* The John Lennon Songwriting Contest: Finalist Session 1 Pop 2017 *
* International Songwriting Competition: Semi-Finalist 2017 *
* The Great American Songwriting Contest: Finalist 2017 *
Pamela Kate Gaylord was born on September 9th 1994 in Long Island, New York. Ever since birth, Pamela has always had a connection and has been drawn to music. At the age of three, she received a drum set for Christmas and a piano soon after. Once she turned five, she received an offer that would change her life, forever. A spectator at her school concert loved her attitude and voice so much, she asked if Pamela would want to sing for her event. Happily, she accepted and sang for over 300 people at the Huntington Townhouse for a christian convention during Christmas. It was at that moment, she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
"Getting up on that stage was indescribable... it was like nothing else mattered in the world, just me and the music. I sang my heart out that night and loved every last minute of it." - Pamela Kate
Later, Pamela went on to sing for all school performances. Once she became a freshman in high school, her choral director recommended she take lessons and strive further, NYSSMA. During her first year, she went out for level 4 and scored a 99, nearly a perfect score. The judges, along with her teacher, recommended she should try piano as well. Even though she was frustrated with the instrument, Pamela never gave up. Her next NYSSMA year she scored a 99 for level 5 voice and a 100 for level 4 piano. Feeling accomplished with her hard work, she strived to go further and finished with a 100 and 98 and the highest level possible, All State.
Wanting to go further with music, she found a talent agency around 2013, who was willing to take her on board. The catch, she had to dabble in other areas such as acting & modeling. Feeling determined, she accepted. Receiving the opportunity of a life time, she was one of the chosen six people, out of 300+ who auditioned, to attend the IMTA's in Los Angeles, California. It was then, January 2014, she met with top agents and p.r. for all acting, modeling, and even music company's around the United States. Not giving up was proven successful again and she placed in the top ten, out of many girls in her division, in all of her acting and modeling competitions. Hard work definitely paid off and she received twelve call backs from many different agents during that experience.
After making her decisions, she spent many monthly trips into NYC for more, in-depth vocal lessons. Pamela made more auditions and interviews happen during that process and kick started off her career. In late October of 2015, she flew off to Nashville, Tennessee to record her debut single, "Get It" & her photoshoot for her EP release.
"My debut single "Get It" is such an inspirational song for not only me, but I hope for many others also. My advice for everyone is too never give up on your dreams, nothing is impossible. Always set the ladder higher and keep climbing for the top. Let those who discourage you, be your motivation to keep pushing further ahead." - Pamela Kate
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