Bio: The Debut Album “One Direction” and Single (entitled Give Me Your Love) were released at Hugh’s Room (Toronto) and internationally in the month of June, 2010. He has since performed at such venues as Monarchs Pub, The Mod Club, The Opera House, Riverside Park and Sticky Fingers. Milky has assembled an “ammunition” of performers to suit each venue and adapts each performance from a raw 4 piece to an orchestration of players.
“In 2008 I knew it was time to hit the studio and put my thoughts and experiences into my style of “progressive” blues. I’ve always been influenced by the music and guitar playing of individuals such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Robert Johnson, Randy Bachman, Jeff Healey and David Gilmour.”
Milky began his professional music career at the age of 15, playing guitar with a Toronto Punk band named The Swollen Members (YES!! THE ORIGINAL ONES!!). His first live gig was in the Horseshoe Tavern, followed by several “underground gigs” at places such as the Turning Point, Shock Theatre and Ontario College of Arts.
During the early ’80’s, Milky worked and travelled western Canada for 4 years, playing gigs with various musicians throughout Calgary, the BC interior and Vancouver. He then returned to Toronto, became a recording artist and played live with various “cover bands” over 20 years at such venues as the Diamond Club, Montreal Bistro, Downtown Browns, Down Under, Centre Island, The Place and Molly Blooms.
Milky continues to record in Guelph, Ontario with a variety of musicians and is working to release a new “single/video” along with another full-length Album entitled “Texas Drivin’ Blues”. Milky also engineers, produces, promotes and publishes his music and videos through Riff Productions.
Style of music: Alternative, Blues, Rock
For booking contact Andy McIntosh.
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