Giles Thornton's Debut Big Band Album

by Giles Thornton in London, England, United Kingdom

Giles Thornton's Debut Big Band Album
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On 19th February 2018 we successfully raised £50 with 3 supporters in 28 days

I'm raising funds to pay for production costs for my debut album.

by Giles Thornton in London, England, United Kingdom

Giles is a composer/arranger who has recently worked with Liane Carroll on her newest album launch ("The Right To Love") as a conductor and arranger. He has also worked as a copyist for the Metropole Orkest at their 2017 BBC Prom, "Beneath The Underdog : Charles Mingus Revisited".  

Giles is a 4th year Jazz arranging/ composition student at Guildhall School Of Music And Drama , where , last year, he conducted the Guildhall Big Band ,with Mike Walker and Iain Dixon, in a concert of their music ,as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. 

The new album with feature original compositions and arrangements , written by Giles for Big Band. This will include collaborations with different singers. The big band will be made up of some of the most exciting young musicians in the U.K.

Giles' original compositions are influenced by Vince Mendoza, Maria Schneider, Gill Evans and Mike Walker, among others. By having a big band, Giles has a large number of different textures and colours at his disposal. From delicate woodwind writing, to more modern rich big band writing. 

The recording is going to be at Fish Factory Studios in late January and will be engineered by Ben Lamdin

The rewards include one to one arranging/composition lessons with Giles, exclusive download of  tracks, prior to the release, and a copy of a score/parts.  You will also be thanked in the album notes. 

This is an exciting journey for Giles and is the most ambitious project he has ever undertaken but it is set to be one to remember! 

Please be part of the process!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

3 small band tracks

3 tracks of small band recordings of Giles' originals compositions to be sent via email.

£10 or more

Online Download Link

An online download link(sent via email) to the album with one track available before the release of the album.

£15 or more

Physical Copy

A Physical Copy of the album

£20 or more

Signed Copy

A signed copy of the album and 3 small band tracks of Giles' original compositions.

£50 or more

Arranging lesson

A copy of the CD and a one to one lesson on arranging and composition with Giles.

£75 or more

A Copy of a score

A copy of the CD plus a copy of a score(and parts) to one of the tracks on the album.

£100 or more

All of the rewards

All of the rewards

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