The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner

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“Dazzling” THE INDEPENDENT
 “Sheer brilliance” PROPERGANDA
 “10/10, something out of the ordinary to celebrate, every song is a standout track” BLUES IN BRITAIN
“I highly recommend it…things start to feel much better” JACK BRUCE

Milner has more than paid his dues and on ‘The Curious Case of Paddy Milner’, his fourth solo record, he comes to the fore with a fresh new sound that’s roots-driven and raw with catchy hooks galore. It is as much inspired by Brian Wilson’s melodic pop symphonies as it is Deep South Delta Blues. From the uplifting New Orleans-inspired euphoria of first single ‘Going To See My Baby’ to the gritty yet playful interpretation of Rihanna’s ‘Disturbia’ Milnershows his love of the blues combined with a whole hearted embrace of popular song. As well as his unique brand of songwriting there is a mixed bag of covers (Nick Drake, Brubeck, Rihanna) and re-workings of blues songs (Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson) – all sounding unmistakably ‘Milner’. Departing from the instrumentation of his previous albums, Milner has used the very funky sousaphone and a more percussive approach to the drums. The album has been released to critical acclaim and a special edition is now made available by Blues Boulevard Records including several bonus tracks.

Based On A True Story

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Based On A True Story, Milner’s 3rd studio album, is the successful follow up to Walking On Eggshells.  Recorded in Denmark, London and Italy, the album features The Big Sounds, the permanent band that formed to tour ‘Walking On Eggshells’. The album includes the rarely covered Beatles classic “Hey Bulldog” and a characteristically quirky reworking of the Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun”. Milner continues to explore his songwriting with some unexpected twists and turns, but all the while with his unmistakeable piano playing at the helm.

Walking On Eggshells

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Following a music degree at King’s College he embarked on a new album co-written with iconic Cream lyricist Pete Brown. The songs gained the attention of record company guru Gerry Bron and Milner was signed to the iconic Bronze Records. The resulting ‘Walking On Eggshells’ shot to No.1 in the official French Jazz/Blues charts with airplay and TV exposure across Europe. Even Dave Brubeck himself became a fan of Milner’s arrangement of Brubeck’s ‘Unsquare Dance’ which led to a meeting between the two at Brubeck’s 80th birthday concert in London.

21st Century Boogie

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“Impressive & original” THE TIMES
“…imagine a Liszt meets Professor Longhair” BLUES ACCESS USA
“Paddy makes the piano sing” JOOLS HOLLAND

Paddy Milner’s debut album! The album introduces the young 19 year old Milner with a collection of songs and instrumentals reflecting his love of blues & boogie but also showing his progressive and original side. Some excellent performances from Dorset based and international musicians including Robbie McIntosh (Paul Macartney, The Pretenders, Nora Jones, John Mayer etc.), Eddie Martin, Earl Green and Hamish Maxwell (with whom Paddy performed with throughout his teens). Lookout for some progressive finger busting boogie on instrumentals like ’21st Century Boogie’, ‘Caravan’ or ‘The Bumble Fumble’, some tender moments and searing guitar on ‘The Days, The Nights’, or the 2 thoughtful improvised preludes.

Earl Thomas with Paddy Milner & The Big Sounds

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The powerhouse collaboration resulted in this self-titled album filled with gems. Featuring songs by Thomas, Milner and guitarist Randall Breneman, this album successfully represents the energy of this unique group. The group headlined festivals around Europe and performed on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise before disbanding in 2012. This record serves as a great reminder of an exciting collaboration.

B-Sides/Unreleased

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A collection of Milner gems from B-Sides, unreleased and bonus tracks not available on the albums.