Gilson is one of the most experienced and talented musicians still working at the forefront of the music business today.
As an original member of Squeeze he enjoyed considerable success around the globe performing their global hits “Tempted”, “Black Coffee In Bed” and “Another Nail In My Heart” at the most iconic venues, Maple Leaf Gardens, Madison Square Gardens, Hollywood Bowl and The Royal Albert Hall.
The last 25 years has been spent drumming with Jools Holland on his UK Late Night TV show and for internationally famous performers including, Adele, Eric Clapton, Barry White, Cher, Ronnie Wood, Steve Windwood, Joe Cocker, Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney, Al Green the list goes on and is still growing. Gilson resumed his painting career a decade ago and here he explains:
“Art has been an anchor in my life. It played a key role in my rehabilitation from addiction and is a calming and peaceful place for me to return to whenever I can. In the privileged position I find myself, working regularly with many of the best artists in the world I have tried to capture the essence of their performance. A tall order but I am very proud of the results.”