WENDY RICH / WENDY & THE SOULSHAKERS
- Wendy Rich (lead vocals)
- Steve Lasner (guitar)
- Dwayne Slayton (bass)
- Duane Plikunas (drums)
Wendy Rich formed the Soulshakers in 1991 after moving to the Tampa Bay area from Texas. Wendy & the Soulshakers quickly became one of Tampa Bays most successful acts. Along the way, Wendy & the Soulshakers garnered numerous awards for their high-energy blues influenced rock. During their tenure, the band has performed with such greats as Edgar Winter, Ambrosia, John Sebastian, Georgia Satellites and Molly Hatchett, as well as headlined many Tampa Bay concert series such as The Point 102.5 FM's Ybor Rock 'N Blues Series, Tampa's Friday Extra Concerts and The Hyde Park Music Series.
In 2000 and 2004, Wendy Rich took a break from the Soulshakers to tour the U.S. and Europe as front person for Janis Joplin's band,Big Brother & the Holding Company.
In 2009 Wendy journeyed to Nashville, TN to collaborate with producer Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton’s keyboardist/band leader) on new songs for her record, Driver.
Live at the Ringside
Here I Am
Feels Like I'm Drowning