London born Yasmin Pervaiz and Bournemouth boy Peter Giles met at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.
She was working as a professional pianist and singer at most of London’s top hotels,
jazz clubs and private parties when she was introduced to Peter by a fellow musician. Peter was the bandleader at The Royal Garden Hotel. Yasmin auditioned at the hotel as an interval pianist, and shy of 4 months later they married on Peter’s birthday.
From the moment these two met they were on a mission - to form their own band and write their own songs. Within two years they had a band that toured for 13 years. All the while they were perfecting their songwriting craft as a team and writing original songs at a rate of knots. They eventually decamped to leafy Surrey intent on recording proper all the pre-production work that had been undertaken in their fully analogue recording studio.
A dearth of live gigs in Surrey necessitated that they diversify. So to the existing strings on their bows were added Peter’s master carpentry skills and for Yasmine, an unsolicited kick into the world of teaching music by a master organist and ABRSM examiner.
Although regarded as madness by many, this bizarre detour from their Life Plan revealed a deeper, more subtle underlying reason. It served as an opportunity for further in depth work and refinement to occur until things came full circle.
At the start of 2019 they began work on INSIGHTS - their first CD of ten original songs.
Yasmine and Peter Giles stand poised...