Line-up: MYLES SANKO, vocals; RIC ELSWORTH drums; CHRIS BOOTH guitar; JON MAPP, bass; TOM O'GRADY, piano, keys; SAM EWENS, trumpet, flugelhorn; GARETH LUMBERS, saxophone, flute.
Dubbed as the lovechild of soul music, Myles Sanko began his music career by singing and rapping alongside disc jockeys in nightclubs. After success with his crowdfunded debut, Gregory Porter invited him to join him as support.
Myles Sanko is back with his fourth album Memories of Love and for his debut at Ronnie’s: “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 braver and accepting of myself.”
He has fronted popular bands such as Bijoumiyo, plus working with funk kings Speedometer. “For me, music is the key to communication between people. When I write, play and sing music, I do not plan it to be labelled soul or jazz – it just comes naturally as it is,” Myles Sanko explains. With his true, emotional, and straightforward style, he can connect past, present and future.