“Blending genres like a pro, Giles fuses hip hop, r&b, and soul with a myriad of intriguing elements from other genres. While his resume proves he can perfect any style, he returns to his hip hop roots for 'Alive'.” - RJ Frometa - Editor in Chief
Giles FKA Vthov is a rare blend of talent, musicianship, and a master of his craft. An idealistic "jack of all trades, master of all trades," Giles is no stranger to musical composition and raw, energetic performance. He has received critical acclaim for his work as a pianist and lead musician on the soundtrack to the Academy Award-winning film "Twelve Years a Slave."
Giles has also worked as the principal arranger for Cody ChesnuTT’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, "Landing on 100". Formerly known as Vthov, Giles has garnered over 1 million views on YouTube as a rapper and hip-hop producer with his mixtape "Books over Bullets" and debut album "Amongst the Stars".
As a seasoned musician/performer, Giles has shared the stage with top personalities in the industry like Gary Clark Jr., Ledisi, and Cody ChesnuTT. He has also opened for legends such as Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Nas, Bryan Adams, Al Jarreau, Kendrick Lamar, and many more. Today, Giles continues to push the boundaries of his talent, spreading his own brand of artistry across the world and beyond.
His recent single "Alive" rose to #1 on the Digital Radio Tracker indie top 150 chart in May of this year.