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Grammy Nominated Songwriter Pamela Phillips Oland:
“Let’s start a movement of mentoring children, so that no child would be without a mentor”
As a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing triple Grammy nominated songwriter Pamela Phillips Oland, co-writer of “ONE WORLD,” the new “We Are the World” style charity anthem for the global pandemic and racial justice, currently bulleting up the Billboard Mainstream Adult Contemporary Chart.
Watch the music video and donate for a free song download at www.oneworldoursong.com.
Career lyricist Pamela Phillips Oland is one of the few lyricists to have earned a full-time living simply doing what she loves for 30+ years. Working in a multiple of genres from pop to jazz, rock to country to children’s music, and lots of R&B, she has also found the time to write 14 musicals, one of which, “Soldier of Orange” is reopening in Amsterdam September 2, after a Covid pause, to continue its 10-year, 3-million-tickets-sold run.
A 3-time Grammy Nominee, and CMA winner, and with a Genie Award nomination for Best Song in a Motion Picture, Pamela also has 2 songwriting books in print, “The Art of Writing Great Lyrics” and “The Art of Writing Love Songs.”
Her works have been recorded by Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin & The Four Tops, Frank Sinatra, The Jacksons, Selena, Reba McIntyre, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Whispers, The Spinners, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Anne Murray, and dozens of others. She has written numerous film and TV themes and songs. Pamela divides her life between L.A., and a lake in Vegas. www.pamoland.com
Thank you so much for doing this with us Pamela! Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?
I was born in London, England, to first generation English parents, both of whom had ancestors who fled pogroms in Kiev, and Minsk in the Soviet Union. My Dad was a well-loved musician, doubling on winds and strings, and when he “played the Palace,” it was The Palace, as in Buckingham Palace. He played many society “do’s” as they called them.
I studied Ballet at the Royal Academy, getting Honors. I was spotted by a photographer in my dance class and posed for advertising for milk, which later led to TV acting when we’d emigrated to the USA.
I studied elocution with Gloria Brent, a larger than life British actress with a plummy accent and who would’ve been rendered mute if her hands were tied behind her back. Gloria Brent taught me hundreds of poems and how to recite them in rhythm, and how to put the correct emPHAsis on the right sylLAble. I entered numerous elocution contests, and won gold and silver medals for verse speaking.
This turned out to be the impetus for becoming a budding poet; a predilection that later led me to writing lyrics, and defining the differences between poetry and lyrics for the music industry.
My father said I swallowed a dictionary! On my birthdays, my parents treated me to Cantonese food and heavenly Musical Theater performances in the West End. I was entranced with lyrics, and “My Fair Lady,” remains my favorite musical, the wonderful story of two dissimilar people on a collision course with Love.
We came to America when I was 9, first to LA, then Dad’s career took us to Las Vegas, where I grew up in its halcyon days.
Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?
After a summer at the Sorbonne in Paris, I went back to London for a year. I volunteered at the Oxford & St. George Foundation Settlement House, where a shy 15-year old, an orphan I befriended, offered to teach me to play guitar.
This gift he offered me seemed so important to him, that I took two trains and a bus across London to go to his meager bed-sit to learn those chords. I have tried everything to find him to thank him.
When I returned home, my Dad — who’d taught me violin and piano — found out I now knew a few guitar chords, and bought me a guitar. At first, I sang folk songs, and before long, experimented with putting all of my early heartbreak poems to music. They were dreadful! But I couldn’t help becoming what I call a “Love-ologist” early on!
I found myself covertly studying people’s relationships: love found, love lost, love longed for, love thwarted, tearful longings, joyful comings-together. I’d study lovers fighting on trains, and cooing in restaurants. I started to be able to read eyes and body movements, and was able to write “nickel novels” in my head as to what was going on with them! I was a natural lyricist.
Song ideas came to me so easily, the stories flowed, and eventually I couldn’t “not” want to do it for a career. Eventually I realized that all songs are love songs to someone, or some thing ̶ a car or a country, a mother or a lover or a cause. Truly, I discovered the best reason to write…is for the joy of writing.
Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?
I had written “If Ever A Love There Was,” a romantic duet, with the wonderful Todd Cerney, twice ASCAP Nashville’s Writer of the Year. We loved the song, it seemed to write itself.
