Elles Bailey releases her double A side, video AND is announced to play Ramblin’ Man

Elles Bailey has just released her double A-side single. The tracks come from her second album Road I Call Home (which will be released on 8th March 2019). To celebrate, Elles also announced that she is confirmed to play at Ramblin’ Man Fair July 21st  alongside Beth Hart on the blues stage!


Over the past three years, Elles has arrived on the scene and single-handily built an international following by constantly touring, and promoting herself and her blend of blues and country fuelled Americana.


The sultry video for What’s The Matter With You can be watched  here https://youtu.be/hJXippy8xeE


Wild Wild West, composed by Elles, alongside Billy Smiley and Catlin Rushing. “It’s about the darker side of the music  and entertainment industry,” explains Elles, “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!!!)”


What’s The Matter With You was also written by Elles, but this time with British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook and storied Memphis and Nashville giant 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.”

Elles goes on to point out that “When making the video for What’s the Matter with You, we wanted to do something completely different to Medicine Man: something to represent the ‘soul’ and ‘anguish’ of the song.”

This track now features at the top of the Blue Ballards and Nu Blue playlists on Spotify.


Her keenly-awaited second album features co-writing contributions from high-calibre collaborators. This this time around, Elles worked once more with British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook and storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood (both of whom worked with Elles on Wildfire). She also collaborated on the infectious Little Piece of Heaven with Multiple Grammy award-winning Dan Auerbach (of Akron, Ohio powerhouses The Black Keys).


The album  is available to pre-order. However, recently-revealed problems with PledgeMusic have led Elles to also create her very own ‘pre-order’ campaign at https://www.ellesbailey.com/pre-order, where fans can pre-order and get the same items as they can at Pledge Music, including her own version of the Access Pass privileges. Check out Elles’ video blog on this on YouTube: “Elles Bailey – Road I Call Home Pledge Music Update.”


The Road I Call Home’s first single, Medicine Man, dropped back in Nov 2018, charting to Number 1 in the iTunes Blues Charts, as well as getting added to the Nu Blue playlist on Spotify!


The double A-side single  pairs two excellent songs and further heralds the eagerly-anticipated release of Road I Call Home, along with Elles’ forthcoming headline tour, taking this new material to the road that, as a passionate, independent touring artist, she does indeed call home!


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





About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!