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.