Dominic Miller

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Dominic Miller was born in Argentina in 1960. He spent his boyhood in Argentina, moving to America in 1970. He started to learn guitar at the age of 15, and later studied with Sabastio Tapajos and at London’s Guildhall School of Music where his contemporaries included violinist Nigel Kennedy and Mike Lindup of Level 42. He met producer Hugh Padgham in 1989, which led to him playing on Phil Collins’ But Seriously’ album and then working with Sting in 1990. Dominic has worked with Sting on every album and tour since, and Sting describes him as being ‘my right hand and my left hand’.

English guitarist Neil Stacey started playing guitar at the age of seven. He went on to perform in public with his father at the age of nine. When he was 16, he formed his own rock group, inspired by Jimi Hendrix, and played many gigs locally. Later, he discovered the music of Django Reinhardt and formed a Hot Club gypsy jazz group – The Kimbara Brothers, using the name because he played a Kimbara acoustic guitar. The Kimbara Brothers first recorded in 1990. Since then they have recorded another six albums, including one with Tina May, and have notched up countless performances in the UK and Europe, at many major festivals as well as appearing on television and radio. He has also recorded with Antonio Forcione as one half of Acoustic Mania. A strong believer in communication, Neil plays his music from the heart, with enthusiasm, creating exciting, melodic improvisations, sometimes with humour, that all results in a unique, emotive way of playing.