Internationally acclaimed songwriter, performer and recording artist.
Gary Miller first rose to international prominence during the mid eighties and throughout the nineties as principal songwriter, 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”) - they were once described by a discerning UK journalist as “the Joe Strummer and Mick Jones of the Folk World".
In 2010, following a self-imposed sabbatical due to long-term illness, this persevering and highly innovative artist stepped out of the shadows and returned from the wilderness with the release of the highly anticipated ‘Reflections on War’, his landmark ground-breaking debut solo album and first CD of all new material in 10 years.
In 2013 he began work developing and recording Mad Martins, his most ambitious project to date, in partnership with his friend, collaborator and internationally acclaimed poet Keith Armstrong. Featuring original songs, poetry and spoken word narration, 'Mad Martins' depicts the extraordinary lives and times of the notorious Martin brothers, William, Jonathan & John, born in the 18th Century in the South Tyne area of Northumberland. Recording & Mastering sessions continued sporadically throughout 2014 & 2015, resulting in a total of 50 tracks spread over 3 CDs (one for each Martin brother respectively), accompanied by a deluxe book, telling each brother's tale in chronological detail. A triple CD/book package is due to be released in 2017, to be promoted by a series of live shows. Long-term plans are also in development to turn 'Mad Martins' into a full-blown theatre project.
Meanwhile, plans are a-foot for The Whisky Priests to reunite for an international tour, supported by the release of both a 'Best of' album and a 12-CD 'Complete Recordings' Retrospective Box Set, with tentative plans to record new material in due course. Rehearsal sessions and preparations are currently in progress and further news will be announced soon...
"Gary Miller is a great songsmith, with a remarkable sense for catchy tunes and sharp lyrics. As a song poet, there are few in the world today to match him."
Green Man Review, USA.