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generous help of the many members of the
John Miles Mailing List, originally to document the
recording career of John
Miles over the past 30 years, although it has expanded well beyond
Please take time to browse through, and appreciate one of the
greatest musicians and songwriters to come from the North of England in recent
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The photograph of John Miles (left) and his brother in
1953, sent to us by Zoë Pinchin, is used with John's kind
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LATEST: John headlined the
charity event "Sunday Night at the City Hall" on Sunday June 2nd 2013 at
7.30pm. It was organised by his good friend Brendan Healy and Bobby Pattinson
who also appearred. The poster appears on the left. AC/DC frontman Brian
Johnson also made a guest appearance.
Previous to the above, John last performed
publicly in the UK on 4 September 2011 at a charity event in South Shields in
aid of Cri Du Chat syndrome which is very personal to John (see latest CD /
Releases below). This was the 2nd such event the first having happened in
August 2009. On a larger scale John co-headed the bill on 13th March 2011 at
the Theatre Royal, Newcastle in aid of Josie's Dragonfly which also featured
Joe McElderry of X Factor fame. Prior to that he appeared with his Big Band for
an afternoon of Swing and Jazz on Sunday 14 August 2005 at Bents Park in South
Shields. Entry was £FREE! The set list include many of the tracks on his
last CD (see below) as well as others and ended with a Big Band version of
"Music". John continues to perform live as part of the Night of the Proms (see
John performed at
the Rock Legends Adventure in May 2008 and later in the year John join Tina
Turner on her (last?) world tour. John went over in August following some radio
interviews. The tour began in September in the US and came to Europe in the New
Year ended in Sheffield in May 2009. A CD / DVD of the tour was released at the
end of September 2009. http://www.tinaturnerlive.com/
John's son, John Jnr, recorded an
album of compositions written with Simon Ferry. The band known as "The Urge"
toured and released and album "Lunch at the Lady Garden". Downloads and more
information can be got at www.myspace.com/theurgeofficial . They released a
live DVD in April 2008 however John has since left and joined the Belgian group
Sylver. In 2009 John Jnr & Sylver collaborated on a new version of "Music"
which appeared on their album "Sacrifice" and entered in the Belgian charts.
The video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEv0O-ufHtYJohn
Jnr has continued to record with Sylver and has been performing with both
Sylver and Milk Inc and has opened a bar in Antwerp. He has been recording
material for a new project called "Skylight". So far they have released a
single "Colour of the Night".http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FcHucn_Q5Y
JOHN MILES LATEST
CDs / RELEASES
In September 2016 a box
set of all the Decca Albums is being released which will also include his first
Decca single "Jose" as well as the BBC Zaragon concert.
In the summer of 2012 a new track from John Miles became available
for fans to hear. Written for his daughter Angel was made available on YouTube
by Tanya in support of the Cri Du Chat Support Group. This condition affects
her son as well as many other children and so once you have enjoyed the music
and video feel free to leave a small donation at the link here.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqlOHU4agbE
John performed this beautiful song at the 2012 Proms and earlier in
July 2013 it was made available on Itunes for the measly sum of 89p! Also see
"Night of the Proms" secition below for details of this on DVD.
In Febrruary 2012 Cherry Red released John Miles - Decca
Singles 1975 -79. http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3516In
September 2010 Amazon displayed a new release of Transition by the John Miles'
Band which was subequently released. It is not known if this was an official
In September 2009
a CD called Best of John Miles at Night of the Proms was released. It contains
tracks recorded over the 25 years of John's involvement with the Proms. The
track listing is as follows:
01. Now That The Magic
Has Gone 02. Piano Concerto N° 2 / All By Myself (with Wayne Marshall) 03.
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes (with David Garrett) 04. Sarabande &
Broken Wings 05. If You Go Away 06. Miserere (Tony Henry) 07. Caruso (with
Natalie Choquette) 08. Mr. Blue Sky 09. Bohemian Rhapsody 10. Born to Run 11.
It Was A Very Good Year 12. You're The Voice 13. Smooth 14. Sagrada Familia
(with Manuel Barrueco) 15. Music
For your copy visit
April 14 2008 saw the re-issue of John's fourth album"More Miles Per
Hour" (MMPH). The tracks have been remastered and contains 3 bonus tracks being
a B side and both sides of his last original single for Decca that was not on
an album. As with the re-issues of his first three albums on the Lemon label,
the release contains a booklet (16 pages) which contains lyrics, liner notes
and picture sleeves of the single releases from around the world many of which
are from my collection. This CD as well as John's first 3 albums, Rebel,
Stranger In The City & Zaragon are also on the Lemon label and are
available to order at the following link and the usual sites / stores.http://www.cherryred.co.uk/lemon/artists/johnmiles.htm
Following the fantastic "Two Hat Pack" concerts and the hour
special (with John & Brendan's highlights from the shows) on Tyne Tees
television, a CD was produced.
