Adam Miller performs on Sunday August 4 at 12.30pm on the Exclusively Acoustic Stage
He also joins Nick Charles’ World of Acoustic Guitar Jam at 1.40pm straight after on the Marsh Mezzanine Stage
With a unique approach to the guitar, Adam Miller’s music is groovy and approachable, whilst having a melodic sophistication that only comes from years of cross genre hopping. His inclusion of complex rhythms and dissonant haunting phrases, combined with breathtaking riffs and melodies are his signature. His jazz influenced style with finger-picking mastery creates a improvisation filled live performance that is beautifully unpredictable. This has seen him share stages with Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, Matt Schofield, Russell Morris, Charlie Hunter, Adam Levy, Tony McManus, Jim Black, Ben Gillies (Silverchair), and the list continues….
Following a relentless international touring schedule the past few years which has seen him perform in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Japan, & Australia, Adam Miller has just released his new album THE DEFINING OF SUCCESS in March 2018.
Featuring 10 all new tracks, Adam has chosen his regular trio of Mitch Cairns (Russell Morris, Leo Sayer, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont) on Bass, and Dom ‘Donnie’ Borzestowski (Gang Of Youths) on Drums to be the focus on this album. The trio has honed its skills since becoming the regular lineup following the release of Shifting Units in 2014. Whilst everyone’s other tour schedules are hard to juggle, there had been just enough time in the past year to get together to record. Slide guitar melodist & frequent collaborator Jason Lowe also features on 2 tracks.
The songs, which really take the focus on this record, have been in regular cycle at Miller’s shows for the past year. This means they’ve had time to grow and be refined into the tight arrangements presented on the recording.
‘THE DEFINING OF SUCCESS is the idea that success is always changing, and with rapid progression in the current world. I feel that the definition of success is very personal and one that needs to be constantly re-evaluated, hence the use of the word DEFINING – meaning it will always evolve! It’s hard as you get older to see people around you achieving certain life goals and feeling like you’re so far behind. I have to personally keep my DEFINING in check and this record is about that. The songs are very specific one word titles relating to simple ideas that could propel me, hold me back, or keep me grounded, and the songs stemmed out of these feelings in the moment. I’m hoping that these titles will help people to connect with the melodies and grooves and allow them to explore there own personal adventure in life!’
Australian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion (2002), Miller has played an array of International Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival Canada, Woodstock Guitar Festival USA, Guitar Masters Wroclaw Poland, Lancaster Music Festival UK, Karel Music Expo Italy, The NAMM Show USA, Artisan Guitar Show USA, Holy Grail Guitar Show Germany, Musikmesse Germany, Australian Blues Festival, A Day On The Green, Jazz In The Vines, Melbourne Guitar Festival, Adelaide International Guitar Festival, & Newcastle Jazz Festival. He also travelled to Afghanistan twice to perform for the Australian & Allied Forces.
Miller has had feature articles in Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Premier Guitar, Acoustic UK, Australian Guitar, and Australian Musician. In 2013 his album “Delayed” named in the top 10 Albums of 2012 by US Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He was also named on of the top 25 Future Legends in Australian Guitar Magazine. In 2010 Miller was named “Guitarist Deserving Wider Recognition” by US based magazine, Guitar International.
Having released 6 independent Solo Albums to date that have all gone on to international acclaim, Miller is also signed to USA video tuition Label ‘TrueFire’, and lectures in Jazz and Contemporary Guitar at the University Of Newcastle.
He is an endorser of Nik Huber Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, Traugott Guitars, Thorell Guitars, Two-Rock Amplifiers, Henriksen Amplifiers, Analysis Plus Cables, Seymour Duncan Pickups, and D’Addario Strings.