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Pre-Order The New SIGNED Wendy James Single!

 

GREAT NEWS!

 

Wendy James is releasing her second 7” single taken from her amazing new LP ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’ RELEASE DATE: 25th November 2016

 

The two tracks, double a-sides, are YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER + FAREWELL TO LOVE. Both found to be favorites with her audiences when she has been playing live shows and two of her personal favorites from the entire album track listing.

 

Pre-order your copy of Signed 7" You’re A Dirtbomb, Lester / Farewell To Love CLICK HERE

 

Pre-order the bundle of Signed 7" You’re A Dirtbomb, Lester / Farewell To Love, AND Signed 7" Bad Intentions & A Bit Of Cruelty / Indigent Blues CLICK HERE

 

AA side:

YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER - is a pure garage, new wave, forceful, powerful

steam-roller of a song, with some of her most exceptional lyrics on the LP. Detailing a time when she lived in the then broken down Gramercy Park Hotel in Lower Manhattan and

lived wide-eyed every moment, seeking out the sites of Andy Warhol’s Factory, Max’s Kansas City, The Bowery, CBGB, mixing with denizens of Lower Manhattan, Graffiti Artists, Downtown Musicians, Painters, Writers and imagining one of her all time female icons

Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol’s delectable superstar, walking the same streets… through to a more philosophical third verse whereupon she quotes notable moments in history and the great American author Mark Twain, she suggests the force of energy to create and make progress is innate within us, whatever period of time you are born into and whatever mode of communication you choose: music, science, art, letters, politics and it is an unstoppable and wondrous energy.

 

Wendy has said of her time: “I went to NYC and walked down 5th Avenue and 57th street, onto Madison, onto Lexington, down to Union Square, down to The Bowery, down to Chinatown, down to Wall Street, I knew I’d be back to live. I wanted the wide avenues, I wanted the tall skyscrapers, I wanted the neon signs, I wanted Times Square, I wanted the Brooklyn Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge and the Mid-Town Tunnel, I wanted the Gramercy Park Hotel, I wanted the Chelsea Hotel, I wanted CBGB, I wanted Max’s Kansas City, I wanted The Factory, I wanted the 5 Points, I wanted Canal Street, I wanted Washington Square Park, I wanted Greenwich Village, I wanted the East Village, I wanted Chelsea, I wanted Hells Kitchen, I wanted Chinatown, I wanted it all!!! I wanted the subways, I wanted the 24 hour deli’s, I wanted the yellow taxis, I wanted the Puerto Ricans, I wanted the Koreans, I wanted the Upper East Side, I wanted the Frick, I wanted The Met, The Guggenheim, I wanted Central Park, I wanted the Robber Barons, I wanted the dive bars, I wanted the cop cars, I wanted the sirens, I wanted the West-Side Highway, I wanted the East River, I wanted the elevators, I wanted Gloria Steinem, I wanted Doris Kearns Goodwin, I wanted Joan Didion, I wanted Abraham Lincoln, I wanted civil rights, I wanted black power,

I wanted female liberation, I wanted cable tv, I wanted the movies, I wanted the delivery

guys, I wanted the cable guys, I wanted the superintendents, I wanted it ALL. I wanted Hank Williams and Gene Vincent and Buddy Holly and The Killer, I wanted Bob Dylan, I wanted Altamont, I wanted Woodstock, I wanted Chess and Checker Records, I wanted the Sunset Strip, I wanted the Holiday Inn, I wanted the Four Seasons, I wanted it ALL. I wanted Robert Rauschenberg, I wanted Jackson Pollock, I wanted Frank Stella, I wanted Andy Warhol, I wanted Keith Haring, I wanted Graffiti. I wanted Mark Twain, I wanted Hunter Thompson,

I wanted Elia Kazan, I wanted Arthur Miller, I wanted Marlon Brando, I wanted On The Waterfront, I wanted Martin Scorsese, I wanted Francis Ford Coppola, I wanted Peter Bogdanovich, I wanted John Ford, I wanted Nicholas Ray, I wanted Robert Frank’s The Americans and Robert Frank’s Cocksucker Blues, I wanted Grey Gardens, I wanted JFK and

La Guardia, I wanted it ALL!”

 

The title is in honor of the legendary rock journalist for Creem and Rolling Stone Magazine, author LESTER BANGS (Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung).

 

LYRICS:

I was lying on my bed

I just lay there

With New Wave rockers and Graffiti

And music and kicks in Gramercy

It was a scene, those endless nights

 

I traced my melancholy

I saw it was a trap

I just wanted to play music

It was a magic thing, that thrill that I got

I was very happy

 

True love and anguish

I don’t know quite what it is

He said “Darlin’, I just don’t get ya”

I said “You’re a Dirtbomb, Lester”

 

That love was there

When the foundations of Rome were laid

When Christ was crucified

When the Conquerer created the British Isles

When Columbus sailed

When the massacre at Lexington was news

(Credit M. Twain)

 

True love and anguish

I don’t know quite what it is

He said “Darlin’, I just don’t get ya”

I said “You’re a Dirtbomb, Lester”

 

MUSICIANS

Wendy James – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Piano & Keys

Lenny Kaye – Rhythm and Lead Guitar

Glen Matlock – Bass Guitar

James Sclavunos – Drums

 

Produced by Wendy James

Mixed by Wendy James and Jesse Nichols at Fantasy Recording Studios, Berkeley, CA. USA

photography – Ricardo Gomes

art direction – Wendy James & Ricardo Gomes

 

All songs written and composed by Wendy James. Ⓟ and © Wendy James 2014.

