Miles Lee Guzman- Harmonica/Vocals/Guitar
Chris Crantz- Bass/Vocals
Stef Kull- Keyboards/Vocals
Will Davis- Guitar/Vocals
Miles Lee Band is "Colorado Rock 'n' Roll Music". A Band that mixes soul, funk blues, rock, to create a pure and unique music experience.
The band is soulful, dirty, hip, oringinal and yet farmiliar all at the same time.
MILES LEE - Harmonica, Guitar & Vocals:
Miles Lee Guzman, the namesake of the Miles Lee Band, was born and raised in Colorado. Spending most of his formative years in northern Colorado, Loveland and Fort Collins, Miles Lee was always surrounded by music. His father played bass and some of his cousins also demonstrated a keen aptitude for music. His childhood was filled with memories of his mom playing music around the house and his dad and cousins jamming a lot when he was young.he seed of music was planted in little Miles and it was growing!
Miles Lee picked up the harmonica around age thirteen. Also quite versatile on guitar, which he uses mostly to write songs, he considers the harmonica his primary instrument of choice. Albeit he is quite skilled in both, as any live audience can see, he prefers the harmonica and the expression of himself he pulls out of the tiny layered instrument!
Miles Lee, also a well known member of Stanky Pockets has played with and shared the stage with P-Nut Daniels, John Popper (Blues Traveler), CR Gruver (New Orleans Suspect), Ray White (Frank Zappa), Bobby Vega (Sly Stone, Joan Baez) and Damon Wood (James Brown) to name a few and he has also opened for artists such as George Porter and Leo Nocentelli of the Meters, Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Banyan and many more.
His first experience in being in a live band, and singing, was at age nineteen while he was in the United States Marines, stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. Bob Jones and Hard Drive. Bob was a member of the platinum selling band “We Five” and afterwards toured with Mike Bloomfield and The Bly Leonard Band, which were signed with Epic Records. Other projects Miles Lee has worked on, and continues to perform with, include Politoxic’s Last Waltz Revisited – ever year this event packs the Fillmore Auditorium in Colorado during Thanksgiving week to a crowd over 3300.
Miles Lee now mostly focuses on the Miles Lee Band and bringing the dance party to you full of great energy, high speed, full blown sound and technicolor fashion! Having that taste of performing live, where you grab the attention of the crowd and hold them close to you for the entire show is what motivates Miles Lee, and as we say, the rest is history!
A most memorable experience for Miles Lee was sharing the stage with John Popper, one of his most instrumental influences and all time favorite harmonica players and singers. Having the incredible opportunity to be the opening act for Blues Traveler, Mr. Popper actually came out and joined Miles Lee on stage for some tunes! What a great experience to share the stage with your very own favorite entertainer and idol! Miles Lee was hooked! Hooked on harmonica, singing, and performing live.
Singing soul music, and any music for that matter that has soul, is among the favorite of Miles Lee. With a strong influence in his musical journey from Otis Redding it just makes sense! Other influences, and there are several, include Bob Schneider, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Stevie Ray Vaughan, J. Giles Band, Jimi Hendrix, Howlin Wolf, Everlast, Blues Traveler, and Zakk Wylde. Of those, he admits Stevie Ray Vaughn and Otis Redding touch his soul the deepest and down to the most basic and rudimentary level. When music touches your soul, and you have the ability to share that music, that seed, that love with the world, it is your responsibility to share the word of music and your talent with those around you!
Heart and soul. It’s all about the musical experience of the heart and the soul. When you go to a Miles Lee show you will undoubtedly know at the end of the night, that you got more than 100% of Miles Lee, his heart, his soul, and his full being. He leaves nothing on the stage when the show is done!
Miles Lee and his band will take you around the genre globe, and all in great fashion and fill your mind with memories of a time gone by – from blues to soul, from old school country to rock, from hip hop to 80’s hair metal. Miles Lee and his band bring it all to you in their live show performances. Come listen and be drawn in to the magical soul of Mile Lee and his band. You’ll be glad you did!
Stef, Chris and Will all have been professional musicians their entire adult lives. They have all been in nationally touring bands, and have played with and opened countless touring acts in their careers. Together these four musicians have created a unique style of music that bridges gaps across age, race, lifestyles, and musical tastes. It is a Rock and Roll show in its purest form, with no limitations or restrictions.
Check out the recent Reporter Herald on The Miles Lee Band
Boulder Daily Camera article By Aimee Heckel.