Blues star Angelo Palladino returns to Barry tonight!
4:00pm Friday 10th August 2012 in News
ONE of Barry’s favourite musical sons, Angelo Palladino, returns to the town today (Friday, August 10) for a concert at Barry’s new home of live music, The West End Club.
Angelo was born and raised in the Whitechapel district of East London in 1949 to an ebullient East End mother and a POW Italian father. As Angelo got older, Blues music became his calling.
"When I heard the blues, it became a constant tapping on my shoulder, a constant shadow that I moved through," he said.
His early musical experiences were influenced by performers such as Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly. Angelo has a special affection for Elvis Presley, and remembers the the King “turned a black and white musical world into Technicolour”.
Later he was influenced by the guitar talents of players like Micky Green from The Pirates and Steve Cropper (from Booker T and the MGs).
Angelo’s tastes in music extend to many of the greats on the Blues, Rock and Roll, Jazz and Contemporary stages, as well as the talents of the Roots musicians who gave inspiration to many of the great writers and performers of today.
Angelo’s career as a musician has taken many roads. He spent his formative playing years in South Wales and for a time in the South West of England, then took in London and the north of England.
His bands have included the Angelo Palladino Band, Get Out Of Jail Free, Barflies, The Palladinos - managed by Miles Copeland and signed to Sting’s Pangaea record label - and The Skeleton Crew.
Angelo has just released his first album of new material in seven years in the form of “Broken Hearts Still Beat.” He also plans to release another album of new material in 2012 to keep things rolling, followed by radio appearances and more shows, so stay tuned.
The show starts at 8pm today (Friday, August 10) and admission is £4 at the door.
More information from Mike ‘Dukie’ Anderson on 07792 088341.