Giles Robson - BIOGRAPHY
Memphis Blues Music Award Double Nominee Giles Robson is the first and only British or European blues artist to appear on Chicago’s legendary Alligator Records, the most famous and long running active blues label on the planet.
“Giles has a worldwide profile and a rapidly growing international reputation as the best harmonica player in the business”. [Blues Matters Magazine UK]
"Blues Giant, absolute master of the form, Passion, originality, amazing energy and sweat; above all he plays with feeling from the toes up.” [Alligator Records Chicago]
"Exceptional blues harp virtuoso" [Blues Magazine Holland]
"The UK's Giles Robson belongs to the finest, the absolute top, of the current blues generation". [Rootsville.eu]
Described by blues harp greats Grammy Winner Sugar Blue and Paul Jones as one of the great living harmonica players, Giles had been fully booked for 2018 and the first half of 2019 - which sees him headline in Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland, France, Belgium, Italy and the UK.
Robson plays and sings dirty straight harp driven old school blues, both electrically and acoustically.... the timeless qualities of which never fail to win over audiences. Robson is famous for his own world leading, attention grabbing and critically acclaimed harmonica playing. Add to that his winning way with the audience, individual singing voice and his top notch band and you have a killer act.
Signed to major label V2 Records Benelux for the release of his incredibly popular and award winning For Those Who Need The Blues Album in October 2016, In January 2018 he became part of a blues super group featuring the legendary Grammy Award winning blues artist Joe Louis Walker and virtuoso pianist Bruce Katz. They recorded their beautiful acoustic debut album Journeys To the Heart Of The Blues in Woodstock New York.
The album, licensed to the legendary Alligator Records in Chicago - makes Robson the FIRST UK or European blues artist to appear on the label in its storied 47 year history.
It has since seen Joe, Bruce and Giles for 2 Blues Music Awards for Best Acoustic Album and Album Of The Year to be held in Memphis May 2019 at which Robson will be attending and also performing. he will then go onto be. guest at the 2019 Pinetop Perkins Foundation Boogie and Crawfish Benefit in Clarksdale Mississippi.
Giles robson - Vocals & Harp
When great harmonica players Sugar Blue and Paul Jones describe Giles Robson, as one of the world's great living blues harmonica players you know he's bound to be a bit special. A unique and world class talent - Robson leaves any audience spellbound. His award winning harmonica skill and distinct vocals have seen him grace international stages from sell out shows in St Petersburg and Moscow In Russia to London, France, Belgium, Holland, Scotland, Italy, Switzerland.
"There are many living harmonica players of note, from Stevie Wonder to Giles Robson and back again" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
"A phenomenal talent.... Robson is leading the way in both popularizing the harmonica for the young generation and satisfying established blues fans who just love to hear a harp maestro at the top of his game". Blues Revue Magazine (USA)
"Giles Robson's blues harp can only be described as exquisite. This man could well be the best harmonica player on the blues scene today" The Daily Express
Giles Robson is endorsed by Hohner Harmonicas
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