Debbie Giles' Midnight Train began when Debbie met acclaimed drummer Sam Kelly at the Maryport Blues Festival, whilst performing with their own named bands and soon discovered their mutual love for blues. Having both appeared in musical theatre on the London Stage and felt they had so much in common it soon developed into a Band!
With influences from Bonnie Raitt to Little Feat, Etta James to Bill Withers, Steely Dan, James Brown and Keb Mo, Midnight Train is a mix of Funk, Soul, Blues and R & B creating an uplifting and dynamic set, Accompany Debs' rich soaring vocals are of course Sam Kelly, voted British Blues Connection "Drummer of the Year" for five years running, Steve Oakman a vibrant, creative keyboard player, on guitar the sensitive touch of Pete Emery and on steady funky bass Chris Belshaw.
"One of the most understated blues and soul bands around. Every player and the singer are dynamite! Relaxing yet equally exciting to listen to at the same time!" Kenney Jones - The Faces/Jones Gang
"Midnight Train offers superb musicians behind an exceptional vocalist" Blues in Britain
"We had the masks, the beads and the rum cocktails but we knew that our Mardi Gras Night wouldn't be complete without a roomful of funky, down-home blues complete with soaring, soulful vocals. Midnight Train with Debbie Giles -job done!" - Michael Ford (BIB) Bronte Blues Club
"Excellent vocals, good song choice, and very good band!" Tony Smith - Cranleigh Arts
"delicious Debbie Giles & Midnight Train - some of the best names on the circuit!" - Philip Guy-David Famous Monday Blues
"Brilliant music - fantastic voice" - Hurtwood Polo Park & Country Club