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TMB42 Spotlight: BAILEY

This month’s Spotlight feature is on the East’s own ‘elevating pop’ soloist BAILEY.

When writing new music for his next musical project, having been performing locally, for twelve years, BAILEY wanted his tracks to be heard with a full band behind them. Unfortunately for him this didn’t work out due to other commitments, but this has led him to produce some exciting music which diversifies the local scene even more.

Unsurprisingly to listeners of his new hit The Future, he takes inspiration from the likes of George Ezra and John Mayer to create instantly likeable and fun instrumentals which compliments his abilities to write a brilliantly catchy chorus.

The Future was released at the start of April and is definitely a track that is worth a listen, especially as BAILEY himself has created his own genre to go with it: ‘elevating pop’. In his own words, he said to us “my music is upbeat acoustic-driven folk-pop with anthemic choruses” and we’re not arguing with that because it sounds great!

BAILEY has had the chance to perform a live session on BBC Introducing Cambridge recently as well as having frequent radio play of The Future. And with new music only a matter of weeks away, it’s exciting times for him!

He has various live dates coming, notably a slot on the Rock Against Racism Stage at the Bury Fringe All-Dayer, his set time is at 4pm so come along and catch some of his set which will undoubtedly feature his debut track and more!

The Future is available on all major platforms, listen to it by clicking here! Or listen to it using the Soundcloud widget here:

BAILEY’s upcoming tour dates and social media links are listed below:

May 5th – Bury Fringe All-Dayer, Bury St Edmunds
May 9th – Apples & Pears Bar, London E1
May 12th – The Spice Of Life, Soho – London
May 19th – Tooting Tram & Social, London SW
May 24th – Acoustic @ The Craft Beer Co., Brighton
June 10th – Homegrown Music Festival, Bury St Edmunds
July 5th – Acoustic @ The Craft Beer Co., Brighton
Site: http://baileymusic.uk
Facebook: facebook.com/baileymusiconline
Twitter: twitter.com/baileymusicon
Instagram: instagram.com/baileymusiconline
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/baileymusiconline

 

 

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EP Reviews

Bessie Turner: 22:22 review

Bessie Turner proves why she is one of the most exciting new artists in the UK with her stunning debut EP 22:22, released on Don’t Try Records.

Hailing from Ipswich, Turner had an extraordinary 2017 after uploading debut single Big Sleep to BBC Introducing, her extraordinary talents have been broadcast on national radio, playing live sets for the likes of Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq and amassing a several thousand streams on Spotify in the process.

Her debut EP has been eagerly anticipated and it’s nothing short of a masterpiece. Opening with the sparse, calming instrumentals of Casa, the EP explodes into life with the alternative-rock of Words You Say with it’s infectious drum beats and Turner’s delicately perfect vocals really hitting home.

It’s hard to see past Abseil being her best song to date however, a really strong folk-pop track which captures the strong emotions Turner is trying to convey throughout her EP, emotions that are at the forefront of the jazz-influenced track In My Room which is about struggling with loneliness (proceeds from the single went to mental health charity MIND).

Big Sleep is also a firm favourite with Turner’s soothing vocals really lifting off accompanied with some driving folk instrumentals. Closing track Milky sees a raw side to the production, showing off beautiful harmonies and candid instrumentals that round out an EP that is going to be remembered for years to come.

If 2017 was anything to go by, 2018 is going to be massive for Bessie Turner. With support slots for the likes of Baxter Dury and The Libertines already pencilled in for the summer, Bessie Turner is most definitely a star in the making, and based on 22:22, she’s set to go very very far.

Bessie Turner plays The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 7th July with support from Enterlude and the Interesting Times Gang. Tickets available on the Washing Machine Facebook page!