With his debut album “Riding The Wave”, MILES revives the heyday of West Coast music

Behind MILES stands the London-based session guitarist, singer and songwriter Adam ‘Miles’ Amer. Written and recorded in the UK over two years, “Riding the Wave” is a love letter to the golden era of analogue soft rock and West Coast music of the 70s and early 80s. 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 recorded in 1980. “Riding The Wave” is one of the first album highlights of the year that will delight all fans of classic West Coast music.

Miles says about the album: “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 on 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.”

The artist 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 featuring 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” is an excellent album that convinces with joy of playing, catchy harmonies, a great production and true passion for classic West Coast music. We hope to hear more from Miles in the near future. A clear recommendation!