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Elles Bailey’s “Shining in the Half Light” Deluxe Edition Review: A Soulful and Genre-Defying Album

Have you had the chance to check out Elles Bailey’s latest album, “Shining in the Half Light” deluxe edition? If not, you’re missing out on some seriously soulful and dynamic music.

Bailey’s voice is truly something special – it’s equal parts raw and refined, with a depth and emotionality that’s hard to come by these days. From the hauntingly beautiful “Different kind of love” to the foot-stomping energy of “The Game” Bailey’s range as a vocalist is truly impressive.

But it’s not just Bailey’s vocals that make “Shining in the Half Light” such a standout album – her backing band is equally talented, with tight rhythms and soaring guitar solos that add depth and texture to each track. The album’s deluxe edition also includes some impressive bonus tracks, comprising of two original songs, two covers, and five live recordings.”

One of the things that sets Bailey apart as an artist is her ability to seamlessly blend genres, incorporating elements of blues, soul, rock, and country into her music in a way that feels organic and authentic. Her songs are both deeply personal and universally relatable, with lyrics that speak to the human experience in a way that’s both heartfelt and introspective.

Elles Bailey’s cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Long As I Can See The Light” is absolutely stunning. It’s always a risky move to cover such an iconic song, but Bailey truly makes it her own, infusing it with her own unique style and energy.

One of the things that makes Bailey’s cover so special is the way she manages to capture the essence of the original while still putting her own spin on it. Her vocals are both haunting and soulful, with a raw emotionality that brings new life to the lyrics.

But what really sets Bailey’s cover apart is the way she manages to bring a sense of intimacy and vulnerability to the track. You can feel the emotion pouring out of every note, and it’s clear that she’s truly invested in the material she’s covering. It’s a testament to her talent and artistry that she can take such a beloved song and make it feel fresh and new.

Elles says “I not sure I even have the words to describe how it feels to finally take this album on the road and celebrate it as part of a headline tour” says Elles  “it’s been a long time coming that’s be sure but after the lockdown years, playing to full houses each night and being able to properly connect with the audience, is just the most incredible feeling. I want to say a huge thank you to my fans for supporting this record and turning up and fully representing in the crowd! I legit – have the best fans ever! My heart is full and the road rolls on!”

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 Headline 2023 Tour

MARCH 2023

 3rd – The Globe, Cardiff
 4th  – The Phoenix, Exeter
 9th – O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
 10th – The Social, Hull
 11th – The Firestation, Sunderland
 14th – KK’s Steel Mill, Wolverhampton 
 15th – The Crescent Arts Centre, York
 16th – The Caves, Edinburgh
 17th – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds  (co-headline with Chantel McGregor)
 21st – Komedia, Brighton
 22nd – Junction 2, Cambridge 
 23rd – 1865, Southampton


 1st – Lafayette, London
 14th – Arlington Arts, Newbury
 15th – Trinity Centre, Bristol


18th – Rescue Room, Nottingham

19th – Sheffield, Corporation 

Elles Bailey Discography

Road I Call Home
Blacktop Companion
Ain’t Nothing But
Shining in the Half Light

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