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My name is Imelda Kehoe. I am an Irish/English Singer-Song writer, born in Leeds, UK and now living in Wexford, Ireland. Thank you very much for checking out my music page.!
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 and with elements of Soul.
Her songs are Melody rich, full of stories, life experiences written with the listener at heart and with a definite World music feel.
'Beautiful, heartbreaking pop inspired songs that trip along and pull you in to their melodies and chord structures that are reminiscent of Paul Weller's Butterfly Collector or English Rose' Billy Roche, Songwriter, Playwright, Actor
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. The soundtrack to her childhood was her Father’s record collection, which included Nat King Cole, Buddy Holly, Simon and Garfunkel, Mamas and Papas and the Beach Boys. She describes these early influences as shaping her love of good melody. She trained as Nurse in Leeds and worked in inner City A&E and Intensive Care departments and cites these experiences as being influential in her Song Writing.
Imelda honed her vocal skills through being a member of National Choirs before pursuing a music career as a Solo Artist in 2018. Her First Album, critically acclaimed, 'How to be Human' was released in 2018 and the follow up release 'Blue Sky Baby' received Radio play in over 4000 Radio Stations across the World including National Radio on RTE Radio 1.
“Beautiful, heartbreaking pop inspired songs that trip along and pull you in to their melodies and chord structures that are reminiscent of Paul Weller's Butterfly Collector or English Rose ” - Billy Roche, Songwriter, Playwright, Actor
— Danielle Holian [Pure M]
“You don’t need bells and whistles with a voice so honest and songs so beautifully classic in their arrangement. This album really did stop me in my tracks, and I am thankful for it.” - Bobby Green [musician.ie]
“Imelda Kehoe is that rare thing: a singer of remarkable subtlety and emotional resonance who also writes songs that act as touchstones everyone can grasp. Her voice is of the folk tradition but it also brings a freshness and vitality that is both exciting, compelling and all her own. Imelda's songs are distinctive, delicate powerhouses: leaping genres effortlessly, they often embrace unusual time signatures and challenging melodic structures, while managing to appear deceptively simple. She is something very special” - Shane Dunphy, Writer, Musician, Journalist