Clive Davis of ARISTA Records chose it for the Four Tops. It happened that my friend Jerry Knight was named producer. I said, “Jerry, this is so exciting, but…it’s a duet!! Who is Levi Stubbs going to sing this to?!” His jaw dropped, he said…”I’ll figure it out when I get to Detroit.” Levi and the Tops loved the song, and then Jerry pointed out, “We need a girl for you to sing this with!” Levi though for a moment and said, “Let’s get Ree!”
He then played the song over the studio monitors into the phone, and “Ree” said, “I love it, I want to do it!” He drove through the snow to “Ree,” Aretha Franklin’s house, to deliver her a copy of the song. They recorded it. With Kenny G playing a fabulous sax solo! It was a remarkable record. Later I was told that Levi and Aretha had actually lived that song lyric as youthful star-crossed lovers torn apart by parents!
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
I was writing a commercial for a canned chicken product for a jingle production company. It was my first job. My boss asked me to come up with a cute slogan about the chicken. Immediately, the slogan came into my head:
“The trick in pickin’ chicken is pickin’ which chicken to pick!”
Thinking my boss would be thrilled at my quick work, I went into his office and rattled off that line. He looked at me sternly and said, “No! That’s terrible! Go back and think of something better!” The next day, the client came in, and my boss called me into the office, where I sampled the appalling product!
“Well?” said my boss, “Tell the client what you’ve come up with!” I smiled and said, “The trick in pickin’ chicken is pickin’ which chicken to pick!” The client roared with delight. My boss said, “See, I knew you could come up with something better!” My lesson: Never make it look too easy!
What are some of the most interesting or exciting projects you are working on now?
I co-created and wrote lyrics for “Soldier of Orange,” the most successful musical in Dutch history, with 3 million-plus tickets sold. It is a hugely immersive project and had been running for 9½ years till Covid. It’s re-opening with a limited number of seats, on September 2!
We were about to open in London, the theater was already being built, but again, Covid interfered. But it will likely open in London in a year or so.
Also, as I write this today, a new all-star production of my revised song “One World” — co-written in Moscow with Franke Previte (Oscar-winning writer of “I’ve Had The Time of My Life”) and 2 writers from Estonia, in 1988 — has debuted on the Billboard Mainstream Adult Contemporary Chart’s Top 30 at #30 with a bullet! That’s really hard to get. Every songwriter in the world is yearning to be on that chart. So I’m thrilled. Our song is released to benefit four charities struggling for income during this Covid time: the Musicians Foundation, Actors Fund, Children of First Responders Foundation, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
People can watch the video, donate to one of the charities, and get a free download of the song at www.oneworldoursong.com
My most exciting project that I’m hopeful of getting produced is an original musical called “Wonder,” which I wrote incorporating 25 of Stevie Wonder’s brilliant songs. It is not a biography. It’s a totally original story of hope and love and belonging, in which his songs vividly move the plot forward. I have had an opportunity to discuss it with Stevie, and I look forward to more conversations with him about what might be possible for it when live theater is once again fully viable!
We are very interested in diversity in the entertainment industry. Can you share three reasons with our readers about why you think it’s important to have diversity represented in film and television? How can that potentially affect our culture?
Film and Television are mirrors of life in America and in our world. What we watch should look like us, like who we are, and who we are is a melting pot of races and nationalities and lifestyles in as many diverse combinations as there are stars in the sky. What I’m sure we are all working toward is balance. There should be a comfort level in what each member of an audience sees.
An analogy might be watching a baseball team play. We are not watching for what color, race, or nationality the team members are. We are watching them play as a team for the common goal of winning! American culture will be blessed if we are all working, and living, together as a team.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
When I first started out as a songwriter, I wish someone had told me that:
1) Pop songs are conversations, not emotional diatribes. It wasn’t until I heard Carole King sing “You’re so far away, doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore?” that I understood I was spinning my wheels singing from emotional fantasy;
2) When you say “I,” you’re speaking for the listener. People don’t care about who the songwriters are, or what is going on in their lives. They want to know how the song relates to them!;
3) Don’t get attached to outcome, just do what you love each day and it will lead to whatever is to come. I have seen writers get discouraged as they wait for a hoped-for result for one of their songs, and they fall apart when it doesn’t happen. The deal is: stop thinking about that song so you can write more and more of them, and let success come and surprise you;
4) Songwriting is not about the money or the success. It’s about the joy of creation itself. Many of my personal favorite songs have never been recorded. But I was given the blessing of the creative process;
5) The object of a collaboration is to make your collaborator look brilliant. I’m a career collaborator, and the composers and songwriters I’ve worked with are often so gifted. I encourage their process, point out when they have come up with a melody that is terrific, or they’ve thrown an idea or a lyric into the ring that is exactly right! After all, both our names go on it, no matter who thought of what!!
