The Singer, Guitarist, Entertainer, Producer and Family Legacy
The Family Legacy
Deena Performance Photos
Deena Miller is without a doubt living proof that persistence is the key to success. Deena has been living full out, committed to the process of being a performing singer, guitarist, entertainer and songwriter without focusing on recognition and rewards. Over the last 2+ decades, she's been pouring out her heart and conquering fans with a contagiously optimistic "feel good about yourself "attitude. Her strength comes through her powerful voice carrying messages from her soul and delivering a unique experience…This girl does NOT need a microphone!
Deena’s original music grabbed the attention of several major record labels and was signed to development deals with A&M & RCA records. During this time she had the pleasure of working with producers, Verdeen White ( Earth Wind and Fire) Rob Stevens ( Yoko Ono, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Alan Gorrie ( Average White Band) Deena's debut CD "A THOUSAND WORDS" was released independently on Fore Reel records.
Although she has recorded and performed her own material over the years, she still managed to fit in a world tour with Rock legend "MEATLOAF" as his featured vocalist, following the the footsteps of Ellen Foley, and Carla Devito on the duet "PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT". Deena has also shared the stage with greats like; Donna Summer Norah, Jones, Billy Joel, Yoko Ono, Joe Lyn Turner and more.
Deena loves to perform, but the touring life was just not for her. In hopes of cultivating a vehicle to entertain audiences without having to be too far from home for lengths of time, Deena started her own Production Company “Deena Miller Productions” for Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Events. Deena books over 100 shows a year, either solo or with her 10- pc. band.
"A THOUSAND WORDS" -CD
Listeners have former A&M A&R man Hernando Courtright and his wife, former Epic A&R Doreen Reilly Courtright to thank for releasing an excellent collection of Deena’s music on their Fore Reel imprint. It is not hyperbole to say that this is quite simply an amazing record from start to finish. "A Million Voices" is the first track on a CD entitled A Thousand Words, and it sounds very much like the updated Jefferson Starship, a folky anthem that would fit well on the Starship's Deep Space/Virgin Sky disc. "Broken Angel" segues nicely; its hook and smart middle eight play like a modern day Joni Mitchell. Deena controls the lyrics with her powerful and pretty voice, but it is the production work that is really impressive. Her dad was signed to Colgems/CBS at 19 years of age as a vocalist before he went on to produce George Clinton, Traffic, and the Rolling Stones. That his daughter has created such an incredible set of sounds on her own says something about carrying the tradition forward. Deena draws from many different pop elements, and has the voice, the charm, the expression, and the heritage. She tells her ancestors to “Come through my voice," and this Miller production is, indeed, a great vehicle for them to do that with.
Deena was the director/host of New York City’s “CHICK SINGER NIGHT”- http://www.chicksingernight.com a monthly showcase for talented singer songwriters. Her music is also featured in the non for profit CD "IT'S ABOUT EVE" - http://www.itsabouteve.org featuring Joan Jett, raising money for breast cancer research.