical love song writing band, the deeper meanings through metaphors and poetry hope to bring the listener to new places of self-introspection. The massive differences between the two albums can be attributed to the change in members as well as the change in songwriters.
In the future Miars hopes to maintain their pocket grooves while pushing their funk side to a new level. Miars is hoping to expand their skill sets to live acoustic performances, engaging cover tunes, outdoor festivals, New England area tours and always writing new music. Anyone with a love for original music and independent style can take part in enjoying what Miars has to offer.