All rights reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a violation of all applicable laws.

Track Time: 6’.38”

 

AA side:

FAREWELL TO LOVE

Wendy’s end-of-the-line cowboy ballad for the finish of a love affair, so delicately and beautifully presented! She says: “I’m a harmony and backing vocal girl. I love harmonies

and backing vocals and I love when my voice sings to my voice: the texture blends and becomes very full, very pure. Whether it’s Bacharach and David (all their wonderful songs with Dionne Warwick) especially so their original soundtrack for the movie ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, in particular ‘South American Getaway’ or Keith Richards in his song ‘All About You’ on The Rolling Stones album ‘Emotional Rescue’ and on my song ‘Farewell

To Love’, the harmonies evoke June Carter Cash and The Carter Family, Loretta Lynn, and Patsy Cline. Lenny Kaye plays the most wonderful (chorus echo) guitar melody in answer

to my rhythm guitar, weaving in and out with simplicity and precision, he has the perfect touch. I’ve mixed Glen Matlock’s bass up loud on this song, it sounds like he’s in his own skin, so easy, so effortless, it sounds like he’s enjoying every note! I watched him across

the live room as we tracked it and he was just bobbing along, eyes closed, really in a good

place! James Sclavunos drumming, as always, he conducts us and makes the song groove and soar high. I overdubbed a delicate Wurlitzer piano part echoing Lenny’s guitar melody line. That’s all it is, it doesn’t need a single thing more. Lyrically it’s “get-out-of-town!”. The waste of time listening to someone go round in circles under the impression they’re saying something different to every time they’ve said the same thing before. When it’s done, it’s done and you can’t buy back character at the end.”

 

LYRICS:

Take your belongings

And get out before dark

I guess you can’t help

Being what you are

 

You just hang on

To what you got

But you can say

Farewell To Love

 

You came here

For absolution

You’d like to be set free

For what you’ve done

 

You think punishment

Will set you free

That’s why you’ve come

Farewell To Love

 

Good Luck, Fool

Nothing’s true

In your cock-eyed world

You can’t buy back your life when it’s finished

 

You wanna know something honey

I’m gonna busy myself elsewhere

When you’re belly-empty, hollow-hungry

Don’t come see me all dreamy with temperature

 

Ain’t no in-between

Listenin’ to you come clean

That time is done

Farewell To Love

 

MUSICIANS

Wendy James – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Piano & Keys

Lenny Kaye – Rhythm and Lead Guitar

Glen Matlock – Bass Guitar

James Sclavunos – Drums

 

Produced by Wendy James

Mixed by Wendy James and Jesse Nichols at Fantasy Recording Studios, Berkeley, CA. USA

 

photography – Ricardo Gomes

art direction – Wendy James & Ricardo Gomes

 

All songs written and composed by Wendy James. Ⓟ and © Wendy James 2014. All rights reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a violation of all applicable laws.

Track Time: 3’.16”

 

Pre-order your copy of Signed 7" You’re A Dirtbomb, Lester / Farewell To Love CLICK HERE

 

Pre-order the bundle of Signed 7" You’re A Dirtbomb, Lester / Farewell To Love, AND Signed 7" Bad Intentions & A Bit Of Cruelty / Indigent Blues CLICK HERE

 

Release date: 25th November 2016

Buy THE PRICE OF THE TICKET CLICK HERE

IN PRODUCTION!

 

New 7" Vinyl Single for 'YOU'RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER' + 'FAREWELL TO LOVE'

Double A-Side!

 

Buy THE PRICE OF THE TICKET here:  CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

Buy previous 7" Vinyl Single here (only 27 left):  CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

 

 

I Came Here To Blow Minds Vinyl + New VIP Experiences Available

 

Good morning

 

I Came Here To Blow Minds Vinyl

 

Wendy James’s third solo album I Came Here To Blow Minds is now available in very limited supplies on this PledgeMusic project.

 

Get your copy HERE.

 

WENDY JAMES’ LTD EDITION VINYL 3RD SOLO ALBUM

 

‘I CAME HERE TO BLOW MINDS’

Written and Produced by Wendy James. Recorded in Paris and mixed in Sydney with Scott Horscroft.

 

This is Wendy’s ‘break-out’ LP and features 13 original compositions!

 

1. THE MOON DEAD IN THE RIVER

2. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, SO LONG?

3. DON’T SHOOT, I AIN’T DILLINGER

4. MUNICIPAL BLUES

5. NEW WAVE FLOWERED UP MAIN STREET ACID BABY

6. SPEEDBALL

7. NO DICE

8. YOU TELL ME

9. KING HOODLUM

10. ONE EVENING, IN A SMALL CAFE…

11. THESE BEGGAR MEMORIES

12. YOU’RE A FUCKING MESS, BUT YOU SURE IS PRETTY

13. I CAME HERE TO BLOW MINDS

 

The songs are typically ranging from Wendy’s love of New York New Wave Rock n Roll through to more Country Ballad and Phil Spector ‘Wall Of Sound’ production, finishing with the raw, self-reflective motif of the title track ‘I Came Here To Blow Minds’

 

Garnering wonderful reviews across the international music press, this album really builds

 on Wendy’s earlier RACINE albums and proved she had come into her own right as a song writer, musician, singer and producer.

