Palmer was born in 1962 and grew up in the Waltham Park area of Kingston, and decided from an early age that he wanted to be a singer. He began by singing to the accompaniment of Soul Syndicate guitarist Tony Chin. His first recording was "Love Is A Message" for producer Bunny Lee when he was eight years old, which was followed by "A-Class Girl" for the Black Solidarity label, which was co-run by Palma and Ossie Thomas. Palmer made a major breakthrough with his performance in 1979 at the General Penitentiary Memorial Concert for Claudie Massop, which also featured Bob Marley. At one point in the early 1980s, Palma had nine songs in Jamaica's Top 40. They included his biggest career hit, the dancehall influenced "Entertainment" produced by Nkrumah Jah Thomas and using a reworking of the rhythm from Vin Gordon's "Heavenless". Palma became a popular artist in the "singjay" style in the early 1980s. enjoying further successes with Jah Thomas including: "Water Bubbling", "Spliff Tail", "Raving", "Touch Me, Take Me" and "Run Around Woman".
Revival is a South bay San Diego Roots Reggae band. Our members grew up near "La Frontera" the border between Mexico and the United States. Our songs cover real issues dealing with our Faith, the daily struggle of life, political oppression and love. Our members come from different musical backgrounds, every one of us taking different paths to get to this point in our lives where playing conscious music is what matters. With four different lead singers Revival brings variety to the stage and an energy that you will have to experience for yourself. The band consists of a full horn section and a musical core that has been playing together since 2006. We released our second album in late 2012 a 14 track CD named “The Message “and have started 2013 with a bang. We hope you like what Revival has to offer and we look forward to your support as we move forward in this musical journey.