December 7, 2013 in 
British ColumbiaMusicVancouverVictoria by Jenn Ashton

Camille Miller fans rejoice! Just in time for holiday buying comes another gem from the lady herself! I can’t believe it has been just a smidge over a year since I was singing Camille’s praises, time flies when you have great music to listen to!
This new offering of 10 stellar tunes, some old, some new, will keep you dancing in the kitchen for a long while, just listen to the first track ‘Guilty Birds’ to be convinced! The songs are reminisce of some of my favourite older Hawksley Workman tunes, the vibe is there babies, grab it!
After a dance around, the title track brings it down to some awesome acoustic and vocals with Camille’s trademark lilting voice, this is my favourite track. Movie material, just sayin’.
The final 7 tracks take you on a joyful ride with a cool retro-pop-folk vibe all strung together with Camille’s honey voice, and the stellar cast of lower mainland heavy hitters on this spin only add to the solidity of each step. Camille Miller knocks another one out of the park. Truth.

Vancouver Island fans have a treat in store: See Camille live
*** Saturday December the 7th at The Sooke Folk Music Society.
Tickets are 15.00 at the door and doors open at 730pm- Show at 8pm

Parallel to The Sea Reviews:


It's time to start crossing off the days, no not Halloween, but rather November 1st; the CDBaby release date for Camille Miller's new album "Parallel to the Sea".

Two years in the making, our own globe trotting chika was here long enough to lay it down with some of our finest west coast musicians, including the late Mike Norman. Parallel is music for our time, something to put a bit of jump in your step as you cavort through the leaves with your jaunty hat a'la Lorelai Gilmore. The vibe is reminisce of Carole King's 'Where You Lead', and though not overly retro sounding (Let Go), it gives me that good 60's light effervescent, life-is-pretty-dang-good feeling.

It's a bit bluesy here and there, and has a bit of a pop snap (All About You) as Miller's trademark voice carries you through the sweet half dozen songs. A wee bit lighter than her 2008 offering 'Somewhere Near The Truth', Parallel's easy buoyancy lifts it to the top of my housecleaning/dancearoundthehouse/roadtrippingsingalong playlists. Also includes: 'Artificial Joy', 'Song By You' and 'Mountains and Moons'. 5/5

Musical Discoveries

(13 October 2012) Ten years since first hearing her sing onBeneath The Surface, Camille Miller, a remarkable singer songer and member of the first women of Balligomingo, has officially completed her latest offering. The fourth solo outing by the artist since her debut, the new EP Parallel to the Sea (2012), is a six track collection of upbeat pop and rock songs. Originally from Canada, Camille is well known for her crystalline, well-honed and powerful voice and robust acoustic guitar playing.