 

LTD amount of VINYL, imported from USA available now from PLEDGE:  Buy here

 

© Copyright Wendy James 2011US. All Rights Reserved

Unauthorized Duplication is a violation of all applicable laws

New VIP Experiences Available

 

Come to soundcheck and meet Wendy James before the show and have Wendy personalise all your items. Hang backstage, watch the show from a dedicated space and enjoy the

full gig experience with Wendy and the band.

 

Friday September 2nd

Lemon Pop 21

Auditorio Municipal Parque Fofó

Calle Auditorium 2, Murcia, 30008, Spain

Stage time 11.40pm

 

Get your VIP Experience HERE

New Wendy James Interviews! Signed Vinyl and CD Update!!

 

Hi Everyone…

 

Two wonderful press articles, from Flaunt Magazine and AnOther Magazine respectively.

Discovering some of Wendy’s thoughts on the making of THE PRICE OF THE TICKET, her life making music and records and other shared observations!

 

FLAUNT MAGAZINE

 

ANOTHER MAGAZINE

 

There are new Live Dates being booked and To Be Announced, once more for the UK, but this time also Europe. And a pressing of a new 7” Vinyl Double-A side featuring tracks ‘YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER’ and ‘FAREWELL TO LOVE’. Both Album tracks, and will include unseen artwork and content, and both tracks having proven favorites at Wendy’s Live Shows!

 

So! If you’ve not already got yourself a copy of THE PRICE OF THE TICKET, starring Wendy James, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), James Williamson (Stooges) and Steve Mackay (Stooges), on Vinyl, CD and Download then do so now! It is surely one of the best albums of 2016 and truly an all-star line-up!

 

Click HERE for a signed copy of The Price Of The Ticket.

 

ALL NEW SIGNED POSTER STOCK OF WENDY JAMES

 

ALL NEW SIGNED POSTER STOCK OF WENDY JAMES ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’

IF YOU’VE NOT ALREADY BOUGHT YOUR COPY: BUY NOW!

 

PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY THICK CARD AND BEAUTIFUL MATT FINISH.

Exclusive poster featuring original artwork from new Wendy James album The Price Of

The Ticket. A1 Size, signed by Wendy James.

 

Photography and Art Direction by Kym Ellery and Roze Hooij

 

Buy your signed Wendy James poster HERE.

ALBUM BACK COVER IMAGE WITH PERSONAL THANK YOU NOTE BY WENDY:

 

Thank you

 

So important in the making of ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ is the encouragement, good will and enthusiasm I am lucky enough to receive from friends and fans alike. My female friends who support me with their fire-brand strength and determination. Old friends in London who remain as true to this day as they were when we were running about in Ladbroke Grove, W.11. Newer friends in New York City who make my present day life so full and thrilling and the city the place I call home. My friends in Paris, the love and hospitality you give me is

such a large part of my life. All over the world I have some true friends who, whether I see you often or not, I know you are there for me. This is the stuff that keeps everything going. Old band members with whom I share memories and from whom I have learned lessons,

you are as responsible for getting me here as anyone else. And Fans – the messages you

send me are so sincere and often with such insight, sometimes a day can literally be made good by one message saying my music is playing a part in your life and for me to keep on!

The Price Of The Ticket Vinyl Update

 

ALL NEW SIGNED VINYL STOCK OF WENDY JAMES ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’

LP NOW READY FOR DISPATCH!

 

IF YOU’VE NOT ALREADY BOUGHT YOUR COPY: BUY NOW!

 

Mastered for Vinyl. Includes printed and photograph inner sleeves.

 

PLAYERS:

WENDY JAMES – VOCALS/RHYTHM GUITAR/KEYS & PIANO

LENNY KAYE – RHYTHM/LEAD GUITAR (Patti Smith/Nuggets)

GLEN MATLOCK – BASS (Sex Pistols)

JAMES SCLAVUNOS – DRUMS (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)

 

All songs written and produced by Wendy James

All songs mixed by Wendy James & Jesse Nichols

 

Photography and Art Direction by Kym Ellery and Roze Hooij

 

THE PRICE OF THE TICKET VINYL TRACK LISTING

 

SIDE A

1 PALOMA’S DOWNS (5.45)

2 INDIGENT BLUES (3.41)

3 KING RAT (4.56)

4 LOVE FROM THE 9TH (2.45)

5 BAD INTENTIONS AND A BIT OF CRUELTY (3.41)

Side A – Total running time: 21 minutes

 

SIDE B

6 YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER (6.38)

7 FAREWELL TO LOVE (3.16)

8 COWBOY RHYTHM (5.20)

9 SITUATION NORMAL AT SURFRIDER (7.09)

Side B – Total running time: 23 minutes

 

TOTAL VINYL RUNNING TIME: 44 MINUTES

 

INCLUDES THE PRICE OF THE TICKET DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON FLAC OR MP3

 

TRACK LISTING

1 PALOMA’S DOWNS (5.45)

2 INDIGENT BLUES (3.41)

3 KING RAT (4.56)

4 LOVE FROM THE 9TH (2.45)

5 BAD INTENTIONS AND A BIT OF CRUELTY (3.41)

6 YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER (6.38)

7 SCREAMIN’ BACK WASHINGTON (Bonus) (3.14)

8 WHY OH WHY DO YOU HURT ME STILL? (Bonus) (1.55)

9 FAREWELL TO LOVE (3.16)

10 COWBOY RHYTHM (5.20)

11 SITUATION NORMAL AT SURFRIDER (7.09)

12 YOU’RE SO GREAT (Bonus) (3.26)

13 IT’S ALRIGHT MA (Bonus) (7.02)

ALL NEW SIGNED ITEMS

 

'THE PRICE OF THE TICKET'

 

CD/VINYL/DOWNLOAD/POSTER/TSHIRT/VIP

 

PLEDGE UPDATE TODAY

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

WENDY JAMES UK TOUR VIP GIG PASSES!

