Dominic Miller

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Dominic Miller
Dominic Miller and Sting at PoriJazz 2006.jpg
At Pori Jazz, 2006
Background information
Born (1960-03-21) 21 March 1960 (age 56)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Origin Racine, Wisconsin
Genres Rock, pop, classical, new age, jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1980–present
Labels Naim, Decca, ACT, Q-rious
Associated acts World Party, King Swamp, Sting

Dominic Miller (born 21 March 1960) is an Argentinian-born British-American guitarist best known for his involvement in Sting's projects for over 20 years. Together they wrote "Shape of My Heart," which would be sampled by various artists, including in hit songs for Craig David and the Sugababes. He has released several solo albums.[1]


Miller was born in Hurlingham, Argentina, to an American father, who worked for Johnson Wax, and Irish mother.[2] When he was 10, his family moved to Racine, Wisconsin, where the headquarters of his father's company was based.[3] His first performance was at the age of 15 at a club in Racine, as the only white person in a soul music band.[4] 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.[2] He also took lessons from Brazilian guitarist Sebastião Tapajós.

In the 1980s, Miller toured as guitarist for World Party and King Swamp. As a session musician he recorded with the Pretenders, Phil Collins, Paul Young, and Level 42. Sting hired him for the The Soul Cages (1991) album, and he has been involved with Sting's projects ever since, for over 20 years.[5][1] "Shape of My Heart", which he wrote with Sting, became a hit for Craig David and the Sugababes.

Miller played nylon-stringed classical guitar on his solo albums First Touch, Second Nature, Third World, and Fourth Wall. He picked up the electric guitar for November before putting it away for most of 5th House and Ad Hoc, on which he played acoustic.[6]

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

In 2010 he released the album November.[8]


  • 1997 First Touch (EarthBeat/Rhino/Warner Bros.)
  • 2000 Second Nature (Q-rious)
  • 2002 New Dawn Neil Stacey (Naim)
  • 2004 Shapes (Decca)
  • 2005 Third World (Alula)
  • 2006 Fourth Wall (Q-rious)
  • 2006 Heartbeats: The Compilation (Q-rious)
  • 2008 In a Dream with Peter Kater (Points of Light)
  • 2009 Round Silence (ACT)
  • 2010 November (Q-rious)
  • 2012 5th House (Q-rious)
  • 2014 Ad Hoc (Q-rious)
  • 2016 Hecho en Cuba (Q-rious)[9]

As sideman[edit]

Miller has worked with:


  1. ^ a b Gable, Christopher (2008). The Soul Cages. The Words and Music of Sting. p. 55. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Miller, Dominic. "Q&A session". Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  4. ^ Mead, David (2 October 2015). "One for the road: Dominic Miller". Music Radar. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Giles, Jeff (16 June 2010). "Sting's guitarist Dominic Miller is a Renaissance man". Riverfront Times. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Little, Guy (24 April 2014). "Dominic Miller | Acoustic Magazine". Acoustic Magazine. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 366. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ "An interview with Dominic Miller, guitarist for Sting and solo recording artist". All Access Blog. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  9. ^ "Dominic Miller | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 

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