Parallel to the Sea is Camille's first recording since her 2007 full length album Somewhere Near The Truth. She has traveled extensively during the period and those following her on FaceBook will know she has another full time job with her young family.
Camille's second solo album Carnarvon Street continued to build upon her recognition after recording songs on Balligomingo's Beneath The Surface (2002). Read our interview with Camille here. The artist's 2001 debut albumShe Knows drew additional attention by the media following the Balligomingo release. Read our reviews of Camille's entire discography using links at the left.
Half of the new EP was recorded by Rick Salt at Lois Lane Studios, Nanaimo, BC while the other half was recorded, engineered and mixed by Chris Aiken at Studio 124, Warsaw, Poland. Camille wrote all of the songs exclusively except "Artificial Joy" which was co-written with her longtime writing partner Nick Hagger.
Produced on two continents across an extended period of time, Camille (lead vocals) is accompanied on Parallel to the Sea by an array of supporting musicians. Partial credits include: Chris Aiken (drums); Pat Steward (drums); Nick Haggar (bass, electric guitars); Ken Scardina (bass); Doug Elliott (bass); Camille Miller (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Rick Salt (electric guitars); Darren Harry (electric guitar); Lindsay Martell (electric guitar, backing vocals); Mike Norman (keyboards); Steve O'Connor (keyboards); Joel Spillette (keyboards); Tina Jones (backing vocals, banjo, trumpet); and Hannah Herbison (opening scream on "Let Go!"). Buy the CD to find out more of the details of who plays where!
Those that follow Camille Miller's work will recognize a couple of the tracks on the new EP. The standout and most notable of these is the keyboard-laden upbeat concluding number "Artificial Joy." The song's placement will clearly leave the artist's listeners longing for Camille's next full length album. An earlier demo version of the gentle acoustic ballad "Song By You" is the second on the EP that Camille's followers have likely heard. Camille made this available on SoundCloud earlier. The heartfelt ballad will tear at listeners' heartstrings.
Parallel to the Sea opens with the guitar-laden and rhythmic pop-rock song "Tiniest of Hearts." Listen to Camille's power in the verse and the textured vocal harmonies in the chorus. While the guitar work is especially noteworthy, Camille's vocals will draw listeners further into her new EP. Her crystalline voice delivers the lyrics of "All About You" delicately with just enough backing harmony alongside the banjo in the arrangements to produce the ideal texture for the song.
"Mountains and Moons" is the perfect bookend to "All About You," although the arrangements are richer with layers of acoustic and electric guitar working beneath Camille's lead and other artists' backing vocal work. Listen most carefully to the range of Camille's lead vocal in the verse. Her variation of power is tremendous. "Let Go!" is a powerful pop song layered with guitars and backing vocals and a certain audience favorite in Camille's live performances.
Camille Miller will continue to build her audience with the release of Parallel to the Sea. Return here for further information about the release of Camille Miller's new EP. We admire Camille for being a devoted and full time mom and continuing her music career. Keep up the great work Camille. Your fans are sure to stick with you. 

Somewhere Near The Truth Reviews:

Calvin Daniels

Yorkton This Week newspaperThe key element for Miller is her voice. She is relaxed, polished, smooth, confident. There aren't any soft spots vocally. All 11 songs come off flawlessly.   

-Looking for all the world as if she’s just stepped off the set of an Arthurian movie set, Camille Miller manages to do what everyone else is doing. But she does it far, far better.
Star News

5 CDs out of 5
Paul Rellinger -
This latest offering from Vancouver-based Camille Miller is as good as it gets when it comes to easy listening.   Her effortless vocals combine with top-notch guitar work to bring an infectious joy to her lyrics.  The best that’s crossed my desk lately.   

Rating: 4 out of 5
Mark Weber - Red Deer Express

-Spin the Bottle is buoyed by an infectious pop style as is the rollicking So Frustrated as is I’ll Be Good with its irresistible chorus.  No matter how finely crafted the music is, it’s Miller’s voice that always rightfully takes centre stage.   

Welland Tribute

Niagara Falls Review
Sudbury Star
-All through Somewhere Near the Truth are traces of Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks and a half-dozen other Lilith Fair alumni.  It all comes together on the wonderful single I'll Be Good. 

Grand Prairie Daily Herald Tribune
-Vancouver’s Camille Miller’s release Somewhere Near the Truth is a fine collection of songs set to an alt/pop/rock soundtrack, showcasing her lovely and versatile voice. A chameleon, Miller at times has distinct Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) qualities and at other times a certain Sheryl Crow vibe.  In certain songs “I’ll be Good” and the title track, Shaye (“Happy Baby”) comes to mind. The songs are well written and would appeal to anyone who enjoys the music of some of the comparisons she inspires.
Seaway News

This album would appeal to a new generation of listeners who may have been too young, or have yet to discover, Alanis Morrisette’s iconic 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill”.
-Mixing sounds of pop and rock with elements of country and jazz, all the while maintaining an ideal genre-bending quality is no easy feat.  “Somewhere Near The Truth”, Canadian singer-songwriter Camille Miller’s third album, however somehow accomplishes this task.  On the album, which came out in 2008, Miller really explores the range of her voice, at times reminiscent of a mellow Chantal Kreviazuk, while at other moments heads toward angry Linda Perry (former lead singer of 4 Non Blondes) territory. Songs such as “The Real You,” “Tear Us Apart” and “Repair The Damage” delve into thematic elements of self-discovery, lost love and sorrow, but maintain a sense that she has a masterful control on the situations.  Miller, who co-wrote all of the songs on the album benefits from an eclectic mix of sounds, a strong voice and meaningful lyrics throughout “Somewhere Near The Truth”.  

