Bailey Tomkinson Releases New Single ‘Silent Suffering’
The BCMA has teamed up with national promoter MAM Roots to spotlight a new release from an upcoming artist each week. We’re excited to announce that our Country Release Friday artist this week is Bailey Tomkinson. Bailey’s new single Silent Suffering is available now to buy or stream on all major platforms and you can catch an exclusive Q&A on @mam_roots IGTV from 2pm today.
On the story of Silent Suffering Bailey explains,
“I wrote this before lockdown about masking anguish, loneliness & depression with a brave face – lyrics that became more resonant during lockdown so I recorded it remotely with Josiah at Momentum Studios. Sonically it is a departure from pure country to country rock/pop. I think the song will surprise a lot of people, my team and I have worked so hard & I’m so excited for the world to finally hear it.”
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Recently featured in The Metro, The Times, The Daily Mail and Hello! Bailey Tomkinson’s mix of pop-country hooks and relatable emotional storytelling achieved #2 on the UK iTunes Charts and comparisons with “an early Taylor Swift and Emmylou Harris” from Country gold, Brad Paisley on BBC Radio 2.
A singer-songwriter from St Ives, Cornwall, Bailey is part of the new wave of British Country influenced artists. Building a strong reputation on the UK festival scene, Bailey’s progression has seen her land gigs like Boardmasters and a main stage opening slot for KT Tunstall in summer 2019.
A regular performer on BBC Music Introducing, Bailey has also recorded live sets and interviews for Levi’s, BBC4 Women’s Hour, Boardmasters and CountrylineTV and as well as having her music played on stations such as Chris Country and BBC Introducing plus featuring on Total Country and Keep It Country TV. Bailey’s music video for early 2019 single ‘7 Minutes in Heaven’ reached no.1 on the iTunes all-genre charts sitting next to artists like Taylor Swift and Harry Styles.
Eric Alper described ‘Hey Ace’ as a “dazzling debut.”
Raised in Milan, Brussels and the UK, Bailey plays both the Piano and Acoustic Guitar and her influences range from Jewel & Taylor Swift through to the Eagles, Carole King and John Denver.
When she’s not performing, Bailey can be found surfing the waves on Porthmeor beach in St Ives.