The Wendy James

Wow!!! Me, James Sclavunos, Leo Kurunis, Pip Stakem, Alex J. Ward and Rupert Greaves – THE WENDY JAMES BAND!

Here are the remaining dates of our tour opening for The Psychedelic Furs around UK:

7th. Leeds Stylus
8th. Glasgow Academy
9th. Newcastle Academy
11th. Nottingham Rock City
12th. London Roundhouse




Here’s a rather fabulous excerpt from a review in Manchester last week…

“A mixture of jangling indiepop with crunching garage rock- time has seemingly sharpened Wendy’s claws, added venom to her bite as her band throw themselves through supercharged versions of Transvision Vamp classics as well as a selection of Wendy’s solo material, including new songs that will feature on her upcoming album ‘Queen High Straight’ including the raucous, punky “Impression Of Normalcy”.  You’re A Good Man, Sister’s glam stomp is as authentic as any from the mid-70s, the band’s throwback sound working wonders here, while Transvision classic “Baby I Don’t Care” positively bristles with power thank to huge crashing drums and fuzzy organ, still as carefree and fun as it was in 1989.

Wendy James has been able to avoid the pitfalls of the nostalgia loop, updating her original pop-punk-leaning sound to keep her material fresh, meaning that songs first heard on Pop Art and Velveteen some 30 years ago blend seamlessly into her new solo work, what was once a jangle is now a full-on six-string attack, at times only some additional distortion and feedback away from a proto-industrial grind, with Wendy’s poppy, at times almost deadpan delivery cutting above – ‘Bad Valentine’, a meditation on absent-minded romantic fumbles set to a swaying doo-wop rhythm, showcases Wendy’s individual style the best- a thin veneer of ‘little girl lost’ masking sarcastic dry wit and a rebellious streak a mile wide.”

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Photo by Sarah Lowe