About Pamela Joy
Pamela Joy is Christian musician from Australia who loves indie folk music and folk fusion. Her music is both acoustic and electronic with a hint of world music influences. Sometimes it’s got a country music vibe but there are also urban influences. It’s gentler than rock but usually heavier than country (but not always). There's a soft edge featuring acoustic guitar, classical harp, Japanese woodwind etc but these sounds sometimes walk with dirty bass and industrial sequencing. At its heart it’s Christian music with Pamela’s faith in Jesus drives her creative expression.
Background & Credits
Pamela grew up in Queensland, Australia, and wrote most of her early music on riverbanks and under the trees without much influence from radio music. This has probably contributed to the unique fusion sound that doesn’t place Pamela’s music in typical genres.
After sending a demo to one of her favourite bands – Middle Eastern influenced folk band, Sons of Korah, their lead singer Matthew Jacoby invited Pamela to tour with them as their support act. After some great fun touring with this band twice, Pamela wrote “Save Us” after listening to them sing the Psalms night after night on tour.
Pamela remains grateful to Spike, Jayden, Rod Gear and Rod Wilson who went on to help her do some recording in Melbourne. She then toured again with some generous musicians who came together to help raise money for the work her sister, Ruth Larwill, was doing in Cambodia with women at risk of human rights violations. Additional thanks go to Russel Bratten, Jocelyn Evans and Joshua Morehead – all who were a big part in getting the work of Bloom Asia going in its early days through funds from this tour.
Pamela Joy now lives in Melbourne and has re-released the songs from the early hannah’s child recording along with her favourite songs from the l’aparela project, this time all in a single album called OAK.
Pamela says that “it has been a privilege to have so many excellent musicians work with me to bring my rough but intense ideas that followed me from the country into the city to life…” In particular, she gives thanks for working with the quality likes of Mike Avery (Spike), Rod Gear, Jayden Lee, Rod Wilson, Anne Norman, Gareth Skinner, Robert John Sedky, Jeremy Alsop, Stu Hazelman, Jacob Rissmann, Travis Easton, Paul Jones, Greg Hunt, Penny Frearson, Hannah Coleman, Rod Baker, Andrew Naylor, Andrew Christie and Allan Nuendorf…
Thanks and credit also go to Rachel CD Marks for the artwork that features the Scarlett and Sam characters when they pop up (in videos and on the website).