 

WENDY JAMES IS PLAYING LIVE IN MAY AND JUNE AROUND THE UK.

PURCHASE YOUR VIP EXPERIENCE HERE:

 

Come to soundcheck and meet Wendy James before the show and have Wendy personalize all your items. Hang backstage, watch the show from a dedicated space and enjoy the full gig experience with Wendy and the band. There are ONLY 5 spaces available per gig! Customer must be in possession of a valid ticket for the show!

 

Choose from:

May. Thursday 19th, London, Brooklyn Bowl

May. Thursday 26th, Bristol, Fleece & Firkin

May. Saturday 28th, Coventry, Kasbah Club

May. Sunday 29th, Darwen Live 2016

June. Wednesday 1st, Derby, The Venue

June. Friday 3rd, Manchester, The Live Room

June. Saturday 4th, Bedford, Esquires

 

Wendy’s set list will include some songs from ‘The Price Of The Ticket’, some choice cuts from previous solo work and some favorites from Transvision Vamp. Customer must be in possession of a valid ticket for the show. Receipt for this item must be printed off and presented at the venue as proof of purchase, along with the original ticket. Times and details will be emailed to customers in advance of the event.

Series of WENDY JAMES photos by RICARDO GOMES.

Paris, March 26th 2016.

 

THE PRICE OF THE TICKET - LP VINYL & CD, DOWNLOAD, VIP GIG PASSES,

OFFICIAL T-SHIRT, OFFICIAL POSTER, 7" VINYL

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

 

Starring Wendy James, Lenny Kaye, James Williamson, Glen Matlock, James Sclavunos

and Steve Mackay

Buy your own Official ‪WENDYJAMES‬ 'THE PRICE OF

THE TICKET' T-Shirt

 

*Seen here: Wendy wearing her one!

 

Unisex XS, S, M, L, XL

100% COTTON AMERICAN APPAREL CLASSIC WHITE TSHIRT

 

FEATURING LP COVER SHOT IN HI-RES BLACK AND WHITE DEFINITION

 

T-Shirt photography by Kym Ellery

Promotion photography by Ricardo Gomes

 

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

NEWS UPDATE!

 

ALL EUROPEAN AND UK 7" VINYL NOW SIGNED AND ONLINE TO BUY: Featuring current Radio Single 'INDIGENT BLUES' and previous 'BAD INTENTIONS AND

A BIT OF CRUELTY'

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

LIMITED NUMBER OF VIP PASSES TO DARWIN & BRISTOL

 

VIP BRISTOL X 1 SPACE (Thursday 26th May)

VIP COVENTRY X 5 SPACES (Sunday 28th May)

VIP DARWEN X 5 SPACES (Sunday 29th May)

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

WENDY JAMES

SIGNED POSTERS

Back In Stock!

 

On thick, matte A1 card,

these beautiful posters

sold out of their first

run as soon as images

posted to social media.

 

CLICK HERE

TO BUY NOW

(UK CHART) WE MADE NO.13 IN THE INDIE ALBUM CHART!

AND NO.15 IN THE VINYL ALBUM CHART!

 

"THE PRICE OF THE TICKET" Starring Wendy James, Lenny Kaye, James Williamson, Glen Matlock, Steve Mackay & the magnificent James Sclavunos!  Much in part thanks to everyone who made a Pledge Purchase!  Thanks to Pledge Music!  Thanks to Proper and Cobraside Distribution!  Thanks to Rough Trade and HMV and all Indie Record Stores who made the LP available!  Thanks to the Engineers! The Recording Studios! And.... Thanks to my personal friends without whom, at different stages, this thing might have stalled!  Thank you EVERYONE WHO IS BUYING IT!! (more! more! more!)  Onwards!!!! Love to ALL!

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

A short teaser from the upcoming video for the new single 'Indigent Blues'

 

LP 'THE PRICE OF THE TICKET'   OUT NOW: CD/VINYL/DOWNLOAD POSTER/TSHIRT/VIP

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

A Thank You from Wendy - Released Sunday 21st February 2016

 

It has been the most incredible month of UK shows, press, radio, rehearsals, laughs, love, challenges, triumphs, musical triumphs and moments with you: The Fans of my music, old and new, who have just kept on, kept on being with me, toe to toe, every step of the way!

THE PRICE OF THE TICKET is bona-fide OUT now and I can hardly believe all the memories of recording it in NYC with Lenny, Glen and Jim and then taking it over to Berkeley CA to mix with Jesse…I remember turning up in Paris to meet my friend Kym Ellery and shooting the cover/back cover shot and then preparing the artwork with her from Australia to New York with her team.

 

I remember working out all the logistics of releasing with Randy from my distribution company Cobraside and him making so much easy lifting of it all for me!  I remember walking into the Pledge offices and meeting Malcom and Barney and Paul and how these men have literally made a business that has changed my life and the way YOU and I have been able to present and purchase my music with utter transparency and complete speed.

