Smoky-voiced singer/songwriter Elles Bailey will be opening for legendary blues-rock guitarist Eric Gales for six of his forthcoming UK & Ireland tour dates in October and early November.
Carlos Santana listed Eric Gales as one of his favourite guitar players, whilst on Twitter Joe Bonamassa called him “One of the best if not the best guitarists in the world today”. High praise. Elles agrees: “Eric is a genius, and I’m honoured to be asked to support him on his UK tour. The opportunity to watch a contemporary legend from a position at the side of the stage is a privilege I won’t be taking for granted.”
Elles Bailey’s own career is going from strength to strength. Dubbed the ‘Princess of the Blues’ her music crosses genres, drawing on and blending blues, country and soul, with each song given flavour and texture by the singer’s unique, unforgettable voice.
Her single ‘Wildfire’ (from her forthcoming album of the same name) finally came off the Planet Rock playlist after a whopping 10 weeks. She has remained on the Country Rocks Spotify playlist for over a month now and cracked the magic 150k marker. What’s more, Bailey’s most recent single ‘Same Flame’ and its accompanying video went on in June to make Song of the Day at Songwriting Magazine.
Reviewers have been wowed by Elles and her debut album, Wildfire due to be released on 1st September 2017. Maverick Magazine gave ‘Wildfire’ top marks (5/5) and went on to predict a glowing career for this talented artiste: “If Bailey can follow this album up with something equally as good as ‘Wildfire’, there’s no reason why she can’t hit the heights Swift did in country- and perhaps move even further up the country mountain than Swift did.”
“It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage,” Blues In Britain reminds us, but “Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now (with the release of her album Wildfire) the product.”
Elles Bailey will be touring with Eric Gales and opening at the following dates:
OCT 24TH – DUBLIN WHELAN’S
OCT 25TH – LIMERICK DOLAN’S WAREHOUSE
OCT 26TH – CORK CYRPUS AVE
OCT 29TH – POOLE MR KYPS
OCT 31ST – SUTTON BOOM BOOM CLUB
NOV 2ND – BILSTON ROBIN 2