Elles Bailey releases her double A-side single today. The tracks come from her second album Road I Call Home (which will be released on 8th March 2019). To celebrate, Elles also announces today that she is confirmed to play at Ramblin’ Man Fair July 21st alongside Beth Hart on the blues stage!
Over the past three years, Elles has arrived on the scene and single-handily built an international following by constantly touring, and promoting herself and her blend of blues and country fuelled Americana.
Wild Wild West, composed by Elles, alongside Billy Smiley and Catlin Rushing. “It’s about the darker side of the music and entertainment industry,” explains Elles, “It’s about those who try to use, abuse and take advantage of those who love their art (Luckily, I’ve not met many of them, but I have danced with the Devil on a couple of occasions!!!)”
What’s The Matter With You was also written by Elles, but this time with British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook and storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood.
“This one is pretty self- explanatory,” says Elles, “It’s desperately asking the question to someone you love ‘What’s the matter with you?’ and trying to find out what’s gone wrong.”
Elles goes on to point out that “When making the video for What’s the Matter with You, we wanted to do something completely different to Medicine Man: something to represent the ‘soul’ and ‘anguish’ of the song.”
This track now features at the top of the Blue Ballards and Nu Blue playlists on Spotify.
Her keenly-awaited second album features co-writing contributions from high-calibre collaborators. This this time around, Elles worked once more with British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook and storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood (both of whom worked with Elles on Wildfire). She also collaborated on the infectious Little Piece of Heaven with Multiple Grammy award-winning Dan Auerbach (of Akron, Ohio powerhouses The Black Keys).
The album is available to pre-order. However, recently-revealed problems with PledgeMusic have led Elles to also create her very own ‘pre-order’ campaign at https://www.ellesbailey.com/pre-order, where fans can pre-order and get the same items as they can at Pledge Music, including her own version of the Access Pass privileges. Check out Elles’ video blog on this on YouTube: “Elles Bailey – Road I Call Home Pledge Music Update.”
The Road I Call Home’s first single, Medicine Man, dropped back in Nov 2018, charting to Number 1 in the iTunes Blues Charts, as well as getting added to the Nu Blue playlist on Spotify!
The double A-side single pairs two excellent songs and further heralds the eagerly-anticipated release of Road I Call Home, along with Elles’ forthcoming headline tour, taking this new material to the road that, as a passionate, independent touring artist, she does indeed call home!
Feb 9: Bristol, Christchurch album listening party.
Feb 17: Torredembarra, Spain, La Traviesa
Feb 19: Lierganes, Spain, Apartamentos Turísticos
Feb 20: León, Spain, El Gran Café
Feb 21: Cangas Do Morrazo, Spain, Salason
Feb 22: Culleredo, Spain, Forum Celticum
Feb 23: Madrid, Spain, Fun House Music Bar
Feb 24: ldeamayor De San Martín, Spain, El Zagal de San Martín
March 2: Settle, Victoria Hall
March 3: Glasgow, King Tuts
March 5: Eyemouth Hippodrome
March 7: Dublin, Wheelan’s
March 8: Belfast, Enlar Delta Blues Club
March 9: Roscommon, Ireland, JJ Harlows
March 12: London, The Lexington
March 13: Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
March 15: Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre
March 21: Bridgwater, Bar Brunel
March 22: Bristol, Jazz and Blues Festiva
March 24: Southampton, 1865
March 29: Horsham, The Rec Rooms
March 30: Bath, Chapel Arts Centre
March 31: Bournemouth, Madding Crowd
April 26: Leverkusen, Topos, Germany
April 27: Die Halle, Germany
April 29: Mladá Boleslav, Škoda Auto Muzeum, CZ
April 30: Plzeň, Buena Vista Club, CZ
May 1: Opava, Klub Art, CZ
May 2: Boskovice, Zámecký Skleník, CZ
May 3: Ostrava, Komorní Klub, CZ
May 4: Přerov, Blues Nad Bečvou, CZ
May 10: Grimsby, Old Clee Social Club
May 11: Lincoln, Lincoln Drill Hall
May 23: Ropetackle Arts Centre special guest w/Jo Harman, Shoreham By Sea
May 30: Hungerford, Arts for Hungerford
June 1: Bristol, Sodfest
June 14: Torquay, Boogaloo Blues In Torquay
June 15: Canterbury, Blues On The Farm,
July 21: Ramblin’ Man Fair, Blues Stage