Carl Palmer

Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer.  A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman,  he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands  including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.  Along the way his  dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a  respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.

Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer was born in Birmingham, England, on March 20th, 1950. From  the beginning it was clear that music was in the stars for the young Carl  Palmer. His grandfather played the drums, his grandmother was a symphony  violinist, his mother played an assortment of instruments, and his father  sang, danced and played the guitar and drums as a semi-professional  entertainer. In a musical family where even his brothers picked up the  guitar and drums, Carl’s fascination with music began early and classical  violin studies followed.

In 2006, Carl  also regrouped for the long awaited reunion of the original ASIA, with Steve  Howe, Geoff Downes and John Wetton. The band has done five world tours and  recorded two new studio albums PHOENIX, released on Frontiers and EMI  Records in 2008, and Omega, released in the Spring of 2010.

In July 2010,  Palmer also participated in a one-time reunion of ELP, staged before 30,000  at the High Voltage Festival in London.

Says Palmer: “I  have the best of both worlds now. I have an active schedule with The Carl  Palmer Band, and I continue to tour and record the original line up of ASIA.  It is very satisfying and gratifying to know the fans are still out there  and willing to support and enjoy the music I create. I hope to keep doing  this for many more years to come.”