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The Bailey Tomkinson Interview
Bailey Tomkinson
Nearly quarter of a century has drifted by since Jewel arrived on the international music stage with her stunning debut Pieces of You.

A refreshing record that boasted both a youthful freshness and a mature insight, all delivered by Jewel's breezily beautiful vocal.

While there have been several pretenders to her crown since she released her debut, it has finally arrived in the shape of St Ives folk-pop songstress Bailey Tomkinson.

With a stunning storytelling vocal and a flair for folk-pop, Bailey is about the become an international contender. We caught up with her to find out what songs make her...

Smile

‘Island In The Sun’ Weezer

My all-time favourite song, this song has been in on so many happy memories, like being on the beach in summer with my friends or when I danced to it with my high school crush!

Contemplate

‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’

I’ve always associated songs with different people, some people see colourful auras surrounding someone, I hear music. I’ve always associated this song with my mother. It makes me think about all she’s done for me and how lost I’d be without her.

Cry

‘Fields Of Gold’ - Eva Cassidy version

Cancer took my grandmother last year, like it took Eva. It breaks my heart every time to think of her no longer being here to walk through Fields of Gold.



Laugh

‘Myth’ - Beach House

In a fit of pique at not having control of the car stereo I once described this song as sounding like Pirate Abba, It stuck so much that I actually had to look up what the real song title is!

Want to work out

‘My Sharona’ - The Knack

There’s so much energy in the song, the heavy drums send pulses through my body, I don’t think it’s humanly possible to sit still to this song.

Reminisce

‘The Tide Is High’ Blondie

I heard this song for the first time when I was about 5 years old in the ‘Lizzie McGuire Movie’ when Hilary Duff is singing into her hairbrush, I remember replicating this scene many times with my sister wishing we were teenagers.

Relax

‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ - The Eagles

I have this song on Vinyl and it does what it says on the tin! The acoustics work nicely when the sun is flooding in through the window and my crystal has made rainbows around my bedroom.

Feel Determined

‘Imitation Of Life’ - R.E.M

This song is so upbeat and puts me in the BEST mood. I loved the poetic similes and catchy melodic hook in the instrumental. The song makes me want to get off my butt and become busy.

Dance

‘Super Trouper’ by ABBA

This song was the birth of my love for ABBA, the introduction is pure magic - it makes me want to spin around in a sparkly dress under a disco ball.

The Bailey Tomkinson Interview, 13th March 2019, 12:49 PM