Mad Martins

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'Special Guest' Contributors to the 'Mad Martins' CD Box

 

Glenn Miller

 

Glenn plays accordion on several of the songs. He also arranged and performed solo the instrumental backing tracks to three of the spoken word pieces.


Glenn is the twin brother of Mad Martins musical director Gary Miller. Together in 1985, they founded internationally-acclaimed cult folk-rock band The Whisky Priests, performing around 1,500 concerts in 20 countries, releasing a string of critically-acclaimed Albums, EPs and Singles. He simultaneously and successfully co-managed the band’s entire business affairs with Gary and together they founded their own independent record label Whippet Records, in 1988, for releasing Whisky Priests and related recordings worldwide. In a press article/review Gary and Glenn Miller  were referred to as "the Joe Strummer & Mick Jones of Folk".


Glenn Miller's self-taught and unique accordion playing style has always been recognised as the trademark of The Whisky Priests sound. Once described by a UK journalist as “The Jimi Hendrix of the accordion”, he is a natural and gifted performer, and, aside from all the recordings he has made with The Whisky Priests over the years, he has guested on various albums by other artists.


"Glenn’s accordion and arranging skills puts their songs into another realm." (‘Q’ Magazine, UK)


“There is so much to enjoy in his accordion playing. Expressively used, both to lead and to fill, his playing provides many of the best moments.” (Traditional Music Maker, UK)