Randy Niles

Randy Niles

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Poetically Soothing, Rhythmically Melodic and a Lyrically Powerful blend of Indie/Acoustic/Soul. A complementing blend of thought provoking music and unique artistry fusing loop technology and creative thinking at it's very core.

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Biography

Randy Niles : Vocals/Guitars & Live Looping Devices
For Recording/Studio - Vocals/Guitars/Drums

Randy Niles is a Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from NYC who has been on the constant edge of transformation since he picked up an instrument.His unique blend of influences allows him to be as fluid and unique as he can while never having to really try.“Randy Niles blends rock, pop, blues, and folk into seamless, radio-ready compositions—he’s John Mayer without the pretentiousness.”, writes Katy Tong of the Columbia Spectator.But there is another level which makes this artist so unique, he does it all on his own, effortlessly blending hints of what would be a band into his live performances.

Armed with just an acoustic and a pedalboard riddled with loopstations and effect pedals, Randy evokes sounds and colors which when done, resemble that of a four or five member group rather than one. He beats on the body of his Martin 000M acoustic guitar, as well as scratches, and taps while his feet (which by the way are shoeless) dance, tap, and twist buttons and knobs all in an effort to retain the proper sounds for the proper parts in which he is creating.

His music can be best described as a poetically soothing, rhythmically melodic and a lyrically powerful blend of Indie/Acoustic/Soul.He incorporates dynamic layers of instrumentation through the use of looping technology with intriguing lyrical and musical phrasing, and vocals that will keep you in a more relaxed state than sleep itself. “The ethereal eddy of synchs in “Satellite” (Along the Way-album) is an exploration through textural landscapes that oddly recall Radiohead. His soulful crooning—“It’s a tragedy when x, y, z won’t equal three”—in “Birds of a Feather”(Perfect -EP) speaks poetically to the complications of a romantic tryst over a slow-burning guitar motif.” Katy Tong -Columbia Spectator

“All of this came out of the need to perform when I couldn’t count on others, or truly get the level of musicianship that I always wanted in a band.”, Randy Niles ” I’ve always played all the instruments, I just needed a way to shrink all of that down into something more portable and viable.”, says Randy who with two recordings under his belt has been touring along the east coast with a few appearances on the west. His latest release “Perfect” which followed his 2008 debut “Along The Way”, produced by Ryoji Hata (Looking Glass Studios /Bitter End NYC) and himself opens up the doors to Randy’s initial vision of complexity being packaged in its simplest form and made accessible for all to fully become a part of musically. And with his theatrical display of recreating his songs for an audience incorporating tasteful looping he is able to pull of keeping the music as entertaining and organic as it is on his recordings while retaining the attention of a interested audience.

He’s been pounding the pavement performing at places such as Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Gavin DeGraws National Underground(NYC), Bitter End (NYC), Crash Mansion(NYC), Webster Hall(NYC), Utica Music Festival(Utica,NY), San Diego Music Festival (CA), Chelsea Piers(NYC) SGM Festival (NY), Columbia University(NY), Westminster University(PA), Barking Spider (OH), Borders Books(PA, NY), Rosetta Stone(OH), Caffe Lena (Saratoga NY) as well as smaller venues and coffeehouse along the east coast. He has also advanced and won in competitions such as The Emergenza Music Festival, The Emergenza Micro Festival, and has opened for Australian Singer/Songwriter Ry Cuming (Sony/Jive Records) and Billboard charted country Singer/Songwriter Craig Bickhardt. Not bad for a one man army.

With integrity, passion, and experience under his belt, not to mention a knack for communicating and relating to his fans and peers via in person or through the net Randy is an artist who possesses timeless talent and the ability to adapt and redefine himself at any given point and time. He’s also a pretty cool and laid back young man!

Randy’s follow up sophomore album is expected to be released sometime in 2014 but he is currently working on a release of his new single “We Are At War” and preparing a new EP for release before the end of 2013.

Contact:Randy Niles
Booking: randynilesmusic[at]yahoo

Lyrics

Love to Hate

Written By: Randy Niles

We've been driving far too long
The feelings I once had will never even be this strong.

