Dominic Miller (born 21 March 1960) is an Argentinian-born guitarist who has spent much of his career as a sideman for Sting. He has also released several solo albums.
At Pori Jazz, 2006
|Born||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Genres||Rock, pop, classical, jazz|
|Labels||Naim, Decca, ACT, Q-rious, ECM|
Miller was born in Hurlingham, Argentina to an Irish mother and an American father who worked for Johnson Wax. When he was ten, his family moved to Racine, Wisconsin, where the Johnson headquarters was located, and moved to London two years later. Returning to Racine, at fifteen, he performed publicly for the first time at a club in Racine as the only white person in a soul music band. He moved to London and studied at Guildhall School of Music, then returned to the U.S. and took a summer course at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He also took lessons from Brazilian guitarist Sebastião Tapajós.
In the 1980s, Miller toured as a guitarist for World Party and King Swamp. As a session musician he recorded with the Pretenders, Phil Collins, Paul Young, and Level 42. Since 1991, he has recorded and toured with Sting. He co-wrote the hit song "Shape of My Heart" with Sting. He released his debut solo album, First Touch, in 1995, followed by Second Nature and Third World.
- 1995 First Touch (EarthBeat)
- 1999 Second Nature
- 2002 New Dawn with Neil Stacey (Naim)
- 2004 Shapes (Decca)
- 2005 Third World (Alula)
- 2006 Fourth Wall (Q-rious)
- 2008 In a Dream with Peter Kater (Points of Light)
- 2010 November (Q-rious)
- 2012 5th House (Q-rious)
- 2014 Ad Hoc (Q-rious)
- 2016 Hecho en Cuba with Manolito Simonet (Q-rious)
- 2017 Silent Light (ECM)
- 2019 Absinthe (ECM)
As sideman or guestEdit
With Richard Wright
- Broken China (1996)
With Mark Hollis
- Mark Hollis (1998)
With Chris Botti
With Julia Fordham
With Vlado Georgiev
With King Swamp
With Level 42
With Eddi Reader
- Mirmama (1992)
- Candyfloss and Medicine (1996)
- The Soul Cages (1991)
- Ten Summoner's Tales (1993)
- Mercury Falling (1996)
- Brand New Day (1999)
- Sacred Love (2003)
- Songs from the Labyrinth (2006)
- If on a Winter's Night... (2009)
- Symphonicities (2010)
- The Last Ship (2013)
- 57th & 9th (2016)
With William Topley
- Black River (1997)
- Mixed Blessing (1998)
- Spanish Wells (1999)
- Sea Fever (2005)
- Phil Collins, ...But Seriously (1989)
- Paul Young, Other Voices (1990)
- The Pretenders, Packed! (1990)
- Manu Katché, It's About Time (1992)
- World Party, Bang! (1993)
- Chuck Loeb, Simple Things (1994)
- Manu Dibango, Wakafrika (1994)
- Vinnie Colaiuta, Vinnie Colaiuta (1994)
- The Chieftains, The Long Black Veil (1995)
- Jimmy Nail, Crocodile Shoes II (1996)
- Mango, Come l'acqua (1996)
- Richard Wright, Broken China (1996)
- Tina Turner, Wildest Dreams (1996)
- Wendy Moten, Life's What You Make It (1996)
- A. R. Rahman, Vande Mataram (1997)
- Beth Nielsen Chapman, Sand and Water (1997)
- Kami Lyle, Blue Cinderella (1997)
- John Tesh, Guitar by the Fire (1998)
- Beverley Craven, Mixed Emotions (1999)
- Kim Richey, Glimmer (1999)
- Alejandro Lerner, Si Quieres Saber Quien Soy (2000)
- Blossom Dearie, Blossom's Planet (2000)
- David Lanz, East of the Moon (2000)
- Youssou N'Dour, Joko (2000)
- Marc Lavoine, Marc Lavoine (2001)
- Ronan Keating, Ronan (2001)
- Gabin Dabiré Tieru (2002)
- Lesley Garrett, The Singer (2003)
- Trijntje Oosterhuis, Trijntje Oosterhuis (2003)
- Conner Reeves, Earthbound (2004)
- Novocento, Surrender (2009)
- Katie Melua, The House (2010)
- Arias, L. (6 October 2015). "Guitarist Dominic Miller to present his solo work in Costa Rica". The Tico Times. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
- Miller, Dominic. "Q&A session". www.dominicmiller.com. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
- Mead, David (2 October 2015). "One for the road: Dominic Miller". Music Radar. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- Giles, Jeff (16 June 2010). "Sting's guitarist Dominic Miller is a Renaissance man". Riverfront Times. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
- Gable, Christopher (2008). The Soul Cages. The Words and Music of Sting. p. 55. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
- Little, Guy (24 April 2014). "Dominic Miller | Acoustic Magazine". Acoustic Magazine. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 366. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "Dominic Miller | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 August 2016.