Alan Bailey
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Alan Bailey

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Studiophile Section"

At UP ON THE ROOF RECORDING in Lombard, ... Indie rock trio The Alan-Bailey Continuum tracked drums and piano for an upcoming CD. - Illinois Entertainer

"Can't Let Go CD Review"

"It only makes sense that Alan Bailey would have founded a Ben Folds Five tribute band. Alan's original material plays out to a similar beat, but nicely changes its highs and lows to make it his own. The piano arrangements and sparkly vocals work nicely as new layers and surprises rarely end. "Can't Let Go" sits close to happy pop songs about happy pop things with a nice twist that makes one wonder where those nine songs have been hiding."

Bill V. from Theft Liable To Prosecution - Theft Liable To Prosecution Blog

"The Alan-Bailey Continuum Makes Splash With New Release!"

The Alan-Bailey Continuum celebrated a new CD Release and their first anniversary at Subterranean on December 10th. The new album, titled Can't Let Go, is a collection of nine of Alan's songs, each unique in their music, lyrics, and inspiration. The songs range from the pounding and epic 'The Moments Passing', to the heartfelt 'How Could I Be Blue?', and to the thoughtful lullaby of 'I'm Off To Bed'. By limiting his songwriting to piano and cello, Alan pushes the limits of the two instruments to create sounds never before heard in a rock band. Liz Ele adds the necessary rock and necessary rolls on the drum kit, while Chris Fiore plays the cello. The album was recorded at a number of studios in the Chicago area, and was mixed by Manny Sanchez of I.V. Lab Studios (Umphrey's McGee, Plain White T's, The Hush Sound). Mastering was done by Airshow Mastering with artwork by Jason Castillo. - BuzzNEWS


Can't Let Go - 2008
Christmasriffic - 2008
Christmastastic - 2007
Happiness Pursued - 2007



Every musician, and indeed all people, have goals and dreams that mold their lives. Alan Bailey is a singer/songwriter working hard to fulfill his. With his unique brand of accessible piano rock, he has won over his Chicago fans and is on his way to more. His just-released studio album contains an assortment of honest songs, from the pounding of 'The Moments Passing', to the heartfelt 'How Could I Be Blue?', and to the thoughtful lullabye of 'I'm Off To Bed'. The influence of Ben Folds and The Dresden Dolls are immediately obvious, and specific songs have drawn comparisons to Elvis Costello, The Who, Jeff Tweedy, and even Rocky Horror and the Spice Girls.

Alan has played in the best small music venues in Chicago, including Schubas, Double Door, Subterranean, Abbey Pub, Beat Kitchen, and the Elbo Room. In addition to his original work, Alan founded Bended & Folded: A Ben Folds Five Tribute Band that has played in Chicago for two years. He also passes on knowledge to future generations by teaching keyboards at the National Paul Green School of Rock Music.

Alan is no stranger to touring, and the complications and hardships that come with it. He has toured as a musician for the Second City National Touring company for most of 2008, touring to California, Texas, Massachusetts, and many points in between. Alan also has been a pianist for a cruise ship band, docking in twenty-one European countries.

On stage, the Alan-Bailey Continuum is the perfect vehicle for Alan's songs. Liz Ele packs a punch on the drumkit, but also knows when to lay back. Chris Fiore adds the final touch to every song on his cello. At each and every Continuum gig, Alan and the band perform a new cover song that they have never done before. As well as keeping the audience surprised, this is a way to stay fresh by learning new material.

Previous Covers:
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Your Song - Elton John
Island In The Sun - Weezer
Lithium - Nirvana
I'm Henery the Eighth, I am - Herman's Hermits
Happy XMas - John Lennon