Paddy Milner

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Paddy Milner
Paddy Milner Glastonbury 2011.jpg
Paddy Milner at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival
Background information
Born (1980-08-20) August 20, 1980 (age 34)
Origin Edinburgh, Scotland
Genres Blues
Jazz
Classical
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Piano, vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels Bronze Records
Website www.paddymilner.com

Paddy Milner (born 20 March 1980, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish singer-songwriter.

History[edit]

After living for a short while in Scotland, Milner spent most of his youth in Dorset, England at The Thomas Hardye School. It was here that he was exposed to music from an early age and learnt to play the piano.[1] Initially studying classical music, it was the blues and boogie-woogie that captured his imagination and this provided the base for his musical development through jazz and back to classical music. Whilst still at college, Milner began working with British bluesman Todd Sharpville. He was 19 years old when he recorded on Sharpville's "Meaning Of Life" album alongside special guests Mick Taylor, Leo Sayer, and Snowy White. This led to subsequent tours as part of Sharpville's band across the European continent and in the USA.

In the year following his graduation from King's College London with a music degree, Milner was introduced to Gerry Bron, signed a recording contract with Bronze Records and recorded, Walking On Eggshells.[2] This, his second album, was recorded mainly at Gallery Studios with encouragement from the studio's owner and Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera. Taken from the album, the first single was "Unsquare Dance". The video to the single, "You Think You're So Damn Funny" was shown repeatedly on French and German television, helping the album to become the number one selling jazz/blues album in France in May 2005. As well as Milner's songs and arrangements, the album featured five songs co-written with Pete Brown.

His album, Based on a True Story, was released in May 2007. It included cover versions of "Hey Bulldog" and "Blister In The Sun".[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Information
21st Century Boogie
  • Released: 24 June 2002
  • Label: Launch Records
Walking on Eggshells
  • Released: 25 October 2004
  • Label: Bronze Records
  • Peak French Jazz/Blues album chart: #1
Based on a True Story
  • Released: 28 May 2007
  • Label: Bronze Records
Earl Thomas with Paddy Milner & the Big Sounds
  • Released: 19 November 2008
  • Label: Conton
The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner[3]
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Blues Boulevard Records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album UK Singles Chart
2004 "Unsquare Dance" Walking on Eggshells -
2005 "You Think You're So Damn Funny" -
2007 "Bob (Based on a True Story)" Based on a True Story -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paddy Milner's Home Coming Gig". BBC Dorset. May 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "New Album From Paddy Milner". easier.com. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paddy Milner's Home Website on the Album 'The curious case of Paddy Milner'". Paddy Milner. 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 

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