Rising independent Blues and Americana fuelled star Elles Bailey continues to wind her way along the road that she really DOES call home, taking her storming second album, ‘Road I Call Home’ on tour, into Elles’ native habitat: live performance! Elles is also sharing a new video for ‘Road I Call Home’ that’s being released to support the announcement of the extended tour.
Elles herself is delighted to announce further dates for her tour: “As a self-confessed ‘Rolling Stone’, I’m so stoked to announce my final headline tour of the U.K. for 2019. It’s already been a whirlwind of a year and this will be a great way to round off 2019 with a bang!”
Already undertaking her ‘Road I Call Home’ tour, Elles has found her new material, both live and on the expertly-recorded album, has met with much praise from the critics and yet more love from her rapidly-growing army of fans and followers. The tour has seen sell-outs in her native Bristol, also in Bath, with further successful shows in London, Belfast, Glasgow, and Southampton.
Of’ Road I Call Home’, Powerplay called the album “…a warm, sweet sound elixir of cream, honey and whisky that’s easy to love.”
“An outstanding follow-up from this extremely talented artist,’ agreed Maverick, giving the album 5 stars.
If ever there was a fine example of the Do-It-Yourself nature of the modern music business, then Elles Bailey is it. From humble bootstrap beginnings, Elles has, by dint of hard work and sheer talent, has made a tremendous impact in short order, outgunning many more established and majorly supported artists in terms of chart positions, column inches and audience numbers.
She’s done this by taking time and effort to really understand the brave new world that is today’s musical landscape, by being brave, breaking rules, and just powering through obstacles and doing whatever it takes. Her work ethic, both on the road, at shows, and in front of her spreadsheets is nothing short of phenomenal.
Elles’ second album came out on the 8th March to rave reviews and charted in the UK Country Charts at Number 13, the UK Americana Charts at Number 24, and Number 1 on the Amazon Blues bestseller Chart!.
The album has, already, clocked up over 500,000 streams on Spotify and has been supported by the Nu Blue Playlist and Blue Ballads playlist. It’s also picked up a lot of Spotify algorithmic plays on Releaser Radar (Spotify’s so-called ‘secret weapon’) and Elles currently has 43,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Elles’ total streams, including those from her debut album Wildfire, run into millions!
What’s more, ‘Road I Call Home’ has been supported by many BBC stations, including Bob Harris & Cerys Matthews on Radio 2, and received national plays in Holland and Germany.
As well as her own international headline tours, Elles will also be opening as special guest of Mike Farris in the UK in June. She’s gaining fans and admirers on a phenomenal basis and has also garnered support from Momentum Fund, Arts Council and (what was known as) the DTI Export scheme, to name but a few. There really is no stopping this Bristolian powerhouse!
Fireworks Magazine hits the nail on the head: “Elles Bailey is on the road to stardom, just make sure you don’t miss her journey”
April 25: Luxembourg Brassiere Wenzel, Luxembourg
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 Blues Festival
May 23: Ropetackle Arts Centre special guest w/Jo Harman, Shoreham By Sea
May 24: Serbiton ExCellar
May 31: Hungerford, Arts for Hungerford
June 1: Bristol, Sodfest
June 2: Coolham Live
June 14: Torquay, Boogaloo Blues In Torquay
June 15: Canterbury, Blues On The Farm,
June 17: Ashlington, White House (With Mike Farris)
June 18: Morcambe, Platform (With Mike Farris)
June 19: Brigdnorth, Theatre on the Steps (With Mike Farris)
June 21: Godalming, Wildfred Noyce Centre (With Mike Farris)
June 22: London, Nells Jazz and Blues (With Mike Farris)
July 19: Upton Blues Fest
July 20; Devizes, Saddleback Blues Fest
July 21: Ramblin’ Man Fair, Blues Stage
August 3: Mold, North Wales Blues and Soul Fest
August 16: Saint Savin, Gartempe Blues, France
August 23: Le Buis Blues Fest, France
August 24: Cottingham Folk Fest
Road I Call Home Autumn Tour
November 8; Bristol, Thekla
November 9: Oxford, Jericho Tavern
November 10: TBC
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 14: Kirton In Lindsey, Town Hall Live