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Elles Bailey

Tuesday, March 12, 20:00
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“Every Song is Fresh and Original - 5/5*” - Maverick Magazine

“Wildfire - A Scorching Debut Album” Blues Matters

“One of the Best Of British Albums of the year” Country Music Magazine

"With Shades of the late Dusty Springfield... A genuine triumph / wonderful offering" Elmore Magazine

They say you get a lifetime to write your first album, and the blink of an eye to make your second. Elles Bailey wins either way, which is why she's ready to follow the widespread success of Wildfire with the stunningly mature and highly personal synopsis of a year that changed her life in forthcoming album 'Road I Call Home'.

Back in September 2017, Wildfire broke down barriers to win rapturous praise right across the music media landscape. “Every genre,” says Bailey with a smile. “That was such a surprise. The title track, written with her band guitarist Joe Wilkins, also had Bailey racing from Spotify novice to nearly one million streams, while the album itself is close to two million, and still the playlists come in for it. 

Now, the great news for all of Bailey's ever-expanding army of admirers is that she is all set with her follow-up statement. Road I Call Home. Bailey made the sophomore record chiefly at Nashville's Sound Emporium, with Brad Nowell sharing production duties with Steve Blackmon, but also cut two tunes for it with her own touring band at Mono Valley in Wales, including first single Medicine Man. It’s a remarkable companion to Wildfire that retains all of the fire of the debut set, but adds new maturity, perspective and downright soulfulness.

“Wildfire was written over five years,” says Elles, “Road I call Home was written over one. It tells the story of touring Wildfire, and how my life has changed since. I feel it delves deeper, and deals with loss, love, anger, determination and life on the road, with more than 200 gigs under my belt and many miles travelled.”

Like its chart-topping predecessor, Elles’ new album features co-writing contributions from high-calibre collaborators, including British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook, storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood, as well as Dan Auerbach (of Akron, Ohio powerhouses The Black Keys) on the infectious  ‘Little Piece of Heaven’.

In 2019, Elles will be back on the road that she really does call home. When she arrives near you, don't think twice, get there.  A great evening and a long musical friendship will be waiting. a long musical friendship will be waiting. “Every Song is Fresh and Original - 5/5*” - Maverick Magazine

"It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage; Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now (with the release of album Wildfire) the product" - Blues in Britain

“Wildfire - A Scorching Debut Album” Blues Matters

“One of the Best Of British Albums of the year” Country Music Magazine

"A childhood illness gave her a remarkable tool and she uses it to its very best effect. One of the best things I've heard" Music News

"A Young woman blessed with an incredible voice" Powerplay Magazine

"A hugely impressive debut album" Dancingaboutarchitecture

“So, to sum up, not just a very impressive debut album from Elles Bailey, a very impressive album full stop. FATEA

"With Shades of the late Dusty Springfield... A genuine triumph / wonderful offering" Elmore Magazine


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