"Pamela Parker sounds like the love child of Ann Wilson and Axl Rose." 
                                 - Steve Levington, Program Director, CHLY 101.7FM
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Pamela Parker's Fantastic Machine is a celebration of the Summer of Love -- just in time for the 50th Anniversary!  This band captures the San Francisco music scene, ranging fro rock to gospel to R&B to epic psychedelia.  The band features Tom Finch on guitar/vocals, Spence Murray on bass, Chris McGrew on drums, and Jordan Feinstein on piano/organ/vocals. The band's raw energy along with Pamela's powerhouse pipes bring to mind Amy Winehouse and Ann Wilson.  Their dynamic show draws you close, then surges forward with anthemic power to lift you higher.  Pamela shreds like a cross between Susan Tedeschi and Bonnie Raitt, guiding us with danceable hooks alongside her dueling lead player, Tom Finch.   The upcoming album creates a fresh rock n'roll landscape with a diversity of touchstones you wouldn't expect to experience like Alabama Shakes, Adele, Thin Lizzy, and Funkadelic. The last album, Evolutionary Process, debuted at #1 and was up for Album of the Year in Vancouver, BC.


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 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, The Fantastic Machine.  Refining their blend of elements, the band has developed a sound of their own that truly showcases each member's dynamic range.  In the past year the 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 has created a cohesive unit with the selection of Tom Finch on guitar, Jordan Feinstein on keys/organ/vocals, 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 to continue making the world a better place one song at a time.

 

 

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First Songs From The New Album  Podcast

'When' and 'Eclipse' were both produced at Hyde Street Studios by Pamela Parker and her band featuring Chris McGrew on drums, Tom Finch on guitar, Ryan Hickey on keys/organ and Spence Murray on bass.   Engineers Nathan Winter, Jack Kertzman, and David Saenz all worked on this project in Studios A and D of this legendary studio.  The videos for each song will be coming out shortly.  'When' features video producers Dano Perez and Doug Bouziane Jr.

Link to our fresh new hits:  http://www.pamelaparkerrocks.com/free-singles-download
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  1. "When"

Hoodline Weekly Pick Preview for The Rickshaw Stop Show January 29th, 2015 

Hoodline.com picked our show for one of their weekly pick previews.  This is what they had to say about why you should come to our show!!!  

Pamela Parker is without question one of the monarchs of the San Francisco rock scene.  She is not only an excellent performer, but she truly embodies the larger-than-life persona she's created for herself.  Her wild style, controlled and deliberate guitar playing and powerful voice speak enough to that point, but she has also played with several incredibly talented players in her time.  It's no wonder nearly every gigging musician in the city has heard of Pamela Parker, so check her out for a classic rock-inspired experience that will leave an impression.  - Hoodline.com



 
 

Guitar Player Presents 10th Anniversary featuring Pamela Parker, Jude Gold, Gretchen Menn and many more.  

Guitar Player Presents 10th Anniversary featured Pamela Parker on guitar playing Led Zeppelin's famous tune "The Ocean" with Gretchen Menn from Zepparella.  They both rocked those solos while Jimmy Leslie rocked the vocals.  Pamela also had the pleasure of singing the Jefferson Airplane tune "White Rabbit" with Jefferson Starship's own Jude Gold.  A good night had by all, Pamela Parker, also played in the band Jimmy Leslie & The Flow, of which she's been a member for a year.  The entire night also featured performances by amazing talent like Eric Barnett, James Nash, Shelley Doty, Derek Brooker, Sean Leahy, Miles Schon, Uriah Dufy Jules Leyhe and more.  

Christmas Song Spectacular Single Announcement Release 

Drew Southern and Pamela Parker wrote a song this year for Christmas time.  Their Christmas Song Spectacular is coming out next Friday and before they tell you their biggest wish, they wanna know what your biggest wish is this year!  In this video they will tell you all about their upcoming Christmas Song Spectacular Single.  They will ask you, "Since you can have one wish, what will it be this year?  Before we release our song, we want to know what your biggest wish is for Christmas.  We will send out a special link of behind-the-scenes footage of recording the Christmas Song Spectacular to everyone who let's us know what their biggest wish is this year.  Ask and you shall receive...that's what "THEY" say.   It is true.   Their Christmas Song Spectacular Single drops Friday, November 28, 2014, Black Friday...:*:...stay tuned..:*:...

