Imelda May Tickets
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sue23 from Disappointed. Perhaps my own fault for assuming Imelda May''s new album would be as fantastic as her previous ones, but this new (rock) direction was not at all to my taste. I love rock n roll and rockabilly music but this was more T'Pau. They played about 3 songs from earlier albums and the erupted. I'll listen to album next time before buying tickets. It was awful.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Videoatari from Talent and Passion always wins The VIP experience The VIP experience Talent and Passion always wins Let me start by saying I am not a massive fan of Imelda, my wife being more of a fan than I am. Arriving at Bristol's Colston Hall at 1800 on the19th May for a Meet and Greet, My wife and I were given a Lanyard and a Cocktail glass with the album title printed on it. At 1830 we are shown into the theatre were a make shift photo backdrop was assembled as about forty of us queued to be received by Imelda. I was surprised by the genuine effort Imelda made to speak with each person and sign photos. Whilst the meet only lasted two minutes we felt satisfied at the £99 per person (which included second row seats) was worth the cost. To the Concert, (all these views are my own) The warm up Jack L (Lukeman) Who!! Amazingly (according to Wikipedia) with 13 albums under his belt, Jack sang with a strong voice engaging us the audience with songs from previous and current albums. Noteworthy for me The King of Soho was the standout track although I am sure Old Man River would be a favorite for most and whilst this exploited his range left me with a feeling of it not sitting right. I found his overall persona a bit too self-abscessed but could clearly sing well. The Main Event For me passion is the key you can be bad at what you do but if you are passionate, you will always be appreciated, then there is talent without doubt Imelda has both in buckets. Imelda’s performance was an honest at times intense, spirited and energetic moving away from her rockabilly roots only briefly dipping her toes in the past with Big Bad Handsome Man, Mayhem, Wild Women and Johnny Got a Boom Boom. Johnny Got a Boom Boom showed off the talents of Al Gare on bass, probably the best bassist currently in the UK who dominated most of the band with an extremely strong performance, although you could see his frustration when his double bass become disconnected and about half way a hum became evident which caused Al to repeatedly turn the volume up and down. As eluded above the other band member that stood out was Dave Priseman a lively animated performance. Imelda shone for me with Should’ve Been You, Leave Me Lonely and The Longing. Setlist Call Me When It's My Time Human Sixth Sense Big Bad Handsome Man Bad Habit Love & Fear How Bad Can a Good Girl Be Black Tears Flesh & Blood Levitate Should've Been You Leave Me Lonely The Longing Wild Woman Mayhem Crying Johnny Got a Boom Boom The Girl I Used To Be Remember (Walking in the Sand) Game Changer Would I go to see Imelda May again of course, even if it’s to keep the wife happy.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sazzle 17 from Better than ever!! Booked to see Imelda as I love the new album and had seen her 3 years before. Was really excellent and her voice was more impressive than ever! The songs really show her many talents to the best effect and I really enjoyed the evening.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lozzy from An amazing concert! Imelda May and her band were sensational at the London Palladium on May 18. She is a delightful lady with a stunning voice that she to used to full effect. Her image has changed over the years but the quality of her voice and her live performances remains unaltered. The Palladium is not an ideal venue for pop concerts, it is far better suited to musical theatre and I think this concert should have been held at a London pop venue but the most important thing we learnt was that Imelda May is a stunning songwriter who puts everything into her live performances. I can't believe anyone went hone disappointed.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alps from Imelda May surpasses herself Imelda May makes wonderful albums. They bubble with character, style, class, passion and more than a little fun. Her performance at the Palladium last night though transcended everything that she has recorded. The power and intensity of her singing, matched in every beat by the commitment and musicality of her band, was simply stunning. It would have been easy to play a few songs off the new album but concentrate on playing the old favourites to the faithful: easy and enjoyable, but ultimately safe and lazy. Instead, Imelda played - in different order - the whole of the new (deluxe) album ‘Life Love Flesh Blood’. She interspersed some older songs and covers but Rockabilly Imelda was only occasionally in evidence. In her place was a supreme singer of soul, gospel, jazz and bluesy rock who gave everything she had to a very lucky audience. There is a touching candour about Imelda May’s lyrics that means that, whenever she sings her songs, it feels very personal. This lyrical candour, combined with the overwhelming passion and commitment she showed last night to communicate every emotion and meaning at the heart of the new material, meant that the experience of listening was intense, moving, exciting and uplifting. Some of the renditions of new songs surpassed their studio counterparts by quite a margin. This was most apparent in the performance of ‘Should’ve Been You’. On disc, this is a nicely constructed, tuneful song that demands attention and has a memorable chorus. Live, it was transformed by a vocal of irresistible force into an emotional powerhouse of love, loss and the refusal to be beaten. May’s band is quite large: two guitarists, bassist (standup and guitar), keyboardist, drummer, saxophonist, trumpeter and two backing singers. No-one is redundant though. Each band member adds something to the power (that word again), refinement and definition of the overall sound. The Palladium sound technology helped too. Every musical nuance could be heard. It is rare for me to want more by the time the encores have been completed and the concert is over. I am usually fuzzily happy but ready to go. Last night, I wanted another hour. Thanks, Imelda and your band. Exceptional.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by KDE58 from Revamped Imelda Great gig. Refreshing to listen to Imelda from a new perspective. Change is good. All grown up as you might observe. On the downside the Cornex (Cambridge) had crammed us in tightly - no leg room and no shoulder room. Chap in front had to sit sideways as he had broad shoulders. We Brits don't like our air space invaded when we've paid for a ticket!
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gail xxx from Fantastic venue and an amazing Imelda May and Jack Lukeman The whole evening was fabulous, my whole family enjoyed it... it was their first live concert.
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cliff365 from Fantastic evening Jack Lukeman started the evening off extremely well and Imelda and her band were superb. What an evening!
Date published: 2017-05-14
If you don't know Imelda May, prepare to be amazed. If you are already a fan, get ready to hear her as you never have before. The truly unique artist has found a new groove, exploring blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, sensitive acoustica, cinematic drama and explosive balladry on a set of the boldest, most personal and intimately autobiographical songs she has ever written.