Pamella's a hit with Kinks star
A singer has described as "truly memorable" a mentoring session with rock legend Ray Davies.
Pamella Moo, of Thorpe Astley, won the chance to meet and play her music for the Kinks frontman in a competition on a music website.
She recorded a cover version of The Kinks' hit Sunny Afternoon after the band invited musicians to interpret any of their tracks for the competition on the website Talenthouse.
The band specified the cover should express the musician's creativity and originality.
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Pamella, formerly a backing singer with Leicester Community Gospel Choir, who went solo two years ago, said: "It was truly memorable. I just had probably the best day I can remember.
"It was really nice to meet him, he's a lovely guy
"The sound engineer recorded four songs, three of my own and the cover version of Sunny Afternoon."
Pamella, guitarist Benn Hartmann, sound man Edgar Peyton and Luke O'Downie, had filmed a video in Leicester's Abbey and Western parks last summer to accompany the entry.
At the meeting with the 69-year-old legend, Pamella, who works at Sainsbury's in Fosse Park, was given tips on how to further her music career.
She said: "Ray was really interested in the video we had made to go with the song and asked what we had used to film it. I told him it was a £50 camera from Argos.
"He said I'd got a good sense of humour and he listened back to my songs including Blue, an acoustic soul song which he was rocking his head to.
"Ray said it was crying out for a drummer and he told me three times to get a band, so that's the next step."
Pamella, who went to the band's Konk Studios in north London, with guitarist Benn, said: "The songs we recorded are for me to use as demos to approach record companies."
Pamella will be at The Musician, in Clyde Street, Leicester, on Monday supporting Wave Pictures.
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