- Steve Levington, Program Director, CHLY 101.7FM
Pamela Parker captures the San Francisco music scene, ranging from rock to gospel to R&B to epic psychedelia. Pamela Parker sings and plays guitar and piano. Her latest album, The Fantastic Machine blends sultry soulful vocals with powerful rock anthems. Pamela Parker has built a new sound of her own. Her live band brings it all together with dynamic stage presence and commanding vocals that can drive you, make you dance, & take you on a journey. The upcoming album, MotherSTAR, co-produced with Jaimeson Durr (Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Jason Bonham), touches on some new & old sounds to creat a luscious landscape with a wide range of surprising touchstones like Aretha Franklin, Heart, Lady Gaga, Erykah Badu, Led Zeppelin, & Funkadelic. One of Pamela's first solo albums, Evolutionary Process, debuted at #1 and was up for Album of the Year in Canada (Vancouver, BC). Look for the new album MotherSTAR everywhere music and videos exist in 2022!!! Can't wait for you to hear the new sound...
Pamela Parker studied opera and commercial music (Recording/Producing/Composing) at Shenandoah Conservatory before establishing herself as a performer and music producer in the Washington, D.C. area. With her own band, she toured in the US and internationally, gaining notoriety and experience. Fulfilling a dream held since the age of 10, she finally moved to San Francisco in 2007, where she produced, engineered and released her debut record, Beautiful Day. Working the Bay Area music scene, she quickly had her pick of top players and put together an all-star line-up. The band has opened for legendary acts such as Heart and Big Brother & The Holding Co., and headlined festivals such as Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, Earth Day SF, Guitarfish, Gratefulfest, Folsom Street Fair, ULUV and more. The band also completed a second album, Evolutionary Process, with Pamela earning studio time working as an engineer and producer at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. The band's infectious blend of rock, funk and soul touched a nerve in Vancouver, British Columbia on the radio station CHLY 101.7FM, where the album debuted at #1, and was up for Album of the Year in 2013.
Pamela's relationship with Hyde Street Studios continues to blossom, as the band rounds completion of their fourth studio album, MotherSTAR. Refining her blend of elements, Pamela has developed a sound of her own that truly showcases a dynamic range. In the past, her band has also produced a score for an award-winning short film called Love Hurts and has composed custom music for commercial clients such as Discovery Channel, RingCentral and Verizon. Pamela Parker's Fantastic Machine delivers an electrifying and emotional live show with irresistible dance grooves, dueling guitar leads and soulful ballads that hit home. With guitar in hand, Pamela's voice cuts right to the heart as she takes the stage to continue making the world a better place one song at a time!!!