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Shining in the Half Light is Bailey's first full length album recorded in the UK & features Joe Wilkins on guitar, Jonny Henderson on ivories, Matthew Waer on bass duties and Matthew Jones on drums. Kris Donegan also features on Guitar on Stones and Colours Start To Run. It was recorded in deepest Devon in December 2020 at Middle Farm Studios and produced by Dan Weller, best known for his long working relationship with Enter Shikari.

 

Elles wanted this record to feature 'gospel style vocals' so in steps Izo Fitzroy, an incredible artist in her own right, who arranged the stunning background vocals on the album, and performed them alongside Jade Elliot and Andrusilla Mosley. An exciting team of co-writers feature with three credits for Ashton Tucker & Will Edmunds, who both wrote with Elles for 'Road I Call Home', plus she teamed up with longtime guitarist Joe Wilkins to write the slow-flowing, philosophical 'Riding Out The Storm'. Other kindred spirits include guitar maestro Martin Harley, for the gentle and romantic 'Different Kind Of Love', Matt Owens, co-founder of the hugely successful indie-folk outfit Noah and the Whale, on the aforementioned 'Sunshine City', Brett Boyett on the gothic “Who’s That and Tamara Stewart on the Slide banger Stones. The album comes to a striking conclusion with its title track, co-written with Nashville's Craig Lackey, written over Zoom in May 2020. Mixed by Nashvilles Steve Blackmon and Mastered by Ryan Smith from Stirling Sound.

Shining in the Half Light Album Notes

 

Produced by Dan Weller

Additional Production by Steve Blackmon & Brad Nowell (Tracks 3, 4, 6) 

Engineered by Peter Miles, Assistant Engineer - Jamie Ward, 

Extra Engineering by Richard Stockley (Riding Out The Storm)

Recorded at Middle Farm Studios, Devon

Extra Recording at Masterlink Studios, Surrey | Sound Emporium, Nashville | White Noise Studios, Weston Super Mare

 

All tracks mixed by Steve Blackmon

Mastered By Ryan Smith of Sterling Sound, Nashville. 

 

Guitars (Tracks 1-10) - Joe Wilkins

Guitars (Stones & Colours Start To Run)  - Kris Donegan 

Piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond & Clavinova - Jonny Henderson

Piano (Shining in the Half-Light) - Elles Bailey 

Bass - Matthew Waer

Drums & Percussion - Matthew Jones

Extra Percussion (Sunshine City) - Elles Bailey 

Gang Vocals, Stomps, Hand Claps - Elles Bailey, Joe Wilkins, Jonny Henderson, Matthew Waer, Matthew Jones, Jamie Ward

Backing Vocals Arranged by Izo Fitzroy

Backing Vocals by Izo Fitzroy, Jade Elliot & Andrusilla Mosley

 

Artwork - George Montague

Photography - Rob Blackham & Peter Miles 

 

Cheats And Liars (Elles Bailey, Ashton Tucker)

The Game (Elles Bailey, Ashton Tucker, Will Edmunds)

Stones (Elles Bailey, Tamara Stewart, Will Edmunds)

Colours Start To Run (Elles Bailey, Alex Maile)

Different Kind Of Love (Elles Bailey, Martin Harley)

Who’s That (Elles Bailey, Brett Boyett)

Sunshine City (Elles Bailey, Matt Owens)

Halfway House (Elles Bailey, Ashton Tucker, Will Edmunds)

Riding Out The Storm (Elles Bailey, Joe Wilkins)

Shining In The Half-light (Elles Bailey, Craig Lackey)

SPLENDID

JANIS IAN

 

Elles Bailey IS AT THE TOP OF HER GAME

DAILy EXPRESS

 

JOYEOUS & OPTIMISTIC 

POWERPLAY

 

INSPIRING 

ALL MUSIC

Elles Bailey IS AN INNOVATIVE ARTIST AND TRUE ENTERTAINER WHO CRAFTS SONGS THAT ARE BOUND TO CAPTURE YOUR HEART 

MAVERICK MAGAZINE

THESE SONGS WILL LOSEN THE CEILING PLASTER LIVE

CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

ONE FANTASTIC ALBUM FROM THE QUEEN OF THE GENRE

ERB Magazie

A MAGNIFICENT ALBUM

AMERICANA UK

 

FYC - BEST AMERICANA ALBUM 

SHINING IN THE HALF LIGHT 

An album inspired by those who spread love in a time of heartbreak, happiness in a time of fear, and connection in a time of isolation!