Sunday 22 April 2018

Jules Holland to perform with The Riptide Movement and Imelda May on her new RTE show

Jules Holland will perform with The Riptide Movement and Imelda May on the Rockabilly star's new RTE show The Imelda May Show
Jules Holland will perform with The Riptide Movement and Imelda May on the Rockabilly star's new RTE show The Imelda May Show
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Imelda May will be joined by Jules Holland and Irish band The Riptide Movement for a performance on her new RTE series, The Imelda May Show.

The show is modelled on the BBC's  Later... With Jules Holland which is the show which gave Imelda her big break back in 2008.

Imelda had just released her second album, Love Tattoo, which reached No.1 in the Irish chart and led to Imelda supporting Jules Holland on tour followed by the pivotal appearance on his show.

The Rockabilly star presented the pilot of The Imelda May Show back in March performances by Finbar Furey, The Original Rudeboys, Nathan Carter and Sharon Shannon.

The Imelda May Show is filmed in front of a live studio audience and will see chat and live performances from legendary musicians as well as new acts from home and abroad.

Dublin band The Riptide Movement, who performed at Glastonbury earlier this summer, were thrilled to perform with Imelda and Jules, posting a photo to their Facebook page with the message "Joolsies got a boom boom!!! An absolute honour to play with Imelda May and Jools Holland on Imelda's new show on Rte!! Broadcast details coming soon! X"

Speaking earlier this year, Imelda told Independent.ie that she is not a natural when it comes to working the camera and that she initially had some reservations about the show.

"I have absolutely no longing or ambitions to be a TV presenter but when I heard about this music show I was very interested," she said.

"'Other Voices' is terrific but only runs for a short period of time. There are so much great bands in Ireland that need a platform to get out there. And of course, Jools Holland gave me my break on his TV show," she said.

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