Wildfires - Elles Bailey
The Bristol area is a hotbed of musical talent including our next LCM featured artist Elles Bailey. 2017 looks set to be very busy for Elles with over 30 dates scheduled in the run up to her debut album release 'Wildfires' in April. Her festival diary is also filling up very quickly. Elles will feature at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Skegness and will be opening for soul singer Jo Harman on her February tour before heading back into Europe in Spring 2017. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is a great live acoustic version of the album's title song. Some wonderful slide guitar on this one & great bluesy and rootsy vocals from Elles, which remind us of Susan Tedeschi.
If you would like to see Elles and the band live they are supporting Jo Harman at the Jazz Cafe on 19th February and returning to play a headline set at The Sound Lounge on 4th March.
Bristol based Elles Bailey seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a 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.
No stranger to the scene, over the last three years, this captivating, hard-working 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 & Wilko Johnson.
Like many artists today, 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, from across the UK and further afield.