We made a video! With Pledge fans involved and with the most dynamic team led by Megan and Haf down at The Ivy House in Nunhead where everyone worked professionally and tirelessly and enthusiastically for a straight 18 hours. I expect and anticipate the edit of the video for Indigent Blues within days now! It will be beautiful!

 

We made a website!  Thank you Ian!  All these people, and YOU, all of you are people that

DO what they SAY they’re going to do.  And I could not be more happy, more proud, more optimistic than I am now!

 

Dates are booking up for May, I’ve got two UK Television shows I admire asking for live performances and Radio is gradually getting on board and playing Bad Intentions and Indigent Blues.

 

Thank you to Sean who has worked tirelessly and continues to, for radio and television.

Thank you to Amanda in Scotland, Jules in Ramsgate, Ben and Cal in London, Bernie in London… Thank you to Ricardo who travelled to UK and took incredible Live shots and always takes the most beautiful photos of me!

 

THANK YOU TO JAMES MEYNELL, JAMES SCLAVUNOS, JARED FISHER AND BOB WILSON for being my BAND, MY FRIENDS, MY TRUSTED COMPANIONS, MY INSPIRATION, and for making me SO HAPPY.

 

Thank you my wonderful friends who are there for

me, at all times 100% no question. Thank you to

Wolfe, Paula and Sean who have been my family

in London while I’ve been here!

 

And once again Thank YOU for being so truly

amazing in your love and loyalty for my music and

for me…..Literally, I couldn’t do it without you.

 

Have a very good Sunday!

Love Wendy xxx

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

Chart!

 

'THE PRICE OF THE TICKET'

 

Wendy James new album with Lenny Kaye, Glen Matlock, James Sclavunos and James Williamson is released next Friday 19th and available exclusively through Pledge until that date and it is CHART ELIGIBLE!

 

So! if you want to see Wendy in the charts again then buy your copy now on CD or Vinyl or Download.

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

Appear in Wendy James new 'Indigent Blues' video

For 10 lucky people, the opportunity to be in a video shoot for Wendy James’ new song ‘Indigent Blues’. The video will centre around a performance by Wendy and you can be one of the participating listeners and characters in the audience!

Filmed in a beautiful community owned venue called THE IVY HOUSE in SOUTH LONDON, this day is sure to be wonderful and memorable…. and you will be captured on film for ever! - Your part is to be a nonchalant and unique character audience member!

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

Wendy James announces exclusive VIP gig + party

 

On 19th February Wendy and her band will be playing an additional gig in a private members club in Central London. Not only will you get to see Wendy perform a private

gig that is NOT open at all to the public, but she and her bass player are then DJing afterwards until 2am the next morning! So spend as many hours as you like!

 

Take the whole night in! Meet Wendy, get your items signed and have truly a memorable night out in London with Wendy and her band! This is a one off NIGHT OUT for sure!

Only 45 VIP spots are available and exclusive through Pledge Music .

 

**Address will be revealed upon purchase.

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Welcome to the official website for THE WENDY JAMES

 

The new album ’THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’ is released world wide on February 19th, 2016.

You can pre-order all formats, Vinyl, CD, Download plus the accompanying T-Shirt and

Poster via her PLEDGE MUSIC site - click here

 

’The Price Of The Ticket’ is written and produced by Wendy James and played by herself and

an all-star line-up from some of the most iconic New Wave/Garage & Punk bands of all time:

 

WENDY JAMES VOCALS/RHYTHM GUITAR/KEYS & PIANO

 

LENNY KAYE - RHYTHM/LEAD GUITAR (Patti Smith/Nuggets)

 

GLEN MATLOCK - BASS (Sex Pistols)

 

JAMES SCLAVUNOS - DRUMS (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)

 

JAMES WILLIAMSON - GUITAR & BASS. Track 12 & 13 (Iggy and The Stooges)

 

STEVE MACKAY - BARITONE SAX. Track 13 (Iggy and The Stooges)

 

“Wendy James new album ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ is brave and tender, artful and wild,

where courage and the dream of love give promise. A wild, moving, shocking, hilarious,

raging, exhilarating, giant of an album. A dazzling performance that listeners will delight in,

it is intelligent, witty, irresistibly relentless and forthright”.

 

 -Village Voice

 

• Wendy James Interviews and Press - click here

• Wendy James Downloadable Press Kit - click to download PDF

• Wendy James Social Media Sites - click here to follow Wendy

• Listen to preview tracks from `The Price Of The Ticket' here

• Wendy James is announcing a UK tour - click here for dates, venues & tickets

 

 

A message from Wendy James

 

So important in the making of 'The Price Of The Ticket' is the encouragement, good will and enthusiasm I am lucky enough to receive from friends and fans alike. My female friends who

support me with their fire­brand strength and determination. Old friends in London who

remain as true to this day as they were when we were running about in Ladbroke Grove,

W.11. Newer friends in New York City who make my present day life so full and thrilling and

the city the place I call home.  My friends in Paris, the love and hospitality you give me is

such a large part of my life. All over the world I have some true friends who, whether I see

you often or not, I know you are there for me.  This is the stuff that keeps everything going.

