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A native Texan, Wendy was born and raised in Houston, Texas...where she got her start on stage in Theatrical Productions at a very young age.Read More...
Always a music fan, Wendy segued into music quite easily....stage fright already out of the way......and joined a rock band at a very young age. For several years she focused on rock and heavy metal, playing in clubs in the Houston area and dabbling in recording. She joined her first blues band in 1989 shortly before she relocated to the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
Since her arrival in 1990 to Florida, Wendy established herself quickly and by 1991 started her band Wendy & the Soulshakers , becoming a popular mainstay in the regional club circuit as well as making appearances at most major festivals & events throughout the region. Over the years she has taken her band on the road up the east coast and to Europe as well as self producing 4 cds.
In the year 2000 Wendy took some time off from the Soulshakers to tour as front person for the legendary Janis Joplin’s original band Big Brother & the Holding Company...who continue to tour to this day with 3 out of 4 of the original members. She toured all over the US and Europe with them through 2004 and still occasionally makes appearances with them.