“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
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 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. 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 and developed her performing skills through membership of the Wexford Light Opera Society with whom she performed in National Opera House before 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 will be eagerly anticipated and is due for release in 2021.
Alongside her Irish band, Imelda worked with musicians from all over the world to complete the Album during 2020/2021. Her esteemed collaborators have played with Adele, Annie Lennox, Brian Ferry, Brian May, Enya, George Michael, Harry Connick Jr, Jay-z & Beyoncé, Madonna, Noel Gallagher & Oasis, Rod Stewart, Sir Paul McCartney, Mumford and Sons, Robbie Williams and the list goes on...
In January 2021 Imelda announced the signing to UK Record Label Thoroughbred Music.