- Clips (3)Latest ClipImelda May Live in Session
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- Imelda May Live in Sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yx8qr.jpg2014-05-11T14:58:00ZImelda brought the house down with a live studio session for Sir Terryhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cf7560ef-7714-477e-b4cd-59de0a2d11fb?clipfocus=p01yxcqtSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
Imelda May Live in Session
- Imelda May chats with Graham Nortonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01v6wb8.jpg2014-03-15T15:14:00ZImelda May popped in to talk about her brand new album 'Tribal'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cf7560ef-7714-477e-b4cd-59de0a2d11fb?clipfocus=p01v6yysSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 15 mins
Imelda May chats with Graham Norton
- Imelda May: 'Relationships inspire my music'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7926.jpg2011-02-08T00:00:00ZIrish singer Imelda May on her early career, being her husband's boss, and how the mayhem of relationships inspires her music.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cf7560ef-7714-477e-b4cd-59de0a2d11fb?clipfocus=p00dyt6qSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Imelda May: 'Relationships inspire my music'
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Imelda Mary Higham (born Imelda Mary Clabby; 10 July 1974), professionally known as Imelda May, is an Irish musician, producer and singer-songwriter. Born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, May began her career in music at age sixteen—performing with a number of local bands and musicians— before forming her own band in 2002. She released her debut studio album, No Turning Back, in 2003 and relocated to London, United Kingdom with husband and guitarist Darrel Higham after its release.
Following an appearance on the BBC music programme Later... with Jools Holland in 2008, she released her second studio album, Love Tattoo (2009). May collaborated and toured with a number of artists following its release. Her similarly received third studio album, Mayhem, was released in 2010 and earned her a nomination for the Choice Music Prize.
Although known primarily as a singer, May 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. She won the Best Female Artist of the Year award at the 2009 Meteor Awards.