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Paul Miles

Paul Miles - singer, songwriter, musician has been bringing music to the world since his college days from the coffee shops at Bowling Green State University. While living in Southern California he showcased in clubs from San Diego to Los Angeles and in between. He's played such notable clubs as the Troubador-LA, former Golden Bear-Huntington Beach . While studying music at Golden West College -Huntingon Beach, he had opening acts for Blues great Taj Mahal, who showed him some guitar licks as well as advice in the music business. He was later was an under study for Keb"Mo in San Diego at the Globe Theater for a show "Lost Highway", where he did perform in one show and received an standing ovation for helping supply the music for Keb Mo who had a competiton at the Long Beach Blues Festival. Paul is a member of SAG and Actor Equity where he's performed children's theater playing guitar for the 12 Night Repertory Company-Studio City Cal. After moving from So Cal and living in Lousiana for a 2 years, he had the opportunity to visit New Orleans and picked up the flavor of the music to add to his talent pool. He now has been playing in the Detroit Area since moving here in 2000. As a solo artist he has played many of the top festivals events in greater Detroit,among the many are Arts,Beats,Eats-Pontiac,Detroit Festival of Arts, Detroit Winterfest,Alpena Blues Festival, Southfield Pavillon,venues range for the Former Attic Bar,5th Avenue-Comerica Park& Royal Oak,Baker's keyboard, Memphis Smoke, Farmer's Market-Birmingham /Rochester,Midland Antique Festival, Trenton Scare Crow Festival, Alibis-Windsor, Canada,Rosie O'Grady-Ferndale,All Star Blue festival London, Ontario, Internationally he has played Germany,France,and Switzerland. In Lucerne,Swizerland he played the Blues Sessions from 1996-2001 and helped to build that festival into one of the top venues in Europe. He is the first recipient of the Detroit Blues Society Solo Performer of the the Year in 2002,In 2007 he won his first Detroit Music Award as Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist. He has recorded a total of 8 solo albums the last being released in nov /2007 titled "Steppin Out" Two other albums Peace of the BLues /Deep Water BLues brought him finalist nominations as Best Blues Album by the Detroit Music Awards in 2005,2006 respectively. He has dedicated himself in keeping the blues alive as well as expanding his music. For the Super Bowl 40 he performed with the Original Vandellas at Campus Martius on WDIV-channel 9 for a pre-game celebration introducing an original song "Welcome to Detroit" In 2007 he has gone and recruited some top area musicians to also display his music with a band sound . The core members are Ken Murphy-Drums,Wendy Hayes-Bass,Joe Spina-Lead Guitar/vocals,Billy Furman-horns/vocals. He plans to do a album with that sound in 2008. He would also like to tour in 2008 to take the sound around. More on the way from the Blues Man.... He is known for his trademark high pitch wail that seems to come from his soul . He still believes world peace is possible and plans to continue to perform with the blessings of his ancestors. Paul recently won 3 Detroit Music Awards-2008 , categories Outstanding Blues Album "Steppin out",Outstanding- Blues -instrumentalist and songwriter... He would like to thank the Detroit Music Awards, family,friends media outlets radio/TV and print media as well as the internet and people like you for your support... The awards program was held April 25,2008... info at for complete winners list. Paul Miles Band won a preliminary Blues Contest June 25, 2008 and will be int he Detroit Blues Society finals on Nov 23, 2008, Winner there goes to Memphis for the international competition. He will record a band CD this early fall. Meanwhile he's written a song "Building Dreams" for Women Build of Macomb County,Michigan its posted on his home page.. singers Amber Williams/Dominique Krefeld provide the vocals... Paul has written a new song "Motown Still Our Town" will have different voices from Detroit singing an uplifting song for the City of Detroit...was recorded in November 2008, some voices on the song The Original Vandellas, Barbara Payton, Nadir, Michael On Fire,Sonnie Day, Carolyn Striho,Jill Jack,David Nefesh and others. Will premiere on Sunday ,Dec 14 7pm-7:30pm EST on CD release party Jan 18, 8pm at Memphis Smoke.keep rockin" in a minute PM, you can hear the new song at Paul finishes 2nd overall at River City Ohio Blues Contest-Marietta but wins the solo division and will go to Memphis in 2010 for the International Competition. Paul releases album number #9 'Blue Collar Man' on Sept 20, 2009, 14 new songs with 6 tracks being with a full band. This album was in the top 5 CD's for Detroit Music Awards finals as Best Blues /R&B Recording. In Memphis made Semi-finals in acoustic/duo competition. July 4 Journeyed to southern France to perform for 3 weeks.He released CD number 10 Moods in Cluny , France. This album featured Paul on 3 piano tracks that he supplied. His new friends " What The Folk" came to the USA for a tour and visited Paul and did some shows in the Metro-Detroit area. This was live streamed and is archived. Paul decided to live in warm weather for the winter. The Scottsdale/Tempe area became a place for him to heal and turned out inspire a new album recorded in April, That has since been released itled "Healing Vibrations" This album was a crossroads album for the health challenges he overcame while still playing and creating this music. He plans are for a new album from his tour to South Dakotoa /Colorado. He will also be working on a new musical 'Motown Still Our Town for summer of 2012. Lots of music and inspired musicianship for The Blues Man.