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- Tamworth 2007 Festival
- Media Release, August 23 2006
Exciting new Australian band The Baileys have grabbed the
prestigious support spot on Dwight Yoakam’s upcoming
The five-piece band, who have quickly built a reputation for
their high-energy live concerts, will perform at all 11
The Baileys - Charlene Bailey, Crystal Bailey, Kurt Bailey,
Lindsay Dallas and Daniel Conway - are currently preparing to
record their debut album for EMI Music Australia.
The band is obviously thrilled to have won the highly
contested support slot and look forward to showcasing their
music. “We were just blown away when we got the news,” Baileys
lead guitarist Daniel Conway said. “I've been listening to
Dwight's music for years and it's just awesome for the band to
get the opportunity to have such an experience. We're all
really excited and can't wait to start the tour."
The band – who range in age from 17 to 21 - is the youngest
ever recipient of a prestigious MO, for excellence in live
performance, which they won in 2006 by taking out the John
O'Keefe Encouragement award. All five members are prolific
songwriters, drawing on their love of country, bluegrass and
pop music. Their live performances certainly have them pegged
as “the next most likely”.
The response to Yoakam’s Australian tour has been fantastic,
with a second concert added at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre and
many other shows close to sold out.
Yoakam has just resumed his U.S ‘Blame The Vain’ tour, after
three weeks in the UK and Europe to rave reviews. The
Australian leg of the tour is a rare opportunity for fans here
to experience one of country’s absolute masters at his very
best. Concert dates are:
receive their MO award !
The Baileys with Tamworth Mayor James Treloar
- Photo Courtesy of Barry Smith,
The Northern Daily Leader, Tamworth
- When Tamworth
band, The Baileys, were announced winners of the John O’Keefe
Encouragement award at the 30th Annual MO Awards, they could
well have made MO history.
With band members ranging in age from 17 to 21, they would
easily have been among the youngest recipients of a MO,
awarded to artists from all genres for excellence in live
On Friday, April 28, there was an official function for all MO
recipients, where they officially received their trophies, as
the awards were previously announced online.
That night The Baileys were out there doing what they do best
– in an excellent manner – performing on stage to an
appreciative audience at the Caboolture RSL Club, as part of
the QUT Urban Country Music Festival.
Late last week a package arrived in the mail – a very large
package – addressed to the band’s manager, Joan Douglas.
Tamworth mayor James Treloar was on hand to officially present
The Baileys with their prestigious trophy on Monday, May 22,
at 10am The Pub – where it all began for the young band
The Baileys are composed of: lead singer Charlene Bailey, 18,
who is possessed with a voice like no other, which virtually
compels you to listen.
Her excellent knowledge of the acoustic guitar is a feature of
this exciting five-piece unit.
Charlene is a young lady whose smile can
light up a room, but just wait until she takes the stage –
it’s then that she simply radiates with energy.
Kurt Bailey, 19, has been in awe of many
great drummers and he’s an avid student, having honed his
craft over the past four years with the band.
Kurt has studied with Doug Gallacher, drummer with Geoff
Harvey’s showband for more than 20 years and one of the most
respected and tasteful drummers in the music industry. Already
he has notched up tours with Catherine Britt, Bill Chambers
and Chris Isaak.
Crystal Bailey, 21, has a natural stage presence that
draws you in and keeps you listening for her next amazing
harmony or lead vocal.
She plays mandolin and with her striking looks, sense of fun
and natural rhythm, is an integral part of the The Baileys’
overall sound, feel and appeal.
Nineteen-year-old Lindsay Dallas has an
enviable musical pedigree, being the son of
singer-songwriter/guitarist Brett Dallas and grandson of the
legendary Golden Guitar winner, Rex Dallas.
Like most good players, Lindsay takes his craft very seriously
– and he makes it look all too easy. He’s a seasoned hand in
the recording studio and much in demand for session work.
Last, but certainly not least, is vibrant lead guitarist and
vocalist Daniel Conway. This 17-year-old
sensation’s mastery of the instrument has been described as
“freakish” in one so young.
His on-stage persona is one of high energy – and he has a
mutual and ongoing love affair with his audience, who are
usually on the edge of their seats, waiting for his next
All five members of the band are prolific songwriters, and
with their combined love of country, bluegrass, pop music and
jazz, create exciting originals that make you sit up, take
notice – and sing along.
The Baileys were signed to EMI Music Australia
in September 2005 and are expected to release their much
anticipated debut album late in 2006/early 2007.
