Memphis Blues Music Award Winner 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 is world famous for his own attention grabbing and critically acclaimed harmonica. He 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. Add to that his winning way with the audience, individual singing voice and his top-notch band and you have a killer act.
In October 2016 Giles signed to major label V2 Records (Benelux) for the release of his incredibly popular and award winning album, ‘For Those Who Need The Blues’.
January 2018 saw Giles become 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 Giles 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 win the Blues music Award for Best Acoustic Album in Memphis May 2019.
2019 also saw the release of his new album “Don’t Give Up On The Blues” recorded in New Jersey with The Bruce Katz band for American Showplace Music.
When great harmonica players like Sugar Blue and Paul Jones describe someone as one of the world’s great living blues harmonica players you know that person is bound to be a bit special. A unique and world class talent, Robson can leaves an audience spellbound. His award-winning harmonica skills and distinct vocals have seen him grace international stages from sell out shows in St Petersburg and Moscow In Russia to London, Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Spain Italy and Switzerland.
“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
“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