|Height:||160 cm (5' 3'')|
|Birth Day:||July 10, 1974|
|Birth Place:||Dublin, Ireland|
|Height:||160 cm (5' 3'')|
|Weight:||in kg - N/A|
She started singing and becoming involved in rockabilly music at age nine.
May was born in Dublin on 10 July 1974 in the Liberties in the south inner city. She is the youngest of five siblings, with sisters Edel Foy and Maria O'Reilly, and brothers Brendan Clabby and Fintan Clabby. In 1991, she attended Senior College Ballyfermot, where she studied Art, Graphics and Printmaking.
Her career began at age 16 when she began touring the Dublin club circuit and she was occasionally barred from her own shows at Dublin's Bruxelles club for being underage. She moved to Great Britain in 1998 and shortly after toured with Mike Sanchez.
May married her guitarist and band member, Darrel Higham, in 2002. She gave birth to a daughter, Violet, in August 2012. On 17 July 2015, May announced the couple's decision to separate after 13 years of marriage.
In 2003, May released No Turning Back. In 2007 she signed a recording contract with Ambassador Records, and recorded her second album. May's second album Love Tattoo reached No.1 in Ireland and received wide critical acclaim. She caught the attention of Jools Holland, whom she later supported on tour, which led him to request that she appear on his well-known music show Later... with Jools Holland. She won Female Artist of the Year at the 2009 Meteor Awards.
On 31 January 2010, she performed at the 52nd Grammy Awards with Jeff Beck in tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford. She released her third studio album, Mayhem, in Ireland on 3 September 2010 – again reaching No. 1 in the Irish Album Charts – and in the United Kingdom on 4 October 2010.
She performed at a tribute concerts for Bill Wyman's 80th birthday, a live recorded concert for Jacques Dutronc, and a live recorded concert with and for Tony Biscontu for Sky Arts. In 2010 she performed with Jeff Beck honoring Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, where the session was recorded for DVD and HBO and subsequently toured the U.S. with Jeff Beck for 5 weeks. In December 2011 she sold out 2 nights at O2 Dublin, with Bono making a surprise appearance as her guest. May was the surprise guest in Dublin for U2's homecoming show on the band's 2015 Innocence + Experience tour: Bono called her "the other queen of Ireland" as she came on stage to perform 'Desire', streamed live online to millions of viewers.
May soon after appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In 2016, May performed at RTÉ's Centenary Concert to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the 1916 Rising. In the U.K. May appeared on Nevermind The Buzzcocks with the late Terry Wogan, the Graham Norton Show and sang live on Strictly Come Dancing. May worked with BIMM music college in Dublin to provide a scholarship (which they named after her) for up and coming artists.
May's fifth album, Life Love Flesh Blood, was released on 7 April 2017. She collaborated with American musician T Bone Burnett on the record, who produced the album. Throughout the creative process, May received guidance from U2 vocalist Bono. Life Love Flesh Blood won critical acclaim and reached no. 4 in the UK charts. On 18 May 2017 May performed Life Love Flesh Blood at a special concert in the prestigious London Palladium.
In Ireland, May also had her own music TV show The Imelda May Show showcasing the best of Irish and international talent. May performed the Irish national anthem on 26 August 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, prior to the Floyd Mayweather v.s. Conor McGregor fight.
In 2020, May was part of an Irish collective of female singers and musicians called "Irish Women in Harmony", that recorded a version of Dreams in aid of the charity SafeIreland, which deals with domestic abuse which had reportedly risen significantly during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Imelda married Darrel Higham in 2002. The couple welcomed a daughter in 2012 before divorcing in 2015.
Currently, Imelda May is 48 years, 10 months and 27 days old. Imelda May will celebrate 49th birthday on a Monday 10th of July 2023. Below we countdown to Imelda May upcoming birthday.
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Rockabilly singer Imelda May is 41.