Welcome to my blog, I hope you enjoy reading the content as much as I enjoy writing it. en-us Gary Miller and Mick Tyas I had a great afternoon today with my old musical partner in crime, the amazing Mick Tyas. We rehearsed a whole load of songs, including a host of Whisky Priests "classics" and obscurities, other back catalogue stuff, a few previously unrecorded songs, and other odds and sods that we just threw together on a whim - all with a view towards honing and expanding our repertoire for forthcoming Whisky Priests gigs in 2017 (more news on this coming soon) as well as potential material for acoustic duo shows (taking bookings now!!). Amidst all this mayhem, we even found time for an enjoyable little outdoor promotional photo shoot, during which we ran through an awkward first take of the old Whisky Priests chestnut 'William's Tale', with a camcorder set up on a tripod to capture it for posterity, false starts, warts and all! And here it is, "hot off the press" [N.B. - if we get a good response to the video, we may consider following it up with other songs, so please watch, like, comment, share, subscribe, etc]...

]]> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:33:37 +0000 'Mad Martins' Pre-Order


My exciting new project 'Mad Martins' is now available to pre-order from the official Mad Martins Bandcamp Page... well as from the official Gary Miller Bandcamp Page...


'Mad Martins' depicts the extraordinary lives and times of the notorious Martin brothers, William, Jonathan and John, who were born in the late Eighteenth Century in the South Tyne area of Northumberland...


William Martin (1772-1851) was born at The Towhouse, one of a group of old greystone cottages standing on a plateau half a mile west of Bardon Mill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, during a night of violent thunder and lightning on June 21st 1772. A philosopher, doggerel poet, pamphleteer, engraver and inventor; he aspired to be 'Renaissance Man' and aimed for the 'defeat of learned humbugs':

"Cheer up, you Northumberland and British Bards that can use the pen
And show your divine wisdom for the good of all men…
Cheer up, you Britons, your champion has the battle won,
All the world cannot penetrate the celestial armour he has him upon."

His many inventions included a Life Preserver, a Mechanical Horse, and a Flying Machine. Some of his discoveries and ideas came to him, like his brother Jonathan, in 'dreams and visions of the night'.


Jonathan Martin (1782-1838) from High Side, near Hexham, has gone down in history as 'the notorious incendiary' of York Minster. Six years in the Navy (both the Royal and the Merchant) when he was present at the Battle of Copenhagen, gave him a love of roving “which prevented him from settling down to regular employment”. A passionate religious fervour led him to indulge in frequent fits of rage against the clergy, coming to a head with his plot to assassinate the Bishop of Oxford and resulting in his committal as a lunatic at West Auckland and Gateshead Asylums, during which time his first wife died. Eventually released, after two escapes, he travelled to York where he issued dark warnings to the 'Clargy', accusing them of going to plays and balls, playing at cards, and drinking wine.

In Martin's own words: "Hear the word of the Lord Oh you blind Hipacrits, you Saarpents and Vipears of Hell, you wine Bibears and Beffe Yeaters, whose eyes stand out with Fatness… Oh repent for the Sourd of Justic's is at hand. J.M. our sincerest Friend.”

In the early morning of 2nd February 1829, he set fire to the Minster and was later confined in the Royal Bethlem Hospital (Bedlam) where he died in the same year that his son Richard committed suicide.


John Martin (1789-1854) was born July 19th 1789 in a one-roomed farm cottage at East Landends, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, thirteenth and youngest child of Fenwick and Isabella. Although the family was living in poverty, John became the first Martin to attend school. The progressive Haydon Bridge Grammar school provided him with free schooling, and his parents with a cheap form of childcare. He showed an early talent for drawing, utilising the schoolroom walls, the doors of the villagers, and the sandbanks of the River Tyne. An apprenticeship as a heraldic painter with a High Friar Street coach builder in Newcastle was his first taste of work before he headed for London, marrying there at the age of 19 before having a picture accepted at the Royal Academy and later becoming "Historical Landscape Painter to the Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold", as well as a noted book illustrator. Like his elder brother William, John was an 'all-rounder', devising sewage schemes for London and the Thames and proposals for railway systems, a lighthouse, floating harbour, and an 'Elastic Iron Ship'. He is most famous, however, as a New Romantic painter and mezzotint engraver, celebrated for his epic and melodramatic scenes of cataclysmic Biblical events crowded with tiny figures placed in vast architectural settings.

