Blues star Elles Bailey nominated for UK Americana Award

Elles Bailey had been nominated for UK Artist of the Year in this years UK Americana Awards. In a busy week, Bailey has also announced pre-orders for her new album Shining In The Half Light, due for release on 25 February 2022.

“My goodness,” Elles says. “I’m totally blown away to be nominated for UK Artist of the Year at Americana Music Association UK, alongside Yola, The Staves and John Smith! Huge congrats to all the nominees.”

Shining In The Half Light, Elles 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.

“Shining in the Half Light,” Elles says, “is a record inspired by those who spread love in a time of heartbreak, happiness in a time of fear and connection in a time of loneliness.”

Recorded in Devon in December 2020 at Middle Farm Studios, the album was produced by Dan Weller, best known for his long working relationship with Enter Shikari.

Elles is currently on tour in the UK.


03nov8:00 pmElles Bailey, NottinghamRescue Rooms

04nov8:00 pmElles Bailey, ManchesterNight And Day

05nov8:00 pmElles Bailey, LiverpoolPhilharmonic

12nov8:00 pmElles Bailey, SheffieldGreystones

19nov8:00 pmElles Bailey, ShorehamRopetackle Arts

23nov8:00 pmElles Bailey, CambridgeJunction 2

26nov8:00 pmElles Bailey, BewdleyMusic In The Hall

27nov8:00 pmElles Bailey, LichfieldGuildhall

28nov8:00 pmElles Bailey, FleetThe Harlington


04dec8:00 pmElles Bailey, BathChapel Arts

09dec8:00 pmElles Bailey, GlasgowKing Tuts

11dec8:00 pmElles Bailey, GatesheadSage

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