Biography

CRAIG GILES "Hands Of Fame "
Craig Giles Hand of Fame 1997Years of constant traveling, a string of successful albums and hit-singles plus endless awards and accolades that just keep coming, has well and truly earned this entertaining artist a prominent place amongst the cream of Australian entertainers.

Based in the Temora, NSW, Craig’s popularity sees him touring extensively and playing to many types of audiences Australia wide, from the Opera House in Sydney to the Wrest Point Casino in Hobart. Craig also tours Internationally and his performances have been enjoyed in the Hokonui Hills in New Zealand, various States & Towns in America, Scotland, Ireland & London. No matter where this dynamic entertainer performs, his show is always first class.

Craig Giles is acclaimed as 'Mr. Versatile', by media and fans alike, owing to his ability to adapt his rich voice to his extensive and varied repertoire, which spans the spectrum of Ballads through to all styles of Country and on to Rockabilly and the ever popular 50's-60's Rock and Roll. Craig is one of Australia’s most adaptable entertainers with an energetic, inimitable style.

Craig’s versatility allows him to present his performances in many formats including The Craig Giles Duo or Trio for smaller venues, Craig Giles and "Ambush" for bigger shows, festivals, rodeos etc. The Craig Giles Band for an authentic Rock and Roll Show and of course Craig Giles as a cabaret floor-show act with various in-house-bands. Craig is also very popular as a Celebrity Host on various Music Tours.

  • In November 1998, Craig’s, then, home town of Finley paid tribute to him by unveiling a large plaque containing his photo framed by a hand carved wooden scroll and baring the inscription "Finley The Home Of Craig Giles." The plaque is now mounted in the Finley Mall and has become one of the area’s tourist attractions. This is truly an honour that any entertainer would be proud of.

  • In 2009 Craig and his band were the support act for International Super Star, Glen Campbell.

  • In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015, Craig was the Celebrity Host for  THE MUSIC TOUR OF AMERICA
    where his many & varied performances included "A Tribute To Elvis Presley" in Tupelo, Mississippi, "A Tribute To Johnny Cash" in Chattanooga, a Gospel performance at Al Green's Tabernacle Church in Memphis with the Negro Choir plus many other performances throughout the tour.
  • 2014 Craig was the Celebrity Host for a Music Tour of Scotland, Ireland & London.
  • 2016 saw the release of Craig's fifteenth album titled, "Living The Dream ."

  • A polished and compelling entertainer whose  professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication has earned him respect throughout the music industry;  Craig Giles is the consummate entertainer.


Awards & Achievements

1999 Craig gained even more international airplay and recognition after the release of his seventh album, ‘Ghost On The Highway.’
2000 Won BEST COUNTRY MALE ENTERTAINER in A.C.M.L.A. People's Choice Awards and was also voted into the TOP 5 of the Album, Song and Band categories.
  Released eighth album "TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS" (Gospel album)
  Won MOST POPULAR ARTIST ON TOUR in the INDEPENDENT C.M. AWARDS
  Launched the official CRAIG GILES WEB SITE
2002 Nominated in GOLDEN SADDLE AWARDS
  Released ninth album "No Matter What"
  Won ALBUM OF THE YEAR with "NO MATTER WHAT" in the TASMANIAN & NEW ZEALAND SONGWRITERS AWARDS
2003 Won VOCAL COLLABORATION for the song "NO MATTER WHAT" in the TIARA AWARDS
  Nominated in C.M.A.A TOP TEN INDEPENDENT ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR
  Released tenth album "Your Requests"
2005 WON Open Contemp. Section of the TAS. & NZ SONGWRITERS CONTEST and also secured second in the same section.
  Won "Australian Touring Artist" in the National Australian Country Recording Awards (ACRA)
  Release 11th album "Kick It"
  Finalist in the National Section of the Victorian C.M.Awards (Duet with Sharon Benjamin)
2006 "Who Said Girls Don't Drive" Video Clip on Top 20 Drive Songs on CMC
  Won "Australian Artist On Tour" section in the National Australian Country Recording Awards
  Placed in the TOP 5 of the TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR section of the 2006 NSW GOLD MEDALLION AWARDS
2007 Finalist in Bush Ballad section of Horsham Country Music Awards
  Finalist in MALE VOCAL, ALBUM & SONG sections of PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS
  Won "Australian Artist On Tour" section in the National Australian Country Recording Awards
2008 Finalist in Bush Ballad section of the PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS
  Finalist in CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SONG section of the TSA Awards
  Finalist in the National Section of the Victorian C.M.Awards (Duet with Reg Poole)
  Won SILVER MEDALLION for "Touring Artist" in the GOLD MEDALLION AWARDS
  Won the "Reg Lindsay MALE ENTERTAINER section at the A.C.A. Awards
  Won the COUNTRY ARTIST ON TOUR section of the A.C.A Awards
2009 Won the COUNTRY ARTIST ON TOUR section of the A.C.A Awards
  Support act for International Country Legend - GLEN CAMPBELL
2010 Inducted onto the WALL OF FAME at LBS Studios in Tamworth, NSW
2010 CELEBRITY HOST of THE MUSIC TOUR OF AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH with CRAIG GILES
2011 CELEBRITY HOST of THE MUSIC TOUR OF AMERICA with CRAIG GILES
2012 CELEBRITY HOST of THE MUSIC TOUR OF AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH with CRAIG GILES
2013 CELEBRITY HOST of THE MUSIC TOUR OF AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH with CRAIG GILES
2014 CELEBRITY HOST of THE MUSIC TOUR OF SCOTLAND, IRELAND & London with CRAIG GILES
2015 CELEBRITY HOST of THE MUSIC TOUR OF AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH with CRAIG GILES

 

Charted Singles Regular Television Appearances
       
2009 When Am I Going Home   VIC. T.V. Shepparton.
2007 A Million Beerdrops   R.V.N. 2, Wagga Wagga.
2006 Riding That White Line   A.M.V. 4, Albury.
2005 Who Said Girls Don't Drive   The Ernie and Denise Show.
2003 Getting Too Old For This   5 A Renmark, S.A.
2002 Better Back Up   It's Country Today ' (Ch31 - NZ National TV)
1999 Hokonui Hills    
1998 Jewel On The Newell    
1997 You Used To Call Me Sweetheart    
1996 Lady Luck    
1996 Outback Man    
1996 Captured    
1995 His Spurs Are Rusty Now    
1994 Tired Of Loving You  
1993 Ambush    
1993 This One's For You    
1992 From Frankie With Love    
1991 Way Back Down The Line    
1990 Rusty Memories    
1989 Take Me Home    
1988 Daddy Clown    


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