Jason Charles Miller
Jason Charles Miller
In moving forward, he is exploring his roots, stripping his music to its most vulnerable core and paying homage to the artists that have touched his life, and the music that has shaped his soul. “One of the things I've always loved to do is just sit around with an acoustic guitar and sing,” says Miller. “I’m a true believer that if a song doesn't sound good with just a singer and a guitar, then it's probably not a very good song.” That principle has been at the core of Godhead’s music for years, and it is that same principle that is at the heart of his performances as a solo artist. “I want to present new songs with minimal instrumentation, letting the audience hear them in their purest form,” he states, citing an array of influences so vast, it’s no wonder his songwriting is so profound. Godhead fans know the influence of Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Robert Smith and Peter Murphy on the band, but as a solo artist, Miller expands his palette to more reverently reflect the songwriters that truly define his roots as a singer, songwriter and performer: Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson, Fleetwood Mac, Willie Nelson… The inspirations are as vast as the artist they inspired. “When I was young, my father used to sing me James Taylor songs to help me fall asleep, and growing up I always loved roots rock artists like Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Van Morrison,” he says.
“If you are a Godhead fan for our hard beats, heavy riffs and industrial programming, you may find my solo material challenging, but that’s okay. If you are a fan of my vocal lines, lyrics and melodies, I think you are going to really enjoy what you hear. Recording without a band is a very big departure for me, but don’t get me wrong, everything you hear is still very much me.” One wouldn’t be wrong to say that it’s more him, actually. Miller doesn’t abandon the darker tones that mark his material with Godhead, but as a solo artist he strips that darkness to its starkest, most primal essence, exploring the shadowy depths of country, folk, blues and Americana.
It is beautiful and barren, humble and honest, naked and exposed, soulful and spirited… It is the sound of an artist spreading his wings and setting himself free. It is Jason Charles Miller. The History… Jason C. Miller is an accomplished and multi-faceted performer, with more than a decade of professional experience as a musician, songwriter, actor and voice personality.
Miller is most widely recognized as the frontman of the alternative rock band Godhead, the only band ever signed to Marilyn Manson’s Posthuman Records. The band has sold more than 200,000 albums, and toured the world with the likes of Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, Slipknot, Rammstein and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. Godhead received a gold record for their placement on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, and Miller has another gold record for the song “The End Has Come,” which he wrote with former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody for the movie The Punisher. As a songwriter, Miller wrote the all-star collaboration “Forever In Our Hearts” to benefit victims of the 2004 tsunami in South Asia.
Performers on the track included Brian McKnight, Mya, Jacoby Shaddix [Papa Roach], Josh Freese, Nate Dogg and more. In addition to Moody, he has also written with Manson and Jeordie White [Nine Inch Nails/Marilyn Manson]. He has been featured on the pages of international magazines including Rolling Stone, Billboard and Guitar World, and has appeared worldwide on MTV, MTV2, VH1 and Fuse. On screen, Miller most recently appeared in the Sci-Fi Network movie Battle Planet, and starred in and co-produced the independent short film “Everyday Joe,” which won an Audience Award at the eighth annual Valley Film Fest, in November 2008. Also in 2008, he portrayed Nosferatu in four Comedy Central commercials for Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil stand-up special, and also appeared in Day of the Dead, Steve Miner’s remake of George Romero’s classic zombie film.
As a voice actor, Jason C. Miller can be heard on more than 40 different animated series and video games. Raised in rural Virginia near Washington D.C., Miller has been singing and acting since the age of five, appearing onstage throughout Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. He attended George Mason University, where he formed the band Godhead and signed his first recording contract, a multi-album deal with Sol 3 Records that offered him his first exposure to international audiences.
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