Kris Barras, Elles Bailey
"UK guitarist Kris Barras is known for his high-energy hybrid of no-nonsense rock, blues and country, and his band - winners of Best New Band in the 2018 Planet Rock Awards- have become one of the UK’s fastest rising acts.
Recently voted one of the world’s top blues guitarists in the by Music Radar, and winning the best album accolade in the European Blues Awards helps demonstrate the band’s fluidity and appeal to fans of different genres.
Their unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them one of the most talked about Blues/Rock bands of 2019.
'One of top blues guitarists in the world' - Music Radar
Best Album - European Blues Awards
Best new band - 2018 Planet Rock Awards"
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Kris Barras is the U.K's most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarist. His blend of soul-wrenching melodies with blistering technique has thrilled audiences worldwide for the past decade. The band's unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them the 'must-see' Blues/Rock band of 2018.
Kris was voted in the Top 15 Blues Guitarists in the world by the reader's of Music Radar/Total Guitar Magazine.
In April 2018, it was announced that Kris would become the new frontman for USA super-group, Supersonic Blues Machine. The band feature's legendary artists such as ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather (Toto), Eric Gales, Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule) and Walter Trout.
Kris Barras tour dates
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 produced by Brad Nowell and assembled a host of some of the worlds finest musicians, including Grammy Award winning guitarist Brent Mason and three-time ‘Musician Hall Of Famer’ Bobby Wood. Blended together 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.’
2018 starts with a bang with Elles playing the 100 club, London with The Climax Blues Band on the 17th January then heading north to play The Great British Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness before embarking on a European tour throughout March & April, May & June.
“Every Song is Fresh and Original - 5/5*” - Maverick Magazine
"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
“Wildfire - A Scorching Debut Album” Blues Matters
“One of the Best Of British Albums of the year” Country Music Magazine
"A childhood illness gave her a remarkable tool and she uses it to its very best effect. One of the best things I've heard" Music News
"A Young woman blessed with an incredible voice" Powerplay Magazine
"A hugely impressive debut album" Dancingaboutarchitecture
“So, to sum up, not just a very impressive debut album from Elles Bailey, a very impressive album full stop. FATEA
"With Shades of the late Dusty Springfield... A genuine triumph / wonderful offering" Elmore Magazine
Elles Bailey tour dates