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PAMELA CLAY IN “FOREVER PIAF” @ Feinstein’s at Vitello’s
October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$20 – $25
Oklahoma-born, European-educated Pamela Clay is a singer-actress-writer whose vocal abilities span a broad spectrum, from jazz to R & B to pop to country to cabaret to Broadway, and late great Grammy winner Lou Rawls said she’s got one of the best voices he’d ever heard. “A powerhouse performer who pours all of her passion into every moment of every song” (Elliot Zweibach, Cabaret Scenes). Pamela’s first one-woman show was at JFK Center, first film role opposite Tommy Lee Jones, and first solo show in NY at Feinstein’s 54 Below. In self-penned “Forever Piaf!”, Pamela Clay is “taken over” by the spirit of the late great French chanteuse Edith Piaf, and performs a concert “as Piaf”, singing and speaking in an authentic French accent, with musical accompaniment by David Moscoe at the piano, Vince Tividad on upright bass, Parisian-born Coco Roussel on drums, and also features Lindsay Gillis on lead guitar.
Esteemed critic Mr. Richard Blackwell wrote: “Pamela Clay is the rebirth of Edith Piaf…she is fabulous with a voice that will have you mesmerized…she is Piaf if you close your eyes…she has that fabulous, gutsy street sound with the emotions that made Piaf an icon not to be rivaled…Pamela has everything that makes you stand and cheer….the voice of a lion and the emotions of a wounded sparrow…Believe me, she will bring a smile to your face and tears to your eyes!”
In Los Angeles, she’s starred at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, headlined at Catalina Jazz Club, Long Beach Lobster Festival, Wilshire-Ebell, Vitellos, and House of Blues, and often hired for private parties/special events for Thalians, etc. Her Warner-Chappell-licensed French compositions featured recently on television’s Supernatural, and songs written/recorded with her all-original New Orleans-flavored rock band, Catahoula, in feature films, licensed by Red Queen Music, division of Harry Warren’s publishing company, and appeared with Randy Newman, and at Troubadour, Whisky, Roxy, Federal, Molly Malone’s, Viva Rancho Cantina and more.
Pamela and Catahoula co-founder, her New Orleans-born artist-musician husband Bruce Bermudez reside in the Hollywood Hills.