Live at Philharmonie Luxemburg
After his wonderful album Memories of Love, one of its best and private. In January 2020 he produced with the great conductor Gast Waltzing & Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and his band a 1 ½ hour live show at the Philharmonie in Luxemburg. The show, which sold out, was also recorded and was released at the end of March 2023.
The media feedback was enthusiastic and his first 3 singles “Freedom Is You”, “Rainbow In Your Cloud” and “Streams Of Time” gained fantastic radio air play and went onto several play lists such as Soul `n` the City and on Jazz FM.
“This album is my most personal album yet, each song is a memory of love, a story of love, good or bad, happy or sad. Love is not always as we picture it in fairy tales but a work in progress for as long as we choose to love, says Myles Sanko. Over the years I have written love songs and most of them have some reality in them but also a lot of fiction. Maybe this was because I wasn’t truly ready to share that part of me in a way that I am defiantly more comfortable doing now. I’d say becoming a father has changed my outlook and made me a little “more brave” and accepting of myself“.
Line up on top of the orchestra of this special one is:
Gast Waltzing, direction
Myles Sanko, vocals
Gareth Lumbers, saxophone & flute
Sam Ewens, trumpet & flugelhorn
Chris Booth, guitar
Tom O’Grady, piano
Jon Mapp, bass
Ric Elsworth, drums
In 2024 he will celebrate a new album. Meanwhile his voice appeared on Nicola Contes new album track „Into The Light Of Love“. We love it! Listen now
Out now „Cold“. Created in collaboration with edbl and Jackson Mathod. Althought Myles and Jackson have worked on different projects together for over a decade, they’ve never made music jointly until now.
About Myles Sanko
Myles Sanko (born May 8, 1980 in Accra ) is a British soul and jazz singer, songwriter, composer, cinematographer, artist of Ghanaian and French origin.
Born during a pivotal moment when Ghana was going through a political uprising led by JJ Rawlings. Although there was unrest and attempted coups, Ghana was in state of excitable change and growth which was felt during his upbringing in Tema before moving to Cambridge in the 90s.
He began his musical career singing and rapping alongside disc jockeys in nightclubs. Since then he toured across Europe and worked with the likes of Gregory Porter, Martha High, Mousse T, Speedometer, Billy Wooten, China Mosses, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Sarah McKenzie, Miss Kelly Marie, Mo’ Horizons, Ed Meme, Chris Read, Robin Mullarkey, Ben Lamdin (Nostalgia 77) and many more.
Myles Sanko recorded and self-released his debut album Born In Black & White in 2013. He then went on to signing a licensing deal with Légère Recordings from Hamburg who released Forever Dreaming in 2014, Just Being Me in 2016, Memories Of Love in 2021 and Live at Philharmonie Luxembourg in 2023.
“My intention,” writes Myles, “is to produce music with a feel good vibe and lyrical content that makes my listeners think.”
A few quotes:
A distinctive style, that blends impassioned soul sermonising with cool jazzsophistication. MOJO magazine **** review
Remarkable songwriting. ABS Magazine France
One of the great talents of the vibrant European Soul. Lara Hermoso – Rolling Stone Magazine
Great sound with a modern twist, we’re going to hear a lot more of this guy. Peter Young – Jazz FM
One of the freshest talents in the UK, he truly has an outstanding voice. Craig Charles – BBC Radio
7 – 8 Piece Live Band