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
I don’t believe in the concept of “writer’s block.” I think it is a self-fulfilling prophecy based on working on something without a clear direction for what you want to say. I think if you can’t finish something quite often it’s because you’ve written the end, not the beginning. Or else you need to scrap it and start something else because what you’re doing is going nowhere!
I also think that people in the creative fields listen too much to other people’s opinions that make them feel low. Opinions are like noses, everyone has one. Only listen to those who understand how to make meaningful and useful comments. Whether that’s an artist, a producer or your Mom, you never know where the gems of advice are coming from! But most of all, never stop doing what you love!
You are a person of enormous influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
Well…I think the idea Franke Previte and I had, to rewrite “One World” and hire a producer (Jon Gilutin) to produce it, and reach out to the best of the best studio singers and musicians, and then join that with four charities to help people get some needed money during lockdown…I think that is a start.
But beyond that, one plank in the ladder would be to set up good-natured conversations and debates where people could both learn to listen, and also present their points of view.
Another plank would be to start a movement of mentoring children, so that no child would be without a mentor (other than a parent) who could teach them great thoughts and wonderful ideas, show them the arts and theater and classical music and other such things that the intellect and creativity of mankind over centuries has created and given us as a legacy.
To let the children know that they each have special talents, and to help each one find that talent — be it an ability to light up a room with their smile, or their ability to make someone feel needed. Or their ability to sing or dance or paint or throw a ball. We need to concentrate on finding and celebrating what’s good in humanity.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
Frank Sinatra took a chance on me and recorded my song “Monday Morning Quarterback.” He was always gracious enough to credit me wherever and whenever he sang it. His influence on my life was remarkable, as so many doors opened then. He introduced me to Freddy Heineken, the Dutch brewer, who was a secret songwriter, and asked me to write lyrics for Freddy.
Decades later that relationship led to me writing “Soldier of Orange” in Holland. But I suppose I must thank my Mom, the lovely late Lily Phillips, for teaching me how to use words creatively, and helping me write my first story. And for loving me and uplifting me throughout my creative path!
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
I was 22, standing by an elevator, and a grey-haired man came up and said, “Why so glum?” And I said, “I feel like I’m always in preparation for my life! When am I going to actually live it?”
He responded, “My dear, let me give you a piece of advice: The Process is the Purpose.” He was the president of the Television Academy, though I didn’t know that then. That became the mantra for my life. It is a theme that runs through everything I write, and it informs the way I live my life every day. It works. Someone else who passed through my life, later paraphrased it: “Everyone’s running around looking for the end of the road. But the end of the road is the road itself!”
Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this, especially if we tag them. 🙂
Oh! There are so many people to admire! But perhaps it would be Richard Branson, who has been such a creative entrepreneur, unstoppable, filled with imagination and delight at what he creates. He thinks it and then he does it: an island, an airline, a film company, massive humanitarian efforts! His hot air ballooning may just be a metaphor for how to live our lives: just find a way to rise, and the winds of fortune will carry you where you need to go!!
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This was very meaningful, thank you so much! We wish you continued success!
Thank you very much. I’m honored to be asked your incisive and at the same time uplifting questions!
Australian Songwriters Conference
Career Development For Music Creators
The Divine Art & Craft of Collaboration
Date: July 11, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
More than ever, the online space is allowing songwriters to co-write with others outside their neighbourhood and allowing international collaborations to flourish. But there’s more to collaboration than the physical process of working together.
In this special event Masterclass, 3x Grammy Award nominee, Pamela Oland, will discuss the deeper nuances of collaboration that results in a successful co-write. Delving into the importance of mindset, patience and being open to a co-writer’s twist on your ideas, Pamela shares her decades of experience and insight on this topic, leaving you enlightened on how to get the most out of your songwriting collaborations.
