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Bristol based Elles Bailey hasn't been dubbed a 'Blues Princess' for no reason. Her voice has been described as the love child of Etta James and Janice Joplin. Its unique husky tone that sounds like she drinks Jack Daniels from the bottle and smokes 60 a day was caused by a serious illness when she was three and her throat almost closed up. To save her life the surgeons had to place a tube in her throat for seventeen days to allow her to breathe, affecting her voice giving it a real bluesy tone that is getting her recognition wherever she sings.
Bailey & her band are currently tearing up the UK music scene, scoring raves reviews at every venue they play. With that husky voice to die for, backed up by producer Brian Banks (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie amongst others) and a band of some of Bristol’s best and brightest musicians, Elles is headed for big things. One of her songs has already been used for an iShares advertising campaign in the US!
This captivating songstress mixes the sound of the blues with a much more contemporary edge, featuring meaningful and personal lyrics, big anthemic choruses and smooth blends of pop sensibilities. Her songs showcase her amazing vocal talent and her band’s incredible musicianship. Elles has been featured numerous times in print and on radio, and has been steadily building a dedicated following for her live shows, which are always outstanding.
Her new EP features the exceedingly talented Spencer Ludwig on the second track ‘Heart Go Oooh’. Ludwig, plays trumpet for the LA band Capital Cities, who had a top ten hit with their single ‘Safe and Sound’ and have just finished opening for Katy Perry on her Prismatic Tour.
Elles Bailey’s tour launch is at The Cori Tap on the 29th January 2015 and then she is on tour with her band throughout the UK and Europe promoting the release of her new EP ‘Who Am I To Me’, out February the 23rd.
“Prepare to be amazed at the sound of this girls voice" Jodie Humphries, Live Music Scene
"An amazing singing voice....here is a young girl willing to work hard and earn peoples respect and appreciation" Steve Mellen - The Post
“A Blues Princess” - The Western Daily Press