Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
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Welcome to my Blog. Here I will be posting a range of stories, video clips, new songs, as well as general news updates and more. I hope you enjoy reading it...

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New Album planned

Posted on 9 September, 2020 at 9:10

To tie in with my upcoming tour with Johnny Campbell (see below), I am aiming to get into the studio by the end of the year to begin work on a new solo album - exiting times ahead!





'True North' Tour with Johnny Campbell

Posted on 9 September, 2020 at 8:55

I am delighted to officially announce that I am currently scheduling a European Tour for February 2021 in collaboration with my great friend Johnny Campbell and hope to bring further news and updates on this exciting venture soon...


 

Johnny Campbell / Gary Miller - "Two Northern Men, One European Journey!"

'True North' Double-Header European Tour 11th - 28th February 2021




Further Information - HERE.

Booking Enquiries - HERE.




'Teesside Memories'

Posted on 8 September, 2020 at 9:05

I recently contributed an article to Point Blank Teesside for editor Steve Blank and his ongoing series of 'Teesside Memories', in which I recall memories of a few Whisky Priests gigs on Teesside over the years).




You can read the article on Page 37 of Issue 21 by following the link HERE.

Whippet Lodge - "We're Good To Go"!

Posted on 26 August, 2020 at 8:30

Since July, our holiday let cottage Whippet Lodge has finally been allowed to reopen for business. We have been officially recognised as "Good To Go" by the COVID-19 Industry Standard.


Helen and me are looking forward to welcome new visitors to the cottage and carrying out a few improvements between guests...






'A Boy's Own Story' - New Artwork for New Song

Posted on 3 August, 2020 at 8:45

Helen has completed a great new banner illustration to represent a new song of mine - 'A Boy's Own Story'...



 


A BOY'S OWN STORY



For many years, it stood the test

Giving warmth and peace and rest

It nurtured love, it deadened pain

It inspired passion, it fostered gain

They closed its doors on a day of rain

It was never to be seen again

All its contents and knowledge gone

Except for memories that linger on


 

Black fire dancing through the trees

The weeping world is on its knees

Choking on the ash and smoke

But it cannot fix what never broke

For what has passed was meant to be

It was fated naturally

But its route was altered by human hands

Hateful minds, deceitful plans


 

Little boy hurting, little girl lost

Each one counting their personal cost

Slight the ferryman, pay off the clowns

Disperse the fog that shadows the downs


 

Two stars danced round a black hole

Heel to heel and toe to toe

Hand in hand and fist to fist

Good and bad both came of this

They tried to beat Eternity

With a Principle of Uncertainty

It tripped them up eventually

One spiraled in but one broke free


 

The Duke of York marched his men

To the top of the hill and down again

Many battles fought along the way

But they lived to fight another day

Then the days grew long, while the men grew fat

Their hands grew idle, well fancy that!

Until they deserted on a fickle breeze

Now they fight as mercenaries


 

Little boy hurting, little girl lost

Each one counting their personal cost

Slight the ferryman, pay off the clowns

Disperse the fog that shadows the downs

 


There is no Heaven, there is no Hell

There’s just the contents of a wishing well

My coin is stuck halfway down

Caught in limbo, a lonely town

I’m treading water over shifting sands

Clinging on with arthritic hands

Cup your hands, give me a bunk

Lift me up, I’m almost sunk


 

The sky’s a blinding radiant jewel

The air is thick with precious fuel

Grasping the moment, I breathe it in

I know at last that I can win

Now I’ve got you by my side

I’m unafraid, I need not hide

The spell is broken, the bonds are gone

I’ve burned my baggage, I’m moving on


 

Sweep up the anguish, tie it all in

To a little bin bag that’s weak and thin

That’s all it takes to get rid of the waste

Do it with resolve if not in haste


 

Little boy hurting, little girl lost

Each one counting their personal cost

Slight the ferryman, pay off the clowns

Disperse the fog that shadows the downs


 

 

(Gary Miller)

 

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The Butcher Baronet - New artwork

Posted on 12 January, 2020 at 16:15

I am delighted to be able to unveil Helen's fantastic new artwork for 'The Butcher Baronet (A Folk Rock Opera)'...



DLI EP - Review in FATEA Magazine

Posted on 12 January, 2020 at 13:50

Thank you to David Kidman for his wonderful review of my DLI EP, describing it as a "profoundly moving emotional experience", in the fabulous FATEA Magazine. It's also great to see my friends and musical collaborators Iain Petrie and Ferryhill Town Band also getting suitable and well-earned recognition for their respective contributions...


You can read the full review HERE.




Now taking bookings for solo gigs in 2020 and beyond

Posted on 23 November, 2019 at 5:45

Interview in RnR Magazine

Posted on 22 November, 2019 at 13:20

There is a really interesting and informative 2½ page interview with me, looking back on my 30-year career as well as looking forward to future projects and endeavours, in the latest RnR Magazine (November/December 2019 - Volume 2: Issue 78), which I've really enjoyed reading. Coincidentally, it is now 30 years since my band The Whisky Priests featured in the very first issue of the fledgling 'Rock 'n' Reel', as RnR was orginally known. It's really humbling to be given such a prominent feature which not only shows respect and acknowledgment towards myself but also all the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that my twin brother and I put into everything we achieved with The Whisky Priests throughout many years and amidst the constant upheaval of line-up changes amongst other trials and tribulations against the odds. I'm mightily proud of everything I've done in the last 30 years and it's always a delight to have my work recognised and appreciated. Huge thanks to editor Sean McGhee and interviewer Ian Croft and congratulations on reaching the 30th anniversary of such an important and influential magazine - Cheers Guys! Onwards and upwards all round!!


   






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