Wendy Murray - singer, songwriter, dancer, instrumentalist, band manager - dedicated her life to music and has made her career in Brisbane as performing artist, composer and contemporary vocal teacher.
Soulful, heartfelt, jazz and blues and groovy cabaret from a time when the music gave itself over entirely to passion, beauty and enchantment.
Wendy has style. She performs with elegance, her voice sultry and passionate. She sings songs made popular by those fabulous divas - Billie, Sarah, Carmen, Ella, Dionne, Barbara and Nina.
Wendy is currently the lead singer and driving force behind both Latin Jazz Orchestra Hot Mambo and her Jazz ensemble The Wendy Murray Quintet who have for many years performed regularly all over Queensland and New South Wales.
Wendy is in demand as a performer and has graced the stages of major festivals and venues throughout Queensland and New South Wales including - the Energex Brisbane Festivals, Queensland Biennial Festival of Music, Woodford Folk Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival, Valley Jazz Festival, Valley Fiesta. Her long and fruitful residencies include Treasury Casino 4 years, Rydges Hotel 2years and the Scarborough Hotel 2 years and she is a regular performer at Jupiter’s Casino, Ric’s Bar, The Press Club, Maggie Black’s and the Brisbane Jazz Club.
Wendy is currently vocal specialist at Southern Cross Catholic Colleges and in her Paddington Studio.
Some performance highlights
Coolum Kite Festival Opening Ceremony 2006
Brisbane Energex Festival – Courier Mail Speigeltent Closing Night Party 2006
Treasury Casino’s Latin Nights 4 year Residency from 2002 -2006
Jupiter’s Casino Sunday afternoon Jazz 2006
Maggie Black’s Jazz 2006
Bayside Jazz Festival 2005 and 2006
Valley Fiesta 2005
Valley Jazz Festival 2004
Tweed Sport Club 2004 and 2005
Radio NAG Valentine’s Ball Yeppoon 2004 and 2006
Salsa Street Party – South Bank Parklands 2005
Mackay Entertainment Centre Sound Lounge 2005
Brisbane Jazz and Blues Festival – Roma Street Parklands 2004
Mackay Festival 2004
Support for Los Tres de la Habana de Cuba – Brisbane Energex Festival 2001
Riverfestival Riverfire 2002
Riverfestival Seafood Festival 2003
BEMAC’s World Music Party 2002
Hot and Spicy Ball – Northern Rivers Performing Arts Lismore 2002 and 2003
Official Opening of Roma Street Parklands 2001
I have also played at so many corporate functions, weddings and parties that I have lost count.