Eraina Hooyer 

Pooka News
-Miller's music smooth and sophisticated
Camille Miller is no stranger to the media world and has now released her latest album entitled “Somewhere Near the Truth”.  The music on this album combines upbeat tunes, talent and smooth vocals with soul-searching lyrics that generally centre around the theme of relationships.  In her song, “Spin the Bottle” Miller expresses her emotions when a former lover left and reflects on how good they had it together.  Her song “Frustrated” also speaks of love and relationships and highlights how confused and upset relationships can be but states that although there is frustration that ‘after all these years I am still in love with you’.  Millers voice is almost one with her music and is sweet and smooth. Miller has had her share of fame and has had a Much Music Video grant and has had two placements on the popular TV series “Cold Squad”.  She has been on numerous music tours including tours in Canada, the United Kingdom and Poland.   “Somewhere Near the Truth” has been eight months in the making and had been scheduled to be nationally released on Feb. 23, 2008.

Russ Elliot
-As 2007 comes to a close, Camille Miller has returned with her third solo album. Readers will likely recall Camille's vocals in the stunning track "Lost" that she performed on the Balligomingo album Beneath The Surface (2002). The artist's prior solo recordings were She Knows (2001) and Carnivon Street (2004).  "Somewhere Near The Truth" is her latest offering and is a ten-track collection of singer songwriter pop-rock oriented tracks. Camille has surpassed all expectations in the growth and musical maturity demonstrated on this stunning new album. A variety of singer songwriter tracks spanning the range from upbeat rock and pop to soft ballads continue to illustrate Camille’s virtuosity. In addition to her superb lead vocal work, listeners will be especially attracted to the well-produced arrangements.
Camille provides lead and background vocals and acoustic guitar parts to the album. The album was arranged, mixed and produced by Geraldo Dominelli. Other players included Nick Haggar (bass, electric and acoustic guitar), Geraldo Dominelli (electric guitars, keyboards, percussion and backing vocals), Jack Guppy (drums, good vibes) and Sandra Volodoff-Dominelli (background vocals). 
Listeners will be drawn into to the album immediately with the opening mid tempo number "The Real You." Listen to the Camille's clear voice evocatively surf atop light but rich instrumentation in this multilayered ballad. "Tear Us Apart is a minor step away from the Balligomingo work although electronics are replaced by rhythmic percussion and guitar arrangements. Camille's powerful lead pushes the lyrical message through the soft rock arrangement.
In contrast, the track "Spin The Bottle" is a radio friendly verse-chorus number with stunning vocal work and arrangements. The guitar-laden chorus has a highly a memorable "hook." The wah-pedal guitar solo is especially well placed in the track.
Clearly demonstrating her ability to rock and rouse an audience, Camille delivers the stunning and dynamically performed standout track "I'll Be Good." Another guitar solo crisply articulates the chorus melody.  Camille chose to include a range of highly varied styles on her new solo album. Such is the case in the upbeat and pulsating 'new wave' "So Frustrated." Layers of vocal work effectively add power in the chorus but Camille illustrates the power of her own in the lead sung in the verses. She turns down the tempo in the gentle torch ballad "Believe" but Camille's vocals powerfully sing above the light electric guitar and rhythm section arrangement to evocatively deliver the lyric. Listen for the singer's strength in the sustained notes used to emphasize the message.
Camille's vocal virtuosity is perhaps most clearly demonstrated in "Tea and Sandwiches," where vocals have been mixed way up, far above the instrumentals. Her voice soars above the percussive arrangement. A shimmering electric guitar part perfectly accompanies and accentuates the pop-oriented track "Somewhere Near The Truth." Layers of vocals add to the overall almost country style accessibility of this mid-tempo number. Another tremendous guitar solo is performed midway to echo the song's melody.
Another album standout is the rocking track "Repair the Damage." A song of distinct contrasts, Camille's power punches through in the verse and is supported by great harmonies, catchy melody and lush arrangements in dynamically arranged chorus. The album concludes with the rhythmic torch song "Carry You." Listeners will be drawn to the vocal effects selected for the evocatively delivered verse and the wide ranging harmonies in the chorus. We'd love to hear extended 'in-concert' versions of these two tracks.
While her albums don't come along each year, Camille Miller has indeed released another album gem this year and one that is certain to draw additional attention by audiences worldwide. She has an outstanding voice that is matched in Somewhere Near The Truth by excellent songwriting, variety of material and a supporting team of instrumentalists that deliver the whole deal. Perhaps with the second Balligomingo album in the works, we will hear even more from her in 2008!  5 out of 5
Musical Discoveries - contemporary, progressive and crossover female vocalists

