The Wendy Hackett Band formed in late August of 2012. Wendy Johnson and Brendan Hackett have been writing and publishing songs together since 2008. Wendy Johnson, a southern California native, found early success in the 2000’s with her band Atticus. Wendy was a regular fixture on Lilith Fair and played up and down the west coast. Wendy is also an accomplished studio vocalist, singing back up and reference vocals for major Hollywood studios and producers. Brendan Hackett has been playing and recording music for over 15 years. He is known for his heart-felt live performances and intricate studio guitar work. Brendan has played many of New York’s top clubs, including the Wetlands, Brooklyn Bowl, CBGBs and Le Poisson Rouge. His songs have been widely downloaded on itunes and his music can readily be found on most music streaming sites.
The Wendy Hackett Band has taken Wendy and Brendan’s music to the next level. There is no limit to what this band can do. They can tug at your heartstrings with a country ballad or get the house on its feet with their grits and gravy Rock & Roll. Over the winter the group recorded at Swan 7 studios in Bushwick, NY, and the first single from that session was released in April 2013. The song Beautiful Girl is sure to be a success and an impressive first step for the burgeoning group.
The Wendy Hackett Band is full of talent. Cody Rahn (Drums), Alex Minier (Bass), and the beautiful Elsa Nilsson (flute) complete the impressive ensemble. When not playing with The Wendy Hackett Band these musicians can be seen sitting in and touring with some of New York’s best rock and jazz acts. The Wendy Hackett Band is a must hear and a must see. Their music has something for everybody!