This Is All In Your Mind
"I am spellbound by this album I have not been able to stop listening to, investigating, poring over. An album in the true sense, these ten songs play out like a loving and spiritual conversation between two people helping one another through a tough time. And its honesty is so amazingly relatable to me and my hard times, I am almost blushing at times, and tearfully relieved at others. There is such maturity and depth in the compelling lyrics. There is an amazing letter inside of the CD case (and beautiful liner notes!) that I hope to never lose. It is a companion piece to the unfolding of hope that is "This is all in your mind". One of the best albums of the year for sure, I will recommend this CD and artist to everyone who enjoys being emotionally stirred by new music. A true artist, one I have been waiting for for a long time. Bright Eyes, Sufjan Stevens, Jeff Buckley, Rob Giles. He is brilliant."
By the time Giles was 17 he had released his first solo album “Just a Dream,” for which he played all of the instruments. After attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Giles completed his second solo album, “Straight Down a Crooked Road” and began touring the Northeast. While playing sold out shows in New York and Boston, Giles’ refreshing sound garnered such critical acclaim from such local media outlets as Time Out New York and the Village Voice and received prestigious awards from ASCAP, DISCMAKERS, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and NEMO among others.
Giles then moved to Nashville and formed a new band that shared the stage with such rock legends as Kid Rock, Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, The Features, and Will Hoge. Soon after, Giles secured a publishing deal with Sony/ATV/Big Alpha, which has given him the opportunity to write with such legendary songwriters as Willie Nelson, Collective Soul, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, N’SYNC and many other heavy hitters.
Giles has cultivated a healthy following in Dallas, New England, New York and Tennessee, and is rapidly developing a solid fan base in his new home of Los Angeles. Momentum is growing even more as Rob’s songs are being cut by numerous other artists and are showing up in television shows and films. Most recently, he has been heard on MTV’s hit show Laguna Beach and the WB’s “One Tree Hill. Giles also scored the award winning Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival feature “212.” Rob has been writing with Billy Mann (Pink, Jessica Simpson, etc), The Wallflowers, American Hi-Fi, Nick Lachey and more. His production work is being sought after by many up and coming artists. His new album “This Is All In Your Mind” will be released in the 4th quarter of 2006.