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A steel drum (pan) player with over 20 years of experience based in the Los Angeles area, Wendy is a solid professional and is experienced in a wide variety of musical styles and situations. She is well known throughout Southern California as a soloist as well as a partnered owner of Pan-A-Cea Band (see http://www.steeldrumband.net), performing in a wide variety of venues and band sizes.

Being a flexible and sensitive player she fits into a wide array of playing venues and situations to accommodate a variety of musical tastes and environments. Her repertoire of contemporary, top-40, rock and roll, country rock, pop, soul, latin, reggae, soca, calypso, and ska has built a solid base of live working engagements throughout the Southern California area. She has performed for TV shows, politicians and stars such as Bob Hope, James Garner, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor Gray Davis, Quincy Jones, Shaquille O'Neal as well as CNN’s “Showbiz Today”, Los Angeles Channel 7 News, and several movies. Top Caribbean bands and artists she has worked with include Jr. Crawford, “Crazy”, Vince Charles (Neil Diamond), Robert Greenidge (Jimmy Buffett), The Islanders and the Trinidad Steel Drum Band. Recording projects include Vince Charles “Caribbean Christmas”, as well at “Steel Pan Voyage” and “Pan-A-Cea” which were recorded at Kleen Kut Studios.

Working as a soloist Wendy has developed a smooth enjoyable playing style which has made her a favorite with the local restaurant and hotel industries. Historically she has maintained long term engagements of up to five years with hotel and restaurant chains which include DoubleTree Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels, LaQuinta Resort, BevMo and Tommy Bahama’s, etc. Band performances are quite varied and include Harrah's Hotel Laughlin, “First Nite” Concerts, Los Angeles, Orange County and Long Beach Convention Centers, Slim Pig'Ns, The Staples Center, Los Angeles Sports Arena, Disney Studios, Sea World San Diego, “The Taste of” Pasadena, Tustin and Orange Counties concerts, Long Beach Caribbean Carnival and various California  county fairs. Corporate engagements include Xerox Corporation, BMW Corporation, Trader Joe’s, Nordstrom’s, Bank of America, Enterprise Car Rental, Wells Fargo Bank, Disney Studios, to name a few. Other performances include university concerts, yacht club events, night clubs, museums and various private events.

 

 


 

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