Escher's Enigma consists of Brian Miller and Russ Miller, who have a combined 40+ years of performing and recording rock and pop music in a wide variety of settings. Russ Miller has been playing the bass and recording professionally since the 1970s, while his son Brian has been playing guitar and piano, as well as singing, professionally since 2005. Escher's Enigma benefits from two generations of musicians who share a passion for classic and arena rock, but have a variety of tastes in contemporary music and production.
Brian Miller has been writing, recording, and performing since the age of 13. In high school, Brian was the lead guitarist and songwriter for Semi Crazi, an arena rock originals band. From 2006-2009, he played guitar in the Buffalo-based Toy Box Heroes in many of Buffalo's most popular rock venues. From 2006-2008, Brian was also the lead guitarist and songwriter for the Oneonta, NY original rock band Moosen. Since 2008, Brian has been gigging solo as an acoustic-pop artist.
Professionally, Brian is a full-time magician turned author, speaker, coach, and consultant on human connection. He works with organizations and educators who want to build environments where everyone feels heard, understood, and valued.
Brian's TEDx talk "How to Magically Connect with Anyone" has been viewed over 3 million times worldwide. His first book, Three New People, received critical acclaim from Publishers Weekly, who said "Miller brilliantly outlines a system for deepening relationships."
He is also the host of the Beyond Networking podcast, which features legendary guests like Seth Godin, Shama Hyder, Julian Treasure, and Heather Monahan.
Russ Miller has been playing the bass professionally, both live and in the studio, since the 1970s. He has written for, played with, produced, and recorded songs with a variety of artists. From California to New York, from small clubs to large theaters, Miller's bands have performed original and cover tunes in genres that include classic rock, hard rock, and top-40, to name a few.
Professionally, Russ Miller, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at SUNY-Buffalo. A Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and member of the European Academy of Sciences, Miller has published hundreds of original scientific papers, a number of which were responsible for new advances in modern computer algorithms and architectures, as well as revolutionary work in the design of new and life-saving medications.