Fri 31 August • Elles Bailey

 Elles Bailey impressed Dorchester audiences so much when she opened for Jo Harman at the Corn Exchange in spring 2017 that she now makes a welcome return with her own show.

Elles 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.

Reviewers have been wowed by Elles and her debut album, Wildfire. Maverick Magazine gave ‘Wildfire’ top marks (5/5) and went on to predict a glowing career for this talented artiste: “If Bailey can follow this album up with something equally as good as ‘Wildfire’, there’s no reason why she can’t hit the heights Swift did in country- and perhaps move even further up the country mountain than Swift did.”

“It’s a fact that very few make it to the big stage; Elles Bailey has the necessary talent, the drive, and now (with the release of album Wildfire) the product” Blues in Britain

 This is music that crosses genres because it is excellent.”… Elles Bailey Scorching Debut Album Wildfire is hot with husky vocals blending roots sounds from Blues, country & soul set to be Voice of The Blues.” Bluesdoodles

 “Definitely a talent to watch” Country Music Magazine

 “A Young woman blessed with an incredible voice” Powerplay Magazine

Elles will be supported on the night by Lady Nade, a blues, roots, soul and folk-influenced singer-songwriter from Bristol. Her voice speaks of lost cellars, smoky jazz and her songs sketch moments of emotional transformation.  Her debut album,‘Hard To Forget’ has been described as “Absolutely lovely” by Dermot O’Leary (BBC2) and “A satin cure for the soul” by Sam Bonham (BBC Introducing.)


Friday 31 August
Dorchester Corn Exchange
8pm (doors & bar 7.30pm)
£15 / £13 members & concessions