LCM ARTIST OF THE WEEK
- Artist: Elles Bailey
- Genre: Country Blues, Coutry Rock, Country Soul, Country, Americana
- Location: Bristol, UK
- Discography: Who I Am To Me EP (2015), The Elberton Sessions EP (2016), Wildfire (2017), The Road I Call Home (2018)
- Record Label: Outlaw Music
- Website: https://www.ellesbailey.com/
Our LCM 'Artist of the week' is the multi-award winning Bristol based Elles Bailey, who seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a fresh contemporary edge and her trademark ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead. Her husky toned, lived-in voice sounds like she has a 60-a-day habit, but was actually caused by a serious illness when she was three. Her two EP's, both produced by Brian Banks, (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie) 'Who I Am To Me' (Feb 2015) and 'The Elberton Sessions' (Oct 2016) were released to critical acclaim. Her Fatea award winning debut album 'Wildfire' was released in 2017 with more music and a new UK and European tour promised for later this year.
No stranger to the scene over the last three years, this captivating, hardworking songstress and her talented band have built up a loyal all-age fan base through relentless touring, through both the UK and Europe. She’s opened for acts like Wille & The Bandits and shared festival line-ups with Lisa Simone, The Mystery Jets and Wilko Johnson. Elles recorded her debut record at Blackbird studios in Nashville which has played hosts to artists such as Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon and Chris Stapleton to name but a few. Produced by Brad Nowell, the album features world-renowned country and blues musicians, including Grammy Award winner and a two-time winner of the CMA ‘Musician of the Year’ Brent Mason on guitar, pianist Bobby Wood ‘Musician Hall Of Famer’ 3 Times Over and more. One of the tracks on the record has been co-written with Ivor Novello Award writer Roger Cook. ‘Wildfire’ penned by Elles & Joe Wilkins (Elles touring band) will be the first single from the record. In fact, 2018 looks set to be a very busy year for the much in demand Elles and her band with a series of tours and festivals apprearances planned. Elles is breaking down the barriers of traditional genres, taking inspiration from many and fusing them together to bring you her own unique sound, which is earning her a legion of devoted fans, young and old both from across the UK and further afield.