Imelda May, born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, has become one of Ireland’s most celebrated female artists. Her album ‘Love Tattoo’ was recently declared the best-selling album of all time by a homegrown female artist in Ireland.
Discovered by Jools Holland, Imelda has since staged her own sold out tours across the UK, Ireland, Europe, North America & Australia – performing for royalty, presidents & major events around the world. She’s performed with legendary artists such as Lou Reed, Bono, Elvis Costello, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, Robert Plant and has most recently sung several songs on Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum’s debut jazz album, and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood’s Chuck Berry tribute album.
Imelda’s latest album ‘Life Love Flesh Blood’, produced by the legendary T-Bone Burnett, was a departure from her rockabilly revival style with a bold new sound that sits firmly outside of any sharply defined genre box, widely spanning blues, rock, soul, gospel and jazz. The most personal & honest album she’s ever written is filled with songs of heartbreak, desire, loss, & liberation and was the 5th best-selling female album globally in 2017.
As well as selling millions of records worldwide, Imelda has also developed her own music TV show (‘The Imelda May Show’ on RTE), is a Women’s Rights Activist and Poet currently compiling her first poetry book mid working on her 5th studio album.