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The Palace Brothers

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Known alternately as Palace, Palace Music, and Palace Brothers, this outfit may be the project of guitarist/vocalist Will Oldham. Palace Brothers will take the harsher aspect of nation and folk and reworks it into devastatingly extra, intense indie rock and roll. Oldham’s tone of voice whimpers and whines such as a centegenarian, as well as the simpleness and effortlessness from the songs claim that they are classic. While Palace Brothers are a high idea group, the music talks for itself.

Quick Facts


Full Name Will Oldham
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Education Brown University
Nationality American
Parents Joanne Oldham, Joe Oldham
Siblings Ned Oldham, Paul Oldham
Awards David di Donatello for Best Music, David di Donatello for Best Original Song
Music Songs I See a Darkness, Ohio River Boat Song, You Will Miss Me When I Burn, Love Comes to Me, One With the Birds, Death to Everyone, New Partner, No More Workhorse Blues, Agnes, Queen of Sorrow, We Are Unhappy, Hard Life, Quail and Dumplings, Madeleine-Mary, When Thy Song Flows Through Me, I Am a Cinematographer, Lay and Love, Nomadic Revery, I Send My Love to You, Cursed Sleep, Another Day Full of Dread, A King at Night, The Dragon Song, Even If Love, Wolf Among Wolves, Raining in Darling, Intentional Injury, I Called You Back, For Every Field There's a Mole, May It Always Be, New Black Rich, Cold & Wet, There Is No God
Albums The Letting Go, I See a Darkness, Wolfroy Goes to Town, Viva Last Blues, Superwolf, Master and Everyone, Pond Scum, Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties, Sings Greatest Palace Music, Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues, Ease Down the Road, Lie Down in the Light, Days in the Wake, The Wonder Show of the World, What the Brothers Sang, Arise Therefore, The Brave and the Bold, Beware, Summer in the Southeast, The Marble Downs, Best Troubador, There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You, Amalgamated Sons of Rest, Wai Notes, Funtown Comedown, Ode Music, Joya, Ask Forgiveness, Lost Blues and Other Songs, Now Here's My Plan, More Revery, Seafarers Music, Best Troubadour, Guarapero/Lost Blues 2, Songs Put Together For (The Broken Giant), Little Lost Blues, I Gave You, Among the Gold, Blue Lotus Feet, Hope, Strange Form of Life, Western Music, An Arrow Through the Bitch, Goat Songs, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Is It the Sea?, The Bonnie Bells of Oxford
Movies Old Joy, Junebug, Matewan, This Must Be the Place, Wendy and Lucy, Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure, Tripping with Caveh, The Guatemalan Handshake, Thousand Pieces of Gold, Pioneer, Eden, A Ghost Story, Spirit Of Akasha, An Injury To One, Slitch, New Jerusalem, Magnetic Reconnection, Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard, Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back, Radiation, Madame & Little Boy, The Edge of Town


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1 Vocalist and main songwriter of the musical group Palace Brothers (aka Palace Music, Palace Songs, or simply Palace.)
2 On tour with singer-songwriter Björk (as Bonnie Prince Billy). [August 2003]


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pete's Dragon 2016 arranger: "The Dragon Song" / lyrics: "The Dragon Song" / music: "The Dragon Song" / performer: "The Dragon Song" - as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy / producer: "The Dragon Song"
American Honey 2016 writer: "Careless Love"
True Detective 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jes and Lora 2015 Short performer: "Three Questions", "The Way" / writer: "Three Questions", "The Way"
Revenge of the Mekons 2013 Documentary performer: "Beaten and Broken" written by the Mekons
This Must Be the Place 2011 performer: "Lay & Love" - as Bonnie 'Prince' Billy / writer: "Lay & Love", "Open Up", "You Can Like It", "If It Falls, It Falls" - as W. Oldham
Palermo Shooting 2008 performer: "Death to Everyone" - as Bonnie Prince Billy / performer: "Torn and Brayed" / writer: "Death to Everyone", "Torn and Brayed"
The Lives of the Saints 2006 writer: "I See A Darkness"
Cry_Wolf 2005 performer: "Sea Lion" / writer: "Sea Lion"
Drawing Restraint 9 2005 "Gratitude"
Dead Man's Shoes 2004 writer: "A King at Night"
All the Real Girls 2003 performer: "All These Vicious Dogs" / writer: "All These Vicious Dogs"
Love Liza 2002 performer: "Song Of All" / writer: "Song Of All"
Cold Turkey 2001 TV Movie documentary performer: "Take However Long You Want"
Dean Quixote 2000 writer: "New Partner"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Ghost Story 2017 completed
Lofa Boy 2014 Short post-production Frank
Edén 2014 John
Time and Distance 2013 Short
Pioneer 2011 Short Dad
New Jerusalem 2011 Ike Evans
The Edge of Town 2008 Short Hunter
Wendy and Lucy 2008 Icky
Xavier: Renegade Angel 2008 TV Series Reverend
Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 2007 Video Sgt. Platoon
Poolside Chats with Neil Hamburger 2006 TV Series Bonnie Prince Billy
Wonder Showzen 2006 TV Series Pastor Pigmeat
Old Joy 2006 Kurt
The Guatemalan Handshake 2006 Donald Turnupseed
Junebug 2005 Bill Mooney, scout
Julien Donkey-Boy 1999 uncredited
Radiation 1999 Will
Elysian Fields 1994 Short Benjamin Wilder
Thousand Pieces of Gold 1991 Miles
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure 1989 TV Movie Chip Mcclure
Matewan 1987 Danny Radnor
What Comes Around 1985 Young Tom Hawkins

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jes and Lora 2015 Short
Pow Pow Pow 2011 Short
This Must Be the Place 2011
Tripping with Caveh 2004 Video documentary short
An Injury to One 2002 Documentary
Ode 1999
The Broken Giant 1998

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jes and Lora 2015 Short composer: title music - songs composed by / music
Wendy and Lucy 2008 composer: theme music
Love Liza 2002 composer: song "Song Of All"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sailing a Sinking Sea 2015 Documentary executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard 2012 Documentary Harlan Hubbard (voice)
Magnetic Reconnection 2012 Documentary short voice
A Wilderness of Mirrors 2011 Documentary Migrating Musician
Jackass 3D 2010 Documentary Himself
Music Makes a City: A Louisville Orchestra Story 2010 Documentary Narrator
Soft Focus 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Dirty Three 2007 Video documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2006 TV Series Himself
Fresh Art Daily 2004 Documentary Himself
Tripping with Caveh 2004 Video documentary short Will
The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Revenge of the Mekons 2013 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 David David di Donatello Awards Best Song (Migliore Canzone) This Must Be the Place (2011) · David Byrne

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora) This Must Be the Place (2011) · David Byrne
2006 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance Old Joy (2006)


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