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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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Gloria Miller grew up in Chicago, with a musical grounding that
spanned gospel, jazz and r&b. It might come as a surprise therefore
to learn that she is currently based on England’s south coast in the
naval city of Portsmouth.

For this self-penned set, she equips herself with the aid of ten musicians, although they are often used sparingly. Most of the material is in ballad vein, sometimes rather drifting in search of a tune, exampled by the sax-supported ‘Shine’ and the birdsong-intro’d ‘ So Much More’. ‘I’m Not Afraid’ raises the temperature just a tad and things move up a notch further still with ‘You Made Me’, a keyboard and percussion number with a slight Latin rhythm and a high spot of the album.

Given that the record label is called perky, only the ‘Life Lessons’ closer and the opening ‘He’s The One’ fall into that category, whereas tracks two through five are all downtempo, ‘Because Of Your Love’, ‘Your Touch’ and ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ being nice without being special and bettered by ‘Let Go And Let God’, which benefits from a classy cello and piano arrangement."

David Cole, In The Basement Magazine, UK - In The Basement Magazine


"WOW!!! Your voice is totally AMAZING.....You put me in the mind of MINNIE RIPERTON.....and the composition "I'm not Afraid" is very well written and produced. I'll be praying for your success, and am going back to listen to your other tracks.....I really, really love your voice."

Robert Gilmore
July 14, 2011, Facebook Fan


"Gloria was booked for my surprise 40th birthday. It was a small intimate family party and Gloria was absolutely brilliant. She had a huge library of songs and kept us all boogying. Her voice is amazing. She is a fantastic performer and singer. Book her for the smallest of parties to the biggest of dos and everything in between. She made my night. xx"

Hollie Mowat
April 16, 2011, The Gribble Inn, Chichester, UK


“Gloria is a wonderful musician who will brighten up any entertainment scene!” February 25, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , High Integrity
Twist 'n Olive


“Gloria is a wonderful singer I had the privilege of working with at a venue I run in Chicago called "Chick Singer Night". The consummate professional, Gloria was incredibly easy to work with. Her talent as a singer as well as a songwriter runs deep, and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with her again in the future.” February 24, 2009
Marie Cinquemani , Music Teacher ,
Elgin Academy


“I have hired Gloria to perform on numerous occasions. She is always professional and delivers a great performance. I recommend Gloria for your next event!” February 24, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert
Stephanie Wagner (Bichanich)


“I found Gloria to be very professional, punctual and organized in my dealings with her for Chick Singer Night. She brought extra copies of charts, turned her materials in on time, followed directions and was easy to get along with. Many musicians can be disorganized and late...so this was a refreshing change of pace for me!” February 16, 2009
Top qualities: Personable , On Time , High Integrity
Alaria Taylor


“Gloria is a rare find! She has the poise and a voice that will remind you of Natalie Cole and Ella Fitzgerald. Gloria's concerts will leave you in awe as she sings her favorite songs that will ease right into your heart. Gloria's standard of musical excellence will place perfection on any type of event!” February 23, 2009

Jeannine Rivers , Musician/Motivational Speaker , Illuminate Your Dreams, LLC
worked directly with Gloria at Gloria Miller Music


“Gloria has a strikingly powerful and moving voice that has brought many an audience to a silence. Her charismatic and flirtatious performance grabs your attention and leaves you wanting for more. Her dynamic style will put your events over the top!” February 17, 2009

Georgie Pasbrig , Sole Proprietor , Georgie's Hands On Cleaning
was with another company when working with Gloria at Gloria Miller Music


“I have had the privilege of working with Gloria in her band. She is a gracious band leader, and very in touch with her musicians and audience. Gloria's vision of her performance is a focused energy. She is able to perform Soul, Gospel and R&B with ease and confidence. She is clearly focused on creating a memorable experience for her audience. She is respectful of the musicians she is on stage with, and encourages the musical voice of all. This positive influence brings out the best in those around her. I look forward to working with her in the future. Sincerely, Lynn Lewandowski Saxophone, Flute” February 16, 2009

Lynn Lewandowski , Music , Milwaukee Public Schools
worked directly with Gloria at Gloria Miller Music

- Gloria Miller Music


"Very nice traditional jazz sound. Kind of nice, and refreshing, after hearing all this smooth jazz stuff everyone is doing now. I hope you sell a ton of CD's!!"

