PRESS QUOTES - UK
"He sings, and a whole bar-room is rapt" The Times
"authenticity is all ... Hedley clearly prefers the rough to the smooth" The Guardian
"The audience loved every minute of the performance"
"They don't come any better than Giles Hedley and the Aviators ... a national blues treasure" ... one of the finest and most exciting musicians in blues today"
"a masterclass performance on how to deliver the blues with conviction, authenticity and above all, fun." Blues in Britain
"Giles Hedley is one of Britain’s foremost roots and country blues performers ... guaranteed to deliver ... an artist totally caught up in his art"
"The band never fails to entertain and tonight was no exception. Giles is one hell of an entertainer" Blues Matters
"their sure-footed, complex interplay is born of a comfort with each other and a very evident joy in making their music talk" Richard Dunning, Blues on the Radio
"rocking country blues" Time Out
"Giles Hedley's warm stage presence and humour was backed by heartfelt and highly skilled musicianship"
"Giles Hedley is the business! He has great stage presence and knows how a song should be sung"
"Highlights were the polished Giles Hedley and the Aviators ... a rich and powerful voice, mastery of acoustic and steel guitars and the extraordinary ability to play one harp with his mouth and another with his nose, simultaneously …"
"solo and with his band, Giles Hedley is a mainstay of the British blues scene ... a delight" Blues in Britain
"grab his album and get down to one of his gigs. You won't regret it!" Harmonica World
"... a genuine hard-bitten bluesman ... a genius. Hedley makes his tight, measured electric blues look effortless, but this is virtuoso stuff." Oxford Mail
PRESS QUOTES - FRANCE
"Un moment de pur blues fait d'émotion et de feeling. Christophe Pélissié se révèle excellent, voire la revélation du week-end." Blues & Co
"Ses trente ans d'expérience rendent son jeu plus profonde, ses notes plus" bleues et son chant plus accrocheur. Mérite l'écoute." Soul Bag
"Il chante sans retenue ... avec toute la vigueur que sa grosse et chaleureuse voix lui permet" Paris Normandie
"à chaque attaque il touche direct à au cœur." L'Oreille Bleue