Mile Stone Road - Band

Feb 24, 2013, 06:32 AM

Added to the play list at http://www.radiowarwickshire.com is Mile Stone Road - this is the profile of Milestone Road Hometown: Birmingham, UK

Genres: Rock

Label: Make It Big Records

Members: Roger Lee –Guitar & Vocals, Paul Anderson - Guitar, Kevin Turner - Bass, Phil Sproston - Drums Marko Kuzsta-Keyboards & backing vocals

Links: http://www.milestoneroad.co.uk Bio How it all happened... The initial idea of the band was born out of necessity, Roger had been writing songs since 1987 but having formed two previous bands in the early 90's nothing came to fruition, finally in 1997 he took a break from song writing altogether. In 2008 Roger was slowly rediscovering his passion for writing and recording, this resulted in "Innocence" being written at the end of that year. By August 2010 it was self-released through his own label but with little success. A Christmas song that had been written by Roger in 1993 was revamped and released in October of 2010 in time for Christmas, but he soon realised that the only way to push this forward was to put a band together and perform live. Various ads for musicians were placed on the JoinMyBand website and after much debate as to who should be a part of this new project a meeting was finally arranged…

On Saturday 29th January 2011 it all started to take shape and the dream that started 23 years previous was on it's way to becoming a reality.

During the initial first 6 months of the band we saw some major changes. The final outcome was to see Roger Lee on guitar & vocals, Kevin Turner on Bass, Paul Miller on guitar and our drummer Phill Sproston being the final addition, Milestone Road was finally born.

We had our very first gig at "The Hop Pole" in Bilston, Wolverhampton on Friday 4th November. It wasn't a huge turn out, after all it was our very first gig so we didn't expect too much.

Many more changes have taken place in 2012, guitarist Paul Miller decided to up sticks and leave in February, just one day before we were booked to appear at our first Battle Of The Bands and a gig at Eddies Rock Club in Birmingham the following night, this meant us having to quickly find a replacement and canceling planned gigs.

Roger decided that the band hadn't been going quite to plan and in line with his original concept of an 80's style rock band, and so was now not just looking for a new guitarist, but also someone to play keyboards too. After many weeks we auditioned Marko and Roger knew at the first audition that he was the right person for the job. In between all of that we were also auditioning for a new guitarist to replace Paul Miller. After many auditions for Paul's replacement there some we wanted and some we didn't but non of them seemed to fit in just as we wanted. Then Paul Anderson got in touch and joined us for what was Marko's second audition, they both played together for the first time and Roger, Kev and Phill knew in that instant that the new sound we'd got was just what he was looking for and the music was eventually starting to come alive.

As a band we went from from strength to strength, our first gig together was at the Saracens Head in Dudley playing to just two people. We didn't care though, we were out doing what we loved the most and that was all that mattered. On the 8th of June it was much like a return home for Roger when we played at the Flapper & Firkin in listen again at http://www.radiowarwickshire #radio #rwrocks #music #bands #rwmagic #rwmusic