Britain’s very own Queen of the Blues, Elles Bailey, released her latest single ‘Deeper‘ yesterday, Friday 26th July.
It’s been a hell of a busy year for the super-smoky-voiced, hard-working and far-touring chanteuse. On 8th March, she released her eagerly-anticipated second album ‘Road I Call Home‘ to rave reviews, with the album charting in the UK Country Charts at number 13, in the UK Americana Charts at number 24 and reaching number 1 on the Amazon Blues Bestseller chart. Meanwhile, her track ‘Medicine Man‘ has just been added to the Spotify Country Rocks playlist!
What’s more – as a self-confessed ‘rolling stone’ – Elles genuinely does call ‘the road’ home. She’s continued her wide-ranging touring and has just finished a successful solo tour with Grammy Award Winner Mike Farris. Later this year, she will be a special guest of Martin Harley and will also support The Kris Barras Band.
Elles has also been venturing far and wide her own headline tours of the UK and Europe. 2018/19 has also seen Elles Bailey move up the festival listings becoming a featured artist at key festivals throughout the UK and Europe including Black Deer, Swing Wesplaar, Ramblin’ Man Fair, & The Great British R&B Festival.
Elles has also been invited to the House Of Songs songwriting summit in Arkansas USA, and then she will also be showcasing at the Americana Fest in Nashville in September.
Of her latest single, Elles says, “I think ‘Deeper’ is my favourite track on ‘Road I Call Home’. It was written with the superstar duo Dan Demay and Daryll Burgess (who co-wrote ‘Same Flame’ with me on ‘Wildfire’).
“I’ve written a lot with Dan and Daryl,” she adds, “and I love that we write something completely different every time we get together. ‘Deeper’ was always a favourite of mine right from the beginning when it was written in September 2017 and I knew it was gonna go on the record!
“It lived as a piano voice note for 8 months; however in the studio it came alive and just became something so much better than I imagined. I’m so happy we decided to put horns on it too…. it just ooooozes with soul!”
Accompanying the single’s release is a video made during its studio recording, showing the in-studio shenanigans of Elles and her talented collaborators. “I think the video sums up the whole recording process, It was such an inspirational session, I had such a blast working with the whole team and I think this comes across in the video.”
Check out Elles Bailey’s latest release, along with its parent album ‘Road I Call Home‘, and see Elles’ website for her latest appearance and touring info. to see this rising, talented, artist live and in person.
August 2: Gloucester, Guildhall
August 3: Mold, North Wales Blues and Soul Fest
August 16: Saint-Savin, Gartempe Blues (FR)
August 23: Le Buis Blues Fest (FR)
August 24: Cottingham Folk Fest
August 29: Corsica Blues Fest
August 31: Millport Country Music Fest
September 7: Bentonville, Arkansas (USA)
September 8: Bentonville, Arkansas (USA)
September 12: Americana Fest, Nashville (USA)
September 13:Americana Fest, Nashville (USA)
September 14: Americana Fest, Nashville (USA)
October 3: Kerteminde, Samslingson (DK)
October 4: Holbaek, Musikklubben Elvaerket (DK)
October 5: Odder, Little Social Club (SOLD OUT) (DK)
October 7: Malmo, Folk A Rock (SE)
October 8: Herning, Fermaten Herning (DK)
October 10: Hamburg, Club Am Donnerstag (DE)
October 11: Zwickau, St Barbara (DE)
October 17: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (with Martin Harley)
October 18: Shoreham by Sea, Ropetackle Arts (with Martin Harley)
October 19: Fjord Blues Fest Norway
October 23: Glasgow, Oran Mor (with Kris Barras)
October 24: Stockton, The Arc (with Kris Barras)
October 25: Manchester, Academy (with Kris Barras)
October 27: York, The Crescent (with Kris Barras)
November 8:Bristol, Thekla
November 9: Oxford, Jericho Tavern
November 11: Exeter, Phoenix
November 15: Sheffield, Greystones
November 16: Liverpool, Royal Philharmonic
November 17: Blackpool, Waterloo
November 22: Basildon New Crawdaddy Club
December 5: Nottingham, Bodega
December 6: Dudley, Lamp Tavern
December 8: Rhoon, Kasteel Van Rhoon (NL)
December 14: Kirton In Lindsey, Town Hall Live