Established in August, 1979, Miles had turn out to be a family identify inside a couple of years, due to their out-of-the-box compositions, bringing a few new wave of pop-rock sound in Bangladesh. For greater than 40 years, Miles has efficiently impressed generations who hum, hearken to and likewise cowl their songs on-line. Final week, Miles ended the primary a part of their 40-year-celebrations tour with a power-driven efficiency in Dhaka and appears ahead to the second a part of the journey within the yr 2020. The band received along with us and spoke concerning the tour, the challenges that they confronted, and likewise how staying disciplined and centered may simply be the keys to their success.
When and the way did you provide you with the 40-year-tour?
Shafin Ahmed: It was at first of 2019 once we considered the tour. We did rejoice 30 years, and this time, we wished the celebrations to be extra grand. All of us started to brainstorm and repair the variety of international locations and continents we might cowl – ranging from North America, Australia, Asia, Europe to Africa. We’re accomplished overlaying the USA and Canada from North America, and Australia. We ended with yet one more grand live performance in Bangladesh. We’re very a lot glad with our plan to date. Nonetheless, we nonetheless have Europe, Africa and components of Asia to cowl, and are positively going stronger subsequent yr!
What was the 40-year-tour like? Are you able to share some tales for the readers?
Hamin Ahmed: So many tales to share! Nonetheless, I believe I might moderately share the tales that occurred behind the scenes. Firstly, Shafin’s passport was held again by the US Embassy, which is why he couldn’t accompany us to the States. That is why Foysal Ahammed Tanim (Pavel) performed the bass guitar in his place. After which when it was time to go carry out in Canada, Turjo’s passport received delayed! You see, if you end up about to execute your plans, you discover so many parts of the universe coming to problem you, issues that you will have by no means considered planning, however overcoming these challenges is what’s necessary.
Manam Ahmed: We travelled nights in a row to totally different cities, checked into inns in the course of the nights and carried out the following day. It was hectic. Nonetheless, we went via with all that solely due to the followers and the viewers who would encourage us and encourage us to do extra. Principally, not solely did we handle to carry out in additional than 28 international locations until now, we additionally grew to become wonderful managers, journey brokers and what not!
Turjo: The expertise has been extraordinarily fulfilling! Completely different cities, international locations, inns, totally different venues, totally different sound and a distinct drum package! I believe by now now we have turn out to be jetlag proof!
Any incident specifically that you simply nonetheless assume again to from the tour?
Jewel: Once we had been taking part in in Detroit, there was an enormous storm from out of nowhere! We had been taking part in open air with 1000’s of individuals listening to us and had been very frightened about out devices and sound gear. Nonetheless, the two,500 or extra folks standing there watching us carry out didn’t transfer and had been merely ready for us to complete our set! That was an unbelievable second for me!
Shafin Ahmed: Vocals and bass
Hamin Ahmed: Vocals and guitar
Manam Ahmed: Keyboard
Iqbal Asif Jewel: Guitar
Syed Ziaur Rahman Turjo: Drums
What’s the message that you simply wish to give out to the younger bands who you proceed to encourage?
Hamin: One can do music for enjoyable or decide to do it professionally. And for those who determine to pursue music professionally, there could be a world of distinction! You see, to achieve the 40-year-mark, the quantity of sacrifices we needed to make remains to be unthinkable and unimaginable. You possibly can say goodbye to addas with pals, to issues that individuals usually do round you, only for the sake of music and protecting your band alive.
Manam: Preserving match and sustaining self-discipline is essential. Gone are the times when musicians had been anticipated to stay nonchalant or laid again about their work. We managed to satisfy the 40-year mark due to our consistency as an expert band with common performances. If we had taken a pause, like many select to do, the celebrations would have been extra of an anniversary reunion. I consider this is essential!
Shafin: There will likely be challenges in life. You get an schooling, you develop up and begin in search of jobs, and ultimately you get married and have kids of your individual. These are all very pure ideas and a part of life, nevertheless, these are additionally challenges that you must overcome, stability your life accordingly and pursue the artwork of music as a occupation.