He paid Jonathan's legal expenses after the Minster fire and took Jonathan's son Richard into his family. He lived at Lindsey House in Chelsea where William died after spending the last few months of his life there.

John Martin died on the Isle of Man on February 17th, 1854.


'Mad Martins' is available as 50-track triple CD in deluxe book format, with free immediate full download, or in digital download format only.

Pre-order 'Mad Martins' here.

]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:14:26 +0000 'Mad Martins' Official Video Presentation Now for something truly special!...

I am pleased to announce and present a video presentation for my long-awaited major project 'Mad Martins'.

This project has been a long-time in the making and has been a real 'labour of love'. At long last the project is on the cusp of reaching fruition, so please check out the video presentation for an overview of what the project is all about. Pre-order details for the triple-CD and accompanying book are to follow soon, along with lots of other 'Mad Martins' news and relevent details/upates...

'Mad Martins' depicts the extraordinary lives and times of the notorious Martin brothers, William, Jonathan and John, who were born in the late Eighteenth Century in the South Tyne area of Northumberland.


Eldest brother, William was the self-styled ‘Natural Philosopher and Philosophical Conqueror of All Nations’, a doggerel poet, pamphleteer, engraver and inventor. Like his younger brothers, he aspired to be ‘Renaissance Man’ and aimed for the ‘defeat of learned humbugs’.


Jonathan Martin has gone down in history as ‘the notorious incendiary’ of York Minster. Frequent fits of rage against the clergy, including a plot to assassinate the Bishop of Oxford led to his committal to several lunatic asylums, from which he escaped twice before setting fire to York Minster in 1829, for which he was again committed to bedlam, where he later died.

Youngest brother, John, the eminent painter, engraver, town-planner and host, was, like his brother William, an 'all-rounder', devising sewage schemes for London, along with a number of other inventions but is most famous for his epic New Romantic paintings of Biblical scenes. One of these, 'Pandemonium', based on Milton's 'End Of The World', sold in 2003 for a record £1.65 million.


The story of the Martins is brought epically to life through a a two-and-half-hour performance in three separate acts, featuring an eclectic mix of wide-ranging and genre-busting songs, poems and narrative vignettes delivered with passion and commitment in a unique style.

'Mad Martins' has been a long time in the making but now, after many stops and starts and ups and downs along the way, the time finally seems right to release it on the world…

'Mad Martins' is to be released by Whippet Records as an epic 50-track triple CD presented as a lavishly packaged deluxe book containing lyrics to all the songs, poems and spoken word pieces, with additional inter-linking text and many beautiful images, including paintings, engravings, sketches and illustrations, further enhancing the story.

'Mad Martins' is also planned to be performed as a live show, combining songs, music, poetry and theatre, and featuring specially-made period costumes, props, accompanied by a pit orchestra of eclectic musicians, amid a backdrop of stunning images, all of which will contribute towards bringing the whole story to life.

]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:06:37 +0000 Burns Night Celebration 25th January 2017 On Thursday 25th January 2017, I had the pleasure of taking part in a private Burns Night Celebration, with lots of great friends in attendance (many of whom gave their own unique performances), organised by my friend and 'partner in creative crime'(!) Keith Armstrong, at the 'Redhouse', Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Beforehand, however, I managed a sneaky pint or two in 'The Botanist'...


As part of my contribution to the proceedings at 'The Redhouse', I gave a unique 'one-off' performance of the traditional Scottish folk song 'MacPherson's Lament' (a.k.a. 'MacPherson's Rant'), a version of the lyrics of which have been attributed to Robert Burns. The song tells the true story of the hanging of James ('Jamie') MacPherson, a Scottish outlaw. I specifically chose this song in honour of my good friend Heather Wood (née MacPherson), who was there on the night and is a living descendant of Jamie MacPherson.


Here is a partial clip (unfortunately the footage is incomplete and misses the end of the song but at least it preserves a small flavour of the night's event): -


And a great night was had by all!...

At the Redhouse on Burns Night
Left-to-right: - Gary Miller (me!), Keith Armstrong, Michael Stephenson (The Whisky Priests bass player).

]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:58:25 +0000 The Whisky Priests Digital Back Catalogue Reissues To tie in with The Whisky Priests imminent reunion, I am pleased to announce the digital re-issue of the band's back catalogue in its entirity. The majority of material is now available on all major platforms (the remainder will be available soon).

