about the band
Tommy Miller – bass, vocals
Mark J. Tomorsky – guitar, bass
Al Jacquez – lead vocals
Frank Charboneaux – drums
Bob Ramsey – piano, organ, horns
Sharon Celani – backing vocals
Gia Ciambotti – backing vocals
When Dave Miller and Mark Tomorsky stand together with harmonica and guitar in hand to deliver the first notes of the song Ghost On A Roll, something amazing happens. The band’s rhythm section anchored by Tommy Miller on bass and Frank Charboneaux on drums, builds in the background including a soulful organ sound from Bob Ramsey - and then singer Al Jacquez captures listeners with the haunting story of a man who is down on his luck and ends up on the street. When the song is over, listeners may realize that but for the grace of god, the song could be about them – and – that this is a band with a depth of conviction and the ability to convey their musical ideas in a way that touches the emotions. The latest Miller Brothers CD includes songs that tackle a variety of topics - including Alabama Key's story about a big city car thief "Boostin' speedwagons was his game for sure, break in, hot wire, he's gone in four" to the unmistakable excitement and adventure of getting swept away by great music on Out of Control – “When the sound hits, you’re gonna spin out, from Paris to China to L.A., a whisper to a shout…" the challenge of scratching out a living in the new millenium on Wolf at Your Door to the haunting nature of Ghost On A Roll (the harmonica & guitar line is unforgettable) and when you don't expect it - they turn on a dime and offer up a soulful rendition of unrequited love on Stand To Lose - "Without your love I stand to lose, stand to lose all of my life, we're in trouble and I'm payin the price…" Their songs are alternately & intrinsicly bluesy, soulful and rockin' , never predictable. Each song takes the listener on a ride through a new story – a multitude of views on life, love and working for a living - with an interesting balance of musical power, emotion and at times, gritty reality. (We won’t spoil the musical path down which the song Things’ll Get Better will take you. Be sure to put on your favorite headphones for this one...) The band's unique mixture of emotion, raw bluesy substance and unmistakable energy makes the listener want to come back to experience each song again and again. Oh, by the way, if you’re looking for a musical comparison, that's a tough call. The band's influences are many, however, the overall sound is truly the Miller Brothers Band. They’re tricky, these guys - you see, just when you think you know what’s coming, they throw a musical jab at you out of nowhere.
Dave, Tommy, Mark and Al, all originally attended the same high school outside Detroit.
Mark, Dave and Tommy all collaborated on the CD's production. Long time musical pal and guitarist extraordinaire Hank Linderman mastered the CD at his Parson's Green studio in Culver City.