- Kurt Bailey (Drummer
- Lindsay Dallas
- Baileys championed
by The Music Network
- The huge impression Tamworth teen band The Baileys made
at the Gympie Muster has stretched even further than the band
members could imagine in their wildest dreams.
- The Baileys’ latest champion is
*The Music Network’s country music writer, Tim Holland, who
named them his pick of the acts at the 2005 Muster.
- In his comprehensive wrap-up of
the Gympie Muster, in the September 12 edition, Holland was
effusive in his comments about The Baileys.
- He highlighted performances by
artists such as John Williamson, Adam Brand, Melinda Schneider
and Bobby Cash as standouts of the event, before writing: “…
the standout act for me was emerging act from Tamworth, The
“I say this with no disrespect to many of the established acts
who were fantastic. Made up of Daniel Conway, Charlene Bailey,
Kurt Bailey, Crystal Bailey and Lindsay Dallas, The Baileys
play everything from roots and bluegrass, to grunge and modern
day country rock.
“The band are graduates of the Tamworth Camerata (2002) and
the NSW Government’s Talent Development Program.
“They did three shows at the festival (including a main stage
appearance) and showed us something different each time.
“The band’s energy, musicality and relaxed stage presence is
infectious, and it goes without saying that we’ll be seeing a
lot more of these guys in the future.”
*The Music Network, a weekly trade magazine packed with chart
and artist information covering all musical genres, is widely
regarded as “the bible” of the Australian music business.
For more information, or to arrange an interview with The
Baileys, phone Joan Douglas
- at The Pub Management on (02)
6765 4875 or 0417 233 713.
Written by Anna Rose, Tamworth, 8-9-05, for and on behalf of
and The Pub Management.
- Kurt Bailey
- Max Merritt and Daniel Conway
- The Baileys rock
- When Australian rock legend Max Merritt shakes your
hand and says he’ll see your band at the Grammys one day –
you’d be crazy not to be smiling.
- That’s the dream situation The Baileys’ lead guitarist and
vocalist Daniel Conway found himself in at the 2005 Toyota
National Country Music Muster in Amamoor State Forest on
Not content to merely become the “talk of the Muster” after
their teen band – composed of Daniel, Lindsay Dallas, and
siblings Charlene, Crystal and Kurt Bailey – opened main stage
entertainment and became the toast of Gympie, The Baileys
attracted accolades from rock guru Max Merritt, just prior to
his second hugely patronised gig at Muster 2005.
Daniel Conway’s meeting with Max Merritt backstage at the
famed Crowbar on Sunday morning, with the band all clapping
Daniel on the back, saying how much they’d enjoyed his
playing, goes down as one of the highlights of the young
player’s life to date.
“It doesn’t get much better than that,” an excited 16-year-old
Daniel said yesterday, home in Tamworth after some pretty
The Baileys’ manager Joan Douglas, a huge Max Merritt fan at
the best of times, was equally thrilled to be there.
“To have players of that calibre saying how much they enjoyed
Daniel’s tone, and his passion, was quite a thrill for him –
and for all of us,” Mrs Douglas said.
“Daniel was probably one of the busiest musos up there. In one
day he did five gigs. Most players would have been delighted
to be in that much demand.”
Being chosen to open main stage, The Baileys set somewhat of a
precedent, as the only unsigned (independent) act to have that
gig on their resume, said longtime Muster main stage compere
Nick Erby, the host of Country Music Radio (CMR).
This band is one of a kind – with the appeal of youth on its
side and something few other acts offer: quality original
songs and a select choice of tasty covers.
In their fast-paced, interactive, one-hour set, the
youngbloods delivered eight original compositions and just two
covers – leaving the Friday night crowd begging for more.
After signing everything from hats, legs and receiving
numerous requests to autograph other body parts at the One
Stop Entertainment store after their performance, The Baileys
certainly made an impression.
Throughout the weekend of full-on fun and non-stop music in a
Queensland rainforest, the Tamworth kids won quite a few new
friends and fans, completing a further two gigs in the Crowbar
– Muster’s “Party Central”.
This Saturday night in Tamworth, The Baileys will perform for
the very first time at the Central Hotel. Showtime is 9pm.
For further information or to arrange an interview, phone Joan
Douglas or Anna Rose at The Pub Management on (02) 6765 4875
or 0417 233 713.
