Being an artist in the 21st century definitely has its advantages for unsigned artists. Various social medias such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube offered Dave the communication with the public that he so desperately needed at the time. Being able to promote his music, his gigs and in general, himself to his current as well as potential followers worked outstandingly well for Dave. People took a shine to his openness, his raw song writing skills as well as his interest in others. Dave Giles is a rare artist who spends a lot more time with his fans than just inviting them to gigs.
Dave’s musical style is casual and slightly, yet wonderfully juvenile. Drawing inspiration from idol, Billy Bragg, Dave’s music is a form of folk, acoustic rock with his own twist.
Always the shepherd and never the sheep, Dave’s performance on stage is always unpredictable and innovative. Equipped with a sharp wit, props and quirky songs, Dave knows how to put on a show. Whether he is prancing around bare foot (a common trait of the Essex boy) or gathering the audience to sit on the floor, in a circle around him, Dave always manages to keep an audience on their toes (or in some circumstances, not).
Basically, Dave isn’t one of those stylish, good looking singers.