27MILES

27MILES

BandRockClassic Rock

27MILES is the ultimate next level in classic rock.We combine blues, Southern rock, Heavy metal and acoustic numbers and arrange them with catchy melodies and mesmerizing heavy choruses. Combustible bloodletting is eminent and guaranteed to entertain all ages.

Biography

27MILES is a four-piece original southern rock band spawned within the great outburst of raw musical talent from the burgeoning Malibu music scene. Their unique sound and a philosophy to "keep it real by staying true to who they are and honoring those that paved the way before them”, come together to create unique and timeless music.

Formerly Malibu's popular band 454, 27MILES features the rarefied combination of its original co-founders: singer, songwriter and guitarist Kevin Solomon, a.k.a. "SOLLY" and songwriter and guitarist Donny Kulp. Front man SOLLY brings masterfully adept guitar work, a powerful, emotion-eliciting gravel voice and gift of gab personality; paired with Kulp's prolific songwriting abilities and visceral and passionately explosive guitar expertise.

As their sound developed and the songs began to come together for their debut album, they brought in British songwriter/producer Daniel Wills (Son of Rick Wills – Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Bad Company) to help finish some ideas. As a trio these three are a force to be reckoned with. All understanding what the end result must be, timeless classics! “I knew just by the way these guys looked and played, and the fact that they were named after a muscle car engine, we would come up with some great stuff. I have never had as much fun working and writing with a band than these guys! They are truly the next classic rock band of our generation and they continue to aspire to live the dream!” says Wills. Daniel introduced the band to Producer/Engineer Brian Dobbs (Metallica, Motlëy Cru, Echo Brain, Man Made God), who would be the right man for the job to mix the band’s recorded tracks for their 2006 release ‘Bringin’ It Back’.

Kulp and Solomon launched 27MILES envisioning "the greatest rock band ever” that truly reflected their influences from the great 70s bands such as Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix, retooled and recast in their own style.
By combining blues, southern rock and acoustic numbers that are melodic and mesmerizing, set off with heavy choruses, a highly combustible bloodletting is eminent and guaranteed to entertain.

27MILES brought in professional musician Berry Oakley Jr. on bass, (son of Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers). Oakley is a vintage nut who tours with The Robby Krieger Band of the Doors, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night and the Allman Brothers among others. Oakley's approach and abilities are extraordinary, spontaneous and world class. Berry Oakley played on our album,"Bringin It Back" but is currently no longer with us. We now have Jason Benfield on bass. His bio is as follows:

Jason Benfield prefers his Gibson bass growl over the more jazzy fender bass sound. His biggest bass influences are the late great Allen Woody of the Allman Brothers Band & Govt. Mule and Jack Bruce of the Cream. "I love the dirtier thunder of Allen's Gibson basses and the crunch of Jack's playing. I would much rather see the bass player stand out than to hear a muffled bass tone in the background."

At an early age, JB was introduced to his brother Jon's large record collection and musical taste. "Jon, my bro, is a 'finger-pick style' bluegrass/blues guitarist. He had an amazing collection of bluegrass, blues and rock on vinyl growing up. I looked to my brother for musical direction and he was always happy to help me out."

JB picked up the bass @ age 13 and started practicing his blues/bluegrass progressions. "My brother and father were bluegrass musicians and they needed a bass player. I wanted to be in the band, so I picked up the bass. We played traditional bluegrass tunes mostly and spent a lot of time at local fiddlers conventions... My bro won second place @ Galax VA in the flatpicking competition. By the end of every convention my fingers would bleed from the large bass strings on my 17 year old hands."

By 17, JB had been listening and playing to a lot of Bluegrass and Country. Later on, his brother pushed him towards Classic Rock. "The first rock songs I learned were Voodoo Chile and Crossroads... It was really thrilling to play those first notes. I knew I could learn the songs easily because of the blues/rock chord progressions of each song were so closely related to the bluegrass positions." Hendrix and Clapton became two of his favorite artists from then on.