Here are some links, through various platforms, to The Whisky Priests download catalogue: -


The Whisky Priests on Amazon


The Whisky Priests on CD Baby


The Whisky Priests on Spotify

]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:56:04 +0000 The Whisky Priests New T-Shirt Design In preparation for the upcoming Whisky Priests reunion, I am pleased to announce the launch of a brand new Whisky Priests T-Shirt design (with further new merchandise to follow in due course).

The new T-Shirt is available to buy direct from The Whisky Priests Bandcamp Merchandise Page.


The 'Out On The Town All Night With The Ranting Lads' T-shirt is available as a white print on black shirt, in a variety of sizes, and in a choice of Men's/Unisex ...


... or Women's style ...



To order the Men's/Unisex version, click here.


To order the Women's version, click here.

]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:49:42 +0000 The Whisky Priests Reunion 2017 Following an 'unofficial' performance of The Whisky Priests at my 50th Birthday Party Celebration (with my twin brother Glenn), I am pleased to announce that a certain spark has been reunited and that the band will be reuniting for a series of offiicial live performances in 2017. 

In the meantime, check out the following photos, each featuring a recent reunion between ex-band members...


Glenn Miller, Michael Stephenson, Gary Miller


Paul Carless, Mick Tyas


Gary Miller, Mick Tyas

Michael Stephenson, Michael 'Sticks' Stoker, Gary Miller


Mick Tyas, Gary Miller Pete French


Michael Stephenson, Michael 'Sticks' Stoker, Gary Miller


Nick Thompson, Mick Tyas, Glenn Miller, Michael 'Sticks' Stoker, Gary Miller, Michael Stephenson, Kevin Wilson

]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:46:28 +0000 The Whisky Priests YouTube Channel I am pleased to announce the launch of the new Whisky Priests YouTube Channel at here

This channel has been established to be the definitive online repository for all archival and future video footage of the band. Selections from the archives will be uploaded on a regular basis and any future footage featuring the band will be uploaded as and when it is available. So, please take the time to 'Watch', 'Like' and 'Comment' on each video,'; Subscribe' to the Channel; and 'Share' to your online social network - "Thank you!" and enjoy...

The following clips are currently available (listed in chronological order - watch this space for further additions): - 

]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:09:02 +0000 'Follow The Sun' Book Launch On Friday 9th September 2016, I took part in the 'Follow The Sun' Book Launch at Dial Cottage, Killingworth, Tyne and Wear, England, promoting a book commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Stephenson's Sundial at his home, which is now a local heritage museum. 


Here I am outside Dial Cottage with the project's originators Pete Dixon and Dr. Keith Armstrong: -


I performed my song 'Hands And Mind', which was sepcially commissioned for the project, which I was honoured and delighted to be a part of...




The sun sent out its silent rays

To pierce the West Moor gloom

Where tireless hands worked round the clock

In a single lonely room


A mind sparked and a mighty shadow

Touched the Great Lime Road

To stretch along the eternal path

On which history’s dreamers strode


Spinning cogs and whirring gears

Turned that wondrous mind

To speed-filled dreams where water steams

Through the mighty hands of time


Those hands were soon put to the task

Of burying a wife and child

But if the cottage lacked a woman’s touch

That mind was not beguiled


With the pain of loss weighing heavy

The hands toiled harder still

The one-roomed house became a four-roomed home

While the mind refused to still


Spinning cogs and whirring gears

Turned that wondrous mind

To speed-filled dreams where water steams

Through the splintering cracks of time 


He took his son’s hands in his own

To birth a new sundial

On a block of wood the gnomon stood

Beneath a sun’s bright smile


Over a plaque to remind the world

From the cottage’s stone wall

What those hands and mind achieved and gave

For the benefit of all


Spinning cogs and whirring gears

Turned that wondrous mind

To speed-filled dreams where water steams

Through the drifting sands of time


Ambitious goals stirred and reeled

And spurred that glorious mind

To steam-fuelled schemes where invention streams

Throughout all space and time


(Gary Miller)


All the project performers/contributors, including myself (standing in the middle of the group directly beneath the Sundial) outside Dial Cottage immediately after the event: -


For further information about this worthy project, you could do worse than check out the wonderful Rachel Cochrane's amazing blog here

]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:55:46 +0000 Gary Miller & Glenn Miller 50th Birthday Party Celebrations Saturday 24th September 2016 marked the 50th Birthday of my twin brother Glenn and myself. To celebrate, we organised a celebratory party in the village where we were raised, at Sherburn Community Centre, Durham. As part of the celebrations, we reunited with several ex-members of our band The Whisky Priests, for the first time in many, many years, to perform a handful of songs from the band's extensive back catalogue, making this the first Whisky Priests live performance in 12 years. Here is a video compilation of performances on the night...

