Self-taught Parisian composer Cyril Giroux trained in the theatre for years and the theatrical, cinematic, stage, and musical, is at the heart of all of his work. He would eventually form a string quartet named Illico to expand upon his musical vocabulary and showcase it to the world. Not only did he compose and arrange most of the band’s songs, as well as perform as a member, he also produced arrangements and orchestrations for the Pasdeloup Symphony Orchestra and the English Session Orchestra. These showcased his skills at arranging for strings, voice, and piano. His compositions are playfully orchestral and timeless, looking back on the past with a gently earnest sentimentality, eliciting smiles with a French and Italian flourish.