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Imelda's Mayhem

Rockin' singer-songwriter Imelda May and husband Darrel Higham bring you an hour of their favourite rockabilly records old and new, including Bill Haley, The Jets, Patsy Cline and more.

Imelda fell in love with rockabilly and the blues at an early age. She began singing with swing troupe Blue Harlem and rock 'n' roller Mike Sanchez, before going solo. And in 2009 she knocked Bruce Springsteen off No. 1 to become the first female Irish artist to top the Irish album charts since Mary Black, nearly 20 years before.

In 2010 Imelda performed at the Grammys, paying tribute to Les Paul with Jeff Beck. She has also performed with Jools Holland, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, and joined the line-up at Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park this September. Additionally she sang for President Obama during his recent visit to Ireland.

Darrel Higham is a veteran of the UK and US rockabilly scenes, a guitarist, writer and songsmith who, as well as performing with Imelda, also works as a solo artist and with his backing band, The Enforcers. He is recognised as a world authority on Eddie Cochran, and as one of the leading producers of contemporary rockabilly.

57 minutes

Last on

Thu 22 Dec 2011 23:00
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