Deena was born into a show biz family legacy . Father, iconic record producer Jimmy Miller, ( The Rolling Stones, Traffic, Motorhead ). Mother singer, Gayle Shepherd, who had several hits in the late 50's with her sisters act "The Shepherd Sisters" and Grandfather (Mr Entertainment) Bill Miller a world renowned impresario who owned Bill Millers Riviera in For Lee N.J and went on to virtually invent the Las Vegas lounge act. He booked everyone from The Rat Pak , Elvis Presley to Mae West.
Deena has enjoyed a successful career as a professional singer, writer and performer for 2 decades. She has shared the stage with numerous top act as, "Donna Summer", "Norah Jones", "Billy Joel", "Meatloaf" (as his featured vocalist) and many more. You have heard her voice on many tv & radio commercials and Deena even performed/penned dozens of song parodies for the Howard Stern show. Her first CD of her own songs titled “A THOUSAND WORDS” was released on Fore Reel Records in 2001 . Most will agree that her next CD is long overdue.
My father, Jimmy Miller was a famous record producer, song writer and drummer -percussionist . He produced many super bands including "The Rolling Stones" ( "Exile on main street", "Sticky fingers", "Goats head soup", "Let it bleed", "Beggars Banquet" ) "TRAFFIC" ( "Dear Mr Fantasy", "Low Spark of a high heel boy" "Blind Faith" ) He played the drums on "You cant always get what you want", "Happy" and he is the iconic cowbell on "Honky Tonk Woman". Other bands include "Motorhead" and " The Plasmatics. My Dad passed away at 52. Jimmy Miller Discography
My mother Gayle Shepherd, born in a small town in Ohio, was a professional singer. She had a group with her sisters called "The Shepherd Sisters " and had a string of hits in the 1950's - 60's including a #1 hit record "ALONE".
My Grandfather, Bill Miller ( aka Mr Entertainment) virtually invented the Las Vegas lounge act. In 1945 he opened "Bill Millers Riviera, in Fort Lee, N.J. Every one of the Rat Pack came from the Riviera, "Sinatra" played there, so did "Dean Martin" and "Jerry Lewis" when nobody knew who they were. The Riviera, which overlooked the Hudson River, was closed in 1953, to make room for the Palisades Parkway. In Las Vegas, Mr. Miller was entertainment director of the Sahara, Dunes, Flamingo and International hotels. During his time at the International, in the late 1960's, it had become the world's largest resort hotel. He retired in the mid-1970's and died at the age of 98.