JB was now a serious classic rock fan. He loved seeing bands like the Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, and ZZ Top perform live in concert throughout the years but his brother thought that it would also make sense to learn about the influences of classic rock bands. "Jon had some awesome blues records and I put some serious time into listening to BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, and Robert Johnson, and also old country tunes by Hank Williams Sr. and Jimmie Rodgers."

In 1996 @ age 22, JB was asked to play bass for Jon Fogel (Zoo Keeper) and Tim Taylor (The Kind) - two of Blacksburg, VAs hardest hitting ro

Lyrics

REHAB

Written By: Kevin Solomon and Donny Kulp

Verse 1)

Riding through life on a one way ticket
Where I go only time will tell
Running through the shadows
Trying to find the light
Won't back down
Know I'll put up a fight
Feeling so fine and it's time to let go
These days women seem to come and go
Living this lifestyle of never growing old
Never growing old

Verse 2)

Find myself standing right where I begun
Made a dangerously living on having fun
Should of made a difference
When I could of changed
Wouldn't live my life in any other way

(Back-up vocal melody with verse:Ride all alone love you just the same All those times that I've been out on my own)

Running to fast
Gotta take it slow
Living this lifestyle feel I'm growing old
Can't slow down and only time will tell
God only knows
that's what I need

Chorus

Rehabilitation 4 times
Back-up vocals: Say Say Say Say Yeah Yeah Rehabilitation
Solo break

Verse 3)

Time and Time again
I've Been out on my own
Out on the road so long
I think it's time to come home

(Back-up vocal melody with verse:Ride all alone love you just the same All those times that I've been out on my own)

Running to fast
Gotta take it slow
Living this lifestyle feel I'm growing old
Can't slow down and only time will tell
God only knows
that's what I need
Chorus: rehabilitation 4 times
Back-up vocals: Say Say Say Say Yeah Yeah Rehabilitation...

Outro:

HIGH

Written By: KEVIN SOLOMON AND DONALD KULP Co-Wrote by DANIEL WILLS

VERSE 1)

THE SUN COMES UP AND WERE STILL TALKING
ITS BEEN ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS AGAIN
I'M FLYING HIGH
BUT FEEL I'M FALLING
I'M GONNA HAVE TO SEE YOU AGAIN
JUST ONE MORE TIME
I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN

VERSE 2)

I LISTEN OUT AND HEAR YOU CALLIN
HEAR YOU CALLING OUT MY NAME
DIFFERENT TIME BUT THE SAME OLD STORY
WHY DO I ALWAYS PLAY THIS GAME
I PLAY THIS GAME

CHORUS
YOU TAKE ME HIGH
HIGHER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN
YOU TAKE ME HIGH
HIGHER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN

SOLO KEVIN SOLOMON

VERSE 3)

THESE LONELY DAYS THEY MAKE ME WONDER
WHAT IS IT I'VE DONE
I THINK OF ALL THE THINGS I'VE WANTED
WHAT IN THE WORLD HAVE I BECOME
WHAT HAVE I BECOME

CHORUS
YOU TAKE ME HIGH
HIGHER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN
YOU TAKE ME HIGH
HIGHER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN
YOU TAKE ME HIGH HIIIIIIIAY
HIGHER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN
YOU TAKE ME HIGH HIIIIIIIAY
HIGHER THAN I'VE EVER BEEN

