Joe Miles is a 19 year old, 3rd generation singer/songwriter from Northampton, UK. Being the youngest grandson of British Jazz legend, Terry Lightfoot, he has spent his childhood‘growing up’ in the wings of theatres & music festivals.
Having combined his unusual musical upbringing with his main influences, including Jamie Cullum & John Mayer, Joe has self released 4 EPs, all containing co-writes with Grammy Winning & Brit Award nominated singer/songwriter, Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud).
In early 2015, Joe hooked up with his brother, Ollie (Producer & Drummer), to produce his ‘Home Sound’ EP, resulting in 4 consecutive weeks of BBC Introducing airplay and a chart position of #16 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts. They have since continued to work very closely and are currently writing and recording new material including collaborations with Tim Kellett (ex. Simply Red).
Joe regularly gigs across the UK & Europe with his acoustic & full band line ups. Joe will be on tour, supporting Shane Filan [Westlife] during March 2016 before embarking on a UK tour of his own to promote the release of his 5th EP.
Josh uses just an acoustic guitar and a loop pedal to create a sound to rival a band. Having played 220 gigs in 2013 on repetitive tours of the UK, Josh’s well practiced audience participation means his set is well suited to both main stage festivals and more intimate acoustic gigs.
“A Notts star on the rise….his uplifting tracks filled with catchy melodies and truthful lyrics are sure to blow you away. Top this off with silky sweet vocals and there you have it, Josh Kemps recipe for gig success!” – Maddie Hammond and Ashleigh Bossman, TOP 3 GIGS – Week Beginning 20th August. (Aug 19, 2012)
“Here is a young talent to be savoured” – Phil Ball, Concert Review
“Josh makes some happy and upbeat songs and combines them with his unique and pretty damned charming voice. On top of that we have the excellent finger picking styles on guitar and some epic looping going on, Josh flawlessly flips through the layers… it’s great to see but a million times better to hear…” – The Backroom, Nick Matthew, Feb 25, 2013
“… a performance of proffessional quality that raised the bar for solo artists.” – Trevor Locke, Arts In Leicester, Gig Review