“...She had the audience eating out of her hand. The energy, playfulness and sheer talent that she exudes was a wonder to behold... ”
— COLIN MOCHRIE
Juno-nominated artist Wendy Lands, has earned prominence as a magnetic and generous performer, combining an intimate, vulnerable theatricality with a cool, spellbinding jazziness. Always making her audiences feel as though they’re not just sitting back and watching —but participating in something very special.
Since making her theatrical debut in the original Canadian production of Les Miserables, she’s been signed as an artist and/or songwriter to PolyGram, EMI, Universal Music Group, Fontana North, and Hippo, and as a staff songwriter to Warner Chappell Music Publishing in L.A. Lands has written songs for Melissa Manchester, shared the stage with Mandy Patinkin, Colm Wilkinson, Betty Buckley, Patty Lupone, toured Canada with Jann Arden and most recently (June 2019) co-starred with The Manhattan Transfer at The Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto. In 2017, Lands headlined at the prestigious Ladies Jazz Festival in Gdynia, Poland, a country that has embraced her, sending her to the top of the charts — where she happily hovered just beneath Norah Jones and Lady Gaga.
what the world needs now
songs & stories of the 60s & 70s
Juno-nominated singer & actor Wendy Lands and her husband, Jim Gillard have created this theatrical concert of vintage pop songs from the swingin’ ‘60s into the sweet and soulful ‘70s.
It’s part historical, part autobiographical, and part prime-time 60’s TV special starring Wendy Lands, back by her killer 5 piece band!
Lands has employed all her talents as a writer, director and performer to intimately tell the story of her earliest memories of the era, creating a personal yet universal narrative, through storytelling. Weaving monologues between vintage songs made famous by Dusty, Dionne, Petula and more.
Plan to come prepared to play! There’s plenty of audience participation…