UK-based singer and songwriter Myles Sanko has carved himself a solid niche in the contemporary music scene and become one of the rising stars of the soul pantheon. Inspired by such soul greats as Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Al Green and James Brown, all of whom he cites as his main musical influences, Myles has tirelessly worked his way from the ground up, fronting bands like Bijoumiyo and Speedometer , collaborating on numerous singles, releasing two solo albums and touring throughout Europe and beyond, both in support of Martha High and Gregory Porter and as the headliner himself.
Myles released his debut EP “Born in Black & White” in 2013, containing 7 tracks of deep grooves and uptempo funky soul that set the tone for what would be an explosive solo career. His second album “Forever Dreaming” was launched in 2014 on P-Vine Records (Japan) and Légère Recordings (Europe). The album was successfully funded by Myles‘ loving fans using the direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic, demonstrating his wonderful interactive spirit with his audience.
So far Myles Sanko has had the pleasure of performing at venues and festivals across the world: Ronnie Scotts (London), Jazz Cafe (London), 100 Club (London), Floridita (London), The Blues Kitchen (London), Band On The Wall (Manchester), Hoochie Coochie (Newcastle), The Yard Bird (Birmingham), Mostly Jazz Festival (Birmingham), The Blue Note (Milano), Bizz’Art (Paris), The Blue Note (Tokyo) The Blue Note (Nagoya), Motion Blue (Yokohama), Mojo Blues Bar (Copenhagen), North Sea Jazz Club (Amsterdam), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Jazz Festival Delft (Delft), F1 Grand Prix (Bahrain), Tempo Club (Madrid), Jamboree (Barcelona), Boogaclub (Granada), Blues Music Festival (Girona), Knust (Hamburg), Jazz Club (Hannover), St’ Paul Soul & Jazz Festival (Saint Paul), Imagina Funk Festival (Jaén), Baltic Soul Weekender (Bispingen) and many, many more.
Myles has since completed work on his third album “Just Being Me”, to be released in October 2016 on Légère Recordings and anticipated by a European tour that will see him bring his unique blend of soul & jazz to audiences far and wide, from the UK to Italy, France to Germany, Switzerland to the Netherlands, Austria and more. Watch out world cause Myles Sanko is a man on a mission and he won’t rest until he sees it through!