Small town girl signs on with Sony

Bailey Elora inks deal to distribute music, preserves her independence

Belen Ward
bward@coloradocommunintymedia.com
Posted 8/10/22

Bailey Elora, 22, is a small-town Colorado girl with a powerhouse voice. Now, she’s a small-town Colorado girl with a music distribution deal with Sony Music subsidiary The Orchard. Elora said her …

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Small town girl signs on with Sony

Bailey Elora inks deal to distribute music, preserves her independence

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Bailey Elora, 22, is a small-town Colorado girl with a powerhouse voice.

Now, she’s a small-town Colorado girl with a music distribution deal with Sony Music subsidiary The Orchard.

Elora said her music distribution deal gives her some of the benefits of having a label without being tied to all the label’s rules. She can continue to operate as an independent artist under her own self-named Elora label.

“I will release a handful of songs this year starting with a new song, ‘Love Like This,’” Elora said.

David R. Navarro,Elora’s manager, said the deal lets The Orchard distribute Elora’s music while she develops as an artist and builds a following. The company has a year to produce music and then extend the contract. They start the musician in small venues or radio to get a feel for their music and see if the audience likes it.

“It been a good journey and we look forward to Bailey having new music coming out starting in August,” Navarro said.

Elora said she’s hoping to eventually be able to record and release more music. She is currently working on something more upbeat.

“I’ve got a lot of music with sultry vocals and want to move more into the more alternative raw sound,” Elora said.

Singing to recording

Elora grew up in the Hudson/Keenesburg area and graduated from Weld Central High School. She has been singing since she was eight and started singing professionally with the Youth on Records.

Elora said she was inspired to audition for the children’s chorus in a production called Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat at the University of Northern Colorado Greeley music school.

She entered the Denver student music non-profit group called “Youth on Record’ at age 14.The program hires experienced musicians to teach the students aged 14 to 21 years old. The students have access to a complete recording studio to participate in labs and are taught spoken word poetry and music theory. 

It was through Youth on Records that Elora started doing actual stage performances. She joined a women’s female group called “FEMPowered” that got to sing at Michelle Obama’s Women’s Foundation event when she came to Denver at the Pepsi Center.

Westword Music Showcase

But Elora’s big Denver music scene break came in 2019 when she was invited to perform during Denver’s 25th Anniversary Westworld Music Showcase. She also received a nomination for the prestigious “Best Singer-Songwriter “ voted by the public.

“The Westword showcase was mainly luck. They didn’t even announce it or tell me,” she said. “I found out that I was a part of the lineup of people that I could get an award. I went on to vote for one of my friends and saw my name on the list. I thought, cool!”

“They choose who gets to perform at the showcase based on who’s got the most votes so it was luck and I hard work,” she said.

"Elora said she also received the Youth on Records Real Rock Star Award and has been a part of multiple fellowship groups. She is now a dedicated Music Ambassador for the organization and has an active artist with Youth on Record for over seven years."

Elora’s genre is Alternative-Rock and sings with her band lead guitar Alfredo “Freddy” Zamora, guitar Isaac Zamora, guitar Dillon Jeffries, bass Geoff Orwiler and James Romine on drums.

They continued to play at local venues around town until February 2017. And then COVID hit, delaying everything. She kept busy, however.

“During COVID, I did a lot of songwriting,” Elora said.

Future

She and the band would love to continue to be doing more festivals and would like to go out on the road, she said.

“I’ve never done like a legit like tour, I think it’d be fun and cool,” Elora said.

For the time being, Elora and her band are playing a lot of small local venues. She recorded her new music with music industry professionals Glenn Sawyer and Rich Veltrop at The Spot Studios in Evergreen. She also has new music coming out this year with Jason Cave of Beat Hogs Production Company in Loveland, Colorado.

Elora not only sings in English she has crossed over to singing and writing in Spanish. She has performed with Denver Latin rock band, iZCALLi for about a year. Elora has written five songs so far with lead singer, Miguel Avña.

Two of the songs, “Pasa el Tiempo” and “One Last Time” are on their new album, Rebirth. “Pasa el Tiempo” was Bailey’s first song that she has written, performed and sang in Spanish. This is a big deal since Bailey doesn’t speak Spanish.

The Bailey Elora Band be performing at The Roxy on Broadway in Denver for a Coastless Creatives concert with Bennett Lamaster on Saturday, September 10th. The show starts at 9:00 p.m.

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