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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
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.
See 23 tour dates featuring Kris Barras
2019 was a hell of a year for the super-smoky-voiced, hard-working, far-touring chanteuse Elles Bailey. On 8th March, she dropped her eagerly-anticipated second album ‘Road I Call Home’ to rave reviews, with the album charting in the Official UK Country Charts & Americana charts, gaining over 1.9 million streams since its release and reaching No.1 on the Amazon Blues Bestseller chart Like its chart-topping predecessor, ‘Road I Call Home’ features co-writing contributions from high-calibre collaborators, including British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook, storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood, as well as Dan Auerbach (of Akron, Ohio powerhouses The Black Keys) on the infectious ‘Little Piece of Heaven’ which has been awarded ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2020 UK Americana Awards. As a self-confessed ‘rolling stone’ - Elles genuinely does call ‘the road’ home. She’s continued her wide-ranging headline touring throughout the UK and Europe and was also special guest support for Grammy Award winner Mike Farris, Martin Harley, The Kris Barras Band and King King. 2018/19 has also seen Elles Bailey move up the festival listings becoming a featured artist at key festivals including Black Deer, Swing Wesplaar, Ramblin’ Man Fair, & The GB R&B Festival. She also headed stateside for the International House Of Songs Summit in Arkansas and played Nashville’s Americana Fest. 2020 sees Elles touring the UK in March, Germany in April and playing many more international stages including taking to the high seas for the Joe Bonamassa ‘Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea’ cruise alongside the man himself, Joe Bonamassa, King King, Samantha Fish, Walter Trout and many more. She’s also picked up 3 UK Blues nominations 2020 for Artist of the Year, Band of the Year, & Album of the Year. “Absolutely Superb” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
See 15 tour dates featuring Elles Bailey
ARC (Stockton Arts Centre)
- Dovecot Street
- TS18 1LL
Kris Barras image © © 2019 Laurence Harvey