The Legend Band “Miles”
Filed Under: Music & Film | Posted: 05/05/2008 at 11:45PM
Comments | Region: Bangladesh
Can you remember the song “Chad Tara Surjo Noy Tumi, Noy Pahari Jhorna (Neither you are Moon or Star, Nor Hilly Waterfall)”. You will find hardly anyone who did not hear the song. The legend band “MILES” played the legendary song. The “Rock-Pop” band of
MILES was formed by Farid Rashid, Kamal, Ishtiaq, Larry, Musa and Robin in
But what brought them reputation were their Bangla albums. Miles released their first Bangla album called "Protisruty" [Promise] in 1991. This was a blockbuster. Miles became more popular. The second Bangla Album "Prottasha" [Hope] was released in 1993. This was a hit and still is the only best selling pop album in
In 1999 Miles has completed 20 years of their successful performances. In observance of their 20th birthday Bangla album called ‘Probaho’ has been released and it was also blockbuster hit. After that in the year 2007 they have released Protiddhoni(Reflection of Sounds)on the occasion of 25th anniversary. But the album could not meet the thirst of music lovers of
MILES is also a pioneer when it comes to activities related to promoting Bangladeshi band music. In 1992, MILES enthralled audience in
In MILES’ history the biggest concert till date was at the
What is the behind of their successful carrier? Shafin the lead vocal and base guitarist of Miles says, "We’ve all received training in music from our early childhood". The two brothers Shafin and Hamin devoted their whole life to music as their mother Feroza Begum and father Late Komol Das Guta both are famous Nazrul Sangeet exponent. Manam Ahmed who is said the best Keyboardist in Bangladesh is the son of well-known music director Monsur Ahmed.
Current line-up: Hamin Ahmed (guitar & vocal), Shafin Ahmed (bass guitar & vocal), Manam Ahmed (keyboards & vocal), Iqbal Asif Jewel (guitar) and Syed Ziaur Rahman Turjo (drums).
Albums: Miles, A Step Further, Protisruti, Prottasha, Prottoy, Proyash, Probaho and Protidhony.