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Imelda May shines at the Grammys

She performed live with Jeff Beck.

Imelda May – who’s interviewed in the current issue of Hot Press – made a huge impression last night at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles when she joined Jeff Beck for a Les Paul-saluting version of ‘How High The Moon’.

It was a joyous occasion for Beck whose cover of ‘A Day In The Life’ picked up the Best Rock Instrumental Performance Grammy.

The performance was watched by a live TV audience of 120 million, with a few hundred thousand more getting to see Imelda tonight at 7pm when the highlights go out on RTÉ Two.

Making history in The Staples Center was Beyoncé who scooped a record six awards. Also thanking their record companies, families and God were Taylor Swift, Lady GaGa, Kings Of Leon, Green Day, Jay-Z, Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, and Eminem who between them bagged most of the major gongs.

There was also a 3D tribute to Michael Jackson, which featured Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Usher performing ‘Earth Song’, and a Haiti-benefiting Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli duet version of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ that can be downloaded from iTunes.

The complete list of winners can be found at

The Hot Press Newsdesk End


Check out our shots from Ms. May's recent Dublin appearance in Tripod.

(20 articles in total in archive)

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NEWS: 03 Dec 2009
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NEWS: 23 Sep 2009
Jerry Fish is joining her for the Christmas blow-out!

NEWS: 19 Sep 2009
As well as May and Regan, Josh Ritter, Buzzcocks and Tinariwen will headline the forthcoming Belfast Festival at Queens, running from October 16 to 31.

NEWS: 19 Aug 2009
She's playing on the Live Stage at the RDS.

NEWS: 26 Jun 2009
Her album is beating off the likes of Bruce Springsteen from the number 1 position

NEWS: 21 Apr 2009
If you're not a fan already, prepare to be converted with 'Big Bad Handsome Man', from the Dublin singer's Love Tatoo release.

REVIEW: 08 Apr 2009
It becomes clear early on tonight why Jools Holland is such a big fan, as Imelda shakes, shimmies, and sings her heart out to a full house.

NEWS: 03 Apr 2009
As are dozens of other top acts as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

NEWS: 13 Mar 2009
Speaking at her Tripod gig last night, May announced that she'll be back in Ireland this summer, with a date in Vicar Street.

NEWS: 12 Mar 2009
The Liberties lass plays Tripod tonight, and follows it up with an instore gig and signing in HMV, Grafton St., tomorrow.

INTERVIEW: 29 Jan 2009
An Irish artist destined to make a big breakthrough this year is Dublin singer IMELDA MAY, whose debut album, Love Tattoo, mixes rockabilly and pop...

NEWS: 26 Jan 2009
The Dublin rockabilly singer is also shooting up the iTunes chart.

REVIEW: 06 Nov 2008
Love Tattoo is a stunning debut. Although it’s meticulously recorded (you can actually hear the pop of the double bass for once) Imelda’s...

INTERVIEW: 30 Oct 2008
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NEWS: 09 Oct 2008
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NEWS: 19 Sep 2008
Dublin-born rockabilly singer Imelda May has been added to next week's Later with Jools Holland on BBC2.

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