Imelda May

Imelda May



Imelda Mary Higham (born Imelda Mary Clabby; 10 July 1974), professionally known as Imelda May, is an Irish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, May began her career in music at 16 by performing with a number of local bands and musicians. She formed her own band in 2002, and released her debut studio album, No Turning Back. After the release, May relocated to London with her then-husband, guitarist Darrel Higham. Following an appearance on the BBC music programme Later... with Jools Holland in 2008, she released her second studio album, Love Tattoo (2009). Her fifth studio album, Life. Love. Flesh. Blood was released worldwide on April 21st 2017.

She collaborated and toured with a number of artists following its release. Her third studio album, Mayhem, was released in 2010 and earned her a nomination for the Choice Music Prize. Although known primarily as a singer, she also plays the bodhrán, guitar, bass guitar and tambourine. Described as "a unique vocal talent," May is known for her musical style of rockabilly revival and has also been compared to female jazz musicians such as Billie Holiday.[1][2] She won the Best Female Artist of the Year award at the 2009 Meteor Awards.[3]



Life Love Flesh Blood
Life Love Flesh Blood is the fifth studio album recorded by Irish singer Imelda May.
How Bad Can A Good Girl Be
How Bad Can A Good Girl Be is a song by musical artist Imelda May, released on March 31, 2017.
Mayhem is the third studio album by Irish rockabilly musician Imelda May, released on 3 September 2010 on Decca Records.
Tribal is the fourth studio album by the Irish rockabilly musician Imelda May, released on 25 April 2014 on Decca Records.Originally slated for a summer release, Tribal was recorded at Livingston Studios in London with producer Mike Crossey.

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How old is Michael Ball, who is his partner Cathy McGowan and when did he meet Alfie Boe?
  –  March 9, 2018
Special guests singer-songwriter Imelda May and Jason Manford also appeared on the show. The pair first met in 1989 when Cathy was an entertainment reporter the BBC and she interviewed him during rehearsals for musical Aspects Of Love. The couple have ...
David Kitt set to release first solo record in 9 years
  –  March 8, 2018
Straight off the back of an astonishing performance in the 3arena, Imelda May is back tonight with a special show chock-a-block with Irish musicians. If the thoughts of being wedged in a crowded bar with the faint scent of fake tan and Paco Rabanne while ...
Rainbow Arena reveals new operators and plans to re-name the Birmingham venue
  –  February 27, 2018
MJR has announced a number of major live music shows under the Skyline Series banner for 2018, including headline shows by James Arthur on August 25, Texas and Imelda May and Garbage on in September with more announcements to follow soon.
Courtney Marie Andrews: The best songwriter you've never heard of
  –  February 25, 2018
Then, earlier this month, she was named Best International Artist at the UK Americana awards, sharing a stage at the Hackney Empire with Robert Plant and Imelda May. "Yeah, it's been nice," she says, laughing. "It means I can stop working in bars between ...
Brendan Gleeson working on Irish folk album with Imelda May, Andrea, Corr, and Dervish
  –  February 23, 2018
You're a fan of his movie roles - but did you know Brendan Gleeson is also a keen fiddle and mandolin player? To celebrate their upcoming 12th album, Sligo folk band Dervish are compiling a record that brings together the who's who of Irish music, and none ...

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