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"What The Media Is Saying About SOMETHING WONDERFUL"

The reviews are in:

"Tate is a high-octane dramatic singer, assigning a mix of standards, theatre tunes, and contemporary songs to illustrate the diverse loves that connect us. Possessing a voice that is more powerhouse than pretty, Tate grabs the listener's attention and holds tight....she releases a theatrical strength to charge the lyrics...a snappy, passionate show..." - Elizabeth Ahlfors, CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE

"I got my advance copy [Something Wonderful] in the mail on Saturday afternoon and this is a cabaret CD you will want to own!" - Stu Hamstra, CABARET HOTLINE ONLINE

"A self-assured, in-command vocalist with a wide range of emotions as well as vocal range...Tate made an impressive showing with her comedic and dramatic skills. Everything she went for she evocative "All the Way" (Cahn-Van Heusen) filled with heart. Reprising Brel's "Marieke," which is becoming a mainstay in her shows, was her most poignant moment. This mournful ode to a lost one can be tricky in the wrong hands. I know of some major vocalists who could take lessons from Tate on how to interpret this powerful song. She created a fierce crescendo that cried out in defiance and pain." - John Hoglund, BACKSTAGE

"...Marieke...The song is like a gathering storm, and Tate allowed herself to be gathered into it... Many have given themselves over to the tune (Karen Akers does it like an anthem), but few have reached such tormented depths with it." - David Finkle, BACKSTAGE Bistro Bits

"Singer Pam Tate has pipes The White House would kill for. She's an awesome belter, with enough power to fill an arena...she just about blew the walls off the place." - Bill Ervolino, NJ RECORD

"... this is one versatile singer who is very focused and unafraid to strip emotions bare with a powerhouse delivery and a divine poignancy that captivates the room." - John Hoglund, NY NATIVE

- East Coast Papers, Magazines and Web Reviews


The Reviews Are In:

"Who is Pam Tate? She's the best damn singer/songwriter I've never heard of... Dancing on the Pyramids is pure pop for now-older people. Make that great pop: monumental anthems, sensitive ballads and infectious rock numbers featuring sharp hooks and stirring melodies, all sung with a set of pipes so prodigiously good I swear they sound famous -- at least they ought to be famous... Quite accessible..." The Audiophile Voice

"Brushes literary quality imagery against sparkling melodic canvases of pop, torch and even reggae. Throw in enough hooks to fill a tackle box, and Tate's work can't help but overwhelm mainstream aficionados." Music Monthly

"Pam Tate's new literary-influenced pop-rock album Dancing on the Pyramids is first rate!... An excellent CD, highly recommended... Tate is an intelligent, perceptive, melodic songwriter with a powerful voice who deserves all the success that will follow her all over the world." Times Newspaper Group

"On her second release, singer-songwriter Tate offers some new sounds... Her vocal ability remains strong. The sounds are funky and the lyrics attempt to deliver a more intellectual slant. In addition, almost every song is a good dance tune... Tate establishes herself as a multi-talented vocalist capable of working with new sounds and styles." Copley News Service

"Her approach is effective in creating infectious, poppy tunes suitable for radio... Tate has a good thing going. She may feel she was 'born to late for the beat generation,' but she has the look and the sensibilities." Pittsburgh City Paper

"Shows her versatility... Over to the pop side... Fun outing that adult listeners will enjoy." Midwest Record Recap

"Switches to pop-rock on this... Every song a story, solid lyrics." "The Wax Works"(syndicated)

"Here's something a little different. Refreshing in its trend-bucking style, Pam Tate's second album establishes her... Whether it be joy or melancholy, her songs are all bursting with emotion. Her talented vocals cover lots of territory... Those tired of the quickly tiring alternative sounds may find Tate's confident grasp of the arrangements and ear for diversity to be a welcome change of pace." The North Jersey Herald & News

"High-caliber... Interesting lyrics and some killer rhythm tracks." Steppin' Out Magazine

- Pam Tate



"If you really would like some hot jazz with charismatic female vocals, put on Pam Tate's new LP, Die Happy on Left Field Records. This is the kind of thing you'd expect to hear walking into a club in the 40's -- a big-sounding band, plenty of horns, and an emotion-drenched crooner carrying it all along." Chicago Star Newspapers

"One of the most engaging collections you've ever heard. That's Pam Tate. A female B.B. King in the making, based on this simmering, often cooking, stylish debut. That's Pam Tate, too. Her tunes are hot, her voice is powerful... she's an original. That's Pam Tate." Contemporary Jazz Review

"Tate's influence can be traced to such blues and jazz legends as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington, but Tate updates those classic, timeless traditions by adding 90's pop sensibilities." Cordele Dispatch

"She comes to the recording scene with a deep and natural affinity for the blues and jazz. This album showcases her splendidly in both formats and should cause more fans to flock to this singer, who seems to empty her soul into every song. Watch for Pam Tate as a hot artist on the rise." Bucks County Courier Times

