Dr Les Gillon is based at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), where he is a Research Degree Tutor and Associate Director of The Creative Practices Research Academy. He is also Director of UCLan Recordings Group, a label that supports innovative and original music, and co-director of MusicResearch@uclan, He chairs the Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival Committee and the School of Arts and Media PGR Committee.
Les Gillon (2017) The Uses of Reason in the Evaluation of Artworks: Commentaries on the Turner Prize, Palgrave Macmillan
Les Gillon and Ewa Mazierska, ‘The Missing Star of MC Tunes’, in Mazierska, E (ed) Sounds Northern: Popular Music, Culture and Place in England’s North, Equinox Publishing (2018)
Ewa Mazierska, Les Gillon and Tony Rigg (eds) (2019) Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age: Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology, Bloomsbury
Les Gillon (2018) ‘Varieties of Freedom in Music Improvisation.’ Open Cultural Studies ISSN 2451-3474
Les Gillon (2020) Nostalgia and Simulacra: Blackpool in Song.
This chapter about the representation of Blackpool in popular songs was published in Ewa Mazierska (ed) Blackpool in Film and Popular Music. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 83-99. ISBN 978-3-030-49934-
Ewa Mazierska, Les Gillon and Tony Rigg (eds) (2020) Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age: Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology, Bloomsbury
Includes Les Gillon (2020) ‘Live Music Playbour: a Piece of the Puzzle’. In: The Future of Live Music. Bloomsbury Academic, New York. ISBN 9781501355882
Ewa Mazierska, Les Gillon and Tony Rigg (eds) (2021) The Evolution of Electronic Dance Music , Bloomsbury
Jules O’Riordan (a.k.a. Judge Jules) and Les Gillon (2021) ‘The Artist/Manager Relationship’ in Harrison and Rigg The Present and Future of Music Law Bloomsbury 2021