The Curious Case Of Paddy Milner
“Dazzling” THE INDEPENDENT
“Sheer brilliance” PROPERGANDA
“10/10, something out of the ordinary to celebrate, every song is a standout track” BLUES IN BRITAIN
“I highly recommend it…things start to feel much better” JACK BRUCE
Milner has more than paid his dues and on ‘The Curious Case of Paddy Milner’, his fourth solo record, he comes to the fore with a fresh new sound that’s roots-driven and raw with catchy hooks galore. It is as much inspired by Brian Wilson’s melodic pop symphonies as it is Deep South Delta Blues. From the uplifting New Orleans-inspired euphoria of first single ‘Going To See My Baby’ to the gritty yet playful interpretation of Rihanna’s ‘Disturbia’ Milnershows his love of the blues combined with a whole hearted embrace of popular song. As well as his unique brand of songwriting there is a mixed bag of covers (Nick Drake, Brubeck, Rihanna) and re-workings of blues songs (Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson) – all sounding unmistakably ‘Milner’. Departing from the instrumentation of his previous albums, Milner has used the very funky sousaphone and a more percussive approach to the drums. The album has been released to critical acclaim and a special edition is now made available by Blues Boulevard Records including several bonus tracks.