Dominic Miller

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dominic Miller
Dominic Miller and Sting at PoriJazz 2006.jpg
Dominic Miller and Sting at Pori Jazz 2006
Background information
Born (1960-03-21) 21 March 1960 (age 56)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Jazz, classical, pop
Occupation(s) Guitarist, composer, arranger, record producer
Years active 1980–present
Labels Q-rious Music, A&M Records
Associated acts Sting

Dominic Miller (born 21 March 1960) is an English guitarist who toured and recorded with World Party and King Swamp, worked on Phil Collins' solo album ...But Seriously and played guitar on every Sting album and tour since 1990.[1] He has co-written many notable songs with Sting including "Shape of My Heart", which was also a hit for Craig David and the Sugababes.


Born in Buenos Aires, Dominic Miller spent the first ten years of his life in Argentina, then, following his family's move to North America, settled in Wisconsin, where he attended The Prairie School, until another move, two years later, to London. Coming from a musical family, he was a serious guitarist by age eleven and subsequently studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and, returning to America, at Boston's Berklee College of Music. He also took lessons from the Brazilian guitarist and composer Sebastião Tapajós.

After touring and recording with World Party in the 1980s, he became a member of King Swamp and toured with them. He later worked on Phil Collins' solo album, ...But Seriously. He played guitar on recordings by Sting and, starting in 1990, has gone on to work on every Sting album and tour.[1] A song he co-wrote with Sting, "Shape of My Heart", became a hit for Craig David and the Sugababes.

Miller also produced and played on the 1993 Walter Wray solo album, Foxgloves and Steel Strings, which was a natural extension of his King Swamp days with Wray.

Miller tours solo and has released several solo guitar albums. His first album, First Touch, was released in 1995,[2] followed by Second Nature (1999) and New Dawn (2002). He followed these with Third World (2004) and Fourth Wall (2006).

During 2003, the classical album Shapes was released, in the UK initially, featuring interpretations of pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Elgar and Albinoni. Shapes was released globally in March 2004 with a revised track layout. The combined global sales are in excess of 100,000. It peaked on the UK Albums Chart at No. 38 in June 2003.[3]

Miller's recording and interpretation of Albinoni's "Adagio in G minor" conforms to the current conventional interpretations of that piece, and has previously been interpreted in a similar manner by Swedish neoclassical guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. The theme also appears in Peter Weir's acclaimed 1981 film Gallipoli.

Dominic Miller resides in France.


  • 1995: First Touch
  • 1999: Second Nature
  • 2002: New Dawn (with Neil Stacey)
  • 2003: Shapes
  • 2004: Third World
  • 2006: Fourth Wall
  • 2009: In A Dream (with Peter Kater)
  • 2010: November
  • 2012: 5th House
  • 2014: ad hoc
  • 2016: Hecho En Cuba

Musicians with whom he has worked[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gable, Christopher (2008). The soul cages. The words and music of Sting. p. 55. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Grey, Hilarie (May 1998). Currents. JazzTimes. pp. 89–90. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 366. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

External links[edit]