One Hundred Photographs
Montreal-born Pamela Brennan began performing as soon as she was able to get out from hiding behind her mother's bell-bottoms. Excruciatingly shy as a child, Pamela found self-confidence through performance; first banging away on a piano, then jumping around in a tutu, and finally settling in behind the microphone, the most comfortable place so far. Always struck by singers who had the ability to reach deep inside and speak directly to their listeners, Pamela's influences include singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Patsy Cline, Shelby Lynne and Gillian Welch. Singers with soul and purpose. As one of the founding members of successful independent Ottawa pop/rock band Hennessey, Pamela spent about seven years recording, touring, and promoting the band until their break-up in 2003. Free to explore a new creative direction, one that would allow her to speak to an audience on a more intimate level, Pamela set to writing and performing solo for the first time. Her debut solo album, One Hundred Photographs, is personal and immediate, with lyrics and arrangements that evoke a melancholy, bittersweet feeling and draw the listener in.