Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men

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Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men
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Background Information


Ferndale Michigan


Americana, Country, Rock and Roll

Years active

2012 -Present




Ryan Dillaha - acoustic guitar & vocals
Jason T. Portier - electric guitar
Chris Diener - bass
Jesse Soriano - drums
Jarrod Champion - keys

Past Members

Michael Millman (RIP)


Ryan Dillaha and The Miracle Men are a working class rock and roll band that was formed in 2012 in Detroit Michigan. They immediately began making a name for themselves in the local music scene and gained a well deserved reputation for rollicking, whiskey-fueled performances. Critical praise for Dillaha's songwriting has noted his careful word play and catchy hooks. The band's members have been in some of the most respected and seminal bands of the Michigan music scene. They have toured all over the mid-western United States and opened for artists such as The Bottle Rockets, Justin Townes Earle, Lydia Loveless, JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers, Whitey Morgan, Mountain Heart, The Banditos, and Cale Tyson, while they continue to fill local venues. Their debut album entitled "Miracles in Mono" was released in 2015.
Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men play the kind of music you wish people still played; call it Detroit Americana, call it soulful folk rock and roll, but whatever you call it raise a glass and bring your dancing shoes.


Ryan Dillaha

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Ryan Dillaha is a proud son of Downriver, Michigan--an area of working class suburbs south of Detroit. He worked at a steel mill following in the boot steps of his father and grandfather, and now teaches literature at a community college. He writes songs that contain all of these influences, moving seamlessly from barroom heartbreak to the poetry Walt Whitman. He has been performing for years in the Detroit area and around the mid western states of this nation.


Jason Portier

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Jason Portier was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but has lived all over the United States, including a few years in Los Angeles after high school playing in metal bands. He has been a member of many bands over the years, most notable Celtic-Rockers The Lash, Ingham County Regulars, The Flaming Hardwoods (Toronto), and stints with Steven Ray Will (Austin), and The Beauties (Toronto). He is a luthier and a slinger of drinks, and has done every working class job one can conceive.


Jeremy Mackinder

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Jeremy Mackinder has been a solid and steady presence in the Michigan music scene with notable bands like South Normal, Deadstring Brothers, and Whitey Morgan and the 78s. He has appeared on 13 albums at this point in his career and has toured all over the U.S. and the world. When he isn't holding down the groove with The Miracle Men, he books shows for many national touring acts.


Jesse Soriano

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Jesse Soriano is a freight train of a drummer whose talents have graced bands from Vegas lounge acts to Zydeco and all points in between. His first band was formed when he was 13. They were called Hand Over Fist, and were kind of a big deal. Since then he has been in The Lash, Ingham County Regulars and a host of other bands. He has toured all over the country.


Jarrod Champion

[[File:|thumb|left|125px]] Jarrod Champion is a pianist, vocalist, songwriter and self-taught multi-instrumentalist. Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he's the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. He plays jazz, blues and traditional country/folk all around the city. He has been in numerous bands that have toured both nationally and internationally and is an active live and studio session player.


Michael Millman

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Michael Millman will always be a Miracle Man. A founding member of the band in 2012, Mike left this earth on February 4th, 2014. He had a big bass tone and an even bigger heart, and we dedicate every song we play to keeping his memory alive.


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