Raised on gospel and radio, as a singer/songwriter/guitarist, David Michael Miller blends the angst of blues, attitude of rock, sexy of soul and storytelling of country into a blend he calls “southern soul”. Although he’s been playing music as a side passion for over 20 years, in 2013, Miller made a decision to make it his primary pursuit. Since 2014, Miller has been playing solo, solo/duo and up to 10 piece band shows with his project, Miller and The Other Sinners across 21 states, 2 countries, 200,000+ miles of road and over 850 shows. He’s opened for such talent as The Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr and Eric Gales, and shared festival stages with Jon Oates, The Revivalists, The Campbell Brothers and Anders Osborne. Along the way Miller has released three self produced albums, “Poisons Sipped”, “Same Soil”, and “3 Nights at the Strand”, reaching as high as #3 on the Roots Music Report. Buffalo Night-Life Magazine has named Miller, “Best Blues Male Vocalist” for the past 6 years straight, also being awarded “Artist of the Year” by Arts Services Institute of WNY in 2015.
Recently sponsored by Neil Giraldo’s company, Three Chord Bourbon, Miller is reaching new markets and festivals, bringing his brand of southern soul and “sinning boldly”. Look for David Michael Miller / Miller and The Other Sinners in your area soon!
Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Chris has appeared on stage with: Legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great James Cotton to name just a few. Chris has also recorded with Bill Perry and Hubert Sumlin, among others.
The Chris O’Leary Band’s debut CD “Mr. Used to Be” won the 2011 Best New Artist Debut CD Blues Blast Award and was nominated for best new artist debut at the 2011 American Blues Music Awards.
The regular members of the band include:
Tom Terry — bass
Chris DiFrancesco — baritone sax
Andy Stahl — tenor sax
Andrei Koribanics — drums