Who is Liam Bailey?
“He is a Nottingham lad. Maybe soon to be a man.”
Drawn to “the sound, the heart, the lyrics the history [and] the songs” of soul music, new singer/songwriter on the block LIAM BAILEY fell in love with music – particularly Reggae, Rock and Soul – and began making his own on the eclectic Nottingham scene.
Liam’s debut album is being produced by Sex & The City musical director and versatile producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse) Salaam Remi – and, from what I’ve heard of it so far, the pair are crafting an instant classic. The album is due in January 2011 – in the meantime, look out for Mr Bailey’s single coming this September.
LISTEN: Liam Bailey – “I Belong”
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5 Albums Liam Bailey Couldn’t Live Without:
- My Lee Scratch Perry compilation
- Whats Going On – Marvin Gaye
- Catch A Fire (deluxe edition) – Bob Marley and The Wailers
- Exile On Main Street – Rolling Stones
- Bitches Brew – Miles Davis
UK readers who want to experience Liam’s soul live on stage can catch him supporting Rox at Scala in London on June 17th, in Nottingham @ Splendour on July 24th or at Derbyshire @ Y-Not Festival on August 1st.
Check out his recent performance of “The Waiting Game” at leading London music / literature event, Book Slam:
A Window Into Liam’s World:
On The Scene In Nottingham, UK
“It’s Not The Same”
In Rob’s Records, Nottingham