The Upcoming Phil Miller Guitar Prize 16th March 2023
We are holding this year’s GUITAR PRIZE at the ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE early
this year on 16th of this month, starting at 6.30pm. I have completed the above paintings, all measuring 1.02 metre by 76cm, to form a decorative display in the recesses of the Eastside Jazz Club, either side of the auditorium on the night. They represent Phil’s career from Delivery, Matching Mole, Hatfield & The North, National Health, Shortwave, Phil Miller – Fred Baker Duo and In Cahoots.
Students from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire will compete for the Prize by playing their versions of their chosen piece of Phil’s compositions. Fred will also perform with his Trio with Mickey O’Brien on bass and Jim Bashford on drums. You can find all the details on the Conservatoire’s Events Calendarhere
I hope everyone who is able to travel to this gig will come and I hope to see you all there. This is a yearly event that the Conservatoire will host. Next year we hope also to have a student band: The Phil Miller Legacy Band up and running, who are forming to play Phil’s music, both at the Conservatoire and at public venues – festivals etc. The Conservatoire holds all Phil’s music in their Archives and the Guitar Prize and the Legacy Band are our way of keeping Phil’s music alive.