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Nerina Pallot

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Nerina Pallot (pronounced pal-oh in the French style) (b. 1975) is a London-based recording artist.

Pallot was born in London, but spent most of her childhood on the island of Jersey. Her mother is from India, whilst her father is native born from Jersey. Early in life, she spent some time living in India, but spent most of her early school years in Jersey. From there she won a scholarship to Wellington College, a famous military public school in England. Her time at this school provides much of the personal inspiration behind her single Everybody’s Gone to War as several of her school friends were directly involved in the Iraq war.

Nerina Pallot is classically trained in singing and piano, and then engaged in a peripatetic career around the fringes of the music industry. Outside these various industry-related jobs, Nerina Pallot was an active part-time musician with an ambition to follow a career in performing and song writing. At some point her career took her to her favourite job of this time, as PA to the music industry executive Andrew King; a key figure in the management of Pink Floyd from its earliest days. Still following her ambition to pursue a musical career, Pallot signed to Polydor in her mid-20s, despite misgivings from Andrew King. This signing resulted in the release of an album containing self-penned songs; the ironically titled Dear Frustrated Superstar (2001). However, singles released from this album failed to make a sales mark as did the album. Following this, Nerina Pallot was dropped by Polydor among some bitter recriminations which are documented on her web site. This experience was later to lead to the writing of Mr. King, a touching, and very probably unique tribute to a senior music industry executive.

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  • confetti__

    New album ‘The Sound and the Fury’ out September 11th. New track 'The Road', apparently was the inspiration/reason behind year of EPs... Video's about those currently displaced in Calais. Super excited for the rest of the album :) Seems like there might even be a couple more new songs on it in addition to some complete reworkings of the Year of EPs tracks which have made it on it. She does spoil us fans. And she's really on a roll these days, so many good songs coming out all of the time. Video for 'The Road' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avcdVCtLOKM

    16 Jul 4:01pm Reply
  • ChristFollower3

    “As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.” –Psalm 103:15

    18 Jun 10:12pm Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    Album five is complete! Hope it's out soon :D

    30 May 2:34pm Reply
  • all_a_stew

    Is anybody kind enough to send me some of Nerina's rare and unreleased material? I've been a fan since her first single Alien (which I had until someone kindly(not) got rid of it for me) and it had some amazing b-sides. Nerina herself also sent me some demos, maybe ten years a go and I especially loved her more recent demo of "Happy". Thanks.

    19 May 3:52pm Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    I don't even see the point of this year without five new Nerina songs each month TBH.

    19 Apr 1:31am Reply
  • Esprit77

    Boy on the Bus! Can't. Stop. Listening. <3

    18 Apr 10:03am Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    Vote for your fave debut albums here, join the community and vote! http://universalmusiclovers.proboards.com/thread/4/best-debut-albums-all-time

    16 Mar 12:43am Reply
  • KingCloud12

    Blessed is such an amazing song.

    14 Feb 7:13pm Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    New Nerina music through my letter box each month was such a blessing gonna miss that for sure.

    31 Jan 3:08am Reply
  • Armotekma

    And the EPs are over. I'm kind of sad now.

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Sarinijha

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • henriquees2

    Her version of Moments of Pleasure tho <3

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    Boy on the Bus is one of the best things she's written in ages![2] This song is stunning.

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    How can you have too many EPs?? I'd be happy with 1 a week [5]

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • fernandofsl

    How can you have too many EPs?? I'd be happy with 1 a week [4]

    31 Aug 2014 Reply
  • confetti__

    How can you have too many EPs?? I'd be happy with 1 a week [3]

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    How can you have too many EPs?? I'd be happy with 1 a week [2]

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • otterking

    How can you have too many EPs?? I'd be happy with 1 a week

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Armotekma

    Not enough EPs, bring on the rest of them!

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • GetOuttaMyWay1

    TOO MANY EPs!

    4 Aug 2014 Reply
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