A singer-songwriter from St Ives, Cornwall, Bailey Tomkinson’s mastery of pop-country hooks and relatable emotional storytelling has earned her comparison with early Taylor Swift & Emmylou Harris on BBC Radio2 from none other than country music legend Brad Paisley.
With her last 3 singles reaching #2 on the UK Country Music iTunes Charts, Bailey has quickly emerged as one of the UK Country scenes top acts. Regularly receiving 20,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, Bailey’s latest single ‘Movie Scene’ has been streamed over 100,000 times and earned placement on the ‘Very Nearly Nashville’ editorial playlist,
Now 20, Bailey signed her first publishing deal with German Indie label FBP music at the age of 18. Where she really comes into her own is as a live performer capable of stunning sets both as a solo acoustic act or with her full band. Building a strong festival reputation in 2018, 2019 has seen further progression supporting KT Tunstall, earning a prestigious slot at Boardmasters, and making her debut at the famous O2 Academy in Islington where she will return to headline in early 2020.
Extensive global radio airplay has included BBC Radio 2, Regional BBC radio, Chris Country, Country Hits UK and Siren FM. Her videos have appeared on Total Country and Keep it Country TV. Bailey has also been interviewed extensively in the music press and recorded a live set with CountryLine TV.
Musical influences include Kacey Musgraves, Abba, John Denver, Bruce Springsteen & Taylor Swift. In her spare time, Bailey can be found surfing on Porthmeor Beach in Cornwall.