Pamela Parker's Fantastic Machine is a celebration of the Summer of Love! This band captures the San Francisco music scene, ranging from 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 Pamela Parker on vocals/guitar/keys. Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine blends sultry soulful vocals with powerful rock anthems. They have built a sound on their dynamic stage presence and commanding vocals that can drive you, make you dance, or take you on a journey. The upcoming album, The Fantastic Machine, creates a fresh rock n'roll landscape with a wide range of surprising touchstones like Aretha Franklin, Thin Lizzy, Funkadelic and Heart. 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 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, 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 and Bay Vibes Summer Fest. They also completed a second album, Evolutionary Process, with Pamela earning studio time working as an engineer and producer at the legendary Hyde Street Studios. 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 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, 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.