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About Pamela

Professional flautist (also piccolo), and professional vocalist specialising in big band repertoire/ American Songbook.Orchestral, functions
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Flutist and vocalist, Pam performs within an eclectic range of ensembles. Most notably she plays with her chamber group the Lodore Ensemble, and is a member of the London Film Music Orchestra with whom she appears in a dual role as flutist and vocal soloist. As a session musician Pam has recorded for several UK-based bands. Pam's influences draw from Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Janis Joplin, and Joni Mitchell, among others. She sings regularly with big bands in London, and performs as a vocalist with an emphasis on jazz standards and the American Songbook. In recent years Pam’s varied performances have led her to established London venues for chamber music, to jazz clubs, to UK music festivals such as the Henley Festival, as well as to festivals further afield such as Montreux Jazz.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Opera, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Early music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Jazz fusion, Easy listening, Dixieland
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Event types:
New Year's Eve, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

After You’ve Gone, C
Ain’t Misbehavin, in G
Ain’t She Sweet, F
All of Me, F
Anything Goes, Eb
As Time Goes By, Eb
Begin the Beguine
Blue Skies, G minor
Button Up Your Overcoat, C (verse in F)
Bye Bye Blackbird, Bb
Charleston, G
Cheek to Cheek, F
Comes Love, C minor
‘Deed I Do, G
Delovely, C
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me, C
Everybody Loves My Baby*
Exactly Like You, C
Fascinating Rhythm, G
Fine and Mellow (Blues), C
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You, Bb
Happy Days are Here Again*
Hard-Hearted Hannah
Hello Dolly, Eb
Honeysuckle Rose, A
How Come You Do Me Like You Do?, C minor
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me, E flat
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, C
I Get a Kick Out of You, G
I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling, G
I Got Rhythm, C
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like my Sister Kate*
I’m In the Mood for Love, F
It Don’t Mean a Thing, g minor
It Had to Be You, C
Lady Be Good, Bb
Let Me Off Uptown, C
Let’s Do It, Eb
Let’s Face the Music and Dance, G
Let’s Misbehave, F
Mean To Me, C
My Heart Belongs to Daddy, f minor
Nice Work if You Can Get It, C
Our Love is Here to Stay, Eb
Paper Moon, Bb
Pennies from Heaven, Eb
Puttin’ on the Ritz, A minor
Sentimental Journey, Bb
Someone to Watch Over Me, G
Squeeze Me*
Stars Fell on Alabama, F
Sunny Side of the Street, F
Sweet Georgia Brown, C
‘S Wonderful, G
Tea for Two, C
The Man I Love*
The Shiek of Araby*
Them There Eyes, Ab
They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Bb
Under My Skin, Bb
We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye, F
We’ll Meet Again, D
What is This Thing Called Love*
When You’re Smiling*
Why Don’t You Do Right*
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, F
You Make Me Feel So Young, Eb
You’re the Cream in My Coffee, G
You’re the Top, G
Pennies from Heaven, Eb
Secret Love, Bb
Ain’t Misbehavin’, G
The Nearness of You, C
Paper Moon, Bb
From Me to You (Beatles), G
Mean to Me, C
What a Difference a Day Made, C
Take the A Train, F
At Last, F
Tea for Two, Db
Summertime, a minor
Get Out of Town, c min
Bye Bye Blackbird, Bb
Body and Soul, Ab
Sophisticated Lady, Ab
Let’s Misbehave, F
Honeysuckle Rose, C
Stormy Weather, D
Fly Me to the Moon (Dm)
It Ain’t Necessarily So (Cm)
Black Coffee (Bb)
I’ve got you under my skin (Bb)
All of Me (C)
At last (F)
Pennies from Heaven, Eb
Secret Love, Bb
Ain’t Misbehavin’, G
The Nearness of You, C
Paper Moon, Bb
From Me to You (Beatles), G
Mean to Me, C
What a Difference a Day Made, C
Take the A Train, F
At Last, F
Tea for Two, Db
Summertime, a minor
I’ve got you under my skin (Bb)
Anything But Love, C
I’ve Got a Crush on You, C
Weaver of Dreams, Eb
The More I See You, Bb
World on a String, Ab
Killing Me Softly, ends on Eb
Let’s Do It, Eb
Both Sides Now, F (Joni Mitchell)
Our Love is Here to Stay, Ab
Lover Man, C
I’m Beginning to See the Light, C
What a Wonderful World, in B flat
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes. This is a popular request and I offer an iPod service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 30mins to one hour before the performance time. As soon as the PA is set up I/we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring my own instruments and PA.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to perform I am happy to take requests. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times, etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My rapport with audiences and my repertoire.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to list all, but they include: Jazz Cafe POSK Berkhamstad Jazz Club Googlies Jazz Club The Ivy House St. John's Smith Square

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald Sarah Vaughn Anita O'Day Frank Sinatra Fats Waller Janice Joplin

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The Henley Festival The Montreux Jazz Festival


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£400
NYE Solo vocals with backing tracks
Up to two hours, solo vocals with flute added, all PA equipment included.
NYE extended
Up to three hours, solo vocals with flute added, all PA equipment included.


1920s-style sets


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Malcolm E, 2 years ago

Pam is a versatile and stylish singer with a great audience rapport. She is comfortable delivering jazz vocals from the 1920s and the Swing Era through to later jazz standards. She is happy performing in all manner of ensembles, from a soloist with backing tracks, or as part of a duo, trio, quartet, big band, as well as with orchestra.

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Chris N, 2 years ago

It was a great privilege to work with the London Film Music Orchestra in 2018, leading to a performance of 3 works of mine at their Christmas concert. The young musicians are truly outstanding, and possibly better than some more experienced orchestras I have worked with! The girls behind the orchestra are supremely dedicated and were a delight to work with. I look forward to our next collaboration in 2020.

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