Phil Miller

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Phil Miller
Miller at The Vortex, London, October 2006
Miller at The Vortex, London, October 2006
Background information
Birth namePhilip Paul Miller
Born(1949-01-22)22 January 1949
Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
Died18 October 2017(2017-10-18) (aged 68)
GenresJazz fusion, progressive rock, experimental

Philip Paul Miller (22 January 1949 – 18 October 2017)[1] was an English progressive rock/jazz guitarist and a central part of the Canterbury scene.

He was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire. Self-taught on guitar, Miller formed his first band, Delivery, at age 17, which backed blues musicians playing at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.[2] In the 1970s he was a founding member of Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North and National Health. In later years he was a member of Short Wave (with Hugh Hopper, Pip Pyle, and Didier Malherbe), and In Cahoots with Richard Sinclair, Elton Dean, Peter Lemer, and Pip Pyle.[3] In 2005 and 2006, Miller toured with a re-united Hatfield and the North. Miller also performed and recorded extensively in solo projects.

Miller died on 18 October 2017 in London from cancer.[2]


Bands and collaborations that Miller played in (1966–2005)
Year Artist Title
1970 Carol Grimes & Delivery Fools Meeting
1972 Caravan Waterloo Lily
1972 Matching Mole Matching Mole
1972 Matching Mole Little Red Record
1973 Coxhill/Miller Miller/Coxhill
1974 Hatfield and the North Hatfield & the North
1975 Hatfield and the North The Rotters’ Club
1978 National Health National Health
1978 National Health Of Queues and Cures
1980 Hatfield and the North Afters
1982 Gowen/Miller/Sinclair/Tomkins Before A Word Is Said
1982 National Health D.S. Al Coda
1986 Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Up from the Dark
1987 Phil Miller Cutting Both Ways
1988 Geoff Leigh and Frank Wuyts From Here to Drums
1988 Phil Miller Split Seconds
1990 National Health Complete
1991 Phil Miller/In Cahoots Live 1986–1989
1991 Phil Miller Digging In
1992 Phil Miller/Fred Baker Double Up
1993 Phil Miller/In Cahoots Live in Japan
1993 Hatfield and the North Live 90
1993 Short Wave Short Wave Live
1994 Phil Miller/In Cahoots Recent Discoveries
1994 Matching Mole BBC Radio 1 In Concert
1994 Robert Wyatt Flotsam Jetsam (Matching Mole)
1995 Miller + Hopper Unsettled Scores
1996 National Health Missing Pieces
1996 Phil Miller/In Cahoots Parallel
1998 Pip Pyle 7 Year Itch
1999 Mark Hewins Rebela
2001 In Cahoots Out of the Blue
2003 Phil Miller/In Cahoots All That
2005 Hatfield and the North Hatwise Choice
2006 Hatfield and the North Hattitude
2006 Phil Miller/In Cahoots Conspiracy Theories
2011 Phil Miller/In Cahoots Mind Over Matter



  1. ^ "Canterbury Legend Phil Miller Remembered". 19 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Boyle, Doug (29 December 2017). "Phil Miller obituary" – via
  3. ^ Dorsch, Jim. "Phil Miller: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 May 2010.

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