Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey

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Chris Bailey is the co-founder and singer of rock band The Saints and a solo artist.
He was born in Nanyuki, Kenya to Irish parents. Bailey grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland until the age of seven, when his family emigrated to Australia. The Saints were formed in Australia. Their first hit was in the UK with the classic punk anthem "(I'm) Stranded”.
A new Bailey album has been recorded and is due for release late 2011 and early 2012.
In the autumn of 2011 Bailey will tour with French band

Biography

Chris Bailey...
Chris Bailey is the co-founder and singer of rock band The Saints and a solo artist.
He was born in Nanyuki, Kenya to Irish parents. Bailey grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland until the age of seven, when his family emigrated to Australia. The Saints were formed in Australia. Their first hit was in the UK with the classic punk anthem
"(I'm) Stranded". The band slowly evolved toward a more sophisticated sound on their next few albums.
In 1991, Bailey formed the “Combo” which included Paul Hester, Nick Seymour and Dror Erez, as well as a revolving cast of guest players.
Bailey recorded his first solo album, Casablanca, in Paris in 1983, his second, What we did on our holidays, was recorded in Sydney in 1984.
Demons was Bailey's third solo album, recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had been sent by TVT Records.
Savage Entertainment was released in October 1992, and in 1993 Bailey wrote and recorded together with Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano, which included a rework of his song "All Fools' Day".
Bailey's fourth solo album 54 Days . . . at Sea was recorded in Malmö, Sweden and was released in 1994. It featured Bolivian folk musicians Mundo Folk, whom Bailey had seen busking when visiting friends in Sweden the previous year. Swedish musicians Eddie Nyström (guitar), Magnus Börjeson (bass) and Stellan Colt (drums) provided the rock base for the album.
For the Earth Music compilation, issued in June 1994, Bailey contributed a cover of Tim Finn's "Not Even Close".
When Mushroom Music celebrated their 25th anniversary in 1998, Bailey was one of the invited artists to perform on a stage at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of an audience of about 80,000 people. He performed two of his most famous songs, "Ghost Ships" and "Just Like Fire Would", solo and also a duet with Paul Kelly: "Wide Open Road", a tribute to the late David McComb of The Triffids.
2003 saw Bailey make a guest appearance, singing the chorus vocals on "Bring It On", on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album Nocturama. Bailey then toured America with the group and performed with them on the Late Night with David Letterman show.
At the 2005 Queensland Poetry festival in Brisbane, at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Chris Bailey headlined the event.
Chris Bailey and the General Dog another one of Bailey's constellations, released “Bone Box” in 2005.
In February of 2011 Bailey toured Australia with American Folk legend Judy Collins.
A new General Dog LP has been recorded and is due for release late 2011 and early 2012.
In the autumn of 2011 Bailey will tour with French band H Burns which also includes Peter Wilkinson from the Saints in support their album “Stranger”

The Saints....
The Saints are a rock band, which formed in Brisbane Australia.. Founders were Chris Bailey (singer-songwriter, later guitarist), Ivor Hay (drummer), and Ed Kuepper (guitarist-songwriter). Alongside mainstay Bailey, the group has had numerous line-ups. In 1975, contemporaneous with United States' Ramones, The Saints were employing the fast tempos, raucous vocals and "buzz saw" guitar that characterised early punk rock. With their debut single, "(I'm) Stranded", in September 1976, they became the first punk band outside the US to release a record, ahead of better-known acts including Sex Pistols and The Clash. They are one of the first and most influential groups of the genre, according to Bob Geldof, "Rock music in the seventies was changed by three bands—the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and The Saints".
In 1979, the early Saints had split up, leaving Bailey to continue the band which he did with a variable line-up.
After several years of solo adventure Bailey revived The Saints to record Howling in 1996. This album was followed by Everybody knows the monkey 1998, Spit the Blues Out 2002, Nothing is Straight in My House 2005, and Imperious Delirium 2006.
After touring extensively with The Saints, Bailey again decided to venture into other projects, most notably his own solo work. An album with French band H Burns, was also recorded in the winter of 2010 and will be released in the September 2011.
A new Saints album is planned to be recorded in 2012.
The band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 2001
1974–1976: Formative years
The Saints original members were Brisbane schoolmates Chris Bailey (singer-songwriter, later guitarist), Ed Kuepper (guitarist-songwriter), and Ivor Hay (drummer) They had formed Kid Galahad and the Eternals in 1973 with Irish-raised Bailey on vocals, Hay on piano and German-born Kuepper on guitar Their musical inspirations came from 1950s rock 'n' roll musicians such as Little Richard and Elvis Presley (their name referenced his 1962 film, Kid Galahad) and 1960s proto-punk bands like The Missing Links, The Stooges and MC5.
Re-named as The Saints, in 1974, they played covers of Del Shannon, Connie Francis and Ike and Tina Turner – "expl

Discography

Saints Discography:
• (I'm) Stranded
• Eternally Yours
• Prehistoric Sounds
• The Monkey Puzzle
• Casablanca
• Aka Out in the Jungle...
• A Little Madness to Be Free
• All Fools Day
• Prodigal Son
• Permanent Revolution
• Howling
• Everybody Knows the Monkey
• Spit the Blues Out
• Nothing Is Straight in My House
• Imperious Delirium
Chris Bailey Discography:
• Casablanca
• What we did on our holidays
• Demons
• Savage Entertainment
• 54 days at Sea
• Encore
• Bone Box
• DM Blues