Don’t miss up-and-coming country blues artist Elles Bailey at The Plough Arts Centre on Friday, December 8

Elles Bailey. Picture: Zontar SmithElles Bailey. Picture: Zontar Smith

A real rising star on the blues roots scene is coming to The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington on Friday (December 8) – and she is not one you’ll want to miss.

Elles Bailey has a true made-for-the-blues voice that is husky, soulful and she has a talent for crafting and seamlessly weaving rootsy blues, country and rock with a contemporary edge.

The Bristol-based singer is winning plaudits around the country and the BBC’s Gaby Roslin has described her voice as ‘incredible’.

It was not created by a life spent in blues joints, but rather a serious childhood bout of pneumonia, which changed it forever.

Elles Bailey. Picture: Sean MulliganElles Bailey. Picture: Sean Mulligan

An ENT visit revealed no permanent damage, but the specialist predicted: ‘If she ever wants to sing, she’ll be a natural blues vocalist’!

Now, the miracle girl with the made-for-the-blues voice has just released her debut album, Wildfire.

The gig starts at 8pm and Elles will be supported by North Devon country artist Miss Courtney Rose.

Call 01805 624624 for tickets or go to www.theploughartscentre.org.uk