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 recording and developing 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 life and times of the nororious Martin brothers, William, Jonathan & John, born in the 18th Century in the South Tyne area of Northumberland. Recording sessions are continuing into 2014 for what will be a double CD accompanied by a deluxe book and a batch of singles (with exclusive bonus tracks), with live shows to follow. Plans are also being made to develop 'Mad Martins' into a theatre project.
Also in 2013, Gary announced that The Whisky Priests were planning to reunite for a tour and would be releasing a 'Best of' album, with tentative plans to record new material. 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.