Multi-award-winning Elles Bailey is a rising star, much in the limelight. Particularly acclaimed in Blues, Americana and Roots music, she increasingly transcends genres and defies pigeonholing. Today, she adds to that upward trajectory by releasing the Deluxe Edition of her chart-topping, hit album ‘Shining in the Half Light’.
It’s already been a remarkable year for Elles Bailey, who won two awards from the prestigious UK Americana 2023 Awards (the Artist of the Year Award and the inaugural Live Act of the Year Award — a brand-new category voted for by the music-loving public). She has also been shortlisted for 3 awards at the UK Blues Awards 2023 later this year.
“I not sure I even have the words to describe how it feels to finally take this album on the road and celebrate it as part of a headline tour” says Elles “it’s been a long time coming that’s be sure but after the lockdown years, playing to full houses each night and being able to properly connect with the audience, is just the most incredible feeling. I want to say a huge thank you to my fans for supporting this record and turning up and fully representing in the crowd! I legit – have the best fans ever! My heart is full and the road rolls on!”
Elles continues to journey onward and upwards, creating new material (such as the original songs and carefully chosen cover versions included on the Deluxe Edition of her album) and once more taking to ‘the road she calls home’, where she’s currently in the midst of her latest tour, aided and abetted by her band.
In the words of Andy Snipper, for Music News, “Elles Bailey is rising on a hot streak that has been going on about 7 years. Every year sees more awards and more accolades for charting albums and singles. She has released companion albums in the past and this deluxe edition of her massively successful album ‘Shining in the Half Light’ follows in that pattern.”
‘Shining in the Half Light’ in its first release was a 10-track album: the Deluxe Edition all-but doubles that to 19, adding two new original songs, two covers, and five live tracks.
“There’s so very much to love about Elles’ passion and musical drive,” said Gary Spiller for Metal Planet Music, “This genuinely beautiful soul, whom I describe as ‘The Stevie Nicks of UK Blues’, has a bright future lying ahead.”
Reviewing the Deluxe Edition for Rock & Blues Muse, Mike O’Cull remarked that “The additional songs on the Deluxe Edition only increase EB’s magic and appeal. The delicate and acoustic mother-and-child ballad ‘Spinning Stopped’ is heartfelt and sweet and shows us the softer side of Bailey’s pipes. Her naturally warm vocal tone will charm you in a single breath.”
Check out the new video ‘Riding Out The Storm’ Elles Bailey with her band Live at Pool Studios. The only time the whole cast from Shining in the Half Light have been able to be in the same room at the same time!
Check out the new material added to the already-excellent ‘Shining In The Half Light’ — out now https://earache.lnk.to/ShiningintheHalfLightDeluxeEdition
17th – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (co-headline with Chantel McGregor)
21st – Komedia, Brighton
22nd – Junction 2, Cambridge
23rd – 1865, Southampton
1st – Lafayette, London
14th – Arlington Arts, Newbury
15th – Trinity Centre, Bristol
18th – Rescue Room, Nottingham
19th – Sheffield, Corporation