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- The Baileys
- Charlene Bailey
- Crystal Bailey
- Lindsay Dallas
- Daniel Conway, Charlene Bailey,
Kurt Bailey, Crystal Bailey and Lindsay Dallas
The baileys are grabbing peoples attention with their unique
style. Their range includes music from the roots of country
and bluegrass, to grunge and modern day. Graduates of the
Tamworth Camerata 2002. and the prestigious TDP (talent
They also appeared on the Schools Spectacular as a featured
performers and were invited to perform at the 20th anniversary
of the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Bright, Colourful and
Alive with exceptional musicianship.
- Felicity Urquhart and The Baileys
featured on the ABC's Lights on the Hill Slim Dusty special on
Monday 12th April ABC TV
Lights On The Hill is a special documentary that takes a look
at the legacy of the great Slim Dusty’s life and music.This
musical tribute shows how Slim has influenced Australia’s
leading country music stars, how his music will carry on, and
why his music is now more popular than ever.
Produced by the team who created Long Way To The Top, this
program also features country music artists Lee Kernaghan,
Sara Storer, Graeme Connors, Troy Cassar-Daley, Johnny Green,
Each artist performs their personal favourite Slim song, using
their own particular musical interpretation.
Hey Helen, How are you?
We cant believe it, we met John Mayer!!!!!!!!
He's one of our biggest idols ever! We were so stoked. It all
happened when we went to do a showcase for sony and we told
them how much we loved John, and they were like oh he's coming
to Australia soon we will organise for you to meet him. We
were almost crying! hehe
His concert rocked, he's such an amazing guitarist,singer
Well take care and hope to see you soon
SPORT & TOURISM
FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS
- The Bailey's Band
Crystal Bailey, Daniel Conway, Kurt Bailey,
Charlene Bailey and Lindsay Dallas
On Tuesday evening 22nd July, Talent Development Project
students The Baileys performed as the opening act at the Sport
& Tourism Youth Foundation Scholarships for Young Australians.
The prestigious 2003 Gala Dinner was held in the Grand Harbour
Ballroom of Star City, Sydney.
Chairman & Patron the Hon. John Brown, AO, surprised the young
Tamworth performers by announcing that they were the
recipients of the 2003 Sport & Tourism Youth Foundation
Scholarship Award sponsored by Dianne Laurence receiving a $20
000 Grant towards their future together as The Baileys.
Lindsay Dallas, Daniel Conway and siblings Kurt, Crystal and
Charlene Bailey - The Baileys - are grateful for the
opportunities that the Talent Development Project has given
them during the past twelve months including the workshops and
master classes which are conducted by voluntary industry
The Talent Development Project Graduation performance will
take place next Tuesday, 29 July at 1pm at the Sydney
Entertainment Centre where The Baileys together with twelve
other young entertainers will present themselves in front of
some of Australia’s most elite movers & shakers.
The Pub Management
Ph 02 67654875
0417 233 713
- Hi Helen, how are you?
guess what? I finally got my p's woohoo!
So I guess u better watch for me cruising down the streets
over the next few
We just got back from performing for the 20th anniversary for
the Sydney entertainment center.
It was the biggest blast, the atmosphere was so cool.
We opened up the show with a original and then played jimmy's
got a girlfriend then backed the rest of the tdp which they
all performed the song let me entertain you.
John Paul Young also played and it was amazing standing right
next to Marcia Hines on the dance floor. hehe
Love all The Baileys
- Charlene Bailey
Crystal Bailey-Birthday 22August
- Kurt Bailey
- Following successful gigs with
Catherine Britt at Gympie, Kurt was the drummer for Catherine
on the Chris Isaak Tour. (Catherine's band is Kurt Bailey,
Clare O'meara, Ben Conicela, Michel Rose and Bill Chambers)
Charlene, Crystal and Kurt Bailey, together with Lindsay
Dallas, have gained a spot in the NSW Talent Development
Project. They were all selected following auditions by some 70
shortlisted applicants. They will travel to Sydney's
Entertainment Centre in August for the first workshop.
Graduates in past years included Darren Coggan, Felicity, Hi
5, Human Nature and Brooke McClymont.
- Charlene with her Tomkins Guitar that Allan Tomkins
custom made for her. The little ball of power now looks neat with
this amazing blue electric guitar with all the glitter and diamontes.
Allan has really excelled. The biggest problem we have is all the
guys wanting to pick with it. Lawrie Minson loves the opportunity.