]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:41:21 +0000 Live on Freies Radio Wueste Welle Now available as a FREE download from my Bandcamp Page - the complete 38:30-minute recording of my live interview and session (including 2 songs live + 1 preview track from 'Mad Martins') on Freies Radio Wüste Welle 96.6, Tübingen, on 15th May 2015.


To download, just click the BUY NOW button and then enter zero in the payment box (or, if you wish to make a small contribution, name your price.).

]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 08:57:16 +0100 Tuebingen, 14th-18th May 2015 On 14th May 2015, I flew to Tübingen, Germany. The trip had originally been planned for me to accompany my erstwhile friend and long-time collaborator on various creative projects, Dr. Keith Armstrong. Unfortunately Keith was forced to pull out at the 11th hour, due to an extreme family emergency, so I ended up making the trip on my own, and 'flying the flag' for both of us in Keith's absence.

Keith has been unstintingly and unselfishly organising official exchange trips to and from Tübingen, on a twice-annual basis for about the last 3 decades, as part of Tübingen's twinning with Durham City, in the North East of England, and I have made a number of trips with Keith to Tübingen over the years, as well as taking part in several exchange events in Durham, all as part of the twinning process.


As with previous trips to Tübingen, I was ensconced in the apartment at Langergaße 18 for the duration of my stay...


My trip included a performance at Club Voltaire, as part of the town's annual Literary Festival. My set list was specifically tailored to represent the history and culture of Durham, and therefore included such songs as 'This Village' (inspired by Sherburn Village, where I grew up, 3 miles/5 kms east of Durham City), 'The Durham Light Infantry' (a tribute to the working class men, who made up the fighting force of this famous Durham regiment), 'The Colliery' (a tribute to Durham's coalmining industry), 'Easington' (about a Durham 'pit village', which had one of the region's last remaining working collieries, until it finally closed in the 1980's), Keith Armstrong's wonderfully personal lyric 'My Father Worked On Ships' (which I had set to music, as a song, for The Whisky Priests 1995 album 'Bleeding Sketches') and the great Tommy Armstrong's (Durham's "Pitman Poet", who lived 100 years ago) magnificent 'The Durham Lockout'...


Whilst in Tübingen I was also interviewed live on air, and performed a couple of songs, at the town's local radio station Freies Radio Wüste Welle. You can lsiten to the full interview and songs and download it for FREE from my Bandcamp Page here..


I attempted to capture some of my thoughts and experiences during the trip through the following piece of 'poetry'...


Tübingen Refrain

Taking a lonely flight to Stuttgart
To fly the flag all on my own
Without my poetic twin
My true noetic kin
Yet feeling your earthbound spirit, Keith
Full of northern soul
Soaring through the clouds with me
So I would not be alone

Eating obligatory asparagus
Courtesy of Christoph
While my mind recalled vague poems
With the punctuation missed off
First-time views from castle walls
Lizards dancing on hot stones
I was feeling the foundations
Of this country’s solid bones

Trudging miles in the pissing rain
Guitar in hand, bold thoughts in head
Along the route of the Steinlachallee
Where the river winds a tuneful thread
To Freies Radio Wüste Welle
Ninety-six point six
On the edge of town
Way out in the sticks

Thinking this would be a lovely walk
On a glorious sunny day
And though these shoes aren’t made for walking
I’d not have it any other way
My shirt is soaked with rain and sweat
But I’ve made it here at last
Now my songs and croaking throat ring out
During Matzel Xander’s broadcast

Strolling by the Neckar
Rowboats gliding gently by
Reminds me of the Wear
Beneath a Durham sky
Letting the lilting birdsong
Carry me away
Until a jolly punter’s dulcet tones
Catch me in mid-sway

