DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Giles is a professional drummer and percussionist with drums being his main instrument for session work over the last 5 years. He has played session drums for artists including James Walker, Joe Hicks, Emergency Tiara, and electronic acts; Tilly Valentine and Chinchilla. He was the long time drummer for the collective 'The Science of The Lamps', where he toured over the UK in Liverpool, Warwick, Chester, London, Oxford and Aberdeen. As a drummer, he primarily plays in rock, pop and contemporary genres, but also covers R&B, soul, and EDM. He is known for his very 'musical' playing and ability to pick up set lists very quickly. He is associated with both Studio 91 in Newbury, and Big Smoke Studios in London as one of their in-house session drummers. He has performed a number of sessions in the studio and live in the UK and also internationally in Europe for functions, most notably in Bulgaria.
Giles plays various percussion including; cajon, bongos, conga and auxiliary percussion. He recently performed live percussion on a studio session for artist 'DUKE'. He has experience playing acoustic shows on cajon for various artists.
On the opposite end, he also has an SPD-SX and electronic triggers to perform entirely electronic drum sets for artists or stripped back shows. This suits modern EDM and also intimate chilled sets with ambient 808 sounds.
He has an extensive collection of Tama, Zildjian and Mapex drums with Meinl percussion. He also has Roland V-Drums and Roland SPD-SX Pad for electronic percussion for gigs, or exclusively electronic sounding drums for noise limited venues. Giles runs Ableton live for playback, and can accommodate live click tracks for original artists or function bands. Please contact Giles for any studio or live session enquiries.
Tama Starclassic Bubinga Drums
Tama SLP Bronze Snare
Tama Iron Cobra 900 Double Pedal
Tama Iron Cobra 600 Hi-Hat Stand
Tama Iron Cobra 200 Single Pedal
Tama Roapro Hardware
Mapex Black Panther Walnut Snare
Zildjian A Series Cymbals
D'addario Promark Sticks
D'addario Evans Drumheads
Roland TD-9 Electronic V-Drum Kit
Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad
Roland Triggers and Pads
Meinl Makah-Burl Traditional Cajon
Meinl Auxiliary Percussion
Shure IEMs & Wired Packs
Ableton Live Playback Rig
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