Murray Green (Editor)

The Camrose Canadian

-Camille Miller has the total package to be a rock star.
With a great voice and strong writing skills, she holds her own on the guitar on her CD, Somewhere Near the Truth.
Although she was born in Germany, Miller was raised on military bases all across Canada. She studied the likes of Carly Simon, The Carpenters, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones and mixed it altogether to create her own powerful sound.
Based out of the Vancouver/Victoria area, Miller released her first solo album Things People See in 1998 and met her co-writing partner Nick Haggar. Miller's second release She Knows earned her a Much Music Video grant for "I Always Will" and two placements on the popular TV series Cold Squad.
Since then, she has learned to take advantage of her strong voice, which sounds a lot like Faith Hill with a rock edge. The strength of Somewhere Near the Truth is that the entire collection is solid from the first to the last song. Once I threw the CD into the player, there was no turning back. I played it over and over again, wondering to myself why she isn’t already a household name.  Three songs are clearly as good as any hit on the radio. “Spin The Bottle,” “So Frustrated” and “I’ll Be Good” should be enough to launch Miller’s career to the next level.
"Spin The Bottle" is about a former lover remembering how good the relationship was before one of them walked. "Frustrated" is a song most of us can relate to about a couple who can’t function with each other, but are too deeply in love to change things or live without each other. “I’ll Be Good” reminds us that in order to make things work out, we have to take a look at ourselves first.
Miller’s total package sounds like Hill. She tells stories through her music like Sheryl Crow and adds a rock edge sound like Pat Benatar. She accomplishes this feat in a seemingly effortless fashion on this CD.  Along with the strong lyrics and voice, Millar plays acoustic guitar. She is joined by Geraldo Dominelli on electric guitar and Haggar on bass.

Check out Somewhere Near the Truth by going to Miller’s website: and listen to her music. You will be captured by her voice and will end up playing the CD over again because of her catchy tunes.
Miller rocks on her latest CD

Joe Montague

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-Camille Miller Leaves them Breathless in Washington

At the Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival, Point Roberts, Washington State
For the second time in as many years Vancouver pop singer Camille Miller took to the stage at the Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival (Washington State) on August 4th, in the sleepy village by the ocean. The lady with the ‘makes you feel good’ smile, and short red hair, performed a forty-five minute set of original melodic pop songs.
With a light breeze teasing the hem of her green sundress, and fighting to keep her sunglasses from sliding down her nose, Miller played mostly ballads that ran the gamut of romantic relationships. In the song “Spin The Bottle,” the singer reminds a former lover how good they had it, before the person in the song walked away. “Frustrated” speaks to an experience many can relate to, of being driven to the point of saying, “I think I should run before I join the insane,” and “I’m so frustrated that I can’t even hear the words you are saying,” but in the end confessing that, “after all these years I am still in love with you.”
Miller uses her magic as an exquisite poet, and her luxurious velvety vocals to paint word images across a broad musical canvass. Her ballads invite the listener to eavesdrop on conversations between lovers and former lovers, while other tunes are so vivid in their descriptions that they allow you to see the world through the singer’s eyes. Because she sings so effortlessly, it enhances her storytelling. You are never distracted or jolted into reality by a rough edge or the hint of a note almost missed. Her guitar work is equally flawless. Miller accompanied herself on acoustic guitar, and was joined by electric guitar man Geraldo Dominelli, while Nick Haggar played bass guitar.
Miller moves between quicker tempo songs like “I Always Will” and slower, gentler tunes such as “Believe.” Her music however never abandons its easygoing melodies comprised of memorable riffs and choruses that invite you to sing along.  Other songs included, "Spin The Bottle," "Bird" and "Eva," (2005 Carnarvon Street CD).