ASC Members: $20.00
ABOUT PAMELA OLAND
3-time Grammy-Nominated lyricist, Pamela Phillips Oland, has written over 500 songs that have been recorded and enjoyed in the U.S. and around the world. Her work has been recorded by no less than the spectacular talents of Aretha Franklin & The Four Tops, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston & Jermaine Jackson, Anne Murray, Philip Bailey, Earth Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight, Reba McIntyre, Peabo Bryson, The Jacksons, Engelbert Humperdinck, Dusty Springfield, The Crusaders, The Whispers, The Brothers Johnson, DJ Ralphi Rosario, Michael Learns to Rock, and Selena.
Pamela’s lyrics can be heard in movies and on TV shows that include: The Sopranos, Coming to America, 102 Dalmatians, Burglar, J.A.G., Xena Warrior Princess, Gideon, Kids 10 Commandments and Blizzard, which was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture.
Pamela is the sole lyricist for Argentinian diva Karen Souza, including co-writing the hit song “Paris.”
Pamela has given multiple seminars on songwriting, including at Carnegie Hall, in Australia and Finland, and at music conservatories around Denmark. She taught her craft for 8 years at UCLA and was part of the historic Music Speaks Louder Than Words event–the first ever creative exchange between U.S. and Soviet songwriters and artists in Moscow and Leningrad.
Her musical, Soldier of Orange, is in its 9th sold-out year in Holland. With almost 3,000,000 tickets sold, it’s the most successful musical in Dutch history. Soldier of Orange is about be workshopped in London, where a new immersive theater is being built for it in Newham, near London City Airport. Producers are planning to open it there in late 2020.
Other musicals that Pamela is currently developing are, Chick, Wonder, which is a Stevie Wonder musical, and Touch Me, a Rock Show.
Beyond writing hundreds of songs, Pamela has also published two books, The Art of Writing Great Lyrics and The Art of Writing Love Songs.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Songsalive!
LA Song Critique Workshop
Pamela Phillips Oland 3x Grammy nominated
Are you a songwriter willing to take your songs to the next level? Workshop your songs to be the best they can be, and get them out to the world. Hosted by Rik Lawrence, of Songsalive!, the largest global songwriters squad, the Songsalive! Workshops are open to all songwriters, composers, lyricists and musicians. First half song critique. Second half industry session, with invaluable guest speakers from the music business. Come ready with your songs for feedback and create long lasting relationships in the songwriting community. Goals: 1) the SONG and making it the best it can be. 2) providing a community for our members to gather, network, collaborate and learn. Come prepared for song critique
Guest Speaker: 3-time Grammy-nominated PAMELA PHILLIPS OLAND. Over 500 songs recorded in the U.S.A. and worldwide, including lyrics for Aretha Franklin & The Four Tops, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston & Jermaine Jackson’s “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do,” Anne Murray, Howie Dorough & Sarah Geronimo, Philip Bailey, Earth Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight, Reba McIntyre, Peabo Bryson, The Jacksons, Engelbert Humperdinck, Dolly Dots, Dusty Springfield, The Crusaders, The Whispers, The Brothers Johnson, Selena, and more. TV and Film credits: The Sopranos, Coming to America, 102 Dalmatians, Burglar, J*A*G, Xena Warrior Princess, Gideon, and more. She has given multiple seminars on songwriting, including at Carnegie Hall, in Australia and Finland, and at music conservatories around Denmark. She taught her craft for 8 years at UCLA, and was part of the historic “Music Speaks Louder Than Words” event–the first ever creative exchange between US and Soviet songwriters and artists, in Moscow and Leningrad. Books: The Art of Writing Great Lyrics and The Art of Writing Love Songs. Musicals in dev: “Chick,” “Wonder” (a Stevie Wonder musical) and “Touch Me, a Rock Show”. Her musical “Soldier of Orange” is in its 9th sold-out year in Holland, with almost 3 million tickets sold.
