Mathias Kom and Toby Goodshank, of Canadian heroes The Burning Hell, have recently paid tribute to Roger Miller with ‘Miller Time’ – their album of covers of songs penned by the American singer-songwriter.
The band recently toured the UK with Goodshank and Kom ‘supporting’, and when they stopped in Nottingham, visited the National Justice Museum. A Miller song, ‘Not In Nottingham’, features on the album as well as their live set, and attendees of Burning Hell shows will now know that not only did Roger Miller write The Proclaimers’ hit ‘King of The Road’, they will also have been educated fully in the eccentric singer’s career – including the fact that he wrote several songs for the soundtrack for the 1973 Disney animated movie of ‘Robin Hood’, and ‘features’ as a lute-playing cockerel.
The video for ‘Not in Nottingham’ was filmed by bandmate Ariel Sharratt with assistance from Amy, Alex, and of course, Judge Becky.
‘Miller Time’ is available now from The Burning Hell or Toby Goodshank or from the label BB*Island.
More at theburninghell.com.