‘...the night opened with Shambles Miller, who quickly got the crowd on side with his witty remarks and folk-pop tunes... Few Glasgow acts can offer such witty repartee along with their live show and, for this reason, I'll certainly be attending more Shambles shows in the future.' Notes and Notations
'The skiffle-tinged shuffle of 'Confessions' bursts with wry wit, David Bowie impressions and buckets of pathos. The almost impossibly catchy song is built around a rousing, sing-along chorus where Miller perhaps correctly observes 'the world doesn't really need another break up song'. But most songs of heartbreak aren't created quite like this, and lack the sense of self-deprecating but gentle humour which Miller manages to cram into his lyrics in every surprising couplet.' Songs Heard on Fast Trains
Since releasing his first EP, ‘Shambles Vs. The Dragonwizard' in 2009, Glaswegian singer-songwriter Shambles Miller has forged a loyal following with his humorous and engaging style. Armed with Hornby-esque wit and the odd Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference, his brutally honest song-writing and catchy acoustic riffs result in performances that translate equally as well to studio or stage.
Performing predominantly in Scotland, Shambles has played at venues including King Tuts, Cabaret Voltaire and the Old Hairdressers', as well as taking part in community events such as the arts festival, Glasgay.
Shambles has performed alongside such fellow Scottish acts as Andrew Lindsay & the Coathooks and Julia Doogan, both as a solo artist and with her band, Julia & the Doogans.
Among his influences, Shambles names such fellow singer-songwriters and great stage entertainers as Frank Turner, Tim Minchin and Billy Bragg.