Elles Bailey + Logans Close
October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm£15
Bristol based Elles Bailey (28) seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead. Her husky toned, lived-in voice sounds like she has a 60-a-day habit, but was actually caused by a serious illness when she was three. Her two EP’s, both produced by Brian Banks, (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie) ‘Who I Am To Me’ (Feb 2015) and ‘The Elberton Sessions’ (Oct 2016) were released to critical acclaim, and her debut album is set to drop Spring 2017.No stranger to the scene, over the last three years, this captivating, hard-working songstress and her talented band have built up a loyal all-age fan base through relentless touring, through both the UK and Europe. She’s opened for acts like Wille & The Bandits and shared festival line-ups with Lisa Simone, The Mystery Jets & Wilko Johnson.In fact, 2017 looks set to be a very busy year for Elles with over 30 dates scheduled in the run up to her debut album release in April. Her festival diary is also filling up very quickly. Elles will feature at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Skegness and will be opening for soul singer Jo Harman on her February tour before heading back into Europe in Spring 2017.Like many artists today, Elles is breaking down the barriers of traditional genres, taking inspiration from many and fusing them together to bring you her own unique sound, which is earning her a legion of devoted fans, young and old, from across the UK and further afield.
Elles Bailey’s touring band are Joe Wilkins on guitar, Zak Ranyard on bass, Andy Sutor on drums with guest appearances from Jonny Henderson on B3.
‘2016 has seen Elles and her band create major waves around the UK with their dazzling blend of rootsy blues and soul, with a recent bout of writing and recording over in Nashville and dates with Wille & The Bandits, Elles continues her rapid ascent to the top’ Slap 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
‘Bailey has a fine grip on her influences and her choice of blues-rock serves only to augment her smoky and infections vocals, Who Am I To Me will find favour among blues fans from around the globe’Songwriting Magazine’Gritty, southern, smoky vocals that have a real bluesy/country feel to them’ Maverick Magazine
Support by Logan’s Close
For those unacquainted with Logan, the Close are an Edinburgh 4-piece who for the past 3 years have been building a reputation for their own brand of a 60s rock ‘n’ roll sound with energy which guarantees a boogie. Following on from gigs throughout the country, on Scottish television, and a sell-out show in Liverpool’s renowned Cavern Club, the band continue to hone their unique brand of old-meets-new, with emphasis on harmony and groove.