MG Bailey

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Starting as a one man band 10 years ago, MG has performed weekly in the Chicago land area and surrounding states. Performing at venues ranging from backyard parties to Chicago classics like Metro. MG brings a full sound and unique approach that can catch an audience off guard in the best way. Lots of laughs and crowd interaction that have kept the drinks flowing and the toes tapping. MG Bailey has performed in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Venue Testimonials
Tim Muldoon – manager at Bub City (Chicago, Illinois) — “MG Bailey takes you to school with the history of Rock and Roll. From Cash to Zeppelin, Black Sabbath to Tom Petty. Stevie Ray to the Descendants and beyond. You never know what genre or generation is coming next. His one man show is tasteful and balanced. Perfect for a rock venue or a small cafe! His ability to engage crowds of any size is second to second to none”

Erik booker/chef at Franklin House (Valparaiso, Indiana) — “MGB is easily my favorite artist to book. He’s a one man band that fills a room like he is five people. Every time I have something I think he would be a good fit for, I reach out, and he’s always ready for it. He’s a master at playing a crowd, and that is very not easy at Franklin House. Whether it’s a smaller planned night, or an absolute party, he’s the right fit for us, and we love him for it.”

Lena and Eddie- Fritz Pour House (Joliet, Illinois) — “He is really good with reading his audience because of his extensive musical knowledge/ability. When he’s preforming at our bar, he is always able to engage the crowd and get people into the show! He’s one of our most requested performers!”

Steve Ploum of South Sub Music (Homewood, Illinois) – “I have had the pleasure to work with MG Bailey on many occasions starting around 2011. He’s performed at several music fests, more traditional concerts, a recording session and since the pandemic, virtual/distance performances that I have had a role in leading/organizing. He has played more traditional acoustic sets with just him and his guitar and he has played as his one-man-band with an increasingly impressive drum, percussion, harmonica, looper, and light set-up, but most importantly, his sets are way energetic and entertaining. He can also be counted on to be professional, communicative and reliable and without hesitation I recommend him for any event that looks to step-up in the area of fun”.

Allisa Opyd- Community Relations and Events Manager (Homewood, Illinois) — “MG Bailey-One Man Band is an absolute favorite in Homewood! His unique sound transcends more than one performance style. We have many events in Homewood and MG has an extensive song collection. MG has even researched and learned special songs to fit an event. He has a strong rapport with the audience that creates a great vibe at the events! He is the absolute Best!”

Sammy – at the Tin Ceiling (Homewood, Illinois) — “Matt has been a regular performer at our establishment for 10 years. He brings energy and enthusiasm every time he plays and his wide ranging repertoire is always appreciated by the crowd. Not many people can pull off the one man band act, but Matt does it and does it well.”