Christmas Song Spectacular Crew is featuring Pamela Parker on vocals/guitar/songwriting, Drew Southern on guitar/vocals/songwriting, Paulo Baldi on drums, Tony Glaser on bass, Jordan Feinstein on keys, and Alex Attard on saxaphone.  All tracks recorded live at Studio Circle in San Mateo, CA by Jermaine Hamilton and mixed on the NEVE 8038 in Studio A by Nathan "Winterland" Winter at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, CA.  Filmed live at the mixing session on location at Hyde Street Studios.  

 

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Oakland First Fridays - September 5th, 2014 

Oakland First Fridays will feature Pamela Parker with her full band from 7-8PM at the intersection of 25th & Telegraph Ave. This glorious community event is one Oakland throws the first Friday of every month from March to December. 

Tickets: FREE & ALL AGES
Info: http://oaklandfirstfridays.org/HOME

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street.

Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland's KONO district springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.

Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland.


Remember Pamela Parker and her full band plays from 7-8PM sharp at the intersection of 25th & Telegraph Ave. 

Evolutionary Process #1 on Charts in Canada!!! 

WOW...we are #1 on CHLY 101.7FM in Nanaimo, BC, Canada this week!!! Here's the album review from DJ Evil Steve of 101.7FM CHLY in Nanaimo says

"When I first heard Pamela Parker's Is It Real I knew I had to have Evolutionary Process. Pamela Parker sounds like the love child of Ann Wilson and Axle Rose all the while looking like the daughter of Slash, Eric McFadden plays the guitar like he's being possessed by Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana at the same time. There's only one real word to describe this band and this album....Smooth. This is the kind of music you want to roll over, light a cigarette and ask was it good for you, too? There is no such thing as a bad song on this album, it's the kind you can put in your car and go on a road trip on, drive with the top down and looking damn cool doing it. I'm a music director of a radio station and i feel that Pamela Parker's Evolutionary Process is my greatest discovery this year and if you're smart it'll be yours 2 "

Main Stage at the Haight Street Fair 

ROCK N’ROLL RETURNS TO ITS CLASSIC FORM

May 24, 2013 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Pamela Parker will light up the city of San Francisco to celebrate her latest album, Evolutionary Process, with her all-star band on the main stage at The Haight Street Fair. The concert is FREE and family friendly. It runs all day long at the intersection of Haight Street at Stanyan Street. Pamela Parker and her band will take the Stanyan Stage at 1:30PM and play until 2:25PM. You will hear Pamela Parker on vocals and lead guitar, Kevin Carnes (Broun Fellinis) on drums, Tony Glaser (Alma Desnuda, Naked Soul) on bass, Rafael Tranquilino on lead guitar, and special guest Ryan Hickey on keys.

Pamela Parker has spent the last 2 years crafting her latest release in the city of her dreams, San Francisco, CA. She recorded and mixed her album at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in Studio A. The album features original classic rock for the new millennium. “In an age where humdrum music is still crowding the airwaves, Pamela Parker and her band have brought relevance and new life to classic rock and the music industry with this new release, Evolutionary Process,” Jack Dylan. The album also just debuted at #1 on 101.7FM CHLY radio in Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island in Canada, and is holding strong.

The music is very classic sounding guitar driven mid 70’s style rock (two lead guitars, bass, drums, powerful vocals, and occasional keyboards) with a heavy emphasis on songwriting, arrangement, and performance.  Though the template of this band is firmly planted in mid 70’s rock (taking their cues from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy and the like) their sound is totally fresh and original.  Pamela’s incredible and powerful voice is often described as a cross between Robert Plant and Janis Joplin.  She soars high like Plant but has just the right touch of gravel and growl ala Janis and when needed she sings smooth as silk.  Armed with her trusty Gibson SG, Marshall half-stack and ultra talented band mates, Parker is set to reinvigorate the music world by offering up hot slabs of fresh rock & roll.

For more information on Pamela Parker and the upcoming festival and the new album, Evolutionary Process, please visit www.PamelaParkerRocks.com or call (202) 277-1083.

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Evolutionary Process - the new album is HERE!!! 

Evolutionary Process, the new album by Pamela Parker is now HERE!!! For your copy, click here

 




Evolutionary Process features super group, Eric McFadden on guitar & vocals, Kevin Carnes on drums, Chris Arenas on bass, Pamela Parker on guitar, piano & vocals, and special guest, Ryan Hickey on piano & organ.
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