Photoblog: Imelda May [The Barbican, York] November 11, 2012

Imelda May has been singing the blues for a couple of decades now and has remained true to her musical influences of rockabilly and jazz. The current appreciation of all […]

Imelda May has been singing the blues for a couple of decades now and has remained true to her musical influences of rockabilly and jazz.

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The current appreciation of all things vintage and burlesque has added to the colour and vibrancy of Imelda’s core fans and there is a wonderful diversity in the crowd from old rockers jiving away at the back to immaculately coiffed and corsetted hipsters crowded into the stage front.

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The songs transport us from the grey and misty autumn night outside to exotic landscapes of voodoo-infused love affairs. It’s the quality and strength of Imelda May’s vocals that elevate the whole show ~ a razor-sharp band and the ability to cut a rug in killer heels helps too.

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The ‘Mayhem’ tour concludes its UK run in Glasgow on November 29.  You can find out more about Imelda May on her website.

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