Pam’s topic: The Fine Art of Collaboration
– Getting the most out of collaboration
– How to work with someone and not feel you’re being overpowered
– Allowing your collaborator thinking room
– Why collaboration is often better than writing alone
– Taking care of the business aspects including costs
– Overcoming the fear of losing your creative input
– How to know when a collaboration is a dud, a drain, or a disaster
WHEN: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 (3rd Sundays of the month)
TIME: Starts 12:00pm sharp. Ends at 3pm.
Attendees are asked to stay for the whole workshop.
COST: Free for Songsalive! PRO Members and $10 for everyone else*. RSVP is mandatory. No-shows and late arrivals will not be invited back.
WHERE: Songsalive!’s LA Home at MUSIC SPACE STUDIOS[masked]/2 Oxnard St. Van Nuys Ca. 91411
RSVP A MUST: No-shows may not not be invited back. Walk Ups are not recommended and may be turned away. Please RSVP on this page.
(*Being a member of Meetup.com does not constitute being a Member of Songsalive! Join at https://members.songsalive.org)
~ HOW IT WORKS ~
First half song critique. Second half guest speaker talk or really good music business discussion – topics TBD.
1. Only Pro Members can receive a song critique
2. First come first serve. We randomly choose (draw) from Pro Members who arrive on time but we cannot guarantee everyone will get an opportunity due to time.
3. First timers can only audit the class (watch).
4. Late arrivals will forfeit ability to receive song critique.
~ COME PREPARED ON THE DAY ~
– Bring 20 typed copies of your lyric sheet (with full contact details).
– Perform live, or bring song on CD, iPod, phone. Hook up to Stereo provided.
– bring packed lunch.
The largest songwriters squad worldwide.
Soldier van Oranje - The Musical goes to England
After a long search, NEW Productions, the producer of Soldaat van Oranje – De Musical, has found the ideal location in London to play an English version of the show. Today, on the birthday of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, it was announced that the construction of the Soldier of Orange – The Musical theater will commence at the end of 2019 opposite City Airport in the East London Royal Docks. The expectation is that the English show will premiere in the fall of 2020.
The original creative team, Theu Boermans (director), Edwin de Vries (script), Tom Harriman (music), Pamela Phillips Oland (lyrics), Bernhard Hammer (set) and Fred Boot (producer) are also involved in this English version. The British playwright and screenwriter, Jeremy Brock, has been added to the team to slightly adjust the script for an English-speaking audience.
The start of ticket sales will be announced at a later date. The public can keep up to date via the online newsletter, see soldiervanoranje.nl/londen.
Producer Fred Boot: “We have had the ambition and the dream for years to be able to tell the story of Erik Hazelhoff and his friends abroad. London was the location of our Queen Wilhelmina in exile and the United Kingdom plays an important role in the story. That is why the United Kingdom has always had our priority. We have adjusted the production somewhat for an international audience due to a number of minor changes to the script, but at the same time ensured that the performance remains as it has been embraced in the Netherlands. We and the whole team are very much looking forward to sharing this universal history story of a group of friends who are forced to make difficult choices under pressure of the war with the English people and international visitors. “
Soldier van Oranje – The Musical has since been seen by more than 2.8 million people. Today, on 3 April, the 2,634th performance was played in a continuous period from October 2010. The originally Dutch musical can now be seen until September 2019, bringing the nine-year anniversary in sight.
Info and ticket sales – SoldierOfOrange.com
IMTA New York is coming up July 15-19, and I’ll be there to judge…
I have been judging this show for International Modeling and Talent Association – the largest talent show not televised – for about 10 years. Twice a year – in LA and in New York, I go to scout for talent. And I have seen a lot of of very promising performers. The show has been the springboard for Eva Longoria, Elijah Wood and Ashton Kutcher, among dozens of familiar faces.
Why do some people succeed at talent shows and others fail to be noticed? Yes, there is a reason. The ones who grab your attention, the ones who burn themselves into your brain – have a great passion for performing, and it can be visible and evident in the smallest of performances. It is something that takes over their entire body and mind, and spills over into the hearts and minds of the judges. It’s not enough to have talent, Talent is common. Coming alive when you perform is not as common. My suggestions to wannabes:
1) Be prepared – your performance day is not the time to learn a new song and sing it..Know it so well that it’s second nature.
2) Show your passion exuding from your eyes and radiating from your body.
3) Pick appropriate material considering who you are, your age, your abilities.
