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]



Call Me
Call Me is a song by musical artist Imelda May, released on November 18, 2016.
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.
Should've Been You
Should've Been You is a song by musical artist Imelda May, released on March 10, 2017.

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts
  –  December 17, 2017
Ms Johnson’s fans include Imelda May, Robert Plant and Ronnie Wood, indeed Hannah and her band provided the entertainment for Ronnie’s recent 70th Birthday party.
What's on? Bumper Christmas 2017 TV Preview
  –  December 16, 2017
Sinead Kennedy raids the RTÉ Christmas archive. So relive Imelda May's appearance on the Late Late Toy show, John B Keane's reminiscences on his Christmas childhood in Kerry and actor Des Keogh discovering a 200-year-old festive tradition in North County ...
Dolly's mixture is spot on for Christmas: ADRIAN THRILLS picks the best albums for everyone in the family this festive season
  –  December 15, 2017
Anyone feeling lovesick might find solace in soul man Sam Smith’s melancholy The Thrill Of It All (Capitol), while torch singer Imelda May is more dispassionate on the bittersweet Life Love Flesh Blood (Decca). For love songs of a more optimistic hue ...
How old is Michael Ball, what shows has he starred in, when did he meet Alfie Boe and who is his partner Cathy McGowan?
  –  December 14, 2017
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 ...
Go behind the scenes of the making of Bring Me Sunshine charity single with Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
  –  December 14, 2017
For the song, which is synonymous with the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, the entertainers drafted in singers, actors and entertainers, including, among others, Aston Merrygold, Bryn Terfel, Gareth Malone, Gregory Porter, Imelda May, Imelda Staunton ...
Former Stray Cats star Slim Jim Phantom to support The Damned in Birmingham show
  –  December 13, 2017
Phantom currently plays in the band Kat Men with Imelda May guitarist Darrel Higham - but will play this show with long-term friends from The Pretenders James Walbourne and Nick Wilkinson. This year Jim released his autobiography entitled A Stray Cat ...
The Michael Ball Show
  –  December 10, 2017
The broadcaster is joined by impressionist Alistair McGowan and singer Imelda May as he presents his regular Sunday lunchtime mix of music and chat. Visit us on Facebook Visit us on Pinterest Visit us on Twitter Visit us on Google+ Subscribe to our RSS feed
Alistair McGowan and Imelda May
  –  December 10, 2017
Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he'll be chatting to impressionist and comic Alistair McGowan and will have live music from Irish singer/songwriter Imelda May. Want to get in touch with the ...
Bridget, Eamon and a beautiful animation star in RTÉ's Christmas schedule
  –  December 6, 2017
Christy Moore, Imelda May and Bob Geldof are among the musicians and songwriters giving their response to Fairytale in the programme. Mrs Brown’s Boys (RTÉ One, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) Agnes Brown is snowed under, Dermot needs an elf for ...
Here's Some Irish Productions You Can Look Forward to on RTE This Christmas
  –  December 6, 2017
A Fairytale of New York documentary on Shane McGowan, a Brown Bag feature length animation, The Imelda May New Year’s Eve Special, a prank show and many more Irish TV highlights... There's no better way to get into the cosiness of Christmas than by ...
Comedy leads the line for RTÉ this Christmas
  –  December 6, 2017
Paul Simon, Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Imelda May and Bob Geldof are among the musicians and songwriters interviewed, along with former members of The Pogues. Elsewhere for music fans, The Nathan Carter Christmas Special sees Ireland’s favourite country ...
Mammies set to dominate our TV screens this Christmas – thanks to RTE’s festive schedule
  –  December 6, 2017
This documentary sees Shane taking a trip down memory lane as he recalls the two years spent writing the song, with contributions from Bob Geldof, Christy Moore and Imelda May. CAROLS FROM THE CASTLE, RTE ONE, DECEMBER 24. EVEN Scrooge couldn’t fail to ...
RTE's Christmas 2017 Television schedule revealed
  –  December 5, 2017
Paul Simon, Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Imelda May and Bob Geldof are among the musicians and songwriters interviewed, along with former members of The Pogues. Other musical highlights include Carols From The Castle on RTE One on Christmas Eve hosted by ...
Imelda May leads glamour in white jumpsuit at gala dinner in London
  –  December 3, 2017
Imelda May is proving she isn't quite finished with her style evolution. The popular singer (43) has been undergoing a glamorous transformation over the last two years, including a long, dark fringe and a new wardrobe. She led a host of familiar faces in ...
There’s Life, Love, Flesh and Blood as Imelda May draws on all human experience for album number five,
  –  November 11, 2017
With her fifth album, Life, Love, Flesh and Blood, sees artist Imelda May take a big shift in sound. And it also came as the singer-songwriter emerged from a turbulent period in her life. But Imelda says that she was already looking to ditch her signature ...

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