Songwriter and Singer of the Number 1 South African hit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HalIB5ReAwI Multiple South African Music Award winner for co-writing. Currently working with artists in co-write sessions
Degree in Jazz Music and have been a professional singer / songwriter / recording artist for 12 years. Can perform and compose in many styles including Pop, RnB, Folk, Indie and EDM.
I currently am specialising in Pop vocals and Pop Songwriting. I have a lot of different musical influences which gives me an edge as a writer and topliner. I also have a romantic lyrical side that helps shape songs in a unique way.
1 - I could sing your demo for you (if you wrote the song or if we wrote it together)
2 - I could topline for you
3 - I can write lyrics to your melody
4 - I can write music / melody to your lyrics
5 - I can add piano or keys to your piece
6 - I can do backing vocals for you
7 - I can perform your song / feature for you (negotiable pricing)
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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What a great experience working with Pam. She knows exactly what she wants and communicates clearly and she is SUPER talented. She is a great writer and singer!
It was wonderful to work with Pamatha, she’s a pro, has patience and communicates in a timely manner. She writes lyrics and melodies to another level and works well with less experienced writers. She is versatile in many musical styles and that helped to make the song interesting. I recommend her and I would love to collaborate with her more!
Pam is an amazing vocalist, pianist and songwriter. I'm really blown away by her lyric ideas and she comes up with great and interesting melodies. She is super nice and I love to work with her.
Pam is A Class! She has super interesting toplines and is never afraid to take risks, but still with pop sensibility. She's fun to work with and I plan on working with her again and again!
Pam is such an amazing writer, very few people I've worked with have shown the precision and efficiency in sessions that she has. It's no surprise that she teaches a masterclass in songwriting, her melodic choices blend effortlessly with the lyric and phonic selections. Absolutely plan on working with her again!
Interview with Pamatha
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have did some toplining for a trap song, 'Rise.' I am just thrilled with how the track turned out and found the process fun.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My band, LARGO are releasing an album later on this year. We are writing songs for that at the moment. I am also co-writing on different projects mainly for pitch.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both - half and half. Depends on the music you are trying to make but personally I think a mix keeps things original.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always try my best for you. Even if I don't personally agree with a direction that you are taking the music in, I would always give you the benefit of the doubt
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When I can articulate with music / melody and lyric something that they are trying to say ... when we actually get there it is TOTALLY rewarding.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How many revisions come with the price!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That any of it is easy! Some things you get better at with practise but being truly vulnerable and to write a song about that vulnerability is never easy
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ALWAYS ask for references on what they are shooting for. If they are interested in me as vocalist or as a songwriter, I need references for both. Even if they say I like Julia Michaels style of singing but prefer Khalid songwriting, then I can take it from there and dissect exactly what it is about those references that the client is into and hopefully have a more calculated journey to their happiness
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open minded, the less tightly that you hold onto the goal the more likely you are to get there. It's weird but that's music
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Who needs gear on an island? where will you plug it in ? ? !! lol
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been performing as a singer and songwriter for more than 12 years. I have TONS of experience in so many different styles of music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I used to describe it as indie or alt pop but it feels more and more that my style of pop writing is becoming more main stream. But I would still say its alternative i suppose when compared to the pop of say Taylor Swift!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sia because she writes such amazing songs. I would also really like to co-write with Labrinth
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: From the perspective of a singer ... I would say be flexible. Know how you would like to perform your song but have an open mind what will be best in a studio context and be open to take direction from the producer.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop takes up 80% of my time ... I mean dark pop and commercial pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a metaphoric flair in my lyric writing that comes in handy ! I have an imaginative sense of melody that pushes people I work with to be more original.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have a lot of inspirations and influences. Some are REALLY old and some SUPER new. So I feel like a can bring a creative flavour to a song that gives it something authentic. I believe in artists sounding like themselves and not carbon copying someone else.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For POP songwriting, it's important to me to get a lyrical concept together first. I mean, this is a song after all, which means there has to be something that you are trying to say ... Once I have that idea well fleshed out I start a basic / matching harmonic rhythm (so minor or not) then I sing some melodies over those changes until I find something that connects emotional both to the harmony and the content that I have in mind for the song. I then start to build the song one line at a time with all of this research that I have done. Sometimes I build the chorus first but otherwise I build from the top. It's always a surprise to me what works with a song and what doesn't. Which rhyming schemes work and which melodic rhythms really pull out the meaning of the idea and lyric. For SINGER / SONGWRITER style writing I usually write on the piano from the beginning and don't dissect the lines as precisely but give myself time to build the story and paint a picture. It's really dependent on the style of music what I would usually do.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The best microphone for me to sing into is a Telefunken U47 ... we are soulmates. I don't own one yet ... but I will.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love Sia as a songwriter. Her voice is obviously ridiculous but I admire her as a writer. I love Billie Eilish for all her ballsiness ... Always a die hard Kimbra fan ... at the moment Bae Miller, and Labrinth and Maggie Rogers are really exciting to me. In terms of music producers, I love what Diplo is doing on LSD. Zedd is also a firm favorite.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Collaborative songwriting and demo vocals. I can perform vocally in a range of styles so regardless of the genre I can get the right approach to suit your song. In terms of songwriting, I can work with whatever you have, a poem, a concept, whatever you have and build a lyric out of it. Melody comes pretty easy to me too.