Old band members with whom I share memories and from whom I have learned lessons,

you are as responsible for getting me here as anyone else. And Fans ­ the messages you send me are so sincere and often with such insight, sometimes a day can literally be made good

by one message saying my music is playing a part in your life and for me to keep on!

 

Thank you

 

Here is the new VIDEO UPDATE from WENDY JAMES!

 

Taped in London during rehearsals for her upcoming Spanish gig she brings us

up to date with all that’s been going on, all that has gone on and of course plenty more…

 

Enjoy this update and Wendy’s new LP ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’ – on VINYL, CD, DOWNLOAD, Bundles, The first 7” Vinyl single, The new PRE-ORDER 7” Vinyl single,

The Official T-shirt, The Official Poster and VIP passes to Live Shows

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW - CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES

Test Pressing! SUCCESS!

 

New 7" Vinyl Single, Double A side:

'YOU'RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER' + 'FAREWELL TO LOVE'

 

Musicians:

WENDY JAMES - vocals, rhythm guitar & keys

LENNY KAYE - rhythm & lead guitar

GLEN MATLOCK - bass guitar

JAMES SCLAVUNOS - drums

 

Out on NOVEMBER 25TH world-wide!  CLICK TO PRE-ORDER now

Here are two clips of Wendy and her band in Spain the other weekend…

 

One a miscellaneous departing the hotel for the venue and the other a hot and humid sound check featuring Transvision Vamp classic ‘Tell That Girl To Shut Up’

 

Enjoy!

 

Buy your copy of Wendy’s LP ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’   CLICK HERE

Pre-order the new 7” Vinyl single   CLICK HERE

VERY RARE COLLECTOR ITEM TEST PRESSINGS FROM WENDY JAMES!

 

The only test pressings in existence apart from Wendy’s own copies!

 

Available at Pledge:

 

(Test Pressings for 2nd Single 7” Vinyl

YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER + FAREWELL TO LOVE – all sold out)

 

2 x Test Pressing for the original 7” Vinyl single

Title: BAD INTENTIONS AND A BIT OF CRUELTY + INDIGENT BLUES

Signed by Wendy

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/wendyjames/items/185214

 

2 x Test Pressing LP ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’ on Vinyl

Signed by Wendy

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/wendyjames/items/185215

 

These are undoubtedly collectors items and of value… especially so as they will never be re-produced.

 

Own your bit of Wendy James history! Test pressings are an expensive but very necessary part of the chain of events that lead from the first note played in the writing of a new song to the whole finished LP being in shops and online. The manufacturer sets up the test according to the technical instructions given by the mix engineer, in this case: Fred Kevorkian, and then they are delivered to Wendy James and the mix engineer to listen to carefully in various settings to make sure all the frequencies, all the sonic choices are audible and performing to their maximum clarity and potential. It is only once these test pressings have been given the OK

that a full run of production with artwork goes into effect. Test pressings are one

the of most crucial stages in production and consequently very rare, never to be repeated! From here-on-in, whenever re-order of a record is made it is according to the original approved test pressings.

Wendy just signed 500 copies of her 2nd single from this LP campaign!

DOUBLE A SIDE SINGLE! 'YOU'RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER' + 'FAREWELL TO LOVE'

 

GET YOUR COPY HERE

 

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/wendyjames/items/180078

WENDY IS ON RICHEY ROSE RADIO SHOW TONIGHT!

ut of NYC! 4pm NYC, 9pm UK, 10pm EU. Tune in!

Listen live at kpiss.fm from 3 - 5 PM EST.

SIGNED T-SHIRT AND 7" BUNDLE EXCLUSIVE

 

Wendy’s second single release coming up on us fast November

 25th and we’ve put together a pre-order bundle that will be valid only from now through until the release date!

 

If you buy the 7” Vinyl now with the official T-shirt featuring LP art, you can have them both signed by Wendy in time to mail out on

the 25th November!

 

BUY HERE:

 

The Single is taken from her new LP ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’

Double A Side

Title:

AA. YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER (Track Time: 6’ 12” 33BPM)

AA. FAREWELL TO LOVE (Track Time: 3’ 16” 45 BPM)

SINGLE RELEASE DATE 25/11/16

 

Musicians:

Wendy James – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Piano & Keys

Lenny Kaye – Rhythm and Lead guitar (Patti Smith/Nuggets)

Glen Matlock – Bass Guitar (Sex Pistols)

James Sclavunos – Drums (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)

 

All songs written and composed by Wendy James

Produced by Wendy James

Mixed by Wendy James and Jesse Nichols at Fantasy Studios

Berkeley, CA. USA

 

Photography – Ricardo Gomes

Art direction – Wendy James and Ricardo Gomes

 

The Official T-Shirt is a Hi-Res Black and White image of the LP

THE PRICE OF THE TICKET cover. Photography by Kym Ellery and designed by Roze Hooij. Specify your size and pick your bundle!

 

Unisex XS, S, M, L, XL 100% COTTON AMERICAN APPAREL CLASSIC WHITE TSHIRT

 

Order your bundle today! - Buy here:

Next Friday 25th November to CELEBRATE the release of

Wendy’s new single 'YOU'RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER' + 'FAREWELL TO LOVE' she will be hosting from 2-4pm and taking over SOHO GARAGE on SOHO RADIO LONDON and her special guest will be her guitarist on 'THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’, Patti Smith's wing-man, the curator of Nuggets LP and SO much more... The Great and Iconic Lenny Kaye! A perfect guitarist and a man of enormous culture and wit and wisdom!

