Oliver Palotai

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Oliver Palotai
Oliver Palotai on a Kamelot concert.
Background information
Birth name Oliver Palotai
Born (1974-03-17) March 17, 1974 (age 41)
Origin Germany
Genres Symphonic power metal, power metal, progressive metal, classical music, jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer, teacher
Instruments Keyboards, guitars
Labels SPV/Steamhammer, Napalm Records
Associated acts Doro
Sons of Seasons
Uli Jon Roth
Circle II Circle
Website palotai.de

Oliver Palotai (born 17 March 1974 in Germany) is a classically trained German musician of Hungarian ancestry, best known as a member of the power metal band Kamelot and of Doro Pesch's touring band.


He made his name playing keyboards and guitar for Doro and keyboards for Circle II Circle (as a touring member between 2003 and 2004) before joining Blaze Bayley's BLAZE as a replacement for founding guitarist John Slater in 2004. In 2005 he joined the progressive metal band Kamelot as a touring keyboard player, and was soon welcomed as a permanent member. Palotai left BLAZE in January 2007. He formed his own band recently, Sons of Seasons. He also played keyboards for the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica on their 2010 North American tour.

Personal life[edit]

Palotai has diplomas as both a music teacher and a professional musician from Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg-Augsburg.[1]

In early 2013, he and his longtime girlfriend, Simone Simons, announced they were expecting their first child. On October 2, Vincent G. Palotai was born at 11:26 PM.[2]



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  1. ^ OLIVER PALOTAI biography
  2. ^ "Simone and Oliver have a little boy!". "http://epica.nl. October 4, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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