Phil Miller

Phil Miller

English guitarist born January 22, 1949 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.
Phil Miller is a self-taught musician, he started to play guitar at age 15 under the influence of the great blues guitarists of the 50's, but during the 60's discovered rock and jazz, which he integrated into his playing. Miller was educated at Lexton School (near Corby), then Cambridge Technical College.

Miller's first band, Delivery, was formed in 1966, when he was 17 with his brother Steve on piano, Pip Pyle on drums, and Jack Monk on bass. Later on, they were joined by Lol Coxhill, and Monk was replaced by Roy Babbington in 1969. With singer Carol Grimes, Delivery recorded the album Fool's Meeting in 1970 which included the first compositions of Phil Miller.
In late 1970, Delivery split. The Miller brothers joined Lol Coxhill in a new project with vocalist Judy Dyble, which they called DC & The MBs (for "Dyble, Coxhill and the Miller Brothers"), but the project ended when Steve Miller left to join Caravan and, shortly thereafter, Phil was asked by Robert Wyatt to take part in Matching Mole, which recorded two mostly-instrumental records before calling it quits.

Delivery was then briefly resurrected, gradually shuffling its personnel until it turned into Hatfield and the North in 1972. After an extended settling-in period, Hatfield finally got to work recording, with Miller providing looser, more improvisation-based pieces to counterpoint the group's more rigidly structured material. The band only completed 2 records itself before spliting in 1975. The guitarist then moved on with fellow Hatfield players Stewart and Pip Pyle to create the band National Health, an outline of which had been suggested when Hatfield had merged with the band Gilgamesh for two performances in 1973. National Health released two records before disbanding in 1980. A brief reunion of the band took place in 1981 to record a tribute to keyboardist Alan Gowen after his death that same year.

In 1982 Phil Miller founded the band In Cahoots, which has continued to be his primary musical outlet ever since. Both in and out of Cahoots, Miller has continued to collaborate with many of his ex-Hatfield and the North/National Health bandmates, and has also toured as a duo with guitarist Fred Baker.
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Phil Miller Discography


JP 2007 Alan GowenPhil MillerRichard SinclairTrevor Tomkins Alan GowenPhil MillerRichard SinclairTrevor Tomkins - Before A Word Is Said (Album) Europa Records JP 2007 US 1982 Sell This Version
IMP 18615 Phil Miller Cutting Both Ways (Album) Impetus Records IMP 18615 UK 1987 Sell This Version
RECK 8 Phil Miller Split Seconds (Album) Reckless Records (2) RECK 8 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MANTRA 060 Phil Miller / In Cahoots Phil Miller / In Cahoots - Live 86-89 (Album) Mantra MANTRA 060 France 1991 Sell This Version
Rune 34 CD Phil Miller Digging In (Album) Virgin, Virgin Japan Rune 34 CD US 1991 Sell This Version
CD1CD Phil Miller / Fred Baker* Phil Miller / Fred Baker* - Double Up (Album) Crescent Discs CD1CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
CD2CD Phil Miller / In Cahoots Phil Miller / In Cahoots - Live In Japan(CD, Album) Crescent Discs CD2CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
CD3CD Phil Miller / In Cahoots Phil Miller / In Cahoots - Recent Discoveries(CD, Album) Crescent Discs CD3CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
CD4CD Phil Miller / In Cahoots Phil Miller / In Cahoots - Parallel(CD, Album) Crescent Discs CD4CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
CD5CD Phil Miller / In Cahoots Phil Miller / In Cahoots - Out Of The Blue (Album) Crescent Discs CD5CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
CD8CD Phil Miller / In Cahoots Phil Miller / In Cahoots - Conspiracy Theories (Album) Crescent Discs CD8CD UK 2007 Sell This Version
CD9CD Phil Miller / In Cahoots Phil Miller / In Cahoots - Mind Over Matter(CD, Album) Crescent Discs CD9CD UK 2011 Sell This Version
BA 323 CD Ferdinando Faraò & Artchipel Orchestra Featuring Phil Miller Ferdinando Faraò & Artchipel Orchestra Featuring Phil Miller - Never Odd Or Even(CD, Album) Music Center BA 323 CD Italy 2012 Sell This Version
HST247CD Hugh Hopper & Phil Miller Hugh Hopper & Phil Miller - Heart To Heart (Volume 5)(CD, Album) Gonzo Multimedia HST247CD UK 2014 Sell This Version

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