Bristol based Elles carved a name for herself in the blues rock and country music scene when she won Artist of The Year and Album of the Year at the UK Blues Awards, and UK Song Of The Year at the Americana Awards UK.
Her albums, Wildfire and Road I Call Home were both recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, with Road I Call home reaching number 1 on the Amazon Blues Bestseller Chart.
Album number three was in the works, with Elles due to fly out to Nashville again this year, however the pandemic put a halt to that.
Elles has worked with the likes of Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, she’s shared the stage with The Temperance Movement, Beth Hart at Ramblin’ Man and has toured with the Kris Barrass band.
Elles spent most of 2019 and early 2020 touring The UK and Europe until the COVID-19 pandemic started sweeping the nation and she was forced to cancel the rest of her ‘Woman Like Me’ tour dates.
In this interview Elles talks about the moment she knew herself and her band couldn’t carry on with the tour and how she had to break the news to her fans on her birthday.
She talks about how the pandemic has been a stark reminder of the childhood illness she had which left her with the smooth smoky voice she has today and explains what she’s been doing during the lockdown to help support her band and touring family.
When myself and Elles got together via Zoom we started chatting about females in rock music and the lack of recognition there is for new female artists…