Miles Apart

Miles Apart

BandRockFolk

An indie-folk band (with members living in 4 different states) that somehow manage to create music that will allow you believe in the power of a song again.

Biography

With members spanning from Texas to Massachusetts, you know something must be going right to keep this geographically challenged band together for 4 years. And when you hear the music of Miles Apart, you realize why they continue.

They have performed up and down the east coast, converging on a number of cities and playing strings of shows with little-to-no practice, never missing a beat. Since the group's formation in 2004, their energetic live shows have been gaining popularity and momentum. They understand the importance of building their sound on good songs.

The five artists that make up Miles Apart were drawn together by a love of creating original music that makes you feel. With their latest release "Strangely Alive", the band has taken a different approach to their craft, producing a batch of darker songs with convicting lyrics, intricate harmonies, and arrangements that range from the soothing to the unsettling. The result is a five song EP that can make you laugh, cry, remember, and forgive in the span of about 20 minutes.
For more information, please visit www.milesapartmusic.com or www.myspace.com/milesapart.

The band has performed all over the east coast from NY to GA.

Recent venues played:
Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
Pianos, NYC
The Evening Muse, Charlotte
Eddies Attic, Atlanta
Chalkboard Tavern, Delaware
The Camel, Richmond
Oasis, Washington D.C.
Jammin' Java, Columbia
Greensboro Coliseum
Local 506, Chapel Hill
He�s Not Here, Chapel Hill
Top of the Hill, Chapel Hill
Final Score, Radford
Brambleton Deli, Roanoke
Awful Arthur�s, Roanoke
Art of Sound Festival, Shelby
The Graduate, Charlotte
The Hibernian Pub, Raleigh
Green Dolphin, Roanoke
Quadfest, Radford
Brickhouse Tavern, Davidson
The Summit, Davidson

Lyrics

Swayed

Written By: Philip Hamrick/Rachel Smith

You're doing well; you beat the bell
You're selling all there is to sell
But you're not happy and that's all you have to say

The ups and downs the smiles and frowns
Your thoughts inside are spinning round
Things won't get better til you make them get that way

And if the sun don't shine on you today
It'll be just fine; don't you run away
Hold your ground; it's hard, but you'll be OK
Just make up your mind and don't be so easily swayed

Sometimes it's hard; you have to wait
There is no way to rush your fate
Good things come to those whose patience does not end
Cover your ears so you can't hear
the things they'll say to make you fear
Sometimes the silence is your best and only friend

And if the sun don't shine on you today
It'll be just fine; don't you run away
Hold your ground; it's hard, but you'll be OK
Just make up your mind and don't be so easily swayed

And you know you're a friend of mine
And it's OK to change your mind
The problem is you change it every day
Make up your mind and don't be swayed

And if the sun don't shine on you today
It'll be just fine; don't you run away
Hold your ground; it's hard, but you'll be OK
Just make up your mind and don't be so easily swayed

Fabrications

Written By: Philip Hamrick

Remember the names that they called you
The ones that hurt harder than steel
But they never quite managed to scar you
The bruises are all you can feel
When you’re all grown up
And so far from all of the fabrications of their minds
The memories that always hurt
You can’t leave behind

You wake up and look in the mirror
And talk to yourself face to face
It’s hard to become the forgiver
When no one back then showed you grace
Still, you can’t move on till
You let go of the anger that made them so strong
Apologies are not needed when you are gone

Forget all the names that they called you
The ones that hurt harder than steel
Cause they never quite managed to scar you
The bruises they surely will heal
And now you’re all grown up
And so far from all of the fabrications of their minds
The memories that always hurt you
You can’t leave behind

Discography

Miles Apart EP
Released October 2005

"Strangely Alive" EP
Release June 2008

Set List

Sets can be up to 120 minutes worth of music.
100% of set is original music.