The English bass, Charles Gibbs, was born and lived in Bristol, before reading Modern Languages at Cambridge. While there he started to sing and continued at the Royal Academy of Music.
Charles Gibbsí subsequent career has taken him all over the world, with professional choirs, ensembles and sometimes as a soloist. He was a Vicar Choral at St Paulís Cathedral, spent a year slaving away in Les Miserables, moved to darkest Somerset and reared a family, all before re-emerging in the BBC Singers and The Sixteen (Director: Harry Christophers) and shortly after also joining I Fagiolini (Director: Robert Hollingworth), for whom he had been an occasional guest singer for many years. He now lives in Hertfordshire.