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 & her husky toned, lived-in voice sounds like she drinks Jack Daniels neat from the bottle and 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 (made up of some of Bristol’s brightest and finest) 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.
She is backed in the studio by well known producer Brian Banks (of Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie collaboration) and Elles is certainly headed for big things. And rightly so, this captivating, hard-working songstress mixes the soul of the blues with a 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. She has been featured numerous times in print and on radio, had one of her songs used on an iShares advert and has been steadily building a dedicated following from the sensational live performances.
Her last EP features 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 had a busy 2015, releasing her ‘Who am I to me EP’ and touring the UK and Europe in January, February and March then playing the summer festival circuit, and doing a mini tour in October. She is currently planning her second tour of Europe for Feb & March 2016.
Elles 2016 tour will take here through the south of the UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Austria and finishing at The Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival at The Colston Hall on the 19th March 2016. For specific tour dates 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 has just taken a post as Head of Production & Host of Positively Talented, the newest station brought to you by Noel Edmonds, part of his PositivityRadio.World. Positively Talented provides a global stage for singers, musicians, producers and writers who want to break into the tightly controlled music industry. Broadcasting 24/7 around the world Positively Talented aims to showcase and playlist the finest “unsigned’ & “undiscovered” performers alongside more world renowned artists. For more information, to hear the station or to submit music please head to Positively Talented
Elles Bailey’s band are Joe Wilkins on Guitar, Zak Ranyard on Bass & Tom Gilkes on Drums