Miles Maxwell started in February 2017 after lead singer and songwriter Miles Baltrusaitis decided he wasn't quite finished sharing his emotional and darkly humorous songs with the world.
Inspired by a thirty-something suburban life rattled out of cruise control, he wrote a dozen new songs and enlisted the help of old friends Matt and Dan Stankiewicz to bring Miles Maxwell to life. With their respective vintage keys and drums, the boys began to play the Chicago club scene and eventually hit the studio to tell their tale.
In late 2017, bassist Steve Kingwell joined the fold to round out the lineup and prepare for the album release and the summer 2018 live circuit.
Miles Baltrusaitis sings, plays guitar and the lead songwriter for the band. He's a veteran of the Chicago music scene, having played with such bands as Reckless Truth Pail, the Hares Superbullet and Slim Smiles.
Matt's classical education in percussion informs his approach to the drums but make no mistake, he's equally influenced by the great rock, jazz and pop drummers of our time. He first played with Miles at Williams College where their band Slim Smiles entertained with their unique punk folk sound.
Dan brings his keys to Miles Maxwell after a 3 year run with My Blue Valentine, a Chicago-based female fronted 60's soul band. His style is heavy with Rhodes electric pianos and greasy hammond organ sounds, influenced heavily by his father, another performing keyboardist in western Massachusetts.
Steve has been playing bass with rock bands since college, as of late playing in cover bands in the Oak Park area. He's excited to be back in the world of original music though, and brings a versatile presence to the band's bottom end.