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Christmas Elles

Who’s this smoky-voiced human dynamo, then? It’s Elles Bailey of course, and she’s coming to Sage Gateshead to hit you up with a drop of the good stuff.

Elles Bailey is from the UK but for her ‘sound’ she draws deep from the wells of various US influences from Americana to the blues to country. She also pulled in the talents of two of the US’s most feted Memphis and Nashville stars in the shape of Bobby Wood and Dan Auerbach for her 2019 track ‘Little Piece of Heaven’, which picked up the ‘UK Song of the Year’ at the UK Americana Awards. The track can be found on her chart-topping second album ‘Road I Call Home’, which was released to rave reviews and yet another award – ‘Album of the Year’ at the UK Blues Awards. A couple of months back she released ‘Cheats & Liars’, which is the first track taken from her ‘Shining in the Half Light’ album (due in 2022), and it’s yet another fabulous showcase for Bailey’s show-stopping vocals and sultry songwriting nous. She’s incredible in the live arena so get set for the kind of concert at Sage Gateshead that will be shot through with heavy Gig Of The Month vibes. GM

Elles Bailey + Demi Marriner, Saturday 11 December, Sage Gateshead, 8pm, £12.