Singer/songwriter Liam Bailey may have been discovered by Amy Winehouse, but his soulful delivery and highly individual songs stand on their own.
Born in Nottingham in 1983 to an English mother and Jamaican father, Bailey grew up listening to his parents' Bob Marley & The Wailers, Stevie Wonder, and Jimi Hendrix records. After moving to London, his emotive and heartfelt brand of acoustic guitar-driven soul soon attracted the attention of Amy Winehouse, who tracked him down after hearing one of his tracks through a mutual friend. In addition to teen singer Dionne Bromfield, Bailey became the second artist to sign to her spotify:search:label%3A%22Lioness+Records%22 imprint and released two EPs through the label, 2AM Rough Tracks and So Down, Cold, in 2010. While working with her producer Salaam Remi on his debut album, he supported Ellie Goulding on her U.K. tour and collaborated with UK drum & bass champions Chase & Status on their top 5 hit "Blind Faith." After signing to spotify:search:label%3A%22Polydor+Records%22 , he released his debut single, "You Better Love Me," and its parent album, Out of the Shadows, was scheduled to follow later in 2011 but it was pulled at the last minute by Bailey himself. He then spent the next few years touring and writing , but he re-emerged in 2014 on spotify:search:label%3A%22Flying+Buddha%22 /spotify:search:label%3A%22Sony%22 with his long-delayed debut album, Definitely Now. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi