Whippet Records is an independent record label based in County Durham, UK. Founded in 1988 by twin brothers Gary Miller & Glenn Miller, initially to release their own recordings. This includes numerous releases by their internationally-acclaimed folk-rock band The Whisky Priests, as well as various collaborations, Gary's solo works, and other related material.
The label's debut release was The Whisky Priests 'No Chance' 12" EP (WPT1) in 1988 with distribution through Red Rhino and The Cartel.
As The Whisky Priests and Whippet Records developed and grew in conjunction with each other, the label expanded and built a network of international distributors for releasing its products worldwide.
When The Whisky Priests ceased recording and touring in 2002, Gary continued working full-time in the music industry in various capacities throughout the following years, as a solo performer and recording artist, music industry tutor and lecturer, music agent, community arts practitioner and artistic collaborator as well as continuing as Director of Whippet Records.
2018 saw a major relaunch for Whippet Records...
Many new and exciting projects were developed and launched under the Whippet Records umbrella, including the epic-scale 'Mad Martins' and other major projects, such as 'From Coalfield to Battlefield', 'Northern Grit' and 'The Butcher Baronet', as well as The Whisky Priests Reunion, which was heralded by a European Tour alongside the release of 'Bloody Well Everything! (The Complete Works [1985-2000])', a comprehensive 12-Disc CD Box Set.
Whippet Records expanded further with the establishing of two subsidiary projects : -
Whippet Workshops - offering a wide range of high quality community arts projects specialising in songwriting and illustration.
Whippet Lodge - an idyllic country cottage, perfectly situated in a stunning and inspiring area of the Scottish Borders to provide the perfect creative retreat for artists, photographers, musicians and songwriters alike, as well as holiday-makers seeking a calm and relaxing hideaway.