Mental pictures sway I'm blinded by these thoughts which always seem to turn to rain.

Distance is my goal I love the way I feel but hate the fact it never shows or reflects my pace, I've spoken to myself for the third time today its the

Silly things we say
When the conversations lost b/w the things we love to hate

Every stop sign looks like go
If I can reverse time I wouldn't have to pay this toll.

I've imagined the day when the option to move on is proceeded with a smiling face.
Fifteen miles to go my weakness is my past the future it still stands alone.
Nothing left to say if I were more like you I'd make it through another day.

Silly things we say
When the conversations lost b/w the things we love to hate

The sun keeps beating on my face
This voice keeps telling me to wait
Its a feeling that I can't justify
What's wrong I'm scared of being left behind.

Its the silly things we say
When the conversations lost b/w the things we love to hate

Perfect

Written By: Randy Niles

Did you say to me that we would be
Higher than a kite on a half moon night.
Letters on the move, keeps a constant groove
Never could think twice you were just so nice to me.

Ever wondered where we'd be
Ever took the time to see
That everything was made so Perfect

I'm re-living those times
We recited those lines
Just about three words
Still the small things hurt

Wipe those tears from your eyes
Some may think that you've cried
Far too long to be strong who are they to be wrong.

Did you feel the sea between you and me?
Crashing waves will provide our one sign of life

If we just stand still
We'll evolve like the wheel
If we learn to comply
Maybe We'll make it through the night.

Ever wonder where we'd be
Ever took the time to see
That everything was made so Perfect

Birds of a Feather

Written By: Randy Niles

Remember the days we used to call each other?
Well I forgot your number its a tragedy when XYZ won't equal 3
How far would you go to claim your name?
Well I would do the same
Its a proven fact I won't look back I might lose track of time
Well would you even mind, well could you spare a dime?
For a long-time friend its till the end we'll make amends oh

We've always been more close together
Through all sorts of weather, we stuck together
We've always been more close together
Through all sorts of weather, we're birds of a feather..... yea!

Is there a way to make it past this day, without taking on the strain
Of your selfish ways this constant maze will end some day
Its true the ones you always knew will play you for a fool
So put on your cap, your nose and flap, the clown is back
Laugh now at the things which made you proud, cause in the end your not allowed
To cross that line I'll take what's yours and keep what's mine oh!

We've always been more close together
Through all sorts of weather, we stuck together
We've always been more close together
Through all sorts of weather, we're birds of a feather..... yea!

We've always been more close together
Through all sorts of weather, we stuck together
We've always been more close together
Through all sorts of weather, we're birds of a feather..... yea!

Again

Written By: Randy Niles

I'm sorry I didn't get to say goodbye to you did you still need proof baby
I was thinking about the time we shared in Spring when the birds would sing
How did it feel when your name became part of my day
And your day spilled over like a bucket full of rain
Rest assured there's more things that I've ignored but your not one of them.
Those long drives at night under neon lights taxi cabs cut us off
We just laughed and then paused
Simple things to bring our love much closer than it was.

If there's a way to start all over again
If there's a way to consider us more than friends
If there is a way then please just say it... say it again.

If reading between the lines would make this right
Then stay with me tonight
We'll uncover the chapters that were left unsaid like your warm body to a bed
How long must we sing this song,
Would you care for a dance its my chance to romance
The stone that's been lost for so long never gave you a dime
I'm sorry it took all this time to realize
You made the Sun rise
You caught my brown eyes
You make the world spin round and around
Why? Why do you still cry?
If its wrong then I don't want to be right... yea!!!

If there's a way to start all over again
If there's a way to consider us more than friends
If there is a way then please just say it... say it again.

Da da da da... Da da da oh......
Da da da da... Da da da....

If there's a way to start all over again
If there's a way to consider us more than friends
If there is a way then please just say it... say it..
Just say it...say it... just say it.. say it.. say it ... say it again.

Discography

Long Days- E.P. - Recorded and distributed in Japan independently.

Along The Way - January 2007 Full Length Album
Perfect EP - January 2009

Set List

Randy's set list is comprised of mostly all original music and is tailored to fit time slots ranging from 45min to 4 hrs.