A singer-songwriter from St Ives, Cornwall, Bailey Tomkinson’s mastery of relatable storytelling emotive hooks has earned her comparison with early Taylor Swift & Emmylou Harris on BBC Radio2 from none other than country music legend Brad Paisley. Fresh from selling out her headline show at the famous O2 Academy in Islington, 2020 is looking like a big year for Bailey.
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 150,000 times and earned placement on the ‘Very Nearly Nashville’ and ‘New Music Nashville’ editorial playlists.
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 festival slots and gigs at music venues like The Water Rats and Spice Of Life.
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 television shows like 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, The Eagles & Taylor Swift.
In her spare time, Bailey can be found surfing on Porthmeor Beach in Cornwall.