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Wendy Oldfield

Wendy Oldfield

Wendy Oldfield


In the early eighties Wendy made a name for herself on radio performing the hit 'This Boy' with rock outfit The Sweatband. Her first solo album, Beautiful World, set the wheels in motion for a succession of hits, including 'Real World', 'Acid Rain', 'Miracle' and 'Don't Stop Believing'. Wendy's vocal performance on the album won her the Oktave award (1992) for Best Female Vocalist and a nomination for Song of the Year ( Miracle). Wendy moved into world music with her next album, Ruby, which was stunningly remixed by Thapelo Khomo. Read more on Last.fm
In the early eighties Wendy made a name for herself on radio performing the hit 'This Boy' with rock outfit The Sweatband. Her first solo album, Beautiful World, set the wheels in motion for a succession of hits, including 'Real World', 'Acid Rain', 'Miracle' and 'Don't Stop Believing'. Wendy's vocal performance on the album won her the Oktave award (1992) for Best Female Vocalist and a nomination for Song of the Year ( Miracle). Wendy moved into world music with her next album, Ruby, which was stunningly remixed by Thapelo Khomo. Shortly after the release, Wendy was asked to sing the South African theme for the 1996 Olympic album produced by Cedric Samson. She performed as the support act for Wet Wet Wet that same year. During 1998 she also released Duwayo, which was nominated for an FNB Producer of the Year award.

'Duwayo', 'Time', 'Legalize' In August of 1999 she supported Simply Red on their tour of South Africa. Shortly after that, she released her fourth solo album, On a Pale Blue Dot, which won the FNB Pop Album of the Year Award. She was also nominated for Best Female Vocalist. Includes: 'Pale Blue Dot', 'Caught you in my Head', 'Trust in me', 'Crying Game', 'Why', 'Cool Bananas', 'Funny way' Wendy joined world music group Mondetta with Steve Newman, Julia Kim, Gito Baloi and Elad Neeman.

They released their debut album Small World and performed to packed houses at venues around South Africa, including the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre and Womad 2001. Includes: 'Mondetta', 'HeyaHeya' Wendy completed and released her 5th solo album Holy Water toward the end of 2002.As usual she outdid herself by writing, performing and producing an uplifting, lyrically inspiring and very beautiful album. At the SAMA 9 awards she was nominated for a best of Adult contemporary Award. Includes: 'Life', 'Holy Water', 'Touch Your Skin', 'Heaven', 'Sun' Read more on Last.fm.

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