Long Live the King – and Palk
Award-winning young guitarist moves in a new direction with exciting new collaborative project – and their first gig is this Saturday!
Having won Taunton’s Got Talent on Sunday as part of duo Palk and Woolley, guitarist Brandon Palk might have been forgiven for being on Cloud 9. Within 48 hours he had come back to earth with a bump following the news that his song-writing partner and vocalist Billy Woolley had decided not to pursue the duo. Yet, with extraordinary maturity, the 15 year-old is undeterred in his quest to make it in the music industry and has already set plans in place to go from strength to strength.
“This is my chance to build a music career,” says the Taunton-based guitarist. “Winning Taunton’s Got Talent should be the leg-up to the first rung on the ladder. It’s my opportunity to secure gigs and get my name and music out there.”
“They say one door closes and another opens. I’m not going to sit here and be down in the dumps about Billy when I’ve got the ideal singer to pair up with. Evie King is a fantastic vocalist and I know her voice will suit my style. I can’t wait to get into rehearsals with her and we’re going to hit the ground running this weekend.”
Evie is just as thrilled to be teaming up with Brandon, “I am so excited to be working with Brandon, he’s such a talented musician and definitely one of the best guitarists I know! Meeting him through Actiontrack’s On The Record Project made me always want to collaborate with him, and I am so glad the opportunity has come to allow me to do this.”
Brandon and Evie will be making their debut this Saturday, warming up the audience at The Plough Inn on Station Road for Jack Humphries’ gig there. If you want to be able to say you were there at the start of a very special journey in soul and the blues, you need to be there on Saturday night.
Text by Richard Kitzinger [email protected]
Photo of Brandon Palk, copyright of and courtesy of Christian Silverton www.christiansilverton.com