Giles Corey is a dynamic and innovative blues guitarist, singer and songwriter from Chicago who learned from the greats of the genre. Over the course of his 25 year career he has performed regularly with luminaries such as Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Eddy Clearwater, Syl Johnson, Sugar Blue and Billy Branch.
From 2003 to 2011 Giles was a founding member and songwriter for the nationally touring funk rock band Lubriphonic. Currently he fronts his own group, recording for Delmark Records. In addition, Giles is a member of Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues
Giles performs consistently throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. His music combines the traditional styles of Chicago blues with soul, funk, and rock’n’roll, creating an irresistible stew of American music. Similarly, Giles’ live performances feature both pure Chicago blues numbers mixed with swampy slide and up-tempo funk, delighting and intriguing audiences wherever he goes.
“This varied CD is an excellent first solo effort from Giles and is well worth a listen.”
–John Mitchell, BluesBlastMagazine.com
“The Stoned Soul album is a varied collection of styles, but the group succeeds as a blues band at heart which presents itself with range and soul.”
–Geoff Trubow, ChicagoBluesGuide.com
“There is no half-stepping here friends. Giles took risks and came away with a stellar album.”
–Barry Kerzner, ChicagoBlues.com
“The music has that contemporary soul-blues nexus and Giles sings with the grits and gravy one would expect.”
–Grego Applegate, Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog