Jorge Palma is a Portuguese singer/songwriter, born in Lisbon, Portugal, with a career that spans over 40 years. He spent his early years studying piano, auditioning for the Portuguese National Conservatory by the age of eight. In 1969 Palma performed with the hard rock band Sindikato for some years before his solo career. He played in the very first edition of Vilar de Mouros Festival, in 1971, with this band. Later he formed a music group called Palma’s Gang and also joined the band Rio Grande.
Nine Billion Names of God was his first single, with English lyrics. His first LP, named “Com Uma Viagem na Palma da Mão” was released in 1975, in a style very influenced by Progressive Rock.
Discography: Com Uma Viagem Na Palma da Mão (1975); ‘Té Já (1977); Qualquer Coisa Pá Música (1979); Acto Contínuo (1982); Asas e Penas (1984); Lado Errado da Noite (1985); Quarto Minguante (1986); Bairro do Amor (1989); Jorge Palma (2001); Norte (2004); Voo Nocturno (2007); Com Todo o Respeito (2011); Juntos – ao vivo no Theatro Circo (with Sérgio Godinho) (2015). Compilations: Só (1991); Palma’s Gang – Ao Vivo no Johnny Guitar (1993); Deixa-me Rir (1996); Jorge Palma: O Melhor dos Melhores (1998); Dá-me Lume: O Melhor de Jorge Palma (2000); Clássicos da Renascença: Jorge Palma (2000); No Tempo dos Assassinos (2002); Estrela do Mar (2004); A Arte e a Música de Jorge Palma (2004); Voo Nocturno ao vivo (2008).