Get the Wildfire Deluxe CD (2018), The Chart Topping, Award Winning 'Road I Call Home' (2019), the follow on to the story - Blacktop Companion (2019) all on CD and the Live Acoustic Covers Album recorded during 2020.
Ain't Nothing But - Stripped Back & Bare to the Bone
A 16 track live album of covers recorded at White Noise Studios during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Featuring Joe Wilkins, Phil King & Joe James. March 2020 - They dulled down the splendour, silenced the show, turned off the lights, locked the doors & the live music industry was plunged into the half light. The musicians took to the virtual stage in a desperate way to still spread a little love, a little hope, and connect with our fans. Early lockdown festivals paved the way for 3 months of home streaming of varying quality but by mid June the audience, and the artists were craving something different. The midsummer sun was shining down and I was invited to white noise studios, a rehearsal space turned top spec streaming studio and I knew that, until we could safely get back to the stage, this was the way forward. A chance to still connect, to spread joy & laughter but with the best quality audio & the clearest of pictures. That's when this series - 'Ain't Nothing But' was born. 3 completely unique shows. One where we paid tribute to the writers and songs that had become entangled in my soul over the years. One 'Elles Bailey' request show, where we almost got the whole band back together and where you, my amazing fans curated the set list. And one, where we took you through the history of the ever changing sound of the blues, paying homage to its roots & tribute to the trailblazers. This album is a snapshot of the 'Lyrics' & 'Blues' shows. It is totally unedited, completely stripped back & bare to the bones.
'Blacktop Companion' features 3 fully produced unheard tracks from the 'Road I Call Home' recording session in Nashville, 3 'live in the studio' alt band versions of songs from Road I Call Home, 2 acoustic versions of Miss me when I'm gone and Medicine Man and a cover of Levon Helms 'When I Go Away'.
For me, 'Blacktop Companion' marks the continuation of this epic “Road I Call Home” adventure that I have travelled for the last year or so, and it tells a lot more of the story! It also highlights the incredible live band that I have had the pleasure of touring this record with, and I am so grateful for their talents, humour and for just being wonderful human beings!'
Elles Live band are: Joe Wilkins - Guitar and Bvs, Matthew Waar - Bass and Bvs, Jonny Henderson - Organ and Bvs, Matthew Jones - Drums and Bvs
Angel From Montgomery
Devil Comes Knocking
When I Go Away (MWS Sessions)
Wild Wild West (MWS Sessions)
Help Somebody (MWS Sessions)
What's The Matter With you
Medicine Man (Acoustic)
Miss Me When I'm Gone (Acoustic)
Fall Under Your Spell
Road I Call Home
Album of the Year - 2020 UKBlues Awards
Song of the year - Little Piece of Heaven - 2020 Americana Awards UK
They say you get a lifetime to write your first album, and the blink of an eye to make your second. Elles Bailey wins either way, and she has followed the widespread success of Wildfire with the stunningly mature and highly personal synopsis of a year that changed her life in forthcoming album 'Road I Call Home'.
“It’s a warm, sweet sound elixir of cream, honey and whisky that’s easy to love. A very good album “ Powerplay
"An Outstanding Follow Up from this Extremely Talented Artist" Maverick *****
“Homegrown favourite nails that difficult second album with aplomb” Country Music Mag ****
“Elles Bailey Crushes it - 5 Stars” Music News
“This is a wonderful album” RockPoser
Not only does ‘Road I Call Home’ deliver on the promise of her debut album it takes her to a whole new level” Country Lowdown
1) Hell or Highwater
2) Wild Wild West
4) What's The Matter With You
5) Medicine Man
6) Road I Call Home
7) Foolish Hearts
8) Help Somebody
9) Little Piece of Heaven
10) Miss Me When I'm Gone
11) Light in the Distance
The Wildfire story continues….
I have been overwhelmed at the support that “Wildfire” has received since its release and I am eternally grateful to you- my family, friends and amazing, incredible fans for getting behind the music, listening to the songs, coming to the shows and sharing this journey with me. You are truly fantastic!
I am delighted to bring you this ‘Wildfire Deluxe Edition” featuring three brand new tunes that I am so excited to share and some alternate ‘almost unplugged’ versions of existing favourites that took on a life of their own in the studio. It of course includes the 12 original tracks from the first release and is an 18 track CD.
I hope you enjoy the songs as much as I have enjoyed making them for you.
What If I
Barrel Of Your Gun
Let Me Hear You Scream
Shake It Off
Shackles Of Love
Believed In You
Girl Who Owned The Blues
Time's A Healer
People We Used To Be
Soul To Rest
Shackles Of Love (Unplugged)
Same Flame (Unplugged)
Howlin' Wolf (Unplugged)
ELLES BAILEY CRITICAL ACCLAIM
“Every song is Fresh and Orginal”
5/5* Maverick Magazine
"It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage; Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now (with the release of album Wildfire) the product"
Blues in Britain
“This is music that crosses genres because it is excellent.”… Elles Bailey Scorching Debut Album Wildfire is hot with husky vocals blending roots sounds from Blues, country & soul set to be Voice of The Blues.”
“Definitely a talent to watch”
Country Music Magazine
"A childhood illness gave her a remarkable tool and she uses it to its very best effect. One of the best things I've heard"
"A Young woman blessed with an incredible voice"
"A hugely impressive debut album"
“So, to sum up, not just a very impressive debut album from Elles Bailey, a very impressive album full stop.