Originally from the Prairies of Canada,Wendy's songs retain her love of wide open space and the longing that such big skies can generate. She is a fan of underdogs, strange cats and brave hearts.These characters are often the centerpieces of her songs which she creates using looped vocals, accordion, and guitar. She has been described as an artist that creates, 'deep twisted tales' and 'wise moving music'. She has released 7 studio albums,contributed her music to indie films, dance and theatre productions, been showcased on numerous compilation cds, and toured in North America, Europe, Brazil and Japan. file under: Folk Noir
"Every festival offers someone to discover, and for me that was Wendy McNeill, an Edmonton musician whose sharp-edged songs with accordion and guitar seem like dispatches from a post rock cabaret."
Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail
Some might call it folk noir—pish! It’s far more brooding than that—imagine a female-fronted Gogol Bordello crawling through molasses and holding hands with Stephin Merritt See Magazine/CA
If ever there were an artist that couldn’t be pigeonholed, it could more than likely be Wendy McNeill of Canada. She swiftly shifts from sexy and sultry-bordering-on-masochistic to a haunting waltz backed by a looped angelic voice that belongs on Goldfrapp’s ‘Utopia’, each cleverly opposing one another but combined to build what is often a kooky and colourful, occasionally macabre masterpiece.
Wears The Trousers Magazine /UK