Miles was surrounded by jazz from a very early age as his father was an engineer and producer for Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Tubby Hayes, Stan Tracy and many more. As a child, he was given a set of conga drums and a lesson by Dizzy Gillespie and encouraged to practice, practice, practice!
Miles' career as a session percussionist and drummer started at the age of 16 and his passion for music and songwriting has taken him around the world. This exposure to diverse, global musical styles led to the formation of the bands Peoplespeak and USONiC – the latter of which received a MOBO nomination for “Best Jazz Album” in 2011.
As an accomplished musician, writer and producer he now works from his studio in North London as well as continuing to tour and record with a variety of performers.
Miles has worked with a number of illustrious artists including:
- Robert Palmer
- Elvis (yes - you read that right!)
- Tina Turner
- Michael Jackson
- Joe Cocker
- Kylie Minogue
- Dave Gilmore
As well as countless others...