"...and just how should I use this, how should I live? They turned to me and said we've
given you this Gift........I know what this means." - from Dan Miller- 'The Gift'
'The Gift' is about destiny, about knowing what your life means and why you are alive.
Dan Miller is a dedicated and gifted musician from Hampton, NH and feels he is alive to bring music to the world. He's been playing guitar for over 11 years. He is strongly devoted to his music and hopes to acquire a recording contact in the near future. His influences include such notable acts as Deftones, Staind, Korn, Metallica, Creed, Testament and guitar virtuosos Marty Friedman and Jason Becker.
Dan has aimed his creative fire at a career as a solo artist after the breakup of his previous band Beautiful Madness(1992-1995) with whom he played shows at many area clubs.
After a few technical setbacks, Dan has completed his debut solo album titled 'The Gift'. The album features Dan on a 7-string ESP, plus all bass, vocal, and drum programming tracks. It is an intense blend of heavy riffs and melodic solos with honest and emotional vocals that range from a clean melodic tone to a bonecrunching distortion. On stage, Dan performs all rhythm and lead guitars and vocals to his own prerecorded drum and bass tracks while he continues to search for a live backup band.
In some recent reviews, NH tunes wrote, "The Gift is a wide-angle look at life which offers great content, originality and raw talent." Northeast Local Rock says, "Dan Miller is a 'gifted' guitarist whose songs are moving and catchy with some nice guitar work to go with them." And Boston Soundcheck says Dan "has a truly outstanding ear for melody and songcraft".
Dan has used the internet as a valuable marketing tool and has performed well in many online contests:
www.mp3.com - more than 1300 song downloads in 9 month
and is featured on 13 online radio stations.
www.icast.com - (with WBCN - Boston) after 1 month, ended
up in 5th place with 793 votes and a 4.72 rating out of a possible 5.0.
Dan has had very positive response with the public and he receives a constant flow of email from new fans throughout the United States and other countries with comments such as:
"We really like the sound that you have going on; and we
believe that the public would too."
- Relative Music,Washington
"Cool music! Keep in touch."
- Joe from the band Snagglepuss
"Cool music. I've been hearing alot about it. Keep in
"I'm adding 'cold'. it's great. I'm a metal dj for a
college radio station, WXJM in Harrisonburg, Va."
"Dan, ::applause:: ...I just checked out your
MP3's....I'm impressed man......way to go"
Radio Stations currently playing Dan Miller's music:
WHEB 100.3 fm, Portsmouth,NH.
WGIR 101.1 fm, Manchester,NH.
WXJM 88.7 fm, Harrisonburg, VA.
Radioboston.com - covers Boston and New England
KNAC.com - major online radio station out of
Dan also had his song, "Cold", picked to be included in the Portsmouth, NH based 'Sonic Assembly' compilation CD which helped raise money for Portsmouth's teen center.
All in all, Dan Miller's debut album, The Gift, "contains strong beats combined with good melody and guitar riffs"(- NH tunes) which should make the album worthy of a listening ear not only from a growing fan base but also from record labels and other music professionals.
For more info, mp3 downloads and news go to his official website at www.danmillersite.com.
Record Labels, Radio, Management, Musicians or other interest please mail or email.
P.O. Box 1252, Hampton, NH 03843-1252
Check out the artist's website:
2. The Gift
3. Waste of Life
7. The First Gate
8. No Friend of Mine - Weak
10. Through the Stone