Dominic Miller

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Dominic Miller
Dominic Miller and Sting at PoriJazz 2006.jpg
At Pori Jazz, 2006
Background information
Born Buenos Aires, Argentina
Origin Racine, Wisconsin
Genres Rock, pop, classical, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1980–present
Labels Naim, Decca, ACT, Q-rious, ECM
Associated acts Sting
Website www.dominicmiller.com

Dominic Miller (born 21 March 1960) is an Argentinian-born guitarist who has spent much of his career as a sideman for Sting. He has also released several solo albums.

Career[edit]

Miller was born in Hurlingham, Argentina to an Irish mother and an American father who worked for Johnson Wax.[1] When he was ten, his family moved to Racine, Wisconsin, where the Johnson headquarters was located, and moved to London two years later.[2] Returning to Racine, at fifteen, he performed publicly for the first time at a club in Racine as the only white person in a soul music band.[3] He moved to London and studied at Guildhall School of Music, then returned to the U.S. and took a summer course at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.[1] He also took lessons from Brazilian guitarist Sebastião Tapajós.

In the 1980s, Miller toured as a guitarist for World Party and King Swamp. As a session musician he recorded with the Pretenders, Phil Collins, Paul Young, and Level 42. Since 1991, he has recorded and toured with Sting.[4][5] The song "Shape of My Heart", which he wrote with Sting, was a hit for Craig David and the Sugababes. He released his debut solo album, First Touch, in 1995, followed by Second Nature and Third World.[6]

In 2003 he released the classical album Shapes, with interpretations of Bach, Beethoven, Edward Elgar, and Tomaso Albinoni.[7]

Discography[edit]

  • 1995 First Touch (EarthBeat)
  • 1999 Second Nature
  • 2002 New Dawn with Neil Stacey (Naim)
  • 2004 Shapes (Decca)
  • 2005 Third World (Alula)
  • 2006 Fourth Wall (Q-rious)
  • 2008 In a Dream with Peter Kater (Points of Light)
  • 2010 November (Q-rious)
  • 2012 5th House (Q-rious)
  • 2014 Ad Hoc (Q-rious)
  • 2016 Hecho en Cuba with Manolito Simonet (Q-rious)[8]
  • 2017 Silent Light (ECM)

As sideman or guest[edit]

With Chris Botti

With Julia Fordham

With Vlado Georgiev

With King Swamp

With Level 42

With Eddi Reader

With Soraya

With Sting

With William Topley

  • Black River (1997)
  • Mixed Blessing (1998)
  • Spanish Wells (1999)
  • Sea Fever (2005)

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arias, L. (October 6, 2015). "Guitarist Dominic Miller to present his solo work in Costa Rica". The Tico Times. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  2. ^ Miller, Dominic. "Q&A session". www.dominicmiller.com. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  3. ^ Mead, David (2 October 2015). "One for the road: Dominic Miller". Music Radar. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Giles, Jeff (16 June 2010). "Sting's guitarist Dominic Miller is a Renaissance man". Riverfront Times. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Gable, Christopher (2008). The Soul Cages. The Words and Music of Sting. p. 55. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Little, Guy (24 April 2014). "Dominic Miller | Acoustic Magazine". Acoustic Magazine. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 366. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ "Dominic Miller | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 

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