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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Sheila Giles Photos added to archives.

More photos of the late Sheila Giles have been added to the archives courtesy of Margaret Barnes. A lot of them are short on info such as dates, venues and names. If anyone can help please do.
Here is the link to the album.
Lance.

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

Oh my, in the album linked above, second row down, photo on the right, this was taken in my club/restaurant, The Speakeasy in London, sometime between 1985/90. Sheila performed there a few times. She became a very good friend. Happy, happy days.

Lance said...

Please tell us more about your friendship with Sheila and the Speakeasy.

Joyce said...

Hi Lance. Well Sheila came in to my club one night for dinner with a friend and to listen to some jazz (pianist and singer). We got talking and she told me she 'used' to sing a bit, what an understatement that was, lol. After talking for a while, we agreed to meet up the next day and talk about her doing a gig, which we did. It was a complete sell out and Sheila was sensational, had the audience in the palm of her hands. She appeared a few more times and always went down a storm. We became close friends, even when I moved back to Edinburgh to bring up my family. Sadly we lost touch when she moved out of London, then back, then away again. I feel a real sadness that she's no longer with us. She was one of a kind.

Lance said...

Thanks Joyce, the Speakeasy Club must have been quite a place. Is this the same club that was once owned by the Kray Twins

Lance said...

Hi Joyce, speaking to Margaret Barnes, who provided some of the photos, she remembers Sheila talking about you and how good friends you were. She also thought that Dave Green and Mick Pyne were probably on the gigs that she did at the club.

Unknown said...

Do you have any recordings of Sheila's music. She was my Great Aunty (my Grandad's sister) and I can only remember meeting her once when I was 7 back in 1981. It has been amazing to see the old photos of her

Joyce said...

Hi Lance....She always had Mick Pyne and his musicians play for her at the club, fantastic guys. Mick has also sadly passed away. Helen, sorry I don't have any recordings of her, I wish I had. Xxxx

Joyce said...

Lance, Yes, Sheila always used Mick Pyne and his musicians for her gigs at the club. Fabulous musicians. Helen, sadly I don't have any recordings of Sheila singing, how I wish I did have. She was one of a kind.Not only an amazing singer, but a true entertainer. The stories that woman could tell!!

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