BAILEN - When they’re not touring with jazz virtuoso Raul Midón, or starring on London’s West End in the hit show Close to You; Bacharach Reimagined, 25-year-old twins Daniel (Bass) and David Bailen (Drums) are playing and singing in three part harmony with their 19-year-old sister Julia (Guitar), in their band BAILEN. The three have been writing songs and performing since they can remember. As children, the siblings were all soloists in the Metropolitan Opera’s children’s chorus, singing alongside the likes of Pavarotti, Rene Fleming and Placido Domingo. And before that, they were performing and touring with their parents, both professional NYC freelance musicians. Childhood friend Pierre Piscitelli (Keyboards) is the fourth member of BAILEN, and the only “non” Bailen, but the band says they are working on that.
BAILEN has collaborated with artists such as Burt Bacharach, Bill Withers Alex Clare, Raul Midón, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, AJR, Kyle Riabko, Dianne Reeves, Liz Wright, Richard Bona, Marcus Miller, Bob Thiele Jr. and Joe Mardin. They have written music for Sons of Anarchy, Victoria’s Secret, Paper Magazine, Marc Jacobs, Ansel Elgort and can be heard on Raul Midón’s new album “Don’t Hesitate” as well as Jon Batiste and Stay Human’s “My NY.” In 2014 they won the Elfenworks Foundation songwriting award: In Harmony With Hope. They have performed internationally and are regular guests at Madison Square Garden for the National Anthem. Grammy U and College Battle named them the Best College Band in the Northeast.
This past year the band has been cultivating a presence in London, where they have played dozens of shows, recorded with Grammy winning engineer Ricardo Damian (Uptown Funk), and have garnered a faithful following within the London folk scene as well as in NYC. The groups’ three-part sibling harmonies have been compared to The Fleet Foxes and The Staves, and Entertainment Weekly described them as having "harmonies to rival Simon Garfunkel.”