Giles

Jazz/Pop/Acoustic Solo

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Began at 8 y/o. Dip Jazz. under Don Burrows, George Golla, Roger Frampton, Jamie Abersold, Freddie Hubbard, John Schofield, Rufus Reid, Eberhardt Weber, Todd Coolman (NYC)... Hundreds of studio sessions in Sydney, Newcastle, Tamworth & Cairns. House bassist for numerous clubs & studios. Extensive touring, National & International T.V.& major concert events as sideman. Successful and influential band leader/ MD in Jazz, Pop, Rock Caberet & original idioms. Accomplished arranger, composer, producer/engineer. Owner/Operator of jingle/production studio "The Blue Room". Acknowledged as creative contributer in 3 ARIA wins. Retain a publishing/transcription gig with John Williamson
Instruments: Guitar, Fretted & fretless 6 strng bass & Double bass "all" idioms. Enjoys a successful solo career and all round nice guy ;)
With some 30 years professional entertainment experience, I have played for numerous acts as diverse as Don Burrows (Jazz), Dragon (Rock) and John Williamson & Lee Kernighan (Country). I have in fact played with hundreds of leading Australian and visiting international acts as side-man or Musical Director.

I have played every venue imaginable, from live international broadcasts to suburban clubs and pubs, the A.R.I.A. awards, platinum/gold selling studio work to private functions and corporate/Govt. events.

A career professional musician, I love what I do and know you will too.

Cheers, Giles.

Giles
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Influences
Santana, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Led Zeplin, Miles Davis, J.S. Bach, Motzart, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Charlie Parker, Jose Feliciano, Hank Marvin, Nat King Cole, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix. Flamenco, Gypsy, Classical & Jazz guitar greats & repetoire.....
Gig Highlights
2008 ARIA awards with John Williamson, Tamworth Awards finale, Live @ Rod Laver Centre Mens Tennis Open half time to 2.5 billion ppl world wide, Midday Show, Hey Hey It's Saturday several times (much fun...;), Dragon with Mark Hunter, Newcastle Professional Music Awards numerous times with my original & cover bands....many many concerts of over 50,000 to mention.
Significantly, my mentors aknowlegment by requesting my compositions and recordings ;)
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