 

Tune IN! LIVE STREAM: http://www.sohoradiolondon.com

 

Buy YOU'RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER + FAREWELL TO LOVE single here:

Buy THE PRICE OF THE TICKET here:

TWO RADIO SHOWS THIS WEEK!

 

Wendy be co-hosting with Chris Sullivan this Saturday 26th from 4-5pm LONDON on PORTOBELLO RADIO:

Listen Live: http://portobelloradio.com/live.html

 

AND - taking over SOHO GARAGE with her guest LENNY KAYE

this Friday 25th 2-4pm on SOHO RADIO LONDON

Listen Live: http://www.sohoradiolondon.com

 

AND!

 

WENDY JAMES NEW DOUBLE A-SIDE VINYL 7” SINGLE OUT THIS FRIDAY! BUY IT NOW!

 

Double A Side

Title:

AA. YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER (Track Time: 6’ 12” 33BPM)

AA. FAREWELL TO LOVE (Track Time: 3’ 16” 45 BPM)

SINGLE RELEASE DATE 25/11/16

 

GET YOUR COPY HERE: OR

BUY A BUNDLE WITH WENDY’S OFFICIAL TSHIRT HERE:

RELEASE DATE FOR THE NEW DOUBLE A-SIDE VINYL 7” SINGLE OUT TODAY!

 

BUY IT NOW!

 

The Single is taken from Wendy’s new LP THE PRICE OF THE TICKET

Double A Side

Title:

AA. YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER (Track Time: 6’ 12” 33BPM)

AA. FAREWELL TO LOVE (Track Time: 3’ 16” 45 BPM)

SINGLE RELEASE DATE 25/11/16

 

Musicians:

Wendy James – Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Piano & Keys

Lenny Kaye – Rhythm and Lead guitar (Patti Smith/Nuggets)

Glen Matlock – Bass Guitar (Sex Pistols)

James Sclavunos – Drums (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)

 

All songs written and composed by Wendy James

Produced by Wendy James

Mixed by Wendy James and Jesse Nichols at Fantasy Studios

Berkeley, CA. USA

 

Photography – Ricardo Gomes

Art direction – Wendy James and Ricardo Gomes

 

Double A Side

Title:

AA. YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER (Track Time: 6’ 12” 33BPM)

AA. FAREWELL TO LOVE (Track Time: 3’ 16” 45 BPM)

SINGLE RELEASE DATE 25/11/16

 

GET YOUR COPY HERE: OR

BUY A BUNDLE WITH WENDY’S OFFICIAL T-SHIRT HERE:

UPDATE ROUND-UP for WENDY JAMES ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’ 2016

 

It’s been an amazing year for Wendy’s new LP ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’. It debuted on the UK indie and LP charts at no.15 and no.13 respectively and the reviews have been wonderful across the board:

 

“Wendy James new album ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ is brave and tender, artful and wild, where courage and the dream of love give promise. A wild, moving, shocking, hilarious, raging, exhilarating, giant of an album. A dazzling performance that listeners will delight in, it is intelligent, witty, irresistibly relentless and forthright”.

  -Village Voice

 

There have been two great singles offered on 7” vinyl from the LP, there has been

an official poster on thick matte card and an official t-shirt on 100% cotton classic white T from American Apparel and of course there have been the live shows which showed off the band and the songs and also made it possible for Wendy to connect with you all before and after the shows.

 

In case you missed any of the items as they became available, here are all the different links available right now!

 

In the season of festivities go ahead and buy whichever items you think would suit someone you know for a long-lasting gift that keeps giving!

 

‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’ is written and produced by Wendy James and played by herself and an all-star line-up from some of the most iconic New Wave/Garage

& Punk bands of all time:

 

WENDY JAMES VOCALS/RHYTHM GUITAR/KEYS & PIANO

LENNY KAYE - RHYTHM/LEAD GUITAR (Patti Smith/Nuggets)

GLEN MATLOCK - BASS (Sex Pistols)

JAMES SCLAVUNOS - DRUMS (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)

JAMES WILLIAMSON - GUITAR & BASS. Track 12 & 13 (Iggy and The Stooges)

STEVE MACKAY - BARITONE SAX. Track 13 (Iggy and The Stooges)

 

TRACK LISTING

1 PALOMA’S DOWNS (5.45)

2 INDIGENT BLUES (3.41)

3 KING RAT (4.56)

4 LOVE FROM THE 9TH (2.45)

5 BAD INTENTIONS AND A BIT OF CRUELTY (3.41)

6 YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER (6.38)

7 SCREAMIN’ BACK WASHINGTON (Bonus) (3.14)

8 WHY OH WHY DO YOU HURT ME STILL? (Bonus) (1.55)

9 FAREWELL TO LOVE (3.16)

10 COWBOY RHYTHM (5.20)

11 SITUATION NORMAL AT SURFRIDER (7.09)

12 YOU’RE SO GREAT (Bonus) (3.26)

13 IT’S ALRIGHT MA (Bonus) (7.02)

 

All songs written and produced by Wendy James

All songs mixed by Wendy James & Jesse Nichols

 Photography and Art Direction by Kym Ellery and Roze Hooij

 

THE FIRST SINGLE ‘BAD INTENTIONS AND A BIT OF CRUELTY’ + ‘INDIGENT BLUES’ (Signed)  Buy here:

 