The CD is called
BIG BAND JOHN - John Miles Tribute to The Rat Pack. The track listing is as
1. Come Fly With Me, 2. Witchcraft, 33. You
Make Me Feel So Young, 4. Nice 'n' Easy, 5. My Kind of Town, 6. That Old Black
Magic, 7. It Was A Very Good Year, 8. I Get A Kick Out Of You, 9. Let The Good
Times Roll, 10. Fly Me To The Moon, 11. Cheek To Cheek, 12. Hallelujah, I love
her so, 13. My Way, 14. New York, New York..
is available from http://www.orangerecords.com/..
The CD of the musical "Tom and Catherine" is also
available at this site. If you have any difficulty please let me
You may also like to know that John has
genaerally features on the Night of The Proms CDs. John's version of Valerie
appears on the 2011 CD and 2 tracks appear on the 2010 edition. - see below. In
2006 John appeared on the Sunday for Sammy 2006 DVD with John on keyboards and
backing vocals and also on Lead Vocals and Guitar for "Now that the Magic Has
Gone" . The DVD is available at both
JOHN MILES AT THE
NIGHT OF THE PROMS 2013/14
As many John
Miles fans know, John has had a long association with "the Night of the Proms".
In September 2012 he appeared at the inaugral Swedish proms appearing with
Anastacia , Tony Henry and Art Garfunkel (for 1 performance) and subsequently
at the Winter 2012 tour of Belgium, Holland & Germany. Headlining acts were
the Jacksons & Anastacia in Belgium & Holland & Mick Hucknell &
Anastacia in Germany.
The Best of Night of the Proms
Vol 6 was released in 2013 and features John singing "Angel" as noted above.
"Best of Night of the Proms" Vol 4 DVD also features John and he is singing
"Stairway to Heaven" from the 2009 Proms which is also on the 2009 Proms CD. On
the 2010 CD John sings Queen's "The Show Must Go On" and the Classic "Mack The
Knife". The previous DVD release, Vol 3 saw John perform "You're the
The upcoming 2013 tour in Belgium &
Holland features Gloria Estefan, Wyclef Jean & Amy MacDonald while the
German and Luxembourg concerts will feature Morten Harket (of Aha), Amy
MacDonald , the Baseballs & Mark King (of Level 42). Also in spring 2014
there will be the first Proms in Poland featuring OMD, Amy MacDonald &
JOHN MILES MUSIC
AT THE CUSTOMS HOUSE
Most recently the
Customs House gave an outdoor performance of the Musical "Tom & Catherine"
on June 30th 2006. this was to celebrate Catherine Cookson's 100th Birthday.
The writer and composer, Tom Kelly and John Miles were both in attendance.
Ahead of the performance John gave an interesting interview on Radio Newcastle.
The original CD of the music from the show featuring John Miles on vocals is
available at http://www.orangerecords.com/
In February 2010 John Miles and Tom
Kelly's first musical collaboration "Machine Gunners" was restaged at the
Customs House. Later in May, Encore performed the songs from Dan Dare & Tom
musical came to the Customs House in October 2004. "Cuddy's Miles" was based on
the legendary Jarrow Crusade march to London. Written by Arthur Mackenzie and
David Whittaker (the Mekon in Dan Dare I think) and featuring music by John
Miles! The story is very close to John's heart as it features his grandfather
(Cuddy) who was the cook on the march. All the songs are new and were played by
a brass band to recreate the era. The show ran from October 7th until the 16th.
I hope to get a listing of the shows song in due course. In the meantime you
can read a little more about it at:
SHEET MUSIC FOR
I get a steady stream of email
asking if I know where people can get John Miles' "Music" sheet music from -
and I have just discovered that it is still available from Music Sales - it can
be purchased online at
and costs £3.50 - (that is 4.90 or $US5.60). Postage and packing
are free within the UK and the European Community. I have no idea what photo is
on the cover, as the website doesn't include an image. By the way, I have used
this website to order other music online, and I have to say that the service is
excellent, especially with free postage and packing!
John Miles at school in 1963.