About Roderick Gilles & Grace
Roderick Giles is a native Washingtonian. He attended Eastern High School and was a tenor soloist in the world renowned Eastern High School Choir. He studied under and credits his musical expertise to the highly esteemed, Dr. Joyce Garrett, his mentor. He is an accomplished and sought-after singer, composer, vocal clinician, and director, and has performed with countless gospel greats including Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Twinkie Clark (The Clark Sisters - his favorites), Dottie Peoples, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, BeBe Winans, Beverly Crawford, Mary Mary, Kim Burrell, Sheri Jones Moffett, Stephen Hurd, Y’Anna Crawley, Le’Andria Johnson and so many others.
In September 2013, Roderick served as the vocal producer/arranger on the 52nd recording (LIVE) for gospel great, Dorothy Norwood, an original member of the legendary gospel group “The Caravans.” Members of Grace rendered the background vocals for the session. Well-known gospel artists Dorinda Clark Cole of The Clark Sisters, Vashawn Mitchell, and Melvin Williams of The Williams Brothers also performed as special guests for the recording.
Roderick collaborated with a group of awesome singers to perform background vocals on a major platform. From this collaboration and his strong passion and love for music excellence, in November 2013, he decided to make it official by then forming the singers into a group he named “Grace.”
Roderick is the CEO of the company Giles Music Group, LLC, proven to be your “one-stop solution for quality music!” His ensemble, “Grace,” serves as the primary singers for the Giles Music Group. Members of Grace have performed at many prestigious venues including the White House, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Washington Convention Center, BET Studios, and many local venues.
In December 2014, Roderick and his singers, “Grace”, traveled to Czech Republic and several cities in Italy on a European Tour that extended nearly three weeks. They returned in 2015 for their 2nd European Tour and presented standing-room only concerts in Switzerland, Sardinia and several cities in Italy.
In August 2016, Roderick Giles & Grace were invited to appear for the first time on the stage of the historic Blues Alley Jazz Club. That appearance resulted in two subsequent sold-out shows.
Roderick Giles & Grace were recently nominated for a Stellar Award in the category of best duo or group of the year for the song “Overflow”, recorded on a project with Bryan Wilson.
Roderick Giles & Grace are passionate about singing and ministering in excellence to bring hope, love, joy, peace, and happiness to the hearts of ALL who hear them.
Line up for 2018 Tour
Roderick Giles - Leader and Tenor
Crystal Brooks - Soprano
Tomika Arnoild Carter - Soprano
Sherice Payne - Alto
David Hammett -Tenor
Marcus Johnson - MD/Keyboardist
Roderick Giles nato a Washington DC, comincia a studiare musica e canto sotto la guida di Dr. Joyce Garrett. Lui incomincia a far parte dei cori Gospel già da quando era alle scuole medie.
Roderick apre la sua propria agenzia musicale all’eta di 22 anni ed incomincia a promuovere musica di alto livello per le funzioni religiose ed eventi speciali. Con il suo gruppo Grace composto da 6 cantanti molto talentuosi si esibisce in luoghi molto prestigiosi come La Casa Bianca, il Kennedy Center e molti altri.
Nel settembre del 2013 Roderick ed il suo gruppo prende parte della cinquantaduesima registrazione della grande cantante Gospel Dorothy Norwood.
In tutte le loro esibizioni si può ascoltare la passione e la devozione per il canto ed il gospel, infondono in tutti gli ascoltatori il messaggio di pace, amore gioia e speranza.