Live preview at The Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed on Friday 16th April 2010
Tickets £10 or £5 for under 18's/students
Internationally acclaimed songwriter, performer and recording artist Gary Miller is set to release his first CD album of all new material in 10 years.
“As a song poet there a few in the world today to match him” (Green Man Review, USA)
Following a self-imposed long-term sabbatical for various personal reasons, during which time he continued working professionally in the music industry as a commissioned songwriter, worldwide artist booking agent, music industry college tutor and lecturer (throughout Europe), musical director for theatre, freelance community musician, and more, he is looking forward to relaunching his professional recording and performing career at an international level with the release of his new CD ‘Reflections on War’ and an international touring schedule (both solo and with a band) in 2010.
Produced by his good friend and collaborator award-winning songwriter and musician Iain Petrie, the 10-track CD (catalogue number WPTCD22) will be the 22nd release on Miller’s own international label Whippet Records and features songs commissioned as part of a major exhibition at York Art Gallery on the theme of war entitled ‘Reflections on War’.
Gary Miller first rose to international prominence during the mid eighties and throughout the nineties as lead singer, guitarist & mandolin player with The Whisky Priests, the internationally renowned folk-rock band with a worldwide cult following that he founded in 1985 and fronted with his twin brother Glenn (“the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion”) - “the Joe Strummer and Mick Jones of the Folk World”.
At a special pre-release live preview of the CD, Gary Miller will be performing a short set of songs from ‘Reflections on War’ at the Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed on Friday 16th April 2010 in a special guest slot supporting local favourites ‘The Gypsy Soul Experience’ (the bill also features the incredible and very soulful All girl Harmony Trio: The Mamatones, and 10 year old rock superstars Universal Chaos and promises to be a great evening of all-round musical entertainment).
This will be the first time the songs have been aired live with a full band line-up featuring Miller’s new band ‘The Volunteers’, formed specially for this project. The ‘Reflections on War Roadshow’ featuring Gary Miller and The Volunteers sets off on a Europe-wide tour later in the year to coincide with the album’s official release. In the meantime, Gary Miller will be touring Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands in Spring 2010, performing solo and as a duo, accompanied by his great friend and long-term collaborator, poet Keith Armstrong, in advance of the album's official release.
Gary Miller Songs / Whippet Records
29 The Green, Swinton, Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3JQ, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1890 860675
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