"She proves on her self-produced debut album, Die Happy on Left Field Records, Pam Tate is a hell of a blues singer. Pam pours out heartfelt emotions by the bucketsful. Die Happy displays Pam Tate's strong wide-ranging vocals, her steeped-in-tradition composing, and her knack for tasty, always appropriate arrangements." Springfield's Arts & Entertainment Lifestyle Magazine

"Tate, eclectic and direct, suggests heart-on-the-sleeve singers such as Keely Smith, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. A sultry, blues-inflected singer." Raleigh News & Observer

"Die Happy puts me in an aggressive, feel-good-about-myself mood. I want to put on some clean threads, walk in to a sassy club, and see her sitting on the edge of the piano in a slinky black dress... bluesy, funky and she is one of the best piano bar slinky singers I've heard in a long time." The Mac Report

"If you like your blues smooth, give this a try." Music Review

"Sultry singer/songwriter who incorporates a bluesy/jazzy style plus a voice as big as all outdoors... She's got the tools to be rich." Ventura County & Coast Reporter

"She sounds very much like Peggy Lee but this is all Pam Tate. It's quite good." Leader Times

"She is attractive. She probably has one big, wide, wonderful future to look forward to." New York Daily News

"A mighty impressive debut... Tate has a husky, full-bodied voice that is perfect for her brand of modern blues, torch songs and cool jazz. She can soul-shout like an Aretha wannabe or turn it down to a cool groove on several Steely Dan-style jazz shuffles. But along with her singing, Tate's musical sense shows a rare sophistication and confidence not found on many debuts. The songs, arrangements and production are impeccable, bringing blues and '50s-style jazz up to modern standards without sacrificing one beat or drop of emotion... Every song is a treat... in what promises to be a bright future." Virginian Pilot & Ledger Star

"An inspired set of jazzy blues... in the styles of Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Etta James. Tate has the writing talent and the voice to do them justice." Springfield News Leader

"Full horn arrangements, some Jimmy Smith-ish organ, and a backing chorus on many of the selections. Tate has one of those skyrocket-type voices that climbs for the high ones, and she uses it to good effect." Southland Blues Magazine

"If you're into the great blues stylists of the '20s, '30s and '40s, look no further than Die Happy, the debut release from this longtime favorite on the New York nightclub circuit." Maryland Musician Magazine

"Entry in café new eleganza is a tasty find...some new adult hot stuff." Midwest Record Recap

"She writes and sings from her soul to make music that would have won over audiences in a Roaring Twenties speakeasy, that hits the listener right in the heart today and that will sound just as passionate and meaningful in some future era." Arts & Entertainment, Springfield, MO

"From the opening steamy blues on the title track, 'DIE HAPPY,' the slinky jazz arrangement completewith finger snaps on 'STEP IN THE WRONG DIRECTION' to the sass of the closing song 'YOUR SECRET'S SAFE,' Ms. Tate covers a wide stylistic territory with confidence." Richmond News Leader

- Pam Tate


Die Happy (1991) Left Field Records
Dancing On The Pyramids (1994) Left Field Records
Something Wonderful (2003) Left Field Records

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" Any composer, lyricist, or composer-lyricist would be thrilled to have this woman performing his or her material, as Tate is one of those rare artists who sings with abandon-and the notes are just there. A reliable voice is one thing, but this one has power, texture, and a beautiful tone to round out the vocal package. Tate sings with so much passion and pizzazz...You'll be thunderstruck by her voice." Barbara & Scott Siegel, THEATREMANIA.COM

With a voice that is rich and a range that just won't quit, Pam Tate delivers memorable performances.

In a singing career that has spanned twenty-five years, Pam has performed in venues from small cabaret clubs to stadiums of 50,000.

Eventually, based in NYC, Pam started writing songs, recording and playing around the town in such clubs as Tramps, Sweetwaters, The Lone Star, The Cat Club, and The Ballroom.

As a BMI songwriter Pam has produced two CDs of original music, the bluesy Die Happy and pop-rock Dancing on the Pyramids, both of which garnered international rave reviews and radio play.

Die Happy, on the Left Field Records label, is chock full of original songs as tough as they are tender, some with changes, melodies and hooks memorable enough to make them instant classics.

Richard Lehnert of Stereophile Magazine said about Pam, " First time I heard Die Happy, I also heard Laura Nyro, Streisand at her best, even a little Janis. But it comes out all Tate, in a big, full voice capable of anything from heartfelt intimacy to soaring off heroically into final-chorus fades."

She followed up that well-reviewed CD with Dancing on the Pyramids, a departure from the blues and jazz she did so well on her first outing. But Pam Tate writes songs from many genres and the pop/rock "Pyramids" only reinforced her power as a songwriter and her agility as a singer. (See Press Reviews)

November 2003 saw the release of Pam's third CD, Something Wonderful, based on her jazz cabaret show by the same name. The CD is a sophisticated mix of standards, theatre tunes, and contemporary songs that illustrate the diverse loves that connect us.

Pam's innovative jazz stylings of such classics as "God Bless The Child," "Something Wonderful," "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and "The Rhythm of Life" place her in the highest echelon of jazz vocalists today.