Nerina Pallot Biography
Last updated: 03/27/2008 11:00:00 AM
Nerina Pallot (born April 26, 1975) is a talented BRIT Award nominated British Singer Songwriter. She was born in London to a French father and mother from Allahabad in India and brought up in Jersey.
She debuted in the year August 2001 with release of her album "Dear Frustrated Superstar" under the Polydor Records. The album spawned two commercial singles "Patience" and "Alien." Unfortunately due to some label controversy her future projects were canceled and she was subsequently dropped from her label. In 2003 she sang lead vocals on the track "Truly" on Delerium's album Chimera, which was also released as a single in the UK.
Despite some major setbacks in her career, optimistic Pallot returned and released her second album titled "Fires" in April 2005 on her own independent label, Idaho. She wrote all the tracks on this album on her own. The album was produced and mixed by Howard Willing (OK Go, Stevie Nicks, Lisa Marie Presley, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Liz Phair, The Smashing Pumpkins, Van Hunt), with producers Eric Rosse (Tori Amos, Lisa Marie Presley, Anna Nalick) who produced "Learning to Breathe" and "Heart Attack" (co-produced by Howard) and Wendy Melvoin (member of Prince's band The Revolution) who produced "Damascus".
Initially the singles released from the album were the download-only , "Everybody's Gone to War". A second single from the record, "Damascus" was released in June 2005, and a third, "All Good People" (a Radio 2 single of the week) was released in September 2005.
After many struggles, hardword and patience lady luck did smiled on this talented singer and eventually she was signed under the new record label 14th Floor Records which re-issued her second album. It featured additional strings on some tracks. The album was re-released on 24 April 2006. The album became chart-success peaking at #21 on UK charts.
The first single from the revamped album was "Everybody's Gone to War", which was playlisted on most major British radio stations. A video can be seen on most music television stations and on her MySpace profile. The single became a 'turntable hit', becoming the third most played song on British radio the week before its release, and it reached #14 in the UK Singles Chart.
The second single from the album was "Sophia", a re-recorded version, created in LA along with producer Mitchell Froom, which entered the UK singles chart at #32. In April of 2007, the song was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.
The next single from the re-released version of Fires was "Learning to Breathe", which unfortunately only reached #70 in the UK singles chart; despite being catchy and powerful ballad the success of the single was overshadowed because of its very less promotion. Neverthaless "Learning To Breathe" video received numerous air-play especially on Channel V and is also a popular hit among her fans.