Musician. Composer. Accordionist.
Miles Hoyle is an accordionist with over 15 years of experience & specializes in folk & world music.
He performs in two bands: the Irish-rock outfit the Fighting Jamesons & folk/world-music group Mosquito Cabaret.
His repertoire draws from various styles and countries ranging from German, Irish, Scandinavian, French, Klezmer, & more!
Miles's solo debut music was released on Friday November 25th, 2022 & consisted of two original compositions entitled Of Cities Dreamt & Absolutely Charming. He composed them after being inspired by
french musette accordion music & Yann Tiersen (particularly, his work on the Amelié soundtrack). Miles performed the accordion, piano, mandolin, & glockenspiel parts; the strings were contributed by violinist Justin Stanley & cellist Joshua Sierra Delgado. Recorded, mixed, & mastered by audio engineer Rob Ulsh (whose work has ranged from jazz pianist Justin Kauflin to rap artist Missy Elliot) at Master Sound Studios in Virginia Beach-- these are just the very first of much more to come in solo instrumental releases!
New Kent Winery flyer
Miles recording @ Master Sound
Miles with The Fighting Jamesons
In 2014, Miles joined the Fighting Jamesons & is featured on their second full-length album Every Day Above Ground. Touring all over the U.S., he has appeared w/the Jamesons at many festivals (Shamrockfest DC at RFK Stadium, Indy Irish Fest in Indianapolis, & Get Shamrocked Fest in California). The Jamesons have also even opened for World Inferno Friendship Society, Lucero, Eileen Ivers, & the Dropkick Murphys!
w/FJ @ Shamrockin' In Ghent
Guest Live Appearances
Miles Hoyle special appearance with the Hackensaw Boys.
When not playing solo, with the Fighting Jamesons, or with Mosquito Cabaret-- Miles even sits in as a guest accordionist for other acts; seen in the photo above is a performance at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA where he was invited to join the Hackensaw Boys onstage.
Miles Hoyle guest-performing with Carbon Leaf!
Previously, Miles has also done live guest-performances with Carbon Leaf (both at Shamrockfest DC & the Annapolis Irish Fest). Additionally, Miles has not only been a guest-performer with the Lazy Dangers, but is also featured on the recording of their original song, "One More Night" on the Lost Dogs EP.
performing "One More Night" w/the Lazy Dangers
Rather it's playing a rowdy Irish-Rock festival with the Fighting Jamesons, performing a solo Oktoberfest celebration, at a venue with Mosquito Cabaret,working & recording with other bands, or a cocktail-hour for a wedding reception, etc.-- Miles's accordion performance can adapt to any atmosphere!
performing for an art exhibit @ Chrysler Museum
Miles with Mosquito Cabaret
Hoyle also performs in Mosquito Cabaret-- a folk/world music sextet formed in the late summer of 2017 that derives their signature sound from various European folk traditions. The cabaret performs heavily in the Hampton Roads area: bars, art events, museums-- as well as appearing at festivals such as the nor-FOLK Fest, the Hampton Block Party, Stockley Gardens Art Fest, & NEON Fest + also appearing at venues such as Elevation 27, The Bunker, & The Norva.
Mosquito Cabaret have shared the stage with the Atom Age, Maid of Ace, Agents of Good Roots, the Toasters, Agent Orange, & Bella's Bartok. Recently, the group has stretched their wingspan outside of their hometown to the Richmond Capital Alehouse, the Crow & Quill in Asheville NC , & the Key City Steampunk Fest in Frederick, MD. You can hear Miles in this project on their debut album The Modern Life of Insects + their upcoming single Showbiz Fiasco is scheduled to drop on December 30, 2022.
Miles Hoyle collaborating w/Spirit Gun!
In 2021, Miles made his debut as an arranger & producer for the Spirit Gun single entitled, "Restless" (not to be confused for the previous stripped-down 3 piece version on the New Eyes EP tune also exists). For this version, Miles wrote additional melodies that were layered on top for horns, guitar, and even fulfilled the role of performing as guest-organist on the track in order to help the band create an expanded version of their song & capture their unique vision to infuse punk rock with elements of soul music.
Miles during the pandemic
When the pandemic hit, as a result of all concerts and major public gatherings having to be cancelled due to COVID-19-- Miles remained active by providing an Accordion-At-Your-Door service in the Hampton Roads area (and sometimes further!) that was both safe and COVID-19 compliant by doing small private performances for an affordable fee and showing up as a surprise to play for people at their doorstep for whatever the occasion (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.).