Miles is the solo project of Adam ‘Miles’ Amer. Miles is a London-based session guitarist/singer/songwriter with a passion for west-coast music. This is music made for the car stereo – top down, windows down, sun shining. Written and recorded in the UK over two years, ‘Riding the Wave’ is a love letter to the golden era of analogue soft-rock.
With soaring harmonies, super-tight horns, smooth chord changes and searing guitar solos, Miles called on the best players in town to create an album that sounds like it was stolen from your dad’s record collection.
“I wanted to make a record that would fit in between the Eagles and Michael McDonald. Those 70s and 80s records that had all the top LA guys are the favourites in my vinyl collection so I knew if I wanted to listen to it, others would too. We had so much fun making it, playing in different studios, taking our time, experimenting with arrangements and stuff. I listen to it and smile. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.” – Miles
Miles has been in the industry for 13 years. He graduated from the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) and BIMM London (formerly TMS) and has toured the globe playing at some of the world’s highest profile events with stars including Steven Tyler, David Foster, Andrea Bocelli, Smokey Robinson and Reba Macintyre.
At the start of the pandemic, Miles sat down to focus on original material, the result features a host of top London session players including Jon Cox on bass (Ed Sheeran), Joe Glossop on Hammond organ (Tom Jones), Seb Hankins on drums (Ray Davies) and Hooligan Horns. Miles is working on follow-up material and hoping to play the album live in the summer.
Riding The Wave
Miles Music 2022
Musicians to the Riding The Wave album: Adam Amer, Seb Hankins, Jon Cox, Joe Glossop, Pete Morris, The Hooligan Horns: (Leo Richardson, George Hogg & Tom Dunnet), George Millard, Ben Mallinder & Bobby Lamont.