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Hello, My name is Deena and I consider myself a true Renaissance Woman. I am a singer, writer, guitarist, painter, producer, makeup artist, photographer, health/wellness coach, mother of 2 beautiful pugs, wife and run two of my own business’s . I wear many lovely hats and I do all of them professionally. I am always open to new adventures and have always lived my life by Richard Branson’s quote; “ “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity, but you are not sure you can do it, say yes-then learn how to do it later” . I love learning new things and never tire of being in awe. It is my belief that every experience has a deeper meaning and leaves an imprint on your soul. Many of my life’s highlights were born thru adversity, failure, disappointment and struggle. Because of my own personal challenges I am able to see others challenges, talents, gifts and usually within an initial conversation I can find the core to their heart. I love helping people identify their unique calling when they can’t find it themselves. I have reinvented myself many times while being only a bit more than half way through my life at this point. I SING, I TRAVEL, I LOVE, I WORK, I COACH. I am a firm believer that you can build anything clumsy and ultimately be the masters of your own destiny.
I was born into a show biz family legacy. My Dad Jimmy Miller, record producer ( Rolling Stones, Traffic, Motorhead ) and my Mom Gayle Shepherd, was a singer and had several hits in the late 50’s with her sisters act “The Shepherd Sisters”. My Grandfather Bill Miller owned Bill Millers Riviera in For Lee N.J and book everyone from The Rat Pak , Elvis Presley to Mae West. He went on to virtually invent the Las Vegas lounge act.
I am what most would consider a chip of the ol’ block, enjoying a wonderful career as a professional singer, writer and performer for 25+ years. I have shared the stage with many talented artist as, “Donna Summer”, “Norah Jones”, “Billy Joel”, “Meatloaf” (as his featured vocalist) and many more. You have heard my voice on many tv & radio commercials and even performed/penned dozens of song parodies for the Howard Stern show. I can’t imagine ever not performing music. It was born to me and I accept it with much gratitude.
I adore my pugs, Angus and Virgil, I love to travel and cook. I crave the sun, love long bike rides and can get lost for hours in home decor stores. I love photography, video vlogging- editing and acrylic painting. My best friend is my husband and first love who I reconnected with 25 years on Facebook after we dated in high school . We married in 2012. I have the most incredible, talented, creative friends with huge hearts and wicked senses of humor.
I love being a “LIFESTYLE DESIGNER” because the title covers a lot of ground. I get super excited by people who are discovering their true calling, so I hope to attract people who really WANT to transform their lives. Coaching is an honor and a very fulfilling lifestyle that I have designed for myself. I say, follow your heart and DO what you love, even if you don’t thing you are GOOD ENOUGH, because you ARE.
I leave you with this video, my new friend. NO REGRETS.
FAMILY BIOS – WEBSITES
My father, Jimmy Miller was a famous record producer, song writer and drummer -percussionist . He produced many super bands including “The Rolling Stones” ( “Exile on main street”, “Sticky fingers”, “Goats head soup”, “Let it bleed”, “Beggars Banquet” ) “TRAFFIC” ( “Dear Mr Fantasy”, “Low Spark of a high heel boy” “Blind Faith” ) He played the drums on “You cant always get what you want”, “Happy” and he is the iconic cowbell on “Honky Tonk Woman”. Other bands include “Motorhead” and ” The Plasmatics. My Dad passed away at 52.
My mother Gayle Shepherd of a small town in Ohio, was a professional singer. She had a group with her sisters called “THE SHEPHERD SISTERS” .
They had a string of hits in the 1950’s -60″s including a #1 record “ALONE” .
My Grandfather, Bill Miller ( aka Mr Entertainment) virtually invented the Las Vegas lounge act. In 1945 he opened “Bill Millers Riviera, in Fort Lee, N.J. Every one of the Rat Pack came from the Riviera, “Sinatra” played there, so did “Dean Martin” and “Jerry Lewis” when nobody knew who they were. The Riviera, which overlooked the Hudson River, was closed in 1953, to make room for the Palisades Parkway. In Las Vegas, Mr. Miller was entertainment director of the Sahara, Dunes, Flamingo and International hotels. During his time at the International, in the late 1960’s, it had become the world’s largest resort hotel. He retired in the mid-1970’s and died at the age of 98.
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IT STARTS AT THE HEART.
Wellness – Coaching
I am a proud 2 Star Crystal Executive wellness coach for one of the fastest-growing companies in North America who’s products, solutions and culture redefine the health and wellness industry . I am also passionate about Homeopathic remedies, youthful aging and longevity.
Deena Miller Productions
5 star ward winning live music and entertainment for weddings and private social events since 2001. Wedding Wire – Couples Choice Award & The Knot -Best of wedding 8 years in a row.