CJ Palmer is a pop-rock band from Stockholm, Sweden and was formed in 2004.
The band recorded there debut album “Everything that shines” in 2005-2006.
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Swedish pop-rockband CJ Palmer was formed in Stockholm in 2004. The founding members were:
CJ – lead vocals/rhythm guitar
Patric Skog – guitars/backing vocals
Andreas Westman – bass guitar/backing vocals
Povel Ohlsson – drums/backing vocals
In March 2005, the band together with producer Ingemar Åberg, sound engineer Ian Agate and ProTools-wizard Hasse Jonsson, began recording their debut album at the legendary Stockholm studio Soundtrade/Studios 301. Complementary recordings were carried out during the rest of that year and during the first half of 2006.
The group’s first official gig took place in December 2005. During the following years, the band gained increased popularity as a live act on the Stockholm music scene. With time, the quartet’s unplugged gigs became a much appriciated alternative to their regular, power-pop performances.
The band played all kinds of venues in Stockholm; small basements, shops, bars, night-clubs and bigger venues. On December 5, 2006 the band did their first performance at Café Opera, one of Scandinavia’s most famous night-clubs. The evening was quite successful, resulting in a new attandance record for Café Opera.
Late 2006, the band’s debut album ”Everything That Shines” was finalized. The first single ”Always” was a radio hit in Sweden and peaked at no 8 in the Swedish singles chart.
On May 2 2007 the release party for ETS was held at Café Opera.
During the Spring and Summer of 2007, the second single ”34” was a smash in many parts of Sweden.
”34” then spread to Holland, where it became a hit song, ending up being one of the most played songs on Dutch radio in 2007.
ETS and the singles reached an international audience and the band recieved great reviews from international critics.
In 2008/09, after a UK-buzz on ”34”, the band recieved numerous offers from the US and the UK concerning collaborations, record deals etcetera but no deals were signed.
During the same time, an Asian version of ”34” became a hit in Asia. The cover was performed by Gong-Fu Pop.
In July 2009, the original ”34” was nominated in the category for Best Rock Song in the Just Plain Folks Awards. JPF is the world’s largest independent music awards. ”34” ended up at sixth place, which once again confirmed the band’s ability to write and perform great pop songs.
Since 2010, the band has both worked with other projects and also kept on writing new material.