Sheyne, Pam

Born in New Zealand, Pam Sheyne moved to Britain in 1980. She spent several years in London as a session singer and backing vocalist for artists including the Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Celine Dion, Mike & The Mechanics, Tom Jones, Lulu, Daryl Hall, Cyndi Lauper, and Dave Stewart. After initial success in the UK as songwriter with hits including Kavana’s no. 8 UK singles chart with “MFEO” and Billie’s No. 3 UK single chart ‘She Wants You’, Sheyne travelled to Los Angeles where she collaborated with David Frank and Steve Kipner to create what was to become her biggest hit song to date.

‘Genie in a Bottle’ was Christina Aguilera’s first single, it achieved number 1 Billboard single for five weeks and went on to reach number 1 in 22 countries including the UK. The song won an Ivor Novello Award for ‘International Hit of the Year’ in the year in 1999 and Christina won a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the same year.

Sheyne’s songs have been recorded by a number of international artists including; Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, Lindsay Lohan, Corrine Bailey Rae, Seal, Sinead O’Connor, Tina Arena, Laura Pausini, The Backstreet Boys, O Town, Jessica Simpson, Cece Winans and The Saturdays. For Kim Wilde, she wrote This I Swear together with Tony Swain.

In the film and TV world, Sheyne has written end titles for Disney’s ‘The Princess Diaries’, ‘Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen’ and the Golden Globe nominated film ‘The Young Victoria’ . TV shows that have featured Sheyne’s songs include ‘Hannah Montana’, ‘Jump In’, ‘Camp Rock’, ’Camp Rock 2’, ‘Sonny with a Chance’, ‘Lizzie Maguire’, ‘Beverly Hills 90210’, ‘Roswell’, ‘King of the Hill’, ‘American Idol’, ‘Canadian Idol’, ‘X Factor’, ‘The Voice’, ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Fame’ and ‘General Hospital’ to name but a few.

Sheyne is also a songwriting mentor and attends songwriting camps and retreats sharing her experience and talking about the craft of songwriting. She started SongWriterCamps with business partner Richard Harris in 2018 and is extremely passionate about the craft of songwriting. She is additionally a founding member of SONA (Songwriters of North America) a grassroots advocacy group based in Los Angeles that actively fights for songwriter rights.