Oliver Palotai (born 17 March 1974 in Germany) is a heavy metal musician. He made his name playing keyboards and guitar for Doro and keyboards for Circle II Circle (as a touring member between 2003 and 2004) before joining Blaze as a replacement for founding guitarist John Slater in 2004. In 2005 he joined the symphonic power metal band Kamelot as a touring keyboard player, and was soon welcomed as a permanent member. Oliver left Blaze in January 2007. He is currently engaged to Simone Simons, lead singer of the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.