Ah, that would be Klaus Hipp
The delightful ’Neckar Caruso’
Prompting his passengers in mid-punt
To crave just one Cornetto
Romantic ice-cream thoughts
To the tune of ‘O Sole Mio’
Licking nuts and chocolate chips
To Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’

Standing by the statue
of composer Friedrich Silcher
Taking instructions by osmosis
for the story of a Miller
Thinking about the book
I was so wanting to write
To lay to rest the last eight months
In a tunnel without light

Sitting under the ash tree
Munching a vegan baguette
Outside Café Im Hirsch
With Carolyn and Margit
Then drinking in the Boulanger
With Tibor, Frank and Mike
Discussing the Lindisfarne Gospels
And thirty years of the Miners’ Strike

Taking a coffee with Otto Buchegger
Outside Café Primer Express
Watching the Tübingen girls go by
Daydreaming about sex
Then talking of Vienna
And how we both love it so
And wishing I could relive
Memories of long ago

Then it’s back to the airport
Time to say goodbye
To friendships I’ve rekindled
Beneath a Swabian sky
But I know it’s just a short while
Until I come back again
Singing arm in arm with Keithyboy
Our Tübingen refrain

(Gary Miller)

]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 08:51:26 +0100 Tippin' The Wink 'The Devil's In the Detail' (featuring Mick Tyas) Tippin' The Wink 'The Devil's In The Detail', featuring Whisky Priests member Mick Tyas, is now available on CD and download from The Whisky Priests Bandcamp Page.


Click here to order.

]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 14:35:14 +0100 Mastering 'Mad Martins'

Today and over the following 2 days, I will be travelling up to Slate Room Studio in Pentcaitland with Mad Martins producer Iain Petrie, to oversee the mastering of the 50-track triple album by experienced mastering engineer Garry Boyle. It's very exciting to finally be at this stage!

]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:46:03 +0100 'Mad Martins' will be a TRIPLE CD! I am excited to announce that the forthcoming 'Mad Martins' album has now been upgraded to a triple CD (previous plans were for a double CD) of around 50 tracks with a current provisional track listing as follows:



01. THREE MAD MARTINS (Prophecy)




23. MY 'LIFE'



38. THAT'S ME!


]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:23:19 +0000 'Mad Martins' nears completion (at last!) I am delighted to report that the recording sessions for 'Mad Martins' (telling the true story of the notorious Martin brothers of Tynedale, through a combination of original songs and poetry/spoken word to musical accompaniment) have been progressing steadily during the last couple of months and are now, at last, nearing completion (we expect to complete the recording sessions within the next couple of weeks; the album will then be mastered and manufactured for release next year.

The recent sessions have been varied and interesting...

First of all, Whisky Priests stalwart Mick Tyas came up during the last weekend of August and recorded lead vocals on two songs ('The Dandy Horse' and 'In The Navy') plus a lovely mandolin part (on 'In The Navy') as well as loads of backing vocals on various tracks. Mick, together with producer Iain Petrie and myself, finished off the weekend having fun recording various bits of percussion and crazy vocal stuff on a number of songs, particularly 'In The Navy', for which Mick got into character to play the part of a bossy napoleonic sea captain roaring commands to his motley crew!! It has been really exciting to have Mick involved in the project to such a major degree and his enthusiasm shone throughout. Here is a 'fly on the wall' clip of Mick and me rehearsing 'In The Navy' in my living room one morning, prior to heading to the studio to record it (I hope you enjoy it!):

Next up, my dear friend Jennie Beasty came in and recorded some lovely fiddle parts (she's due to return this weekend to record some more).

Then, my twin brother (and Whisky Priests co-founder) Glenn breezed through one day to record some further accordion parts to those he recorded last year for the project. This time he contributed to a couple more songs and also recorded three solo instrumental pieces (see below). It was wonderful to be back in the studio with Glenn again - no fuss, no bother, total commitment, great work and most enjoyable!

Mick Tyas returned for a second session in the studio, this time bringing with him his 'Tippin The Wink' cohort Richard Doran. Recording live as a duo, they worked extremely hard and enthusiastically, laying down 9 traditional tunes on mandolin and dulcimer/bouzouki respectively in a matter of a few hours, including such classic North East of England tunes as 'Buy Broom Besoms', 'Sir John Fenwick's The Flower Among Them All', 'Bobby Shaftoe' and the following 'Waters of Tyne':

By adding these to the tunes recorded the previous weekend by my twin brother Glenn on accordion ('Derwentwater's Farewell', 'The Fair Flower of Northumberland', 'A.U. Hinny Bird') plus a couple of previously unused outtakes of northumbrian pipe tunes, recorded by Ann Sessoms during the initial 'Mad Martins' sessions last year, we finally have all the instrumental pieces in place to use as backing tracks to the remaining spoken word pieces that we plan to record with Keith Armstrong next week.

