Elles Bailey

UK Song of the Year 2020 Americana Awards UK

Album of the Year 2020 UKBlues Awards

Artist of the Year 20/21 UKBlues Awards

Nominated for ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2022 Americana Awards UK

To an artist without the creative energy and laser-focused determination of Elles Bailey, it
could all have been very different. But when you’re one the hardest-working women in
blues, rock and roots, not even the tumultuous world events of the past few years can stop
you from writing several new chapters in a remarkable story.
Elles Bailey, the smokey voiced, human dynamo who has powered her way to the forefront
of the British blues and roots scene in recent years, finally unveiled her eagerly-awaited third
album ‘Shining in the Half Light’ in the spring of 2022. Crammed with vibrant originals
brought to life with her A-list band, it’s another significant step forward in a career already
feted with awards and acclaim generated by her two previous studio sets, 2017’s Wildfire
and 2019’s Road I Call Home.
Shining in the half light debuted at the top of her native genre charts: #1 in the Official Blues
charts; #2 in the Official Americana charts; and #4 in the Official Independent Charts. In a
landmark breakthrough for an independent artist, ‘Shining In The Half Light’ also appeared
on the RADAR of the UK Charts, reaching #11 in the mid-week album charts, and finishing
just a handful of sales away from the UK’s Top 40 at #42. For a fully independent artist,
without the clout of a major label, it is one hell of an achievement.
Recorded in those ‘silent’ days during the 2020 lockdowns, all four singles have garnered
support from BBC Radio Two and Planet Rock. Cheats & Liars, Sunshine City, The Game &
Stones were all added to the Planet Rock A list playlist, with 15 weeks collectively at the top
spot on the UK Airplay Charts. The title track ‘Shining in the Half light’ received its first play,
along with an interview with Cerys Matthews on the Radio 2 Blues Show. And it not just
about getting spins on the radio for this multi talented artist- on the back of all her radio
success with Planet Rock she was offered a weekly show and you can now hear Elles every
Saturday at Midday on Planet Rock Radio, sharing her love of Rock with a sprinkling of
This self-confessed ‘rolling stone’ continues to do everything she can to call the road her
home. 2022 saw Elles play multiple high profile headline festival slots across the length and
breadth of the UK and into Europe, taking to the high seas to play the Joe Bonasmassa –
Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Cruise, opening for Blues Legend Walter Trout and joining Don
McLean on his 50th anniversary American Pie UK tour.
Spring 2023 finally sees her able to do a full UK headline tour of Shining in the Half Light, play
three exclusive co-headline shows with Chantel Mcgregor and headline Winters End Festival
alongside Kris Barras Band and the Von Hertzon Brothers. She’s also heading out to Germany
to open for roots rockers Kitty, Daisy & Lewis in April 2023.
Miss Bailey really does call the road home & when she arrives near you, don’t think twice,
get there. A great evening and a long musical friendship will be waiting.

‘Absolutely Superb’ Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

‘Splendid’ Janis Ian

‘Elles Bailey is at the top of her game’ Daily Express


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