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Globe-trotting pianist with Sir Tom Jones & Jawbone, songwriter, studio musician & Music Guru educator, featured on 'Rocketman' soundtrack & the forthcoming 'The Session Man'.

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Blues // Boogie // New Orleans // Rock & Roll piano courses with Paddy Milner!
Paddy Milner

Blues // Boogie // New Orleans // Rock & Roll piano courses with Paddy Milner!

Praise for Paddy's teaching: • "Wow! You are an incredible teacher!!! Thank you so much!!!" • "The best blues piano video courses I've ever seen" • "Love your videos! Please keep em coming!!" • "Brilliant - really well explained. Thank you, Paddy." • "Love how you broke down the timing for the left with the right...Thanks!" • "Helped so much, made me realize thats something most tutorials are lacking" • "Very nice teaching. Its how you word each segment I like alot. Also slow and precise directions." • "If these kind of instructions were available when I started music studies as a child, it would have made such a difference for me." Paddy presents his superb series of courses on Blues, Boogie & New Orleans piano with the Music Gurus platform. Each course includes tons of detailed PDFs & transcriptions, useful camera angles and the amazing Music Gurus player including score/playback synchronisation & playback speed adjustment to give you the tools to learn as easily as possible. The courses cover a broad range of styles and players including Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons, Pinetop Smith, Pinetop Perkins, Dr John, James Booker, Professor Longhair, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnnie Johnson & more. Check all the courses out here: and Paddy's website at On Paddy's playing: • "Awesome! By far the best boogie woogie pianist I've ever heard!" • "Truly one of the best piano performances I have ever heard up to this are up there bruv with all the rest of the best..." • "Stunning performance, just love this, an amazing musician. Totally inspiring." • "Gorgeous - wonderfully delightful listening and inspirational to the soul"
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“Impressive & original” The Times, UK

“Dazzling” The Independent, UK

“10/10…something out of the ordinary to celebrate! Every song is a standout track.”
Blues In Britain, on ‘The Curious Case of Paddy Milner’

“Milner represents a new direction in blues and jazz” Blues Free Press

“I love it…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” Dave Brubeck

“I highly recommend it. Somehow things start to feel much better!” Jack Bruce

“Like James Booker on acid” Jon Cleary

Paddy Milner is not only recognised as one of the leading blues piano players in the world (he is currently keyboard player of choice for SIR TOM JONES , following several years with the late great JACK BRUCE), but also as a superb original songwriter and distinctive singer. Just read the praise from the likes of Dave Brubeck! His current group LONDONOLA plays homegrown British music with a strong dose of New Orleans spirit, and his collaborative group JAWBONE has released their debut album and is building a strong following. He has won the award for BEST KEYBOARD PLAYER in the British Blues Awards twice. His solo shows are a pianistic tour-de-force, transporting the audience on a journey embracing traditional Boogie-Woogie, Blues & New Orleans styles, multi-faceted improvisation and the art of song.

Milner began his career playing in Dorset pubs in his early teens. At the age of 13 Milner performed an original boogie composition in a local music competition, impressing a judge – Pretenders/Paul McCartney guitarist Robbie McIntosh. McIntosh became a great mentor and bought Milner his first Little Feat album, a defining moment. Continuing to absorb blues & boogie, which will always remain a fundamental part of his music, Milner also explored jazz, classical music and played in his father’s folk band. Later on, he was to learn from the masters including duetting with the legendary Jonnie Johnson and learning from Jon Cleary in New Orleans. Milner remembers his father introducing him to the music of the likes of Jack Bruce, with whom Milner regularly toured with until Bruce’s death in 2014.


Milner burst onto the scene in his own right at aged 19 with his debut album ‘21st Century Boogie’. The album garnered international accolades within the blues world and beyond, with The Times calling it ‘Impressive & original’. Paul Jones quickly became a champion of Milner and a live session on Jones’s BBC Radio 2 show helped to earn him a nomination for a Sony Radio Award. Milner’s next album, Walking On Eggshells achieved No.1 in the official French Jazz/Blues charts and a high level of airplay and exposure throughout Europe. The album was co-written with iconic Cream lyricist Pete Brown and subsequently signed by industry mogul Gerry Bron to Bronze Records. Dave Brubeck himself became a fan of Milner’s arrangement of Brubeck’s ‘Unsquare Dance’. Milner’s third album, ‘Based On A True Story’, was also very well received and took Paddy around the UK, Europe, Turkey and to the U.S. to perform on the prestigious ‘Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise’ alongside the most revered legends of the blues world. Milner was invited to record his fourth album ‘The Curious Case of Paddy Milner’ in Paris by Ray Charles’ musical director Jean-Michel Bernard after he heard Milner’s music on French radio. The album delves deeper into a roots driven sound and shows his love of the blues combined with a whole hearted embrace of popular song. It is as much inspired by Brian Wilson’s melodic pop symphonies as it is traditional blues.


Milner has performed with Tom Jones, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon + many others. He is a co-founder of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion which enjoys a monthly residency at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Club in London. Milner and his band ‘The Big Sounds’ collaborated extensively with top U.S. blues/soul singer Earl Thomas producing the excellent self-titled album ‘Earl Thomas with Paddy Milner & The Big Sounds’ along the way.

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