In the meantime, we recently completed the project's two big production numbers - 'In My Hands' with its full orchestral arrangement (painter John Martin's pompous reflection on his work and a tongue in cheek nod to Last Night of the Proms!) and the epic and nightmarish 'Shoot The Bishop!'

As well as the final sessions with Keith and Jennie, we'll be finishing off the last bits of recording with some female gospel harmonies on a couple of tracks and laying down the final song of the sessions ('A Thin Veneer') totally live as an acoustic male/female duet (Bob Dylan/Joan Baez style! ha ha!).

Lots more news on 'Mad Martins' coming very soon!

]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:03:51 +0000 'Mad Martins' recording sessions resume Following a 12-month hiatus since the previous sessions, I am pleased to announce that the 'Mad Martins' recording sessions have now resuned and are going exeptionally well. Last week, in fact, saw a fantastic progression for the project. We got the backing tracks down for about 10 more songs (to add to the dozen or so already 'in the can'), Trevor Kinsel from California passed through the studio and added some wonderful mariachi style trumpet to 'Medals' Marie Tucker provided some truly magnificent lead vocals to 'Maria's Testimony', the electric guitars were cranked up to full volume for 'God and Air' and the works of Charles Dickens were unashamedly referenced to death in the lyrics to 'A Painting For Charles'. There is lots more to come over the coming weeks with more guest musicians due to pass through, including my twin brother Glenn on accordion, other Whisky Priests stalwarts Mick Tyas on vocals and mandolin/bouzouki and Paul Carless on harmonica and mandolin, as well as Keith Armstrong who will be recording more spoken word pieces, etc. Meanwhile, plans are progressing on the theatre side of the project as I develop it into a format for it to be presented as a full scale 'musical'…

In the meantime, here is a link to a rough and ready 10-minute sampler of many of the tracks from the Mad Martins double album that I have had to prepare for demonstration purposes (though it should be noted that some fot he tracks are unfinished versions, rough mixes, guide vocal versions, demo versions, etc). Hopefully, however, this will serve as a brief taster for what is to come: Mad Martins Pre-Release Sampler.

]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:55:19 +0100 'The Paint & The Pain' FREE DOWNLOAD

As a taster to the forthcoming 'Mad Martins' double CD and book, I am offering a FREE DOWNLOAD - for a limited period only - of one of the songs ('The Paint & The Pain') via the NEW Mad Martins Bandcamp Page.

To claim your free download, simply click on the link here, which will take you to 'The Paint & The Pain' Page on Bandcamp, then click the BUY NOW link on the left hand side to access the DIGITAL TRACK, enter 0.00 in the '£' box, enter your email address in the 'Email' box, click 'OK' and your free download will be sent immediately to the inbox of your email account.

]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:55:08 +0000 The Whisky Priests ''Spring': Pit Pony' NEW video clip Here is another new photo montage style 'promo' video clip, this time for one of the songs on The Whisky Priests 1995 album, Bleeding Sketches, an album unique in The Whisky Priests canon for featuring the lyrics of Keith Armstrong on every track. The song is Spring: Pit Pony, which features the guest lead vocals of Marie Little:

]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:13:26 +0000 Gary Miller 'A Hospital Ship at Tobruk' - NEW video clip Here is a new 'promo' video (photo montage) clip for one of the songs on my 2010 solo album, Reflections on War. The song is A Hospital Ship at Tobruk:

]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:10:29 +0000 The Whisky Priests 'Pitman Tom' - NEW video clip To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the release of The Whisky Priests album The Power and The Glory in 1994 - here is a new 'promo' video (photo montage) clip of one of the songs on the album, Pitman Tom:


]]> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 15:33:49 +0000 Preview Mad Martins tracks on ReverbNation Mad%20Martins


The following preview tracks from my forthcoming Mad Martins album are available to listen to via the Mad Martins ReverbNation Page for a limited time here and below:



Track listing:

