Gregory Miles Harris
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Gregory Miles Harris

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Jul
26
Gregory Miles Harris @ Ash Street Saloon

Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

Jun
23
Gregory Miles Harris @ Urban Xchange

Tacoma, Washington, USA

Tacoma, Washington, USA

Jun
22
Gregory Miles Harris @ Fez Ballroom

Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


" [GOOF POP] Gregory Miles Harris is both a little perplexing and somehow, oddly, captivating: A few weeks ago at the Towne Lounge, he sat in a plain T-shirt and wide-leg jeans with shredded cuffs, toes pointed together, and sang quirky pop numbers about smoking butts (of the cigarette variety) and committing suicide by way of Portland landmarks (�Portland Song�). Singing in a half-comical, almost girly voice and banging away at what looked like a crappy Danelectro, he even managed to interest a crowd of chatty hipsters with his cover of Melanie�s �Brand New Key� (you remember, the �I�ve got a brand new pair of roller skates� song). Harris is just weird enough to stand out and just catchy �n� clever enough for you to care. Rising star? Perhaps. Call for a good time? Definitely. AMY MCCULLOUGH." - Willamette Week


The two bands performed Wednesday, February 20 at the Towne Lounge, along with solo artist Gregory Miles Harris. The show was part of Pop Tomorrow!, the free concert series that showcases newer Portland acts who seem to be gaining momentum.

Gregory Miles Harris started the night off with a set of fun folk songs and a strange assortment of covers, and got an enthusiastic reaction from the crowd. Friends of Harris’ handed out free stickers that read “Gregory Miles Harris kind of rocks,� and it’s true—he does rock, kind of. Harris’ songs are formula-folk, written in the style of ’60s folk classics everyone knows, humorous lyrics sung in a high-pitched voice. “The Portland Song� was one of the more memorable examples of his style. “I could lay down on the MAX tracks,� it begins, “or I could jump off the Burnside Bridge/But without you here in Portland, I don’t want to live.� The entire song is like that, a list of various local landmarks and how Harris could kill himself with them now that his lover’s out of town.

Harris also did several covers, including a gangsta rap song, “Brand New Key� and Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection,� before he turned the stage over to A Weather. - Local Cut WW


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

I was Born in massachusetts. My first whole day on earth was the darkest day of the year.The First Record I ever owned was a single of "believe it or not" Which is the theme to "the all american hero" I owned a small fischer price record player and played the shit out of that one.The First Tape I ever owned was The Ghostbuster Soundtrack".The First Time I went to buy a c.d. I ended up buying 3/ Nirvanas "Incesticide"/Mother Love Bones'"I don't know the name but it had stardog champion on it" and /T.L.C.s' "OOOOOOOH ON THE TLC TIP".The first song I ever learned how to play was "Thieves in the temple" by prince, which i learned on a little tiger electronics brand toy guitar, Thats when i was like 10ish. Around the same time I learned how to play old macdonald on one string of my brothers guitar. Years passed and I didnt touch any instuments. When i was 15 My friend dylan tought me power chords on the guitar and also kind of tought me "jane says".His dad had an accordian and we would try to play they might be giants songs on it. I bought a bass because it was the in thing to do and learned shit like" give it away" and some bass riff dylan wrote.A girl I was dating was into hardcore music, which is something i was never too into, but to look cool I joined "out of reach" with steve dias, mike morowitz and mike kilojea, I think we broke up but i'm not too sure how that ended..... Soon i started to dive into the world of hip-hop, which had always been something i was facinated with. I bought turntables and started to freestyle. I did some rapping with a band in highschool called "atomic ellis", but I don't think the whole band thought that was a direction to go in, so that was that.Again I drifted away from music. During the summer of 2000 I tried to reteach myself the guitar, playing a song by 311 called flowing.....and then i got heavy into weezer and the beatles. That fall I met Seth Linker Who taught me A lil bit more about what to do with a guitar. He introduced me to a book called "The Beatles Fake Book" which is a power chord beatles book. I kind of taught myself from there. There was like 300 songs i knew in that book. I then taught myself some basic piano using the same methods i used with guitar. And for the next year i dreamed of being a rockstar. The next summer I met a famous musician through a mutual friend, and I don't know if he was in a bad mood that night or what but I was so excited to meet him and he was a dick and that ruined rock music for me for about a year. Then one day I just started up again and kept myself intrigued. I then had a wacky idea to move to oregon to be in a band with my friend Mike Barron. That ended up happening for a year, but after a hard hitting summer of let downs and lack of motivation I decided it would be best if I went solo, P.s. They are now called the Prescott Trumbos and they rock more without me so check' em out. Yup so I guess now I am using myspace as a tool to see music from across the world.....I'm not sure If you have tried it but try looking at french indie bands of japenese folk music and shit like that........there is more out there than dave matthews and 311 and they (they being the man) (the man being fox and shit who ironicly own myspace)don't want you to see or hear but its there and it's great!!!!! 3-27 So right now my biggest influence is kimya dawson and my goal in life is to not be famous , but tour and tour and tour and meet cool people and see neat places and listen to music on the way and be happy