Wendy’s song writing is unique. Her talents have generated an album of her original compositions in collaboration with Brisbane guitarist Jamie Clark which was recorded live in 2004 at the Brisbane Powerhouse in the Visy Theatre.
Her songs are lyrical poems inspired by her own experiences of motherhood, relationships and the search for love, freedom of expression and the search for identity. Although taken from Wendy’s own experience they have the capacity to speak to people’s hearts.
Wendy was nominated as a finalist in the 2006 Q-Song Awards for Angel Wings, her first song written in 1993.
Angel Wings was included on the AIR Jazz Sampler in 2006 and Lagrimas Negras with Hot Mambo was included on the AIR World Sampler.
Angel Wings written by Wendy and performed here together with Brisbane guitarist Jamie Clark.
Wendy’s influences are eclectic. She is a chameleon and has always had a deep connection with jazz. She graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2000. In 2001 she undertook a course of study under composer, bandleader, bassist Jose Joaquin Alayo Mulen in Santiago de Cuba to learn the traditional music, songs, dance and culture. Ever broadening her horizons, she is currently studying piano and Shakuhachi (Japanese end blown bamboo flute) and traditional Japanese music.