Mark Bignell
The Columbia Journal.

-Camille Miller’s voice is the centerpiece of this recording. A finely honed instrument that's passionate, soulful, and downright riveting, without being overbearing. Camille's songs are simple, but highly emotionally and melodically charged. Not recommended for the more emotionally detached. Somewhere near the Truth is her third proper release which finely compliments her previous Carnarvon Street album. Her songs are very direct and personal but offset by strong, memorable melodies. "Repair The Damage," with its catchy chorus, could be a staple on Country radio (as much of what it plays isn't really Country), "Tea & Sandwiches," with its jaunty Brit-Pop bounce and sometimes humourous lyrics about touring: "sleeping double / on people's couches / try not to get in their way,” leaves you with a sunny, optimistic buzz. "Tear Us Apart" has a soaring crescendo and a delightfully stubborn way of looking at the bright side. "Frustrated" has the kind of old-school Pop feel that's been almost forgotten in modern circles. "Spin The Bottle's" chorus lingers in your subconscious long after hearing it. The title track is just stunning, with infectious song structure and its affections for the golden days of rock and roll, mentioning: "Step inside, in her head / she was there when Ray Davies said / something about a sunny afternoon." This tune would be a hit on the radio in a better world. By the time one hears "I Believe,” "The Real You," and "I'll Be Good,” it's abundantly clear that Camille Miller is an artist who’s not afraid to flesh out her fears and deliver music that is not only highly appealing, but heartfelt and convincing as well. Modern Pop with soul

Russ Elliot

-Hailing from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, singer Camille Miller has released her second and powerful CD, Carnarvon Street (Camille Miller (Canada) 2004). Her first album, She Knows, initiated her listeners to her evocative vocals and lush instrumentals. Her style is pop/rock and she shows strength in her hard-hitting vocals in her current production. There is an intensity to her music backed by great instrumentals and a healthy influence of raunchy blues guitar.
Carnarvon Street has a classic rock base, complementing Camille's sensual and alluring voice. She expresses passion in her singing, and the musical hooks capture the listener. All the songs on the album were written by Camille and her partner, Nick Haggar, with the exception of "Get In, Get Out" which was written by Marc Robichoud. Camille states, "There's a commonality to the lyrics (Carnarvon Street) and the feel of the music that makes it so affecting and ultimately satisfying. Not too many artists can write such soul-searching lyrics and mix them with such accessible and memorable music."
This ten track album begins with the power-driven "Carnarvon Street." The flowing melody supports the beautiful and intense vocals. "Eva" has a raw energy and great percussive backing. The liveliness continues with "Get In, Get Out," in this fresh pop tune. One can just imagine her live performance through her magnetic presentation. Her sultriness comes through in "Nobody Knows" with a more bluesy effect to the music and her husky tone.
The stunning standout track "What Are You Waiting For" and "Make You Believe" showcase Camille's songwriting ability and her stunning vocal appeal. There is an emotive pull to her singing that embraces these songs. "Sun Too Long" explores a diverse landscape, followed by the energy driven and poignant "Tranquilize." The beat is contagious and expressive. It is no wonder that the influences from The Verve, Stereophonics and Eurythmics have inspired this robust CD.
"Into Closed Doors" has a freshness and vigor to its rocking presentation. In contrast, her last track, "Breakable," delivers lush and passionate vocals in addition to the wonderful supporting harmonies and instrumental arrangements. A quick word to Balligomingo fans: expect a significant departure on this lushly arranged rock music album. The track "Make You Believe" will draw the strongest comparison to her contribution to "Lost" on Beneath The Surface.
Camille continues to impress with her stunning voice and strength in her music. She has a magnetic appeal and you just want to move and sing along with the captivating melodies. With practically no vocal training, Camille touches on the heart and soul of her music. Listen to the full range of Camille's talent, powerful and soaring vocals with alternative and rock arrangements, on Carnarvon Street.