After a 7 year hiatus Pama International are back with a brand new Single that anticipates their much awaited new album "Love & Austerity" which is set for a spring 2017 release on Record Kicks. The first single is a rework of Martha Reeves & The Vandella's soul classic Heatwaveand and stars the beautiful lead vocal harmonies of Jewels Vass and Anna Uhuru. The result is a splendid Rock Steady-Soul cut that has already been supported amongs the others by Reggae ambassadors Don Letts and David Rodigan and Funk&Soul minister Craig Charles on their radio shows.
In their first 10 years Pama Int'l recorded 9 albums, 3 BBCRadio 1 Maida Vale sessions, won the Rebel playlist on BBC6, and became the first new act to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. Their collective nature saw them work with members of The Specials, Madness, Steel Pulse, Style Council, Galliano, Kasabian, Billy Bragg, Mad Professor, Michie One, Wrongtom and Jamaican legends; Derrick Morgan, Dave & Ansel Collins, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone and Rico Rodriguez. Constant touring saw them gig with Madness, The Specials, Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster, Mick Jones (The Clash), Third World, Lee Perry, Max Romeo, Janet Kay and Caroll Thompson to name a few.
After a 7 year hiatus, Pama International are back with a brand new line-up and a new album- “Love & Austerity” which is set
for a spring 2017 release on Record Kicks. The first single is a “premier rocksteady” (David Rodigan) reworking of Martha Reeves & The Vandella’s soul classic “Heatwave” and has already picked by global airplay including Don Letts, Craig Charles and David Rodigan....more
supported by 16 fans who also own “Heatwave / Skies Are Blue”
I discovered her, right before she got signed to Records Kicks and was able to grab her independently released album. But I had to show some limited 7" wax love with her single, 'cause this sister is packing some serious soul! Lex - The Dutch Guy