The Palomars are a Vancouver based rockabilly/swing band formed in 2011 by lead singer/steel guitarist Tom Hammel and Upright bassist Ken Wilson.
Together, they share their love of 40’s and 50’s music, culture and style. Since releasing their “Out Of The Past” Album, the Palomars have received international interest, plays and reviews reaching fans across North America to Europe. “Your album is brilliant, one of the best of the year, will be at the top of our radio” says DJ Chema Valbuena (Spain).
By building up their following via social media, shows and radio placements they’re creating a sense of community with their fans. When The Palomars are performing you can always guarantee a packed dance floor. The band released its second album "Supper Club Riot" in July, 2017. The album contains 13 tracks including 7 written by the band in the rockabilly and swing style.
"Your album is brilliant, one of the best of the year, will be at the top of our radio" Chema Valbuena, rockabilly DJ (Rockin' Therapy Radio)
"Very smooth and swinging, the boys have got some style that's for sure" Del Villareal, rockabilly DJ (Go Kat Go, Live 365, WCBN88.3 Ann Arbour)
"With their debut record, Out of the Past, The Palomars... prove that a new generation of Canadians are just as capable of understanding these roots genres and delivering their own brand of it with authentic sincerity." Buster Fayte, rockabilly blogger (www.rockabillyromp.com)
"From the beginning, this CD just plain sounds good: all the instruments, and the vocals, are well recorded, and in the right place in the mix. There's an overall clarity and warmth to the sound, which really showcases the band's sense of dynamics; it's obvious some real thought has gone into the arrangements of the songs."Dave Schroeder, CD reviewer for Western Swing Music Society newsletter
The Canadian band from Vancouver have created a masterpiece. Its one of the best records we have heard in a while. A mix of original compositions with some well covered classics thrown in for good measure."Exposed Music Vintage Blog, Jan 2017
The opening track Build Your
Gallows High is classic rock that could be right off of some long-lost Texas
outlaw country album. In fact, singer Hammel has a bit of the same twang and
blues style of the great Jimmie Dale Gilmore, able to hang on a final note past
the point it should work and then slide right into the next verse with liquid
Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Province Newspaper music reviewer
An amazing set of tracks with a great country swing feel as well as some classic rock and roll cuts that are sure to fill up the dance floor. You guys had me hooked with "Build Your Gallows High"... then non-stop from there! DJ J.F.Sebastian, Royal City Swing
In Lover'suau, Hawaii comes along. In this tropical shuffle, the roaring steel guitar causes me to drop me down in my spacious lounge chair with a coconut filled cocktail in my hand looking at slow-pounding rattan skirts ......Blues Magazine, Netherlands
© Tom Hammel 2022