Giles Smith

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Giles Smith (born 1962 in Colchester, Essex) is a British journalist for The Times. In 1998 he was named best journalist of the year. Smith was one of the members of a band called Orphans Of Babylon who in 1983 produced the cassette Pinch Me - I Think I'm In Kent.

This cassette featured 36 tracks including "Helluva Break By Ray Reardon", "You Lawn Tennis", "The Babylon Shuffle", "Love Me Love My Rabbit", "Guru Guru Guru" and "Icarus Dicarus, I Smell A Nail". Other tracks on the cassette include "Tree Mouse", "Banana Legs" and "Rock 'N' Roll Orphans".

One track just has the single word title "Grapes".

Smith's career in journalism began when he joined The Daily Telegraph in 1990 after a spell as one half of the 1980s band The Cleaners From Venus with Martin Newell. Since then he has written chiefly for The Times

He has published two books, Lost In Music, about life and growing up with music, and Midnight In The Garden Of Evel Knievel, a collection of extracts from his sports columns.

He currently writes a motoring column in The Times, and a thrice weekly sport column in The Times. He is a regular contributor to The Word Magazine. He also writes for the Chelsea FC website.


  • Lost In Music
  • Midnight In The Garden Of Evel Knievel (2000)

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