My name is Martin Miller, I'm a professional guitar player from Germany. For my whole life I've been surrounded with music and decided to pick up the guitar sometime during elementary school. During my late teens I decided to get serious about the whole guitar thing, went to conservatory for several years and later attended the renowned Carl-Maria-von-Weber college of music in Dresden. There I paid most of my dues in anything related to music and guitar. I got to play in a lot of bands with a lot of different musicians, an invaluable learning experience. After 5 years of academic studies, I finally received my diploma in guitar and music pedagogy in 2010.
Right now I'm busy doing clinics and gear demonstrations all over the world, guitar and mixing sessions and I'm a regular contributer at Jamtrackcentral.com. My first solo album was released via JTC Records in 2013 and features a lot of very cool players (Federico Malaman, Ricky Quagliato, etc.). I'm also a member of the Tom Goetze Band, which we released a great live-in-the-studio album with named "Bass Shuttle". Starting from 2012 I did my first international tours featuring my original music exclusively, which also led me to countries outside of Europe such as the USA, Thailand and Russia.
A while ago I've picked up work on a new band project that is going to feature Sebastian Lanser (Drums, Panzerballett) and Anton Davidyants (Bass, Impact Fuze). Along with that I also produced an album with Tom Quayle that is ready for a release in 2015.
On top of this, Tom Quayle and I did a duo tour in 2014, doing concerts and clinics all over Europe and Japan. Lots of more dates for 2015 will be announced via our Facebook pages soon!
Musicians I've performed, recorded and/or had lessons with:
Federico Malaman, Riccardo Quagliato, Anton Davidyants, Gergo Borlai, Hadrien Feraud, Sebastian Lanser, Tom Goetze, Heiko Jung, Michal Skulski, Marius Leicht, Till Broenner, Stephan Bormann, Guthrie Govan, Marco Sfogli, Kiko Loureiro, Feodor Dosumov, Ricky Bertuzzi, Daniele Gottardo, Matthias "IA" Eklundh, Atma Anur, Stu Hamm, Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, Andy Wood, Wolfgang Schmid, Matthias Baetzel and many more.
—Martin Miller— (Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ElWischi)
Tom took up the guitar at the age of 15 after being inspired by his Dad’s incredible finger style guitar playing and quickly developed a love for the instrument. Being addicted to players such as Steve Vai, John Petrucci and Brett Garsed, Tom initially focused on rock technique before developing a huge interest in Jazz and Fusion. At this point Tom changed to his renowned 4th’s tuning and studied Jazz, graduating with a Jazz Performance degree in 2002 from Leeds College of Music. Since graduating Tom has developed to become one of the foremost fusion legato players in the world with a strong reputation in both the teaching and playing world, having produced a large number of highly acclaimed tuition products for his own website and Lick Library that have helped literally thousands of guitar players from every corner of the planet. He has conducted masterclasses and played all over the world giving him acclaim that means he can count Dweezil Zappa, John Petrucci, Brett Garsed, Greg Howe, Andy Timmons and Tim Miller amongst his many fans. Tom currently plays with and on the albums of some of the best fusion musicians in the world, releasing the highly acclaimed 'Elba Triangle' album in early 2017 with Virgil Donati, Alex Argento, Marco Sfogli and Allesandro Benvenutti. He has many projects in the works including lots of studio and live work with his partner in crime, Martin Miller. His highly anticipated debut album is in the works and he has produced a huge catalogue of some of the most succesful tuition material for the modern fusion genre. He is incredibly proud to play his signature TQM1 guitar exclusively.
—Tom Quayle— (Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/tq105 )