4) Know that you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
5) Practice, rehearse, wear your performance like a second skin.
6) Do your warm ups – singing, dancing or acting. Get your voice ready, get limber, be happy in your skin.
7) Connect emotionally and visually to the judges
8) You must want it so badly you can taste it. Maybes never win.
You have one minute to win me over. Show me what you’ve got, I want to see it!
CARNEGIE HALL – WEILL MUSIC INSTITUTE
Musical Exchange Songwriter Series
Interview with Pamela Phillips-Oland
In the Musical Exchange Songwriter Series, we explore the craft of songwriting through regular interviews and short videos with songwriters who share inspiration and advice and reflect diverse musical styles and approaches to the art of songwriting.
Pamela Phillips Oland and Tom Harriman
on Soldier of Orange
By Tim Hayes,
ASCAP, Associate Director, Communications & Media
So thrilled that Karen Souza’s wonderful album is being so highly and warmly reviewed.
Atwood Magazine (www.atwoodmagazine.com) did Karen, Davy and myself the honor of focusing the review on just our original song, “You Got That Something.”
This duet with “Japan’s Frank Sinatra,” Toku, is on Karen’s new album “Velvet Vault,” that topped the Japanese jazz charts in it’s first weeks of release in December 2017.
But the really amazing part is that they quoted so much of my lyric in the review!
Enjoy the read!
Another rave review for Karen Souza’s “Velvet Vault” album.
She’s totally a bright jazz star rising on the jazz world’s horizon!
I’m particularly grateful that this reviewer too, chose to print 2 excerpts from lyrics on the album, and both were mine, from our 2 original songs on the project.
I feel so enriched by the special friendship that has developed between Karen and myself, and our continuing songwriting collaboration.
And when my lyrics themselves are reviewed…the acknowledgment by reviewers is its own reward!
Charlie Green, a Britain’s Got Talent winner at just 10 years old, is now tall, handsome, 14, and just recorded his second album with producer Christian DeWalden in Milan, Italy.
3 songs will feature lyrics by Pamela, with various European composers. Charlie and Rachelle Ann Go enjoyed a hit with Pamela’s A Friend Like You in the Philippines earlier this year. Pamela’s personal favorite written for Charlie: My First Love!
Lara Cuevos – Best Performance Award
Philippine Star LARA CUEVAS was awarded the coveted BEST PERFORMANCE BY A NEW FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST at the 2011 AWIT Awards in Manila, for her song “This Moment,”
Lyrics by Pamela Phillips Oland, music by Aussie Al Taweel, produced by Christian deWalden.
Karen Souza, the sultry Argentinean pop-jazz sensation currently sizzling up stages all over South America, has flown twice to Los Angeles to co-write numerous songs with Pamela Oland and Argentinean producer/composer Dany Tomas.
It has been a wonderful, soulful collaboration, and you can expect to hear great things from it, such as Lie To Me. Currently touring, she will soon begin recording.
The Danish artist with a flair and a sense of humor is currently on a tour of Denmark with his band promoting his new album “Good Company for the Dog”. He and Pamela Oland wrote 3 of the songs on his new album, writing in LA and Copenhagen, including the title song and his current single “Don’t Stop”.
Alana Lee garnered a stunning 11 million YouTube hits on her song “Butterfly.”
Her new single “Synchronize” co-written by Pamela Oland and Steven McClintock drops this week, with a video to follow. Her meteoric rise was noted by Yahoo Finance and MarketWire August 24, 2011. She’s only 14! Wow! Can you spell Huge Future?!
Simon Lynge is truly one of the most gifted of the current crop of new pop alternative artists. A Dane-Greenlander, he constantly tours Europe and the US. He’s the spokes-musician for Norlandia Hotels. He fills arenas in London. An awesome talent! A favorite collaborator of Pamela’s. One of their several co-writes “Bird’s Eye View” remains one of his most enduring favorites and is on his album “The Future.”
Karmina is the beautiful sister duo of Kamille and Kelly Rudsin who are currently on an Apple tour of Europe, finding new devotees as they perform their beautiful harmonies and songs.
Their popular song “Guilty” from their new album “Car Train Ship Plane” was co-written with Pamela Oland at their home in Venice CA. Guilty live in London Get their album and follow their travels at: