Born – Leeds, United Kingdom. Lives Wexford, Ireland (Nationality – Irish).
Imelda Kehoe is an Irish Contemporary Folk Singer Songwriter. She has created her own style, which is influenced by Folk, Blues. Her songs are Melody rich, full of stories, life experiences written with the listener at heart.
From a big Irish/English family, Imelda was born in Leeds but spent most of her childhood moving around and living in beautiful locations in England and Wales while her parents renovated old properties to the soundtrack of her Father’s record collection, which included Nat King Cole, Buddy Holly, Simon and Garfunkel, Mamas and Papas and the Beach Boys. This might explain why her own songs are so rich in melody.
2020 will see a series of releases including Ordinary Star, recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin with full band.
Bio @Firesign Media
“I can’t explain how refreshing the album sounds without all the bells and whistles that often accompany a new release. This gives focus on Imelda’s voice and the subtle simplicity of the arrangements. You don’t need bells and whistles with a voice so honest and songs so beautifully classic in their arraignment. This album really did stop me in my tracks, and I am thankful for it. ”
— Bobby Greene [Musician.ie]
“A Rare Songstress in today’s music with her extraordinary talent. The freshness and versatility she brings to her music is amazing.”
— Danielle Holian [Pure M]
“Imelda's song writing is of top quality and it's for that reason that the album can be listened to over and over and over and you will keep picking up on bits you hadn't noticed the 37 times before. ”
— Dave McMahon [BayviewSounds]