News and Musings from Dee
This short account of “life on the road for a touring musician” - after having already been contracted to embark on a three week tour of South America in March of this year - is written with particular reference to coping with the unknown hazard that Coronavirus would prove to be and was sent for [...]
It’s a strange fact that, regardless of the age you’re at, there remains - or, better, persists - the seemingly unshakeable belief that, eventually, you will get round to doing that “whatever” it was, or calling that friend and then, suddenly, you find you can’t. And so it is for me with the unexpected demise of [...]
Well, here am I, a long time since I left Her Majesty's Armed Forces and still mightily proud to have served for eight years in The Brigade of Guards, and today - mindful of the hundredth anniversary of the Armistice - I dug out my old regimental beret and attended the remembrance parade in my [...]
The writing and performing of Popular Songs for one’s own enjoyment or in pursuit of a career as a singer/songwriter is an activity that can be enjoyed (whilst others may suffer!) by people without any musical training whatsoever. Some of the most original and successful artistes in the genre have never received a music lesson [...]
Mindful of the fact that I have claimed my upcoming album Through Darkened Glass to be a collection of songs reflecting upon a handful of a lifetime’s varied experiences, one can be excused, quite readily, for thinking: “Night in Spain? What’s that all about then, Ms Palmer?" Well, the idea for the song came to [...]
Glorious Devon - Dee records with Martin Barre It was with a noticeable lightness of foot and an accountable feeling of inner warmth and expectation when, in the early morning of Valentine’s Day of this year (14th February 2017) I set out from my home in Shropshire, UK, to drive (on a bearing SSW and [...]
Within the thread of personal experiences reflected in the songs comprising Through Darkened Glass, the words and music of Black Orpheans feature not so much as a commentary upon one single event but, much more so, as a detailed account of the environment within which, as a child, I was raised or better, exposed to, [...]
As is the case with all the songs comprising Through Darkened Glass - my soon to be released album of original songs - the French chanson-style  Emmanuelle is no exception to the fact that its existence is owed, wholly, to yet another of my life’s experiences and, whilst I don’t claim to have had more [...]
Maurice Murphy and John Williams | image from Denis Wick Products
I wrote this song in The Mayflower Hotel, New York City in July, 1982. I was in NYC having (as a candidate composer) been chosen above Marvin Hamlisch - to write the score for the movie The Royal Romance, after handing in my back-stage trunk with the “Tullettes” in 1980 to return to my erstwhile [...]
Cette photo de Cathédrale de Chartres est fournie gracieusement par TripAdvisor
It’s not at all necessary to possess a deep-rooted knowledge of the world of the arts to be made aware of the fact that many of the revered and less well known global examples of literature, visual and graphic art (and not to forget the natural landscape) have provided the inspiration leading to the creation [...]
Watch the video of Recording the backing vocals of Dee Palmer's new Album
A behind the scenes look at the Backing Vocal sessions for Through Darkened Glass.

Tallis began life when I was a serving member in Jethro Tull. (The name is, of course, taken from Thomas Tallis …

When my website (which is still under construction) was in its planning stage, I had the thought that under the heading “Back-Tracking” …

Dee Palmer's Vintage Bottle of Dom Perignon
One evening last week I finally opened a bottle of 1990 vintage Dom Perignon Champagne (given to me in 1996 by Peter Gelb who then was the head of Sony Music and is now head of The New York Met.) in celebration of the release of “Passing Open Windows” A Symphonic Tribute to Queen; an [...]
Callie, Dee Palmer's Scottish Deerhound
I love my home beside the sea; it's Hove, NOT Brighton, actually! Each day I walk along the beach; with grassy uplands all in reach. Dee’s friends drop by - all times of day. I heard one lady gasp and say: “Oh! Is he not the noblest hound?” (Like treats - such compliments abound.) I [...]