Imelda May Biography (Wikipedia)
Imelda Mary Higham (born Imelda Mary Clabby; 10 July 1974), professionally known as Imelda May, is an Irish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. 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.
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). 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. Her fourth studio album, Tribal was released in 2014. Her fifth studio album, Life Love Flesh Blood was released in 2017.
- Why is Imelda May excited to see Van Morrison at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p065z708.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p065z708.jpg2018-05-02T08:16:00.000ZImelda calls Chris to tell us about playing the Cheltenham Jazz Festival this weekend.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p065z3db
Why is Imelda May excited to see Van Morrison at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival?
- What's Imelda May's dream Andrew Lloyd Webber role?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p062qgsk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p062qgsk.jpg2018-03-29T14:34:00.000ZThe singer-songwriter reveals to Jo Whiley which role she’d take if given her pick of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals to star in.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p062q9lj
What's Imelda May's dream Andrew Lloyd Webber role?
- Imelda May Live Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qrl6q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05qrl6q.jpg2017-12-11T13:24:00.000ZImelda May performed two songs in Michael's Musicians Circle.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05qrkjc
Imelda May Live Session
- Imelda May interviewed at Lakefesthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fdzry.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05fdzry.jpg2017-09-07T16:28:00.000ZThe international star shares her tips for new musicians and talks about life on the road.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05fdr34
Imelda May interviewed at Lakefest
- Imelda May started a conga line where both Meatloaf and Slash joined in!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04xnybg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04xnybg.jpg2017-03-22T14:52:00.000ZImelda tells Jo about the post-show party where she started a conga line with Meatloaf.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04xnwwq
Imelda May started a conga line where both Meatloaf and Slash joined in!
- 'How could you cope with your wife dating Elvis?'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02w7ylv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02w7ylv.jpg2016-04-12T12:50:00.000ZImelda May talks about the queen of rockabilly, the one and only Wanda Jackson.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03qv06h
'How could you cope with your wife dating Elvis?'
- Imelda May Live in Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yx8qr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yx8qr.jpg2014-05-11T14:58:00.000ZImelda brought the house down with a live studio session for Sir Terryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01yxcqt
Imelda May Live in Session