Few artists come new to the game with such a fearless and complete approach to music. Bailey Wiley filters neo-soul classicism through modern, righteous production and true live musicianship. The star of the show is that golden voice -effortless and organic, itʼs like having honey poured into your ears.
Her band are raw talent epitomised and bring the Rhodes out front from the outset, complimenting those flawless, whisked harmonies with easy precision. Tracks like ʻFireʼ and ʻCigarettes And Regretsʼ evoke smokily, dimly lit bars and the ghosts of a thousand wasted nights. This is the kind of sweet soul that hurts your heart while it is turning you on.
Made in collaboration with polyglot beatmaker and producer Swaren Veygal, IXL features six original cuts from two of New Zealandʼs most exciting new talents. Both of them are rising fast alongside a new generation of talented producers, beatmakers, rappers and singers carving out a niche all their own in New Zealandʼs bass culture. Amongst them featured MCs Raiza Biza and the San Fransisco-born Mr Carmack, both outrageously talented and prolific artists and performers.
Live on stage is where Bailey really works her voodoo. Having already shared the stage with the established and the up-and-coming, sheʼs setting her sights on more solo shows. Do not miss a chance to see a true star on the way up.