Along the Way
Cultured with layers of folk, soul, and rock Randy Niles has hit on a musical gem which is sure to catch the attention of all who experience his music. His complimenting blend of melodies with great song structure and poetically soothing vocals is what makes this young artist so unique. Spending much of his time on the road or supporting other artist Randy quickly learned the ropes to developing a concrete path towards his talent. Using his talents he quickly gained a name is his local music community playing in various bands on various instruments to promote himself as a serious, multi-talented musician. Once he was able to create a buzz for himself and make several business as well as personal connections he began preparing himself for his venture as a solo artist. In late 2005 after a short tour overseas in Japan, Randy returned to the states to begin work on his first solo album 'Along The Way'. He spent over 7 month in his own home studio writing and tracking his music before taking everything to a larger format to complete. He spent the remainder of 2005 and most of 2006 crafting each song and even setting up a local tour schedule in New York City to bring more life to the songs. What truly sets this artist apart from his peers is his ability to capture the moment with each song he creates, always keeping in mind the picture at hand . From songs like 'Satelllite' which creates a picture of love gone bad using a metophoric vision of real life satellites, Randy puts you in the drivers seat as you feel and experience each word he breathes. Randy's unique and original style of songwriting links all his music together in a sort of story book manner. This style of consistency is what really lends a special touch to Randy's music and keeps the listener wanting more. 'Along The Way' Randy's first full length release is a well structured album that not only delivers strong musical content but creatively captures a balanced mix of live and studio performance. This is the core of what Randy wanted the album to give to his audience, a true and polished record that speaks to the heart. Maintaining some raw aspects in the sound and blending that with some todays more common methods of recording was what making Along The Way was about. As a multi-talented artist he keeps himself on the edge always challenging himself to push harder for the best results. The outcome is music that is layered with rich guitar sounds and a rhythm section that maintains a pop attitude without compromising his singer/songwriter sense of style. Randy Niles is an artist that truly speaks to his listeners and is always creating music for that purpose. There is a bright future and long road ahead for him and he is clearly stuck on that road. The talent he posesses is something many have and are still trying to discover, this is what makes Randy such a sought after artist.