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Monday 14 June 2021

Imelda May Teams Up With Noel Gallagher & Miles Kane For New Album To Be Showcased @ Brighton Dome

Singer and songwriter Imelda May's recently released sixth studio album 11 Past The Hour - her first new music in four years - is a record filled with sensuality, emotional intelligence, spirituality and intuition, marking a new chapter for Imelda and showcasing her at her most authentic.
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With collaborators like Ronnie Wood, Noel Gallagher, Miles Kane & Niall McNamee, and with contributions from feminist thinkers and activists such as Gina Martin and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, the album is an invigorating blast of rock'n'roll, with a purpose.

Imelda says: 

"I cannot wait to see you all again, to dance and sing together, to connect and feel the sparkle in a room where music makes us feel alive and elevated for a while. 

"A magical feeling we can only get from live music."

Imelda May, Noel Gallagher - Just One Kiss ft. Ronnie Wood

Born and raised in The Liberties area of Dublin, Imelda has become one of Ireland's most famed female artists in history. 

Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to go on tour with him, she has gone on to perform duets with artists including U2, Lou Reed, Sinead O Connor, Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Jack Savoretti and Elvis Costello and has featured on recent albums and live tours with Jeff Beck, Jeff Goldblum and Ronnie Wood.

Last year, her 2008 album Love Tattoo was named the bestselling album of modern chart history by a homegrown female Irish artist by the Official Charts Company. 

In summer 2020, Imelda released her debut poetry EP Slip of the Tongue and received recognition for her poem You Don't Get To Be Racist and Irish used by the Irish government's ReThink Ireland campaign for billboards across the country.

Imelda May plays Brighton Dome on Sunday 10th April 2022. Visit brightondome.org for more details.

by: Mike Cobley




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