Martin Wilson, Facebook Fan Review


"What a beautiful and moving voice you have! Your sound is perfect for the Smooth Jazz genre."

Brianne Webb, Tate Music Group


"Wow, what a voice! Thank You So Much For Giving Me a "Peek" at your soon to be released CD. Very, Nice! I wish you great success..."

Tami Ramirez-Knight, Facebook Fan Review


"Great voice, Gloria! I especially enjoy the improvisations. Look forward to hearing more."

Barbara Mango, Fan Review - Gloria Miller Music


"Very professional performance, both vocal and instrumental. Well produced."

"You're love of the genre comes through very clearly in your performance which is full of fun, wit and energy. I also feel that the production itself sounds excellent, so kudos to all involved in that respect as well!"

"I think that by paying homage to the greats like Billie and Ella and putting your own contemporary spin on it lyrically, you are doing a great thing! Keep it coming!"

Craig Streaman - Manager, A&R
TAXI - TAXI.com


"Gloria Miller is a singer's singer. Although one should not go so far as to request that she sing the phone book, she's the sort of singer folks say such things about.

'Because of Your Love' is an old school soul/blues song, with a lyric all about all the good gifts love can bring to a life. However, 'Your Touch' features flute and other jazz elements, as well as a mighty fine electric piano solo. 'He's The One' is also jazz, but it is more stripped down with cute old-time backing vocals. In other words, it swings.

Miller is a singer to keep your eye on. Better yet, keep an ear out for whatever she's doing musically. "

Dan MacIntosh, Indie-Music.com - Indie-Music.Com


Portsmouth, England UK -- Sep 16, 2010 -- "Let Go" is a musical journey through love, loss and recovery. Gloria is a prolific songwriter, and each song comes from a deeply personal place covering an eclectic range of genres including, Swing Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz, R&B and Blues.

It's been over 10 years since Gloria's last release and this long-awaited album shows her growth as a singer and songwriter. Production began on this project in May, 2009 and consists of 10 original songs. This recording was a collaborative effort with extremely talented musicians whose work has been associated with the likes of Natalie Cole, Diana Krall and Michael Buble.

Highlights include "He's The One" which is a comedic look at how fantasy often gets confused with reality where love is concerned. Then there's the Anita Baker-inspired "Your Touch" that is bound to be a Smooth Jazz favorite. No CD is complete without the proverbial "brag" song and Gloria does this very subtly with "Shine" which includes a play on her nickname.

"I wrote this album on the heels of a devastating breakup and I saw writing it as a chance to pour out everything I was feeling as I travelled the road to healing. Often pain and suffering causes us to grow," Gloria reflects. "Ironically, when I was recording 'Let Go & Let God,' a memoir of the breakup, I had just gotten engaged to the guy who broke my heart and inspired the song. Needless to say, the tears flowed in the studio during the playback … both tears of sadness in remembering and tears of joy in letting go of the past."

"Let Go" was pre-released exclusively to Gloria's mailing list and the early reviews have been promising.

"Wow, what a voice! Thank you so much for giving me a "peek" at your soon to be released CD. Very, nice! I wish you great success..."

Tami Ramirez-Knight, Fan Review

With the U.S. release of "Let Go" the media echoed what Gloria's fans already knew …

"Fantastic Jazz Debut!"

JazzTimes

"Let Go" is available on-line at Itunes, Amazon.com, CD Baby and Gloria's official web-site, www.gloriamillermusic.com.

For further information contact Lynn O'Connell at Lynn@perkyrecordcompany.com.
- Perky Record Company


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Still working on that hot first release.

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We are a six piece original band from Portsmouth UK; the current line up was completed in October 2011.

Consisting of two talented vocalists Gloria Miller and Chloe Dixon who share lead and harmonies; their voices compliment each other to perfection. Other members include include Jamie Warren on drums, Tony Thompson on bass and two guitarists Pete Vaughan and Charlie Bell. Together they provide a powerful and thrilling performance!

The feel ranges from pop, soft rock, to jazz, funk, R&B and soul - but above all it grooves.Our goal and our passion has been to work hard, entertain our fans, and just plain have fun.