Since being handpicked as a virtual unknown by Jools Holland to perform on his show in 2008 Imelda May's career has gone into overdrive. Signing to Universal Music, the sultry songstress has dominated the Irish album charts. Her stunning number one double platinum selling debut "Love Tattoo" has remained in the top 12 for 29 weeks, with hit singles Johnnys Got a Boom Boom and Big Bad Handsome Man attracting massive airplay.
Mayhem her brand new Album debuted at Number one in the Irish Charts and landed top 20 in the UK. Not only that, Imelda is the first Irish female solo artist to top the charts with an album of original material in a staggering 14 years. And it doesn't stop here.
Awards have flooded in for Imelda, including ‘Rising Star of 2009' by Hello magazine, ‘Jazz Artist of 2009' by The Times and ‘The Next Big Thing' by The Daily Mail and the coveted Meteor for Best Irish Female 09.
2010 got off to an auspicious start when Imelda accepted an offer from Jeff Beck to perform with him at the Grammys. This was followed in April by a two-night support slot in London with one of her idols, Wanda Jackson.
This year Imelda performed at Glastonbury, T In The Park, Womad and Ireland’s Electric Picnic as well as touring the UK in May and September. She also has three songs – including the legendary “Johnny Gotta Boom Boom”, and forthcoming single “Mayhem” featuring on the soundtrack to the new “Wild Target” film starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt and Rupert Everett.
“The problem with an artist like Imelda May is that she’s so good, it makes a critical review almost impossible to write; her performance is flawless.” Clash Magazine
‘’ 2010’s one to watch’’ Glamour Magazine
News of the World – 4 stars
Guitarist – 4 stars
Clash – 8/10
Mojo – 4 stars
Q- 4 stars
Daily Mirror- 4 stars
The Guardian – 4 stars
Daily Telegraph – Lead review – 4 stars
Mayhem is out now and available here:
Get your free download of the track Sneaky Freak here:
Imelda May? In 2011, she bloody well will!
CATCH IMELDA AT THE FOLLOWING SHOWS:
Wednesday 2nd March, 2011 – Northern Hotel – Byron Bay NSW
Thursday 3rd March, 2011 – Hifi – Brisbane QLD
Tel:1300 thehifi and www.thehifi.com.au
Friday 4th March, 2011 – Level One @ Newcastle Leagues Club - Newcastle NSW
Saturday 5th March, 2011 – Gaelic Club –Sydney NSW
Friday 11th March 2011- The Prince Of Wales – Melbourne VIC
03 9536-1168 and Box Office Online: www.princebandroom.com.au