“I’ve been spoiled, playing with some of the world’s best drummers, and Dean sits right up there with the best of them. Solid and right in the pocket.”

Mic Gillette, Tower of Power

“Hey Dean, just wanted to say thanks for all the awesome work. Your versatility always amazes me. The funk tracks, the latin tracks, the swing tracks, all just the right touches. You know your stuff and you’re a down to biz pro. Makes the sessions SO pleasurable!”

Ralph Carter, TV & Film Composer / Eddie Money

“I have had the opportunity over the 40+ years playing with some of the greatest drummers, ranging from Buddy Rich, Peter Erskine, Sonny Payne, Louis Bellson, Steve Gadd and a host of the greatest of drummers.  Trust me I’ve had my share of playing with the worst ones too.  Dean Giles is among the top  plateau of drummers, a perfect combination of technical prowess and musicality that is hard to find.  Playing with Dean is always a great musical moment and I always look forward to gigs when he is on the stage.  It’s vital to have a reliable foundation in any musical event and he has proven to be a perfect man for the job.  Thanks Dean”

Greg Smith – Buddy Rich Band, The Eagles

“Dean locks up the groove so tight, can’t nothing get out!”

Danny Pelfrey – Carol King, Emmy Winning Composer

“Dean Giles is a perfect drummer for our regional band. He brings so many different styles to the band and performs them all well with authenticity. His pocket is behind the beat which I prefer and his placement is excellent. A mature experienced player, Dean is never too loud and his cymbal work is tasty. Love the sound of his kit. He is always on the money and right on time!”

Kenny Lee Lewis-Steve Miller Band

“Great playing with you Saturday night, you are awesome. I look forward to playing with you again soon!”

Ann Kelly, Vocalist