Derek Miller

Derek Miller

BandRockClassic Rock

Derek's latest release "The Dirty Looks" has received significant recognition this past year culminating with a 2008 JUNO awards. He has received numerous other awards including "Best Rock CD" at the 2007 CAMA Awards, and a JUNO nod for his debut album 'Music is the Medicine".


Guitarist and singer/songwriter Derek Miller is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for blues-inflected roots rock. Born on the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawk Territory, in Canada in 1974, Miller became interested in music in his early teens, and by the late '90s had not only toured with iconic Canadian vocalist Buffy Sainte-Marie, but had also won a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award. In 2000 he performed on and co-produced Keith Secola & the Wild Band's album Fingermonkey. Then, in 2002 he released his debut album, Music Is the Medicine, for which he garnered a Juno Award. Extensive touring followed his debut success, and by 2005 Miller found himself exhausted and struggling with drug and alcohol dependency. Subsequently, he entered rehab and spent the next year or so working to regain his physical, mental, and spiritual health. In 2007 he released his sophomore effort, The Dirty Looks.~ Matt Collar, All Music Guide

Derek Miller is a dynamic performer, whether you catch him live or are listening to his studio albums, you can get a real sense of an artist striving for the pursuit of perfection in his work. Derek is on a roll with a new album in the works with Austin, Texas Rhythm Section, ‘Double Trouble’ of Stevie Ray Vaughan fame. Along with that comes the imminent release of a live DVD/CD that captures the performer playing songs off his award winning albums, ‘The Dirty Looks’ and ‘Music Is The Medicine’.

Derek is currently expanding his skills even further than singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer and actor to entrepreneur, with his new project Derek Miller Enterprises “DME”, Derek’s multi-media entertainment company.

“I’m very excited with everything that is swirling around at the moment. I am confident that the business ventures I am committed to will help build an infrastructure to benefit the generations to come.”


Music is the Medicine - 2002
The Dirty Looks - 2006

Set List

Sets: 1 hour +
10 000 RPM
Never Gonna Get Enough
Music is the Medicine
Lovesick Blues
Stormy Eyes
Throw the Hammer Down
Someone Call An Angel Down
Devil Come Down Sunday
Shot of Cocaine
Jack the Ripper - cover
Mystery Train
Rumble - cover
Ooh La La
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - cover