The title of Pamela Facey's debut album, "Mixed Emotions", speaks volumes about this talented songstress for whom "being mixed" has been a lifelong theme. Born to a German mother and Jamaican father, Pamela constantly faced the complexities of finding a place to belong. The separation of her parents shortly before her first birth-day placed further strain on Pamela's ability to develop a sense of home. As her mother struggled financially and had difficulty keeping a roof over the family, Pamela moved frequently throughout her childhood in predominantly white areas. Trying to fit in with her white peers, she faced discrimination and name calling because of her appearance as the "fair skinned girl with frizzy hair." These feelings of rejection only worsened when she tried to build friendships with black children, who also alienated her because of her race. Searching for an outlet through which she could express her emotions, Pamela began writ-ing stories and songs. Music became the only outlet through which she could deal with the hurt and anger felt inside
But those who know Pamela Facey would never have guessed that she was anything but happy, as her bubbly personality, endearing smile, and big voice overshadowed her pain. Once in high school, Pamela began to find a place where she could always feel accepted – the stage. And as she became involved in many local talent shows, people began to take notice of the budding star who had grown into her own. Tragedy struck however, when her high school sweetheart of six years died in a bizarre episode of night terror. This emotion-ally devastating event motivated her to push forward with her musical aspirations. Pamela began performing at Original Motorcycle and Smiling Buddha Lounge with the College Street Band. Here, Don Joyce of Career Arts Corporation, who calls her voice "entirely unexpected", spotted her talent. In the summer of 2006 Pamela flew to New York to record a song with Farrai Allyn, and work with Madonna-producer Andre Betts who said, "There's a lot more in there that you're not letting me into." Continuing to progress rapidly, Pamela garnered the attention of and worked with Dangerous LLC, The Narcotics, Jay Deasal and world renowned multi-platinum award winning producer Mark Berry in 2007 alone
Today, there is no question about the intensity and conviction in Pamela Facey's voice. Her powerful sound, with soaring clarity and yet a raw, edgy grit, has attracted the attention of music industry movers worldwide. As Eddie Griffin so eloquently put it – "Through Pamela's voice, you can just feel her every emotion, both the pain and joy." After singing to the instrumental version of Sade's "Sweetest Taboo" at the grand opening of Eddie Griffin's Tangerine restaurant in Los Angeles, Pamela brought tears to the eyes of most of her celebrity audience, in a truly intimate moment
A sensitive woman herself, Pamela's new album will show that there are many sides to this talented beauty. Songs like "To Fall in Love" and "Without your Love" reflect that she's not afraid to be vulnerable and open up to love. But Pamela is privy to self-empowerment, and as her first single [or the first of many ladies anthems] says, hurt her and she'll be "Diggin' Your Grave."