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Holly Palmer

bvoc, *1970 US, Santa Monica, California
Singer / Songwriter of Pop and Rock

Relocating to New York in the mid-90's, she recorded her eponymously titled, and critically acclaimed debut album, toured with the likes of k.d. lang and Paula Cole, and garnered a fervent international following. In the process, she continued her ceaseless creative quest, opening up ever-new horizons by never settling for the prevailing musical point of view. In one live show that fans still talk about, Holly and her band re-imagined the entire soundtrack to the epic Wim Wenders film Until The End Of The World, transforming the songs of R.E.M., Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed and others into a stunning evening of musical cinematography. Then came a new venture. Asked by an old friend from Boston to add vocals to a work in progress, Holly found that the project was in fact a new album by David Bowie. Admiring her vocal style and skills, he asked Holly to not only duet with him on the album Hours, but to join his band and tour worldwide as well. Back from the road, Holly's restless spirit prompted yet another move, this time back across the country to Los Angeles, where she began a long and fruitful series of musical collaborations, bringing to the forefront her lifelong love of classic soul music. "I wanted to frame my voice with just a few elements. Most important in writing and recording these songs were that I'd leave myself lots of space to sing in. I wanted kicking back beats and big warm bass as my platform to jump from. I think of myself as a storyteller; my main job is to expose characters I've created and their stories. In working to get that right, I discovered that above all other considerations, the immediacy of the human voice and all that it can convey are what I'm most interested in."

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Dance
  • Spoken Word
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Popular Tracks   
Down with Love on Down with Love by Various Artists
I Will on Songs for Tuesday by Holly Palmer
All I Really Want to Do on Music From Party of Five by Various Artists
Family on Family by Holly Palmer
Just so You Know on I Confess by Holly Palmer
Fourteen Year Old Moment on Holly Palmer by Holly Palmer
Different Languages on Holly Palmer by Holly Palmer
The Middle of a Miracle on A Family Album by Holly Palmer
Wide Open Spaces on Holly Palmer by Holly Palmer
Come Lie with Me on Holly Palmer by Holly Palmer

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Here Comes The SunHolly Palmer2010Single
Songs For TuesdayHolly Palmer2007Album
Tender HooksHolly Palmer2004Album
I ConfessHolly Palmer2004Album
Just So You KnowHolly Palmer2003Single
A Rose By Any Other NameHolly Palmer1999Single
Come Lie With MeHolly Palmer1997Single
Words + MusicHolly Palmer1996Album
Holly PalmerHolly Palmer1996Album
Different LanguagesHolly Palmer1996Single
Scandinavian LadiesHolly Palmer1996Single
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