Cathy Miller

Cathy Miller has long been known as one of Canada's most spectacular singers. Her evocative interpretations get to the heart of any songs she sings. She's an engaging performer who doesn't hesitate to throw in a little humour to good effect, in between the songs about the human quest for love, acceptance and understanding. She has been blessed with a voice that can "ring out across a field", and bring an audience to tears, or laughter. And she is a wonderful storyteller.

Over the last 20+ years of her career, Cathy has performed at many folk festivals, clubs, and concerts from coast to coast in Canada. She is known for her upbeat performances, which have made her a favourite at many events.

In 2000, she was recognized in Australia, where she was awarded a national songwriting Special Merit award by the Australian Heritage Commission. She released this song on a CD single called "Grand Old Duchess". It was named one of Macca's "Top 10 Songs of 2000" in January 2001. She has also toured extensively in North America and Australia to quilting guilds around the country, with her CD "One Stitch at a Time", released in September 2000. In 2002 she released her second CD of quilting songs, and continues an extremely active tour schedule with her husband, John Bunge.

There are seven Cathy Miller recordings currently available


Cathy Miller



"This album (my first), was inspired by many camping trips to Taylor Lake in the Gatineau Hills outside of Ottawa. Several of the songs were written there. Produced by Ian Tamblyn, and featuring musicians such as Ian Robb (concertina), Roy Forbes (guitar), Lynn Miles (background vocals). A very acoustic/folk album with many pastoral overtones." Cathy Miller

Produced - Ian Tamblyn
Cathy Miller - vocals, acoustic guitar, wind chimes
Paul Bourdreau - acoustic and electric guitars
Phil Bova - acoustic and electric bass
Ian Tamblyn - piano, DX7
Mary Simpson, Louise Kwan, Lynn Miles - background vocals
Roy Forbes - guitar on "I Used to be a Singer"
Ian Robb - concertina on "Duncan's Cove"
Peter Chapin - piano on "Not a Love Story"
Bruce Wittet - drums on "Blue Skies"
Ed Dick - wind chimes

All songs by Cathy Miller except "Not a Love Story".
Music - Ginette Bellavance, lyrics - Tina Horne
From the NFB Studio D film Not a Love Story


Cathy Miller
Footprints on the Moon

Currently Not Available
This album is on LP and cassette only.

Cathy's second recording was released in 1988, and has Cathy's songs "done up" with a great jazz band, including tenor saxophone. The players are all Ottawa veterans, and include Brian Tansley on sax, Ron Drake on piano, Paul Bourdeau on guitar, Bruce Wittet on drums and Phil Bova on bass. Guests on the session were Terry Tufts on slide guitar, and Mary Simpson on harmony vocals. The songs include: "Since I Fell For You" (Buddy Johnson), "Someone Else Is Stepping In" (Denise LaSalle), "If It Weren't For Those Tears", "Last Day of Pompeii" (Michael Smith), "There's No Guarantee", "How Much Are The Blues", "Heart Calls", "Love Letters in the Snow", and "Living on the Edge". It was produced in Ottawa by Ian Tamblyn.

Produced - Ian Tamblyn
Cathy Miller - lead vocals and acoustic guitar
Paul Bourdreau - acoustic and electric guitars
Phil Bova - bass
Ron Drake - piano
Brian Tansley - soprano and tenor saxophones
Bruce Wittet - drums
Terry Tufts - slide guitar and harmony vocals
Mary Simpson - harmony vocals
Ian Tamblyn - piano and synthesizer on "Living on the Edge"

Horn arrangement on "Someone Else is Stepping In" - Brian Tansley

All songs by Cathy Miller except "Last Day of Pompeii" - Michael Smith,
"Since I Fell for You" - Buddy Johnson,
"Someone Else is Stepping In" - Denise LaSalle