Justine Giles Remains True To Herself And Her Music

Justine Giles is a Sudbury, Ontario native who describes her music as Folk-Pop. I first met her back in 2012, when she was the featured musical guest on a local web show called “The Episode”. There was something special about this young woman. She had a presence and style that was far beyond her years. It has been a pleasure to watch her grow as an artist and become the person she is today.

In June of last year, Giles, made a leap of faith by pulling up her Sudbury roots and moving to Montreal to pursue her musical career. It was a big step and something that she felt was the right thing to do and the right time to do it. I had the opportunity to meet up with her recently on a trip to Montreal.

Giles grew up in a home that was surrounded with artistic people. Music was just one outlet for her to express herself. Aside from her writing and performing, she is an accomplished photographer.

Justine Giles - Shine

Justine Giles – Shine

In September 2014, after a three-year funding project, Giles released her debut, 10-track album, Shine. Several of the songs, like “Sparks” and “We’ve Got a Light”, were written before she even entered her 20’s.

I asked Giles, what her future goals are for her next album. She wants to remain true to herself and her music as it evolves. She doesn’t want an over-produced album. She did admit that a better quality sound production would make it that much cleaner.

Giles is currently working with RAW, an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. She has a showcase coming up in Vancouver, at Celebrities, on Thursday, March 10, 2016. If you are in the area, please head out and give Justine Giles a listen.

Justine Giles at her CD release party -Sept. 2014 - SRO Nightclub & Lounge, Sudbury, ON. Photo by Daniel Aubin

Justine Giles at her CD release party – Sept. 2014 – SRO Nightclub & Lounge, Sudbury, ON.
Photo by Daniel Aubin

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