Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Mad Dogs and Englishmen was a unique collaboration between Gary Miller and Glenn Miller of The Whisky Priests and Joseph Porter of Blyth Power.


Combining Gary and Joseph's songwriting and vocals together with Glenn's inventive accordion arrangements, this ground-breaking all-acoustic trio proved highly original and inspired during its two-year existence. Mad Dogs and Englishmen never progressed beyond a side project for all involved but the trio still performed a total of 33 concerts in England, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.

Released in 2000, 'Going Down With Alice', (Whippet Records WPTCD20), the trio's sole release, captured their spontaneity and unique vision, and features some of Gary’s finest songs, including ‘A Rich Seam’ and ‘Seven Hills’, as well as a reworking of ‘Full Circle’ (the last song recorded by The Whisky Priests, for the compilation CD A Full Head of Steam) featuring Joseph on lead vocals.


“Porter and the Millers actually write great songs with words that mean something and are usually substantially rooted. This reminds you how subtle these guys actually are.” (Simon Jones, Folk Roots)


“This collaboration draws the template for what folk-rock could and should be in a world anxiously wrestling with newfound fashions and freedoms… should generate a tremendous buzz and excitement as well as positioning them to build upon their previous successes.” (Geoff Wall, Folk on Tap)

 

Gig History

The following is a complete list of concert performances by Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

(*) = supporting The Whisky Priests

(**) = supporting Blyth Power

DATE


2000


January 15

August 01

October 13

October 15

October 17

October 19

October 20

October 21

October 23

October 24


2001


April 07

May 03

May 06

May 18

July 20

September 01

September 06

September 09

September 13

September 15

November 23

November 24

November 25

November 26

November 28

November 30

December 01

December 02

December 02

December 03

December 12

December 14

December 16 

COUNTRY




England

England

Austria

Austria

Austria

Austria

Austria

Austria

Netherlands

Netherlands




England

England

England

England

England

England

England

England

England

England

Netherlands

Germany

Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands

England

England

England

England

TOWN/CITY




Hebden Bridge

Stockton-on-Tees

Ried im Innkreis

Wien (Vienna)

Linz

Innsbrück

Breitenbach

Hoechst

Leeuwarden

Terneuzen




Hensall

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Leeds

Penzance

St Helens

Southwick

London

Bath

Leeds

Leighton Buzzard

Vlissingen

Oberhausen

Breda

Eindhoven

Deventer

Leeuwarden

Tilburg

Bergeyk

Venlo

Oxford

London

Winchester

Burnley

VENUE




Trades Club (unofficial debut gig, project un-named)

Riverside Festival (official debut gig)

Kik (*)

B72 (*)

Kapu (*)

Utopia (*)

Kulturzelt (*)

QV Stadel (*)

Gloppe (*)

Kalashnikov (*)




Folk Club

The Cooperage (with Mick Tyas)

New Roscoe (**)

The Acorn, ‘The Little Festival’ (*)

The Citadel

The Barn Theatre

The Verge (*)

The Bell

The Grove

The Whetasheaf

Groen Licht

Centro

Bierreclame Museum

Burgers

Burgerweeshuis

Gloppe

Clancy’s

Rik’s Cafe

Shannon’s

Wheatsheaf

Acton ‘Roots Focus’ at The King’s Head

Railway Tavern (*)

Red Triangle (Final gig)