I have been playing a variety of instruments, singing and songwriting for over 50 years.
I have done shows solo and as a bandleader worldwide including performing at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, American Film Market Italy, The Caribbean and throughout the U.S.and Canada.
I was a finalist on Fox Network's "Thirty Seconds to Fame", performed for judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on "America's Got Talent" and have also been seen on Stan Lee's "Who Wants to Be a Superhero", "Blind Date", TMZ, "The Tom Green Show" CNN and numerous other programs.
I perform in clubs, concerts, schools, retirement homes, hospitals, parties, weddings, funerals and special events and holiday parties including lu'aus, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, Mexican (as character El Pulpo), Bastille Day, Oktoberfests, Italian festivals, Christmas (fully dressed as Santa Claus) and Jewish holidays. I sing, play music emcee, and tell jokes and stories when requested.
I have had two albums on the Grammy Awards shortlist, one of which "Waiting for the Hurricane", was produced by Otis Blackwell who wrote the biggest hits for Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Taylor and Peggy Lee. I have hosted cable tv shows including the award-winning "The Smokey Miles Music Hour", and as my alter-ego, the comedic vampire Count Smokula, "The Count Smokula Show". I have also composed music for and appeared in numerous films, tv shows and award-winning theater shows.
I compose songs for any occasion as requested.
I can be seen playing accordion in Bob Dylan's music video "Must Be Santa" on youtube, as well as videos listed under Smokey Miles and Count Smokula.
I have a wide repertoire and do shows including acoustic, rock, blues, French, Italian, German, Jewish, Irish, Spanish, gypsy, children's and cabaret.
I can bring other acts when requested including dancers, jugglers, mimes, magicians, and various circus acts.
I also do ventriloquism, puppetry and palm-reading. I am ordained by the Universal Life Church to perform weddings and other ceremonies.
I can get people to sing, get up and dance or just relax and have a great time!
Smokey Miles: singer, musician, emcee
Count Smokula: singer, musician, emcee, comedian, ventriloquist
I have many influences from many different genres of music including traditional American folk roots, blues, rock, country, Hawaiian, gypsy, Western and Eastern European and Latin. Over the years I have performed with well-known blues, folk and rock artists as well as actors and in theater shows. I have worked with Bob Dylan, Freddy King, Vassar Clements, Marty Stuart, Augie Meyers, JJ Bad Boy Jones, Odetta, Louisiana Red, Mimi Farina, Carolyn Hester, Jaime Foxx, Rip Torn, Sally Kirkland, Gary Busey and many more.
What to Expect
I will do a great show singing and playing guitar, harmonica and/or accordion. I will feel out the circumstance and play what music the audience responds to and get them involved if the situation calls for it. They can sing, clap, dance or just relax and enjoy the music.
I have amps and a small club-sized pa system. I will bring what's necessary for the gig.
Will provide setlist upon request. Varies per gig.
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Band Member Wanted, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Competition, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Luncheon/Tea, Other, Parade, Private Party, Prom, Quinceañera, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Cocktail Hour, Wedding Reception, Workshop