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Randy Niles is a NYC based Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist, whose unique blend of influences, coupled with a deep passion for technology, has fans and listeners alike calling him a "One-Man Orchestra". "Randy Niles blends rock, pop, blues, and folk into seamless, radio-ready compositions."- Katy Tong of the Columbia Spectator.
His music can be best described as Indie/Soul with colorful hints of Folk /Pop & Rock. He incorporates dynamic layers of instrumentation through the use of colorful effects and loopstations, with intriguing lyrical and musical phrasing, and vocals that will keep you in a more relaxed state than sleep itself.
Randy evokes sounds and colors which when executed, resemble that of a four or five member group rather than a solo artist. He creates the backdrops to his musical landscapes effortlessly while amazing his listeners.
"I've always played all the instruments; I just needed a way to shrink all of that down into something more portable and viable.", says Randy who with two recordings under his belt and a new live EP on the way, has been touring relentlessly along the East Coast, with appearances in the West and Midwest.
Randy has performed at venues such as: Eddie's Attic (GA), Iota Club (Arlington, VA), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Bowery Electric (NY), Pianos (NYC), Teavolve Cafe (MD), Goodbye Blue Monday (BK,NY), Gavin DeGraw's National Underground (NYC),The Bitter End (NYC), Annie's Art Gallery (MD), St. Elmo's (VA), World of Beers (Syracuse, NY), The Shrine (NYC), Midtown BBQ & Brew (MD), MASQ (NY), Crash Mansion (NYC), Webster Hall (NYC), Utica Music Festival (Utica,NY), Ocean Beach Music Festival (CA), Lightning Ridge Music Festival (CNY), Chelsea Piers (NYC), SGM Festival (NY), Columbia University (NY), Westminster University (PA), The Barking Spider (OH), Borders Books (PA, NY), Rosetta Stone (OH), Caffe Lena (Saratoga NY), Cafe Nola (Schenectady, NY), The Uptown Theater (Utica,NY), Mission Bar + Tapas (Pittsfield, MA), The Outer Space (Hamden, CT), Parlor Cafe (North Adams, MA), Emack&Bolios (Albany, NY), Heidi (NYC), Franklin Beer Garden (BK, NY), An Beal Bocht Cafe (Riverdale, NY), Perqe at Vivo (Pittsburgh, PA), Rosetta Stone (Youngstown,OH), The Hook (BK,NY), Cafe Vivaldi (NYC), as well as smaller venues and coffeehouse along the East and West coasts.
He has also advanced and won in competitions such as The Emergenza Music Festival (NYC), The Emergenza Micro Festival (Boston, MA), and has opened for artists such as Australian Singer/Songwriter Ry Cuming (Jive/Sony Records) and Billboard charted country Singer/Songwriter Craig Bickhardt. Not bad for a one man army.
Randy is an artist who possesses timeless talent and the ability to adapt and redefine himself at any given point and time, which makes him such a versatile and sought out musician, artist, and entertainer.
Randy's follow up sophomore album is expected to be released sometime in 2015, with a new live EP release in the works for late 2014.