A Sunderland College music lecturer will be supporting famous singer James Morrison on his UK tour.
Jordan Miller, 25, from Sunderland, is the session player for Eva Stone, the main support act for James Morrison.
The ten-day tour kicks off in Edinburgh on Monday and includes dates at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, Albert Hall in Manchester, and Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, as well as music venues in Liverpool, Sheffield, Cardiff and Bournemouth among others.
Talented musician Jordan, who is well-known locally as part of the six-piece band Lilliput, will be playing piano and guitar for Eva, who he co-writes songs with, during the UK tour.
Jordan, a former Sunderland College student who studied BTEC and A-Level music and went onto study a foundation degree in applied music practice, has taught at the college since the start of the academic year and lectures in music and music technology.
He said: “This is the biggest thing I have ever done. It is a great opportunity and will hopefully open new doors. James Morrison is a very well-known artist and it’s an honour to help support his UK tour.”
Jordan has had a keen interest in music since a young age and loved listening to songs written by Burt Bacharach and performed by artists including the Beach Boys.
He started playing the guitar at the age of 13 and also began songwriting at this age, honing his music skills during his time at Sunderland College.
Jordan joined Lilliput just over a year ago, and plays keyboards as well as providing backing vocals.
The band’s reputation is growing quickly and their first two singles, ‘Waiting To Go’, released in July, and ‘Turn It Around’, released in October have received acclaim from as far afield as the US.
Jordan added: “There has been a great online response and has been highlighted by popular music bloggers, both here in the UK and America.
“We have played at some great venues including The Barfly in Camden, and we’ll be appearing at the Sage next month. It’s a really exciting time for the band.”