Member:
2001-2009 Doro - guitars, keyboards  
2004-2007 Blaze Bayley - guitar  
2005- Kamelot - keyboards  
2007- Sons Of Seasons - guitars, keyboards  
Live musician:
2003-2004 Circle II Circle - keyboards  
2004 Saeko - keyboards  
2004-2005 Uli Jon Roth - keyboards  
2010 Epica - keyboards  
2011 Epica - keyboards  


Interviews

14.11.2007 Kamelot


Personal information

Born on: 17.03.1974

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Guitarist, pianist and composer Oliver Palotai works as live-, studio musician and teacher.

He is a permanent band member of the band of "first lady of metal", Doro Pesch and the Progressive Metal act Kamelot.

In the past he was member of the bands of Blaze Bayley, former singer of Iron Maiden, Uli Jon Roth, one of the most important guitarists of rock guitar history and one of the founders of the Scorpions and Circle II Circle, the project of ex-Savatage singer Zak Stevens.

This year, 2007, he started his own band, Sons Of Seasons. The band is still at pre- production level.

Further he composes and produces in different genres and performs as a jazz musician.

In the past years he was touring through Asia, America, Europe and Australia. He played in Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Tokyo, Osaka, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Athens, Rome, Budapest, Sofia, Helsinki, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Madrid, London, Dublin, Brussels, Stockholm, Göteborg, Oslo, just to mention a few.




1999:
First Prize (A-categorie) with the jazz quintet 'Keechero' at the national contest "Jugend jazzt" (final) of the German music council in Rostock, the most important german contest
for young jazz musicians. Won a record deal at Mons Records.

1999:
Third prize with 'Psilocybe' at the biggest german contest for Pop-and
Rockmusicians, the 'Deutschen Poppreis' in Cologne, against approx. 1900 bands.

1999:
Member of the Yehudi Menuhin-Stiftung 'Live Music Now' (with 'Keechero').

From 2001:
Keyboarder & guitarist of DORO (ex-WARLOCK). World tours 'CALLING THE WILD' 2001 und 'FIGHT' 2002/3. Studioguitarist and-keyboarder on the 'FIGHT'-album (German charts: 18/August 2002).

From 2003:
First prize at the contest for jazz ensembles of the Rotary Clubs/HfM Nuremberg with the 'Paduiva'-Trio and own compositions.

2003- 2004:
Keyboarder for Circle II Circle, band of ex- Savatage singer Zak Stevens, Europe-tour November/Dezember 2003.

From 2004:
Arranger and keyboarder of the Classic Night Symphony Orchestra. Arranger for
'Classic Diamonds' (German Charts for 3 weeks).

2004- 2007:
Guitarist of BLAZE (ex- singer of Iron Maiden).

2004/ 2005:
Keyboarder of Uli Jon Roth/ US- tour summer 2004.

2004:
The single 'Let Love Rain On Me' (arranged by Oliver Palotai) is for more than four weeks in the spanish Top Ten.

2004:
Keyboarder of japanese singer Saeko during the 'Classic Diamonds Tour'.

from 2005:
New bandmember of the Progressive Metal Combo 'Kamelot' (USA). Europe- and Japan- Tour.

2006:
"Warrior Soul" World Tour with Doro. "Black Halo" US Tour with Kamelot. Official Yamaha artist.

2007:
Voted "Best Keyboardist" on Metal-Temple.net. "Ghost Opera"World Tour with Kamelot. Sons Of Seasons founded.




Taken from his official website