2010 got off to an auspicious start for Imelda May when she 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.
Her new album ‘Mayhem’ sees May continue to develop her uniquely modern fusion of classic musical genres. The record not only showcases her exceptional song writing ability, but also displays some more disparate influences, with first single Psycho channeling the spirit of early PJ Harvey, whilst the poignant “Kentish Town Waltz” conjures an image of Chrissie Hynde at her most reflective.
This year May performed at Glastonbury, T In The Park, Womad and 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.
Imelda May is to play an intimate live show at The Olympia Theatre on December 15th. Tickets priced from €32.50 including booking fee go on sale this Friday September 10th at 9am. www.ticketmaster.ie