Danny is an electric, synth and upright bassist, trumpeter and sousaphone player as well as an arranger, composer, copyist, orchestrator and music director.
Since graduating from Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Music (BA) in the summer of 2016, Danny has gone on to play on a variety of stages across the world, performing in various musical theatre productions, function bands and with pop artists.
Danny has featured on various musicals including RENT (Hope Mill Theatre, 2020), Ghost (UK Tour, 2016), Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour, 2019), Honk! (UK Tour, 2018), The Colour Purple (Leicester Curve, 2019), Mam I'm 'Ere (Liverpool's Royal Court, 2018), The Star (Liverpool's Playhouse Theatre, 2016/17) and many more.
He writes and arranges for cruise ships, theatre productions, wind bands, big bands and other sized ensembles from across Europe. Danny also writes and orchestrates for Warner Spain artist Jacobo Serra, as well as running his very own 17 piece big band, 'The Danny Miller Big Band'.
Danny is a visiting lecturer at LIPA and Edge Hill University in music theory, music direction, aural skills and composition & arranging.
His work has led him to be featured alongside names such as Gorgon City, Clean Bandit, Alexandra Burke, Guy Chambers, Mick Jones (The Clash), Suggs (Madness), Rod Stewart, Mark King (Level 42), Collabro, Joe McElderry, The Farm, China Crisis and work with some of the worlds best producers such as Steve Levine and Simon Britton.
Danny is a Cosmic Ears Artist and has been since 2018.
The Danny Miller Big Band is a 17 piece big band made up of the best musicians from the North West. The band play arrangements from Nestico to Goodwin to Miller himself, taking you from old style swing to modern latin and funk numbers.
The band is supported by Outlines Design and Liverpool Jazz.
Danny is available for transcriptions, new compositions and arrangements upon request. He also has a large repertoire of music from big band to musical theatre.
Danny has written music internationally for function bands, wind bands, big bands, musical theatre shows and orchestras as well as orchestrating records for commercial release. See examples of Danny's work below.
For the last few years, Danny has been providing high quality recordings on bass, trumpet and trombone from his home studio. Below is a list of equipment which are used in combination depending on the instrument and needs of the client.
4K video accompaniments are also available upon request for no extra fee.
Interface: Universal Audio Twin Duo MkII
Software: Logic Pro X
Mics & Reflection Filter: Aston Halo, Aston Origin, Aston Element, sE5 (Pair), AKG C519ML, SM57, SM58
Danny also uses high quality UAD, Valhalla and Soundtoys plugins. Any processing can be done upon request.