MPG

Country USA

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

MPG2_090MPG was originally a well known group circa late 1970’s in the Atlanta, Georgia area called The Miles Brothers. They were a blue-eyed soul group headed by Steve Carey on Lead Vocals and Keyboards. He was supported by Michael Bolt on drums, Steve Locklin on bass and David Miles on guitar. David Miles decided to leave the groups and Kim Smith was added on guitar and vocals. Steve Carey who is from Arkansas wrote most all the original music for the band. Michael Bolt and Steve Locklin were both from the Mobile, Alabama area and played in a lot of bands together when they were growing up. Kim Smith was from Indiana. They played at a popular original music club in downtown Atlanta call The Bistro which spawned quite a few groups to go onto major recording contracts. Their management was Hugh Rodgers.

The music scene in 1979 was quickly changing with the onslaught of new wave music. The Miles Brothers management team thought that the group possibly needed a little more rock influence and a lead guitarist who could also sing. That’s where David Mikeal who hails from Central Fla. came into the group. The group continued to be called The Miles Brothers and kept their strong R&B roots clearly evident in their rhythm section. A lot of new material was written and record labels where showing up regularly to watch the group/ A&M Records ended up being the label that signed the Miles Brothers in 1980/ That’s when the group was told they would have to change their name. The group looked over a lot of names and decided they would like to keep Miles in the name somehow. That’s how MPG (Miles Per Gallon) was picked as the new name.

Fast forward 29 years. Retrospect Records are proud to announce the first release of the original MPG album on CD with the help of Aaron and Sam McCaslin. Also included in the package are some bonus tracks which are demos (some of them 4 track) the group did in 1979 as The Miles Brothers before being signed to A&M Records.

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– MPG [1981]

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