A blend of precision and raw emotion, Adam Miller interweaves percussive rhythms, complex bass lines and intricate melodies all played simultaneously on the one guitar! It is this talent that has seen him perform with guitar innovator and inventor Les Paul in New York City, the ‘Certified Guitar Player’ Tommy Emmanuel across Australia and the USA, and trade licks with jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter. Miller won the 2002 Australian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, and has performed at major Australian festivals including A Day On The Green, Jazz In The Vines, and the Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
2008 sees the release of Adam Miller’s ‘Out Of My Hands’, an album recorded primarily live in the studio. Miller’s polyphonic acoustic guitar parts weave between the electric bass (Peter Gray) and drums (Nic Cecire) to create a sound that seems impossible for just three people. The grooves and intensity of playing are completely unexpected from an acoustic guitar. “I love that with an acoustic guitar, what you put in is what you get out. And without the distractions of amplification and effects I found I could concentrate more on the music I was making.”
Adam Miller’s songs are bluesy, soulful, and heartfelt, drawing influence from guitar greats Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Charlie Hunter, John Scofield, Eric Clapton, Tommy Emmanuel, Martin Taylor, Bill Frissell, and superb contemporary songwriters like John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Ben Folds, Fiona Apple, Damien Rice, and Eagle-Eye Cherry.
3. Straight Forward
4. Finding Home
5. Rushing In
7. Out of my Hands
8. Holding Hearts
11. All I Need
Adam says : “I’m so proud to announce that my new album ‘Out Of My Hands’ is finally finished…This really has been a labour of love and has honestly been recorded quite a few times over the past few years.
The final album was recorded in a few days in July, August, and September 2008. It features myself playing acoustic guitar in a trio format with Peter Gray on electric bass and Nic Cecire on drums. These guys are both incredible musicians who I’ve looked up to for nearly as long as I’ve been playing. They brought their magic to each track. There’s also a solo song, and a duet with the composer extrordinaire Chris Harley playing piano. The final song is a little ditty I wrote on Ukulele (plus I play a few other instruments on it) and was very fortunate to have aquired a Cole Clark Ukelady to track it on.
The feel of the album is very raw and gritty, with plenty of honesty (mistakes)! I really do believe it will appeal to a range of music lovers and not just guitar heads – they just pick all my mistakes anyway.
I’m really looking forward to taking this out on the road over the next few months – primarily solo to begin with and then hopefully with a trio a bit down the track.
Thank you so much for your support and am excited to hear your feedback!”