Label: SOAR records
from Victoria BC
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Singer/Songwriter, Derek Miller, was born and raised on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. His upcoming release, Truth For Mercy, is a perfect amalgamation of influences culled throughout his 14 years of performing. Blues based rock inspired by the likes of Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Hank Williams Sr. is how his music is best described.
Derek’s live performance strikes a contrast between the dark, soul searching messages in his music and his light hearted enthusiasm and vitality. All of this is presented with an air of feeling totally comfortable on stage playing music… like he was born explicitly to write, sing and play.
Having performed at showcases, the occasional opening act solo slot and many show in his own right, Derek has been brought to the attention of veteran and well respected musicians, such as Daniel Lanois, Robbie Robertson and Buffy Ste. Marie. He opened for Buffy on a series of theatre concerts where he wowed crowds with songs from his debut five song EP CD entitled Sketches. In 1999, this EP won him a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Male Artist. During the same year, Derek moved to Arizona where he co-produced the Keith Secola and the Wild Band of Indians Fingermonkey release. This inadvertently won a Native American Music Award in 2000 for Best Independent Album.