Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tamela D'Amico

Recently, I had the pleasure of doing makeup for chanteuse Tamela D'Amico. It was for her debut CD release party at the Catalina Jazz Club here in Hollywood. Tamela and I had met due to our mutual love of Old Hollywood Glamour and I had worked with her before, but I was most excited to see her perform live!

The Catalina was the perfect setting for this event~ a lovely supper club. I am not sure how she did it, but Tamela managed to squeeze her amazing big band onto the stage which did not deter their performance. She has worked with the best in the business and all of their hard work paid off that night! The place was packed full of friends, family and industry insiders out to show their support.

Tamela sang songs from her self titled CD such as "The Gentleman is a Dope" and "He's a Tramp" along with other standard favorites such as "Route 66". She also peppered the show with stories of her life and was quite charming. Her voice is powerful and lush and has a unique style that makes the standard classics her own. You can tell she is obviously passionate about her craft and has a genuine love of this genre of music and the era. Tamela has a stage presence that rivals the great songbirds of the past and has the pipes to go with it!


Unknown said...

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Elizabeth said...

Hey there, I came across your blog while I was making mine:

I just wanted to say that I love your site, and I can see that we have many of the same interests! Yay for old Hollywood!!