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PAMELA PARKER

PAMELA PARKER

Rock / Pop / Soul San Francisco, CA  US
Eclipse
Eclipse
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Shine
Shine
Light Your Fire
Light Your Fire

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"Light Your Fire" by PAMELA PARKER from Evolutionary Process

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  • Sat

    Aug 29

    Oakland, CA, US | 9:00pm
  • Sat

    Aug 29

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm

    SCOTT PEMBERTON Many master guitarists find their homes within a specific genre, perfecting the ins and outs of their chosen musical realm until their names become synonymous with the very art form. Portland’s Scott Pemberton is not your average guitarist. He’s a musical nomad. His home isn’t in one comfortable bubble, but rather spread across genres. One moment, he’s shredding through the blues. Then next, he’s living in a classic rock world, or drifting melodically through an ethereal psychedelic plane. Maybe he’s leading a dirty funk jam, or experimenting with something heavier, or sitting back on a jazz odyssey. Regardless of genre, though, Pemberton’s musical journey is marked by two unmistakeable realities: You always know when you’re hearing a Scott Pemberton song. And you’re always going to be captivated. A Portland native, Pemberton and his guitar have been inseparable since the musician was in his teens, and he quickly established himself as an integral to the city’s musical fabric, sitting in on studio sessions, becoming a fixture at jazz and rock clubs, and taking guitar teaching positions at Lewis & Clark College and Reed College at age 21. So much a part of Portland’s fabric is Pemberton that the city’s famous Voodoo Donutes gifted him a custom guitar-shaped donut for his birthday. Beyond stages both local and international, his music has found its way into various movies, television programs and advertisements (Nike, Coke, Jaguar, and NASCAR ads have been propelled by his distinctive melodies), and his funky guitar work has led to collaborations with legendary drummers such as Motown’s Mel Brown and Bernard Purdie, AKA “the world’s most recorded drummer.” He’s played prime spots at major festivals across the U.S. and Canada, hit #4 on Billboard’s Tastemakers’ charts and ranked among the top performers on Jambase, peaking at #2 during the High Sierra Music Festival, where he stormed the stage. Even more remarkable than Pemberton’s quick ascent to a superhero on the axe, though, is his second act. Most musicians are lucky to find their talent in the first place. For Pemberton, his love affair with his guitar received a rebirth following a bike accident that nearly ended his life and caused a traumatic brain injury, a life-changing event that would have grounded most artists. For Pemberton, it only fueled his musical drive. During rehabilitation, the guitarist rediscovered his gift, and emerged with a strong new vision as an artist. Exploding back into the public consciousness stronger, sharper and more dedicated than ever, Pemberton released his eclectic debut, Sugar Mama, produced by Los Lobos sax player Steve Berlin and featuring a bevy of guest performers including legendary bluesman Curtis Saldago. Amazingly, Sugar Mama manages the difficult task of capturing Pemberton’s wildly ambitious live persona, jackknifing across genres with ease, using the frontman’s intricate musicianship as a glue that holds it all together. A master showman who draws amazed stares when audiences realize he’s shredding without a guitar strap, Pemberton’s unique musical gifts and infectiously positive attitude come exploding to life, making the axe man and his band’s legendary shows on stages small and large come vibrantly to life. The music is hypnotic in its infectiousness — consistently challenging listeners while grounding it all in a familiar foundation of rock. Music is Pemberton’s domain. The stage is his home. And his door is always open. Scott’s path is simple and clear. Make the best music he can…. Share it with others…. That is all. PAMELA PARKER Pamela Parker studied opera and commercial music production at Shenandoah Conservatory before establishing herself as a solo performer 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 and released her debut record, Beautiful Day. Working the Bay Area club scene, she quickly had her pick of top players and she put together an all-star line-up of musicians and producers. The band 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 and Bay Vibes Summer Fest. They also completed a second album, Evolutionary Process, with Pamela earning studio time working as an engineer at the legendary Hyde Street Studios. The band's infectious blend of funk, rock 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 continues production on their third studio album. Refining their blend of elements, the band has developed a sound of their own that truly showcases each members dynamic range. Not wasting any time, the band has already pre-released the first two singles. This year the band 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 has created a cohesive unit with the selection of Tom Finch on guitar, Ryan Hickey on keys/organ, Spence Murray on bass, and Chris McGrew on drums. Together they deliver 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 like a rock icon. They continue to tour the West Coast and will be getting back to the East in a few months. Stay tuned!

  • Sat

    Aug 22

    Petaluma, CA, US | 9:00pm
  • Sun

    Aug 2

    Cisco Grove, CA, US | 12:00pm

    Pamela will be playing with Jimmy Leslie & The Flow, Sunday, August 2nd 12:30-2PM. Pamela will also be playing solo on The Deep stage. Times TBA for solo sets.

  • Sat

    Aug 1

    Cisco Grove, CA, US | 1:00pm

    Pamela will be playing with Jimmy Leslie & The Flow, Sunday, August 2nd 12:30-2PM. Pamela will also be playing solo on The Deep stage. Times TBA for solo sets.

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  • BURZZA (Artist)
    BURZZA
    VERY COOL!!! Great songs!!! Love the vocals!!! Mary
  • GMAY (Artist)
    GMAY
    digging shine-you rock-Gratz GMAY
  • James Steele  X-Rox (Artist)
    James Steele X-Rox
    you are an Excellent Vocalist Pamela, and your songs have a great feel to them !!
  • MBPTtunes (Artist)
    MBPTtunes
    Hey my name is Miguel, I'm feeling the music and want to network with you. I feel like I can be a asset. Inbox me when you get a chance.
  • Wayward Fever (Artist)
    Wayward Fever
    everybody catch a ride with this band and find out if this is real! great vocals and production. all the best!
  • Bat's Dynamic Trio (Artist)
    Bat's Dynamic Trio
    Pam, Thanks so much for your awesome performances here in Maryland, you totally kicked ass both nights. Pretty ROCKIN new tunes you got there !! Can't wait to have ya back for more. ~ Batman The Band House Collective.

Photos

  • Photo by Ashleigh Castro
  • Photo by Dano Perez
  • Photo by John Haney LIVE at Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, San Francisco, CA

Members

Tom Finch

Electric Guitar

Ryan Hickey

Keyboard

Spence Murray

Bass

About

Sounds Like: Led Zeppelin Official, Janis Joplin, Robert Plant, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, *Susan Tedeschi*

Bio: Pamela Parker studied opera and commercial music production at Shenandoah Conservatory before establishing herself as a solo performer 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 a...See Full Bio

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