Having released her first album, Hot Mess, back in 2012, Pam Taylor has had several years of critical acclaim and success, including picking up the Queen City Music Award for Best Female Rock Artist three years running, but such success has also been intertwined with some personal difficulties which have influenced her upcoming album Steal Your Heart which is set for release in the autumn.
Before then though, she’s currently on a UK tour which kicked off in Dumfries on August 12th. Speaking about playing in the UK, Pam said:
“It’s all very surreal to be sharing my music in the U.K. This place has such a rich musical history in general and in my personal life especially. I grew up listening to Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pet Shop Boys, The Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, The Police… I can go on.. Black Sabbath, The Beatles!!
It’s amazing how much British music has shaped my musical influence. More recently I was mesmerized by Amy Winehouse. I too shared the same afflictions but luckily I survived. Another is Adele. I connect with her pain especially since my recent break up. Obviously, the blues was resurrected in the U.K. so of course I have a fondness for this place. Plus, my family lineage traces back to here so I feel a huge connection; almost like I’m at home.
My tour starts in Scotland where I’m doing some festivals and charity events for Leonard Cheshire Disability down in Dumfries then I have two dates at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I can’t wait to be apart of the worlds largest art festival. Plus it’s celebrating 70 years so I know Its going to be one hell of a party. After that I’m heading down to England to play a couple of dates, then over to Europe, then on to Israel for my CD release party. I feel like I’m riding one big wave.”
A full list of her remaining tour dates and venues can be found below.
Aug 18 Barbour Memorial Hall – Glencaple, UK
Aug 19 Parkgate Blues Festival Carmichael Community Hall – Dumfries, UK
Aug 20 Carlisle Fringe – Carlisle, UK
Aug 25 Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Edinburgh, UK
Aug 26 Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Edinburgh, UK
Sept 1 Bear Hotel – Devizes, UK
Sept 5 Bristol Blues Clubhouse – Bristol, UK
Sept 14 Bluescafe Apeldoorn – Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Check out the video for her new track “Squeeze Me” below and for tickets and more information on Pam Taylor and her music, visit her website, give her page a like on Facebook or follow her on Twitter. Steal Your Heart will be available on September 22nd.