OUTRO FADE OUT

TRAVELIN

Written By: DONNY KULP

TRAVELIN

Verse 1)
CAUGHT UP IN A ROAD WIND
NOW THAT I’M ON THE RUN
ALL THAT STANDS BEFORE ME
IS A ROAD AND A NEW DAYS SUN
MY PAST AINT FAR BEHIND ME
AND THESE YEARS ARE STARTING TO SHOW
LIFE SURE AS HELL AINT EASY
WHEN YOUR LIVING OUT ON YOUR OWN
MEMORIES OF MY GOOD FRIENDS
THOSE TIMES WERE JUST LIKE GOLD
ALL OF WHAT I KNOW IS BACK HOME
AND WHAT I FEEL INSIDE IS PAIN
WAITING ON A DAYDREAM
IT TAKES FROM THIS PLACE
YOU KNOW THAT I’VE SEEN BETTER DAYS
BUT LATELY I’VE BEEN TRYING TO CHANGE MY WAYS

Pre Chorus)
SEEN THIS COUNTRY FROM THE ROAD
AND I’VE HAD MY NIGHTS OUT IN THE COLD
THERES NO PLACE ELSE TO GO BUT HOME
SEEN THIS COUNTRY FROM THE ROAD
AND I’VE HAD MY NIGHTS OUT IN THE COLD
THERES NO PLACE ELSE TO GO BUT HOME

Chorus)
CAUSE THERES NO
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
CAUSE THERES NO
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
CAUSE THERES NO
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
CAUSE THERES NO
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
HHHOOOOOOOO
THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME

SOLO DONNY/KEVIN

Verse 2)
NOW I’M RIDING ALL ALONE
TIME AFTER TIME
I HOLD MY OWN
CONSCIENCE CREEPIN FEELING LOW
LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO GO
LIVING IN A DAYDREAM
IT TAKES FROM THIS PLACE
YOU KNOW THAT I’VE SEEN BETTER DAYS
BUT LATELY I’VE BEEN TRYING TO CHANGE MY WAYS

Pre-Chorus)
I’VE SEEN THIS COUNTRY FROM THE ROAD
AND I’VE HAD MY NIGHTS OUT IN THE COLD
THERES NO PLACE ELSE TO GO BUT HOME
I’VE SEEN THIS COUNTRY FROM THE ROAD
AND I’VE HAD MY NIGHTS OUT IN THE COLD
THERES NO PLACE ELSE TO GO BUT HOME

Chorus)
CAUSE THERES NO
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
CAUSE THERES NO
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
CAUSE THERES NO
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
CAUSE THERES NO
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
HHHOOOOOOOO
HOME SWEET HOME

Discography

Song titles: 1) Brotherhood, 2) Where I Belong, 3) Brotherhood, 4) Rehab, 5) Devil’s Call,
6) Lessons Learned, 7) Under The Gun, 8) This Time, 9) High, 10) Travelin, 11) Life Unknown 12)Before The Bridge, 13)Rebels N Outlaws. We Released our first Album on April 2006 called," Bringin It Back". Our currently writing songs for our Sophmore release in Summer 2010. We have 4-5 songs on 5 or more internet radio stations and websites. bandradiolive.com, alexadigital.com, buzzradio.com, ITunes etc.. And many others I can't even keep track of them all.

All songs written by Donny Kulp and Kevin Solomon.
Daniel Wills co-wrote on ‘High’, ‘Brotherhood’, ‘Where I Belong’, ‘Lessons Learned’ and ‘Back Home’

All these songs are available for purchase at www.27milesmusic.com www.myspace.com/27miles
or at ITunes
All songs are streaming on 27milesmsuic.com myspace.com/27miles, ourstage.com/profile/27milesnumberonemusic.com/27miles and others just goggle 27MILES

Set List

Song titles: 1) Brotherhood, 2) Where I Belong, 3) HigH, 4) Rehab, 5) Back Home, 6) Devils Call, 7) Under The Gun, 8) Lessons Learned, 9) This Time, 10) Travelin, 11) Life Unknown, 12) 27MILES, 13)Pave My Way, 14) Dreams 15) Wheels Turnin (Backbone69 Cover Song) and 16) Trouble Follows (Backbone69) We do other covers sometimes, mainly Classic Rock. We usually do 1 set, for 35-45 Minutes at local gigs, but we're capable of 2 sets, at an hour each set.