25 Players Who Are Changing Guitar - Australian Guitar Magazine


 
'it takes an impossibly gifted player to improvise independent melodies, harmonies, and bass lines all at the same time - while maintaining an impeccable groove. Australia’s Adam Miller is one such rare phenomenon'
- Premier Guitar Magazine


 
'Perhaps most impressive is his unerring focus on melody' - Minor7th.com


'a relentless propulsive groove that is downright danceable' - Acoustic Guitar Magazine


'Not only does he own the groove, he takes polyphonic playing - with independent bass lines, melody, harmony, and even improvised solos - to incredible heights' - Guitar Player Magazine


'players will shake their heads at the precision, technical facility and sheer verve' - AcousticUK


'you'd swear there are at least two guitarist playing - this is one acoustic album worth turning up LOUD' - Rhythms Australia


Top 10 ESSENTIAL Albums of 2012 - Acoustic Guitar Magazine


‘His music is groove oriented, highly melodic and just plain fun. Coupled with incredible technique and a knack for writing a catchy tune, Miller has everything it takes to be a world-wide success' - GUITAR INTERNATIONAL



'Approaching his guitar as if each of its six strings were a separate instrument, fingerstyle guitarist Adam Miller is a groove machine, creating a sound that invites comparisons to Tuck Andress and Charile Hunter' - Acoustic Guitar Magazine.  It’s this talent that has seen him play with Les Paul, Tommy Emmanuel, Matt Schofield, Charlie Hunter, Adam Levy, Tony McManus, Jim Black, Ben Gillies (Silverchair), and the list continues....


With a completely unique approach to the guitar, Adam's music is groovy and approachable, whilst having a melodic sophistication that only comes from years of cross genre hopping. His tendency to include complex rhythms, 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.


Miller's 5th studio album, ‘Shifting Units’ is a huge offering of original compositions played on both acoustic and electric guitars, presented in two halves, ‘Shifting Units – With Friends’ and ‘Shifting Units – Solo’. ‘Shifting Units’ features the same original compositions essentially recorded twice.

The solo album features Miller playing solo on both acoustic and electric guitar with no overdubs, with only some creative loop and delay use on the haunting 'Prayer For Bel'. The other half of the album features Miller with his ‘friends’, ensembles made up of Australia’s cream of the the crop jazz and blues musicians.

Shifting Units’ will be a sonic adventure of sorts for listeners new to discovering Miller. “A lot of the time I play live with a band, especially in Australia, in a way the idea behind ‘Shifting Units’ was to complete the picture of how I compose and perform music” says Miller who is predominantly recognised as a solo acoustic artist. Drawing upon jazz, blues, finger-style and country, Miller’s incredible and versatile talent as a player, composer and arranger is clearly cemented on the album.

Australian Fingerstyle Champion (2002), Miller has played an array of International & National festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Australian Blues Festival, A Day On The Green, Jazz In The Vines, and the Woodstock, Melbourne, and Adelaide International Guitar Festivals. He is a regular artist at NAMM (Los Angeles & Nashville) and Musikmesse (Germany) shows where he plays for some of the world’s most respected guitar companies and luthiers. He has also done two tours to Afghanistan performing for the Australian & Allied Forces.

Miller has featured in magazines such as Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Premier Guitar, Acoustic UK, Australian Guitar, and Australian Musician. In 2013 his album "Delayed" was named in the top 10 Albums of 2012 by the 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.

Adam juggles his time between international travels & Australia where he lectures in Jazz and Contemporary Guitar at the University Of Newcastle.

He is an endorser of Nik Huber Guitars, Traugott Guitars, Thorell Guitars, Two-Rock Amplifiers, Analysis Plus Cables, Seymour Duncan Pickups, and D’Addario Strings.



PRESS

Premier Guitar Magazine December 2014 - Feature Interview
Guitar Player Magazine January 2014 - Feature Interview
Australian Guitar Magazine 2013 - "25 Players Who Are Changing Guitar"
Acoustic Guitar February 2013 - "Best Albums of 2012"
Acoustic Guitar January 2012 - "Private Lesson" Article and Interview
VIDEOS

Sunday Telegraph (Australia) March 2013 - Afghanistan Tour
Guitar Player October 2012 - Feature Lesson VIDEOS
Guitar International December 2010 - Interview
Premier Guitar February 2010 - Youtube Feature

ALBUM REVIEWS

Minor7th.com
Acoustic Guitar
Minor7th.com
Rhythms Australia
Acoustic UK
Reverb