Tim Giles


Drummer Tim Giles is one of Britain’s most eclectic and creative young drummers, working across a multitude of styles and genres. He has performed or recorded with a veritable who’s who of the UK’s most recognized names in improvised music: Django Bates’ ‘Delightful Precipice’, The Orb, Stan Sulzmann, Iain Ballamy, Julian Arguelles, Perfect Houseplants, Tom Arthurs’ Centripede, Tori Freestone Trio and Gareth Lockrane’s Grooveyard.

He is known for his skills as an electronic musician and since 1998 has performed extensively on electronic drum pad. He is associated with the LOOP Collective and in that capacity performs with Robbie Robson’s ‘Dog Soup’ and ‘Fraud’, which he co-leads with saxophonist James Allsopp. Fraud was one of the Cheltenham Jerwood Foundation Rising Stars and this highly unique band released their debut album on Babel in early 2007, gaining a nomination for the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards as well as winning the award for innovation at the BBC Jazz Awards that same year. Giles received a Daily Telegraph Award and was also nominated for the prestigious Paul Hamlyn foundation award for composition.