THE SECOND SINGLE ‘YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER + FAREWELL TO LOVE’ (Signed)  Buy here:

 

*There is a bundle offer for both signed singles on vinyl or The second single on signed vinyl + t-shirt   Buy here: Buy here:

 

THE OFFICIAL POSTER featuring the LP cover art in black and white on thick matte card and a personal message from Wendy, dimensions   Buy here:

 

THE OFFICIAL T-SHIRT on American Apparel Classic White T-shirt in Small,

Medium, Large, X Large featuring the LP art, photography by Kym Ellery, design by Roze Hooij.  Buy here:

 

*There is a bundle offer for the T-shirt + Signed CD LP or T-shirt + Signed Vinyl LP

Buy here:

Buy here:

 

- And of course: THE MAGNIFICENT LP ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’

on Vinyl, CD and DOWNLOAD - Buy CD here: Buy Vinyl here:

 

***FYI - if you’re missing Wendy’s previous LP ‘I CAME HERE TO BLOW MINDS’

on Vinyl - we have just 13 copies of that left!  Buy here:

MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIENDS!

 

Thank you for a wonderful year! Thank you for being with me for THE PRICE OF THE TICKET and my life as an artist. I send you all my fondest love and wish us all an even better 2017.

 

Love,

Wendy xxx

 

Wendy will be presenting SOHO GARAGE on SOHO RADIO LONDON this

coming Friday 20th January from 2pm - 4pm UK time.

 

Listen in Live here: http://www.sohoradiolondon.com

WENDY JAMES THE PRICE OF THE TICKET

SIGNED & NUMBERED PICTURE DISCS

 

Great News!!

 

Wendy has commissioned a picture disc vinyl of her LP ‘THE PRICE OF THE TICKET’!!

 

The picture disc vinyl 12” will be numbered 1 through 250 copies and also signed

by Wendy within the vinyl itself. A real collectors item.

 

The pre-order campaign begins NOW! with delivery aimed for Record Store Day

on April 22nd!

 

Pre-order your copy now! Even if you don’t own a record player (Vinyl is making leaps and bounds in re-growth as a format for music and musicians) this picture disc is a thing of beauty to own in and of itself.

 

The official artwork has been re-formatted and overseen by Wendy and she personally will be signing the numbers and her signature onto the image before it is then pressed into the vinyl record.

 

Buy here:

 

Mastered for Vinyl. Collectors Item numbered and signed Picture Disc Vinyl.

 

PLAYERS:

WENDY JAMES – VOCALS/RHYTHM GUITAR/KEYS & PIANO

LENNY KAYE – RHYTHM/LEAD GUITAR (Patti Smith/Nuggets)

GLEN MATLOCK – BASS (Sex Pistols)

JAMES SCLAVUNOS – DRUMS (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)

 

All songs written and produced by Wendy James

All songs mixed by Wendy James & Jesse Nichols

Photography and Art Direction by Kym Ellery and Roze Hooij

 

THE PRICE OF THE TICKET VINYL TRACK LISTING

 

SIDE A

1 PALOMA’S DOWNS (5.45)

2 INDIGENT BLUES (3.41)

3 KING RAT (4.56)

4 LOVE FROM THE 9TH (2.45)

5 BAD INTENTIONS AND A BIT OF CRUELTY (3.41)

 

Side A – Total running time: 21 minutes

 

SIDE B

6 YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER (6.38)

7 FAREWELL TO LOVE (3.16)

8 COWBOY RHYTHM (5.20)

9 SITUATION NORMAL AT SURFRIDER (7.09)

 

Side B – Total running time: 23 minutes

 

TOTAL VINYL RUNNING TIME: 44 MINUTES

 

***INCLUDES THE PRICE OF THE TICKET DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON FLAC OR MP3

 

TRACK LISTING

1 PALOMA’S DOWNS (5.45)

2 INDIGENT BLUES (3.41)

3 KING RAT (4.56)

4 LOVE FROM THE 9TH (2.45)

5 BAD INTENTIONS AND A BIT OF CRUELTY (3.41)

6 YOU’RE A DIRTBOMB, LESTER (6.38)

7 SCREAMIN’ BACK WASHINGTON (Bonus) (3.14)

8 WHY OH WHY DO YOU HURT ME STILL? (Bonus) (1.55)

9 FAREWELL TO LOVE (3.16)

10 COWBOY RHYTHM (5.20)

11 SITUATION NORMAL AT SURFRIDER (7.09)

12 YOU’RE SO GREAT (Bonus) (3.26)

13 IT’S ALRIGHT MA (Bonus) (7.02)

 

PLAYERS:

WENDY JAMES – VOCALS/RHYTHM GUITAR/KEYS & PIANO

LENNY KAYE – RHYTHM/LEAD GUITAR (Patti Smith/Nuggets)

GLEN MATLOCK – BASS (Sex Pistols)

JAMES SCLAVUNOS – DRUMS (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds)

JAMES WILLIAMSON – GUITAR & BASS. Track 12 & 13 (The Stooges)

STEVE MACKAY – BARITONE SAX. Track 12 & 13 (The Stooges)

 

All songs written and produced by Wendy James

All songs mixed by Wendy James & Jesse Nichols

**Tracks 12 &13 written by Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith & Bob Dylan

 

Photography and Art Direction by Kym Ellery and Roze Hooij

Release Date April 22nd 2017

Buy here:

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