Pianist, Musical Director, Organist and Composer, based in the Manchester area. Recent Music graduate from the University of Manchester.
Performance with The Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band
Though we had an unwilling group of participants we felt the length of songs/routines went on a little too long to the point we had say stop. We felt the ‘calling’ could have been more enthusiastic. I was told by a staff member of the bar that the band had set up a tab which had never been mentioned to me beforehand.
Having started learning the Piano from the age of 6, Giles is a first-study Pianist having completed a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Music at the University of Manchester. His Theatre credits as Musical Director include: Songs for a New World (UMMTS), White Christmas (AWMTC), Aladdin (St Helen’s Theatre Royal). In July 2016, he was MD in a charity Showcase Concert at The Lowry, Salford. Giles regularly performs in pit bands on the keyboard for a variety of musical productions. These include: The Addams Family, Betty Blue Eyes, Big, Bonnie & Clyde, Company, The Drowsy Chaperone, Evita, Grand Hotel, Gypsy, Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar, Legally Blonde, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, The Sound of Music, Starlight Express, Sweeney Todd, Our House, 13. He is currently occupied as rehearsal pianist for Manchester Musical Youth. Giles has been regularly involved with London based theatre company The AC Group, playing for their inaugural concert ‘A Night Full of Song’ at the St Paul’s Actor’s Church, Covent Garden in 2014, as well as acting as audition pianist for their 2015 professional London revival of 'Side by Side by Sondheim'. Outside of theatre, Giles performs frequently in various bands, and is notably a member of two-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning artist Ciaran Algar’s solo projects. He also is featured playing piano on the live DVD recording of the duo Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar in 2014.
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