imelda May is an Irish singer-songwriter an all-round musician from Dublin. She was born 10th July 1974 and shot to fame with her solo efforts as well as with her band which she formed in 2002.
Her band members are Dave Priseman (trumpet/Flugle Horn/Percussion), Darrel Higham (guitar), Al Gare (Double Bass/Bass Guitar) and Steve Rushton (drums).
Imelda May’s sounds are influenced by Elvis, rock and roll pioneers Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent. Her debut album Love Tattoo (2008) went triple Platinum and she quickly became known for her trademark slicked back, black hair in a quiff with a dash of blonde, giving her the authentic Rock’n’Roll look.
She has gone onto achieve a number of awards: Best Irish Female in the 2009 Meteor Awards and in 2010, Album of the Year by Irish radio station RTE for Mayham.