Brandon Bailey & The Band will rock The Warehouse at Conway this weekend | Entertainment
Ever since his father started teaching him to play guitar at the age of 6, all Brandon Bailey ever wanted to do was be a musician.
“I’ve been playing my whole life,” the singer said. “I’ve been chasing it for about 15 years. I haven’t had a normal job for 7 years.
Bailey and his band will take the stage at The Warehouse in downtown Conway on Saturday, April 22 at 8:30 p.m.
Bailey grew up in Greensboro, NC, and currently lives in Evergreen, NC, “so far in the woods. [that] we just got the internet, ”he joked.
The singer’s house was flooded during Hurricane Matthew, so he had to take time off the tour to renovate.
“It was a setback here recently,” he said.
After working three months making repairs, Bailey was ready to go back on stage.
“I play all over the east coast,” Bailey said. “I am about to travel west and Canada.
Bailey released a single called “Close” in February 2017, which was well received on country FM radios across the country. The song is currently on rotation in several states, including New Mexico, Iowa, Arizona, Alabama, Florida, Texas and Virginia, and has even been performed in New Zealand, Germany and in Italy.
“It just continues,” Bailey said.
Bailey has won the Southern Rock Entertainer of the Year award two years in a row at the Josie Music Awards and hopes to win again this year.
The artist won the Reverbnation Battle of the Bands 2015, which earned him the opportunity to open for Eric Church at the Carolina Country Music Festival.
Before tapping into his country roots, Bailey played in hard rock bands.
“I was in metal bands. I was still the leader, but I was screaming, ”he said.
After starting a family, Bailey changed her path.
“I had a baby boy and I got married and I didn’t want to do that anymore,” he said.
The musician’s influences include Hank Williams, Lynyrd Skynard and The Allman Brothers Band.
He has performed shows with Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton, Grace Potter and more.
He also has experience with smaller venues and audiences.
“If you can get 10 people listening to you, you can get 30,000 listening to you,” Bailey said.
The singer’s stepfather owns a restaurant in Ocean Isle, North Carolina, and has often called Bailey to perform for dinner parties of just two people.
“I can say that my stepfather has done a lot for me. He gave me a boost, ”Bailey said.
Even with small crowds, Bailey engages with the audience.
“It’s supposed to be a show,” he said.
Bailey has performed at various venues along the Grand Strand, including Billy’s Boardwalk in North Myrtle Beach, but this is her first show at The Warehouse. He describes his live show as “high energy” and plays a mix of original songs and covers.
“I like to play a lot of different things,” Bailey said. “Even when we play covers, it looks like me.”
The warehouse is located at 104 Laurel Street. For more information on the place, visit www.thewarehouseconway.com or dial 843-248-3287.