Myles Arthur Mancuso Bio
Myles Mancuso is a nationally recognized prodigy who spreads his musical talents across the drums, bass, saxophone, and most commonly by singing while playing guitar and keyboards in his own band. Along with live performances, Myles also composes his own music and produces, performs, and engineers all of the original tracks on his albums. His style is a blend of roots-rock and R&B, which compliments his soulful voice.
Now twenty-two, Myles has been preforming professionally for audiences since the age of ten, and was recognized by TrueFire as one of the Top 10 Guitar Prodigies in the World. In 2012 he was awarded for his outstanding musicianship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. At the same time Myles was gaining experience on some of the top stages in New York City, such as BB Kings Club, The Brooklyn Bowl, The Iridium Jazz Club, and The Village Underground. along with performing with his band at National Festivals such as Mountain Jam (NY), Sarasota Blues Fest (FL), Gathering Of The Vibes (CT) and others. In addition, his band has opened for national acts such as The Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, and Robert Cray.
Myles is currently based in Nashville, and performs solo acoustic as well as with his band at clubs and festivals throughout the Nashville Area. He also regularly performs with his band up and down the East Coast from NYC to Key West FL. One show attendee summed it up best after seeing a performance "It's like seeing a musical legend in the making - this is a can't miss show."
Notably, Sid Bernstein, who is best known as the promoter who brought Beatles to America, said in an interview while promoting a show that featured Myles in NYC, "Myles is a bona fide prodigy that will thrill and captivate an audience.” Les Paul stated, "He reminds me of myself when I was a young boy.” Levon Helm, Grammy winner and legendary drummer of The Band, said, "He may be a boy, but he sure plays like a man.”
Myles has released three albums, and he is currently producing and recording his fourth album. His debut album, Truth, was released in 2015 in New York. This album was created with funk, neo-soul, and fusion influences. His second album, Roots, was released later in 2015 in the Florida Keys under Myles’ record company, Old Soul Records. It more so exhibits Myles’ roots as a musician, streaming from the music he grew up with; blues, roots-rock, and Americana.
His third, and most recent release, Inside Wants Out, was written, recorded, and released over the course of 2016 while living in the Florida Keys. As with the previous two albums, this album has layers of jazz and funk played throughout with a slightly stronger roots-rock foundation. Emily Smith and Myles Mancuso wrote the lyrical content with this album following a theme of the evolution of the soul, containing topics such as love & healing through music.Each track has a unique feel from the others, but blend in a collection that keeps the listener wanting more.
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