Giles grew up in Wiltshire and Lincolnshire and landed in Glasgow University in 1990 to study Neuroscience and then a masters in music psychology. It was at Uni that he started writing music for theatre and spent most of his time with the arts students after which he committed to persuing music as a career and has never looked back. He co-founded sound company, Savalas Ltd, in 1998 and has since composed music for countless TV, film and commercial/trailer projects, initially as part of the Savalas team but more recently as an independent composer. The big break which gave him international recognition was the Dead Island Announcement trailer which won a string of awards including a Cannes Golden Lion and the Music and Sound awards. Since then he has scored numerous game trailers, films, and TV shows as well as a string of his own albums in between the commissioned work.
He is currently building a state of the art composing studio which should be ready just in time for the arrival of his 3rd child in february 2017! Credit highlights include BBC hits Woolly and Tig and My Story, as well as ITV’s Slow Trains Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones, which highlight Giles’ versatility as a modern composer and has more recently seen him score the Cineworld Unmissables cinema spot, as well as the trailer music for the Grey Goo game. Giles is currently working on a new series of Secret Life of Boys for CBBC/ABC Australia and Meet the Penguins for Blink TV. Recent work includes the new Visit Scotland Campaign performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra RSNO and the feature documentary 'Holly Hell' premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
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