Notts: Local singer Liam Bailey to support Paloma Faith at Forest Live

Liam Bailey is supporting Paloma Faith at Forest Live
Liam Bailey is supporting Paloma Faith at Forest Live

Nottingham soul and rock artist Liam Bailey will be supporting Paloma Faith on her forthcoming Forest Live tour, including the show at Sherwood Pines on 28th June.

The shows come as an ideal preview to his new album, Definitely Now, which is released on 10th July.

Lead single, from the album, Villain, has had incredible radio support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton, Mistajam and Lauren Laverne.

And previous single On My Mind, was named Hottest Record In The World, by BBC Radio One.

Like his heroes Oasis, Liam Bailey’s story starts on a bleak council estate with him swapping the Gallaghers’ Manchester for Nottingham.

Initially in a hip-hop collective and then as lead singer in a band, he played the Nottingham circuit.

But it wasn’t until he moved to London and began exploring a more acoustic sound through solo open-mic gigs that he truly found his sound.

It was the late Amy Winehouse who first took notice of Bailey’s talent, releasing his first two solo EP’s on her label, Lioness Records, back in 2010.

He then rocketed into the wider consciousness and became a household name after co-writing and providing vocals for Chase & Status’s 2011 hit-record Blind Faith.

Having toured the world with Chase & Status for two years, Bailey is now ready to strike out on his own.

The album is available to pre-order online now at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/definitely-now/id988154042

Tickets for his Forest Live gig with Paloma Faith are available at www.forestry.gov.uk/music