'I am woman, hear me roar!'
The title track from Arlene Baileys album celebrates female empowerment and mirrors who she is as a woman and as an artist.
Arlene hails from Sallins, Co.Kildare and as a recording artist, she has embraced country music in a way that has gained her much recognition. She left home at 17 and went on tour with an all girl band called The Nashville Angels but after a few years of working the club scene in the UK she decided it was time to go solo and signed a recording contract with Crashed Records in Dublin. As a solo artist her talent brought her to many places round the world including tours of the Middle East, Europe and eventually to the United States where she made a temporary home for herself.
During her time in America, Arlene played the Irish scene throughout New York and Boston and recorded 2 albums in Nashville. Her debut album 'Chain of love' was released in 2003 with the title track reaching No 51 in the European country music charts and no 9 in France. Her second album 'I am woman' was released in 2007 and Arlene found herself working alongside some of Nashvilles finest musicians such as Bob Hatter, Donnie Skaggs and Gene Rabbai. She returned to Ireland for a promotional tour and received an award for 'best country newcomer' in 2007.
After taking a lengthy break from the music business, Arlene is back on stage and doing what she loves best. She is in talks to record a new album and is pursuing an acting career in the near future.