In the summer of 2007, Miars was formed from a simple idea. To play music that is fun, meaningful, and full of groove. Originally consisting of a four piece - bass, two guitars, vocals and drums, the sound began as somewhat of an experiment. The band currently consists of, Imer Diaz on bass, Marcus Ohanesian on drums, and Kayla Daly on vocals and guitar.
Over the past five years, Miars has experienced challenges in being able to classify themselves into a specific genre of music. Some say funk, some say rock, some say there's a bit of jazz feel. There is no doubt that conceptually Miars works to push musical boundaries and each member strives to excel on their instrument in new creative and expressive ways. For now, Miars settles with descriptions of funk rock.
In the late summer of 2008, a 3 song demo was released with previous members. Over time Kayla began song-writing and playing guitar for the band to add another completely different component in the direction of sound.
In July of 2011, Sounds of Tremors, a 4 song EP of their strongest live songs was released, showcasing their growth as musicians and as songwriters. The lyrical content of Sounds of Tremors, delves deeper into philosophical and existential explorations of consciousness. Miars is not your typical love song writing band, the deeper meanings through metaphors and poetry hope to bring the listener to new places of self-introspection. The massive differences between the two albums can be attributed to the change in members as well as the change in songwriters.
In the future Miars hopes to maintain their pocket grooves while pushing their funk side to a new level. Miars is hoping to expand their skill sets to live acoustic performances, engaging cover tunes, outdoor festivals, New England area tours and always writing new music. Anyone with a love for original music and independent style can take part in enjoying what Miars has to offer.
Kayla Daly - Vocals, Guitar
Imer Diaz - Bass
Marcus Ohanesian - Drums
Sounds of Tremors EP
Released July 2011
1. Tambourine Girl
3. Acid Teeth
4. Bile & Ballet
Released October 2008
2. Another Joke
3. Wasting Time
Notes on the Rise
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"Miars speaks to the sensibilities of the late ’60s and early ’70s when breaking barriers and broade..."Miars speaks to the sensibilities of the late ’60s and early ’70s when breaking barriers and broadening listening tastes was common. Simon Cowell would have a conniption over these guys."
Toys in the Attic
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...to Miars singer Kayla Daly’s searing and soaring vocals and the band’s low, dirty bass lines. It’......to Miars singer Kayla Daly’s searing and soaring vocals and the band’s low, dirty bass lines. It’s all a whole lot of fun.
Miars lands another release
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Miars is an experimental and forward-thinking group birthed in the fires of Worcester's ever-changin...Miars is an experimental and forward-thinking group birthed in the fires of Worcester's ever-changing music scene. What is wonderful about the musical arena in Central Massachusetts is that every sound has its place, and Miars have done their best to leave no stone unturned in their quest for a new and unique sound
Indie with Soul
Miars produces an amazingly cohesive sound, all of it solid, grounded and palpable.
GIVE THE GIFT OF WORMTOWN
“This ain’t your big brother’s jam band.”
Up & Comers
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Formed in the summer of 2007, Miars, a four piece outfit from Worcester, delivers a sound that refus...Formed in the summer of 2007, Miars, a four piece outfit from Worcester, delivers a sound that refuses to be pigeonholed.
Tammany Hall to host Miars landing
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“There are musicians and then there are artists. The members of one of Worcester’s newest band, Miar...“There are musicians and then there are artists. The members of one of Worcester’s newest band, Miars, certainly fall in the latter category.”
We play from 45min to 1.5 hours
We play all originals, but play a few covers as well, depending on the event