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Brian Miles
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Lincolnshire, UK
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PSR-S770 / PSR-S900

My name is Brian Miles, born in 1941 in Wiltshire UK. I first learned to play when I was 7 years old. My teacher was a church organist. I played until I was 11 before losing interest until I played in a mouth organ band when I was a teenager.

I joined the Merchant Navy as an engineer in the early 60s, sailing out of Liverpool and saw the Beatles before they were famous. After a spell in the MM, I joined the Royal Navy for a short commission.

I bought my first organ in 1979, a Gem Wizard with 12 rhythms and not many voices. I then had a series of Technics organs including a U90 Split, playing out in various clubs in the West country. My first Yamaha was a HS6 organ, but I soon realised that the way forward was the lighter, more manageable keyboards. My first keyboard was a Technics K700, then a KN2000. That is when I first began to convert and construct styles having bought one of the first editions of EMC Styleworks, which was, at that time, sent to me on a floppy disc that I still have.

I took early retirement from my job in Local Government in 1994 when I was 53 after having a brain tumour scare and a couple of ops. I eventually had most of the Technics keyboards up to the KN7000 buying the occasional Yamaha until Technics stopped producing keyboards when I started using Yamahas full time. During that time, I played out regularly all over the UK, mainly in small hotels and mostly dance music.

In 2005, due to heart problems, I decided to pack it in and my last gig was at The Golf Hotel at Woodall Spa on New Years Eve although I have done a few Sing Along sessions for the old folks since. Now I just played for my own amusement, still converting styles when new ones are available, making styles from Midi files and running a small group on the internet.

I now live in Lincolnshire with my wife and 2 West Highland White Terriers, not far from Woodall Spa, I now use a PSR-S900, a PSR-S770 and a K1, which runs on batteries.

Brian

Brian's MP3 Song Index - PSR-S770, PSR-S900 (click to open or close)
Recent songs are in the Jukebox above. The list below is alphabetical by keyboard and song title. Click on the song title to audition and/or download the song.

 

PSR-S770

PSR-S770

All Of Me

It's Just A Matter of Time (vocal)

 

PSR-S900

PSR-S900

Crazy (vocal)

Green Green Grass of Home (vocal)

How's The World Treating You (vocal)

It's Just A Matter of Time (vocal)