28 March 2018

The Blues Cruise with Mr B – 25/03/18

This week’s show features the very awesome ELLES BAILEY from Bristol – a definite Blues force.

Elles Bailey has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country, and soulful rock, with a contemporary edge. What’s more fate has blessed her with a ‘smoky vocal’ style that perfectly fits her music, after a stint in hospital as a child changed her voice forever.

Her debut album Wildfire (Sept 1st 2017) which debuted at no.2 in the iTunes blues Charts was tracked in Blackbird studios Tennessee. Produced by Brad Nowell ‘Wildfire’ assembled a host of Nashville’s finest, including Grammy Award winning guitarist Brent Mason and three-time ‘Musician Hall Of Famer’ Bobby Wood. Blended together back in the UK with the likes of Jonny Henderson (Robyn Ford, Matt Schofield) on Hammond organ and Joe Wilkins on blistering guitar, the result is a unique trans-Atlantic coming together of styles.

Reviewers have been wowed by Elles and her debut album with Maverick Magazine gave ‘Wildfire’ top marks (5/5) calling every song ‘Fresh & Original’ And Blues In Britain reminding us that ‘It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage but Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now the product.’

“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 no) the product.”

Playlist

Dave Nevling & The Blue Kats – High Price To Pay
David Gogo – This is a man’s world
Slowburner – Ouch! (Give a little bit)
Peter Green Splinter Group – Help me through the day
The Veldman Brothers – One More Chance
Barry Levenson – Whole lotta Blues
Louisiana Swamp Donky – Hardcore Country Boy
Moonshine Bandits – Lady Luck (feat. Crucifix)
Mike Onesko’s Blindside Blues Band – To The Station
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages – The Blues is a Thief
Elles Bailey – Barrel of your gun
Elles Bailey – Wildfire
Elles Bailey – Same Flame
Kirk Fletcher – I smell trouble
Black Devil Byrds – Lay me down
Ginda Bestari – Night Turns To Blue
Dirty Streets – Blades of Grass
Scotty Bratcher — All And Nothing More
Dani Wilde – Abandoned Child
The Hamsters – Little Wing
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas flood