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Soulful Blues From UK’s Elles Bailey’s New Single


Elles Bailey releases her double A-side single today (1st Feb 2019): “Wild, Wild West”, and “What’s The Matter With You” (watch the video, above).

Both tracks lifted from her imminent second album “Road I Call Home”, due to drop on 8th March.

The hotly-tipped UK artist today also also announces an appearance at the Ramblin’ Man Fair this summer, gracing the festival’s blues stage headlined by the great Beth Hart.

Over the past three years, Elles has established an international following via much touring and media activity. Her gutsy mix of blues and country-fuelled Americana has won her a loyal fan-base and critical acclaim in the UK and beyond .

“What’s The Matter With You” penned  by Elles with Ivor Novello-winner Roger Cook and Memphis/Nashville ‘A-list’ session keyboard plaer and hit songwriter 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.” She wanted to represent the ‘soul and anguish’ of the song in the black and white video for the track.

“Wild Wild West”, composed by Elles alongside Billy Smiley and Catlin Rushing, Elles says is focused on the “darker side” of the music and entertainment industry. “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”.

Her second album features co-writing contributions from Roger Cook and Bobby Wood, who both contributed to her debut long player, 2017’s very promising, “Wildfire”. She also collaborated with multiple Grammy-winner Dan Auerbach  from The Black Keys).

The album is available to pre-order via Elle’s website or Pledge Music. Advance review coming soon here – at

The new album’s first single, “Medicine Man” was released in November last year, (2018,) and reached top spot in the iTunes blues chart.

Tour dates across the UK and Europe kick off with a listening party for the new album on home-turf in Bristol on 9th February and then shows in Spain from 17th, and back to UK and Ireland in March, before April and May’s German and Czech Republic shows. More UK gigs in May before the summer festivals beckon.


Tour Dates

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


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