"Prepare to be amazed at the sound of this girls voice" Live Music Scene
Bristol based Elles Bailey hasn't been dubbed a 'Blues Princess' for no reason. This young Bristolian cuts right against the grain in so many ways, that’s probably why she’s such a rapidly rising star in the British Blues scene. Her husky toned, lived-in voice sounds like she has a 60-a-day habit, was caused by a serious illness when she was three causing her throat to almost close up!
Nowadays Elles and her band are currently tearing up the UK and European scene, scoring raves reviews at every place they play from Bristol to Berlin, with energy packed hi-octane performances. That trademark gravelly voice providing the lead. This captivating, hard-working songstress mixes the soul of the blues & blends of country with a contemporary edge, featuring meaningful and personal lyrics, big anthemic choruses and smooth blends of pop sensibilities.
2016 has been really busy for Elles Bailey – She spent the first three months doing an extensive tour of Europe taking the UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Austria, finishing on home town soil with a slot at The Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival. She has played many stages across this summers festival circuit including a set on the British Stage at The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne and sharing line ups with artists such as Lisa Simone, The Mystery Jets & Wilko Johnson.
She also toured the UK with her band throughout October and joined Wille & The Bandits to open for them on part of their tour.
Her new EP ‘The Elberton Sessions’ was released 10/10/16. She decided to pull together six new tracks record them completely live but in a very much "stripped down" style, which in many ways reflects the smaller sets she does with fewer band members so will be familiar to some of her followers. Produced by Brian banks (Lionel Richie/Michael Jackson).
So What’s next for Elles Bailey? She's currently working on her new album, and she will be touring January 2017 which includes a set at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival. She will also be touring March & April 2017. For tour dates please head to www.ellesbailey.com/tour .
As well as writing and touring her own music Elles actively supports new talent in the music industry. She is Head of Production & Host of Positively Talented, the newest station brought to you by Noel Edmonds, part of his PositivityRadio.World. Positively Talented aims to showcase and playlist the finest “unsigned’ & “undiscovered” performers alongside more world renowned artists. For more information or to hear the station head to Positively Talented
"Elles Bailey gave it all, the complete package, energy, swagger and soul, whilst her band matched her passion and drive laying down hook after hook. Blues Princess, maybe, but with performances like this Elles will soon be taking the throne by storm" Live Review - Blues in Britain
Smoky blues-rock that fizzes with Pop Appeal - Songwriting Magazine
‘It’s safe to say that Miss Bailey is probably the best new blues prospect in the last decade and this latest set only goes to confirm that’ The Rocker