About Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller started her career at seventeen, recording her first studio session with the Climax Blues Band. Having caught the bug, she joined her first band (signed to Chrysalis) a few months later, widely touring the UK. Her versatile voice and extensive range has secured her place on many popular recordings, including sessions for Candy Flip, Altern8, the Lotus Eaters, Pete Wylie & the Mighty Wah, and members of Simply Red. She appeared on Oceanic’s number two hit ‘Insanity’ and the Christian’s album, ‘Prodigal Sons’.
You can currently see her performing solo, as a vocalist/guitarist in her duo with Dan Machin, as vocalist with funk & soul outfit, Papa Funk & the Soul Dividers, and in her function band, The Licks. Sarah’s other performances include a Joni Mitchell review show, Both Sides Now, her extremely popular duo with Mr Will, her jazz quartet, SMJQ, and in all-female acoustic harmony trio, Grace. She also appears as vocalist/percussionist with popular Steely Dan review, Nearly Dan and is a longstanding guest with Midlands Rhythm & Blues outfit, The Barflys.
Her recent recording credits include a featured vocal on the Robbie Williams track ‘Break America’, BV’s for the critically acclaimed Long Dead Sevens CD ‘The White Waltz & Other Stories’, and B.V’s on the two well received Blues albums, “Chris Bevington & Friends” and “You’d Better Start Cookin”.
Sarah’s musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Kate Bush, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Chrissie Hynde, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and Patti Cathcart.
Sarah’s most memorable gigs include BV’s for Tony Christie at the Shleyerhalle, Stuttgart ( a 12,000 seater stadium), singing live on Radio 2, New Year’s Eve 2008, the Liverpool O2, and the magnificent Sage, Gateshead. She has also toured extensively in Germany, Holland, France, Spain, South East Asia, India and Malaysia.
Sarah plays a 2002 Taylor 315CE guitar with Fishman Pickup, a Black Nashville Telecaster and occasionally, her battered but much beloved 1972 Yamaha acoustic, Beryl.