A Poem On The Place of My Birth

In Dreamtime

Madhouse Martin

I Saw The Signs

The Paint and The Pain


Picture The Scriptures

Maria's Testimony (Home Demo)



]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:48:01 +0100 15th Anniversary of Markthalle, Hamburg Concert - '"Here Come The Ranting Lads!" - Live!' To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of The Whisky Priests concert at Markthalle, Hamburg in October 1998, which was released on CD and Video as '"Here Come The Ranting Lads!" - Live!' - here is a video clip of the opening track of the night, 'Ranting Lads':


]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:38:56 +0100 Mad Martins on Facebook I am pleased to announce that there is now a Mad Martins Musician/Band Facebook Page

Please help to support the Page - check it out and LIKE it by following the link below - Thanks!:



Don't forget, there are also Facebook Musician/Band Pages for both Gary Miller and The Whisky Priests.


Check out and LIKE Gary Miller



Check out and LIKE The Whisky Priests:

The Whisky Priests (official)

]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:30:10 +0100 ReverbNation Android Mobile Apps for Gary Miller and The Whisky Priests I am pleased to announce that through ReverbNation Android Mobile Apps are now available for Gary Miller and The Whisky Priests via the following links:



Gary Miller Android Mobile App




The Whisky Priests Android Mobile App


]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:05:08 +0100 ReverbNation updates Not only have both the Gary Miller ReverbNation Page and The Whisky Priests ReverbNation Page recently been updated but I am pleased to announce that a brand new Mad Martins ReverbNation Page has also recently been added. Please check these out for biogs, song files, video, download stores and more.


NB:- Each of these pages features a unique and exclusive selection of full-length song files to listen to:

The Mad Martins Page includes a broad selection of Early  Mixes and Home Demos from the forthcoming album.

The Gary Miller Page includes full-length tracks from 'Reflections on War', 'Stand Fast, Stand Steady', 'Going Down With Alice' and more.

The Whisky Priests Page includes at least one full-length track from every Whisky Priests album.


For the Mad Martins ReverbNation Page: click here



For the Gary Miller ReverbNation Page: click here



For The Whisky Priests ReverbNation Page: click here


]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:31:56 +0100 MySpace updates Both the Gary Miller and The Whisky Priests MySpace profiles have recently been updated. You can check each of them out as follows:

Gary Miller on MySpace:


The Whisky Priests on MySpace:


]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:22:33 +0100 The Whisky Priests on Twitter I have previously been updating news on The Whisky Priests via my own personal Twitter account. I am pleased to announce that The Whisky Priests now has a separate Twitter account. To follow The Whisky Priests on Twitter: click here

A few tweets have already been made but expect more soon with lots of exciting news to come. In the meantime, if you have a Twitter account, please follow The Whisky Priests for regular future updates.


]]> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:12:36 +0100 Mad Martins recording sessions - update I am pleased to announce that the following songs are now fully recorded and 'in the can' for my forthcoming 'Mad Martins' release and I am very excited about the results so far:

1. Three Martins (Prophecy)

2. In Dreamtime

3. Just an Inoffensive Wife

4. The Dandy Horse

5. William, You Were Really Something

6. Ballad of the Incendiary

7. Madhouse Martin

8. Picture The Scriptures

9. The Paint and The Pain

10. John Martin's Drainage Scheme

11. Searching for the Waters of Oblivion

12. Pandemonium

13. Three Martins (Epitaph)

]]> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 14:11:35 +0100 The Whisky Priests 'Full Circle' - T-Shirt now SOLD OUT / CDs now in very limited supply

UPDATE - The Whisky Priests 'Full Circle' limited edition T-shirt (back print on white shirt) is now completely SOLD OUT - no more will be printed. Thanks to all those who bought it and apologies to those who missed out. Further T-shirt designs, however, will be available soon.

Although The Whisky Priests 'Full Circle' limited edition front cover T-shirt design is now sold out, a very small handful of 'Full Circle' CD EP's are still available (at the time of writing this quantity is less than 10 copies! - featuring the rare song Full Circle, the rare alternate mix of Alice In Wonderland, plus 3 exclusive tracks from an acoustic radio session) only from my official online Shops here on this website or via The Whisky Priests Bandcamp Page

FURTHER UPDATE - The 'Full Cricle' CD EP is also now completely SOLD OUT. Thanks to everyone who bought a copy.

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