Uploaded on May 10, 2009
Song: Jolrong (Colour of Water)
Language: Bangla/ Bengali
Miles is a well-known rock band in the Bangladeshi music arena. One of the oldest pop/rock bands of Bangladesh, Miles started its music career by releasing the first self titled album in 1982. MILES describe themselves as a pop/rock act. "We have been inspired by Blues, Latin, Jazz, Rock and Techno music," says Manam. "So our music is a combination of varied sounds and styles.
In the album Miles all the numbers were in English. At that time Miles used to perform only English numbers of Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in hotels.
"Early years of Miles: From 1979 to 1982, MILES performed regularly at the Chameli Supper Club of Hotel Intercontinental (now Sheraton). From 1983 to 1990 they played at the discotheque and coffee shop of the Sonargaon Pan Pacific Hotel. In 1982 they first appeared on television. In that year they also performed their first live show at Shilpakala Academy premises in front of a 1500 strong audience. MILES brought out its first album in English in 1982. In fact the band's second album was also in English. Both had a blend of original and cover numbers. But that was MILES in its early days." But what brought them reputation were their Bangla albums. Miles released their first Bangla album called Protisruty ["Promise"] in 1991. This was a blockbuster. Miles became more popular. The second Bangla Album Prottasha ["Hope"] was released in 1993. This was a hit and still is the only best selling pop album in Bangladesh. The third Bangla album called Prottoy ["Confidence"] came out in in 1996. Apart from this a CD was released from Mumbai,India and Best of Miles CDs were compiled and released from Kolkata, India. Disco Recording, a Los Angeles-based Bangladeshi recording company, also released a CD titled Best of Miles.
In 1999 Miles has completed 20 years of their successful performances. In observance of their 20th birthday Bangla album called Probaho has been released. After that in the year 2007 they have released Protiddhoni ("Reflection of Sounds") on the occasion of 25th anniversary.
Miles has a very good reputation both in Bangladesh and abroad, especially in India and in the USA among the Bangladeshi community.
Hamin Ahmed : Lead & Vocal
Shafin Ahmed : Bass & Vocal
Manam Ahmed : Keyboard & Back Vocal
Iqbal Asif Jewel: Vocal & Guitarist
Turjo : Drums
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