Dominic Miller

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Dominic Miller and Sting at the Pori Jazz Festival 2006

Dominic Miller (born March 21, 1960 in Buenos Aires ) is a guitarist who is particularly known for his collaboration with Sting .

Musical career

Miller spent the first ten years of his life in Argentina before moving with his parents to Wisconsin , USA and later to London . Today he lives in Provence. At the age of 15 he learned to play the guitar . He later studied at the Guildhall School for Music in London, which after a while, despite working with interesting fellow students such as Nigel Kennedy or Mike Lindup (later Level 42 ), became too dry for him. He decided to seek his fortune as a studio musician.

Miller had his first noteworthy recording in the late 1980s with Phil Collins ' album "But Seriously ..." on which he played guitar and, for example, played guitar. B. wrote the characteristic guitar riff for "Another Day in Paradise". However, Miller only became really known through his collaboration with Sting, which has been ongoing since 1991 .

Through his acquaintance with Collins' producer Hugh Padgham, he came into contact with Sting, with whom he recorded the album The Soul Cages , which he had a decisive influence on. From then on, Miller was a permanent member of Sting's bands, both in the studio and on the world's touring. Sting often referred to it as "my right and my left hand" that "does everything my clumsy fingers can't play."

Miller's intros and solos have made many of Sting's hits unmistakable. As a co-composer he wrote melodies such as “ Shape of My Heart ”, which has appeared on the radio in countless cover versions since its release .

But other world hits also bear his signature, e.g. B. Ronan Keating's "You say it best" from the movie Notting Hill .

Some time ago, Dominic Miller worked regularly with the British singer Sarah Jane Morris (“Don't Leave Me This Way”, “ Me and Mrs. Jones ”) at concerts and recordings, and some lyrically and musically demanding compositions were created. In addition, he maintains his own band, which currently includes the bassist Nicolas Fiszman and the percussionist Miles Bould and tours mainly in Europe, South America and Asia. She primarily interprets Miller's own compositions.

The Argentine rock star Alejandro Lerner also likes to fall back on Miller's versatility, as happened on various albums and major concerts in Argentina.

In April 2017 Miller released an album on the German jazz label ECM, entitled Silent Light.


Chart positions
Explanation of the data
  UK 38 06/14/2003 (3 weeks)
Silent Light
  DE 97 04/14/2017 (1 week)
  DE 44 03/08/2019 (1 week)
  CH 75 03/10/2019 (1 week)


  • 1995 First Touch (Q-rious Music)
  • 1999 Second Nature (Q-rious Music)
  • 2002 New Dawn (m. Neil Stacey) (Naim)
  • 2003 Shapes (universal)
  • 2004 Third World (Q-rious Music)
  • 2006 Fourth Wall (Q-rious Music)
  • 2007 Heartbeats (compilation, released in Japan only) (WHD Entertainment Inc.)
  • 2008 In A Dream (m. Peter Kater) (Point Of Light Records / Q-rious Music)
  • 2010 November (Q-rious Music)
  • 2012 Fifth House (Q-rious Music)
  • 2014 Ad Hoc (Q-Rious Music)
  • 2017 Silent Light (ECM)
  • 2019 Absinthe (ECM)

Collaboration with other musicians

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Chart sources: DE CH UK US
  2. ^ Dominic: Discography. In: Dominic Miller. Retrieved March 5, 2019 (UK English).