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"Demo Critique"

A self-produced five-song disc from this artist has a heady mix of soul, funk, jazz and very good singing that (on "Suffer the Loss" a honey sweet love song) makes us think of India Arie and Jill Scott. Meanwhile, "Funky Road" evokes comparisons to Lauryn Hill. "The LaLa Song" is a soothing, laid-back, seductive track that convinces us that this artist's skills as a vocalist, songwriter and producer are for real. Music Supervisors might like her ready-to-go product. - Music Connection Vol. XXVIII

"More Please"

Wendisue is the daughter of former Tower Of Power vocalist Ellis Hall, and an LA-based singer, writer and producer who has obviously inherited a large chunk of dad’s talent for making soul music, if her debut five-track CD EP is any guide. Her site www.wendisue.com checks some familiar and welcome names amongst her influences; Erykah, Jill, Donny, Chaka, Ella, and D’angelo. So you won’t be surprised to find that her direction is healthily heading towards live played, raw, funky, inteligent neo-soul of the kind we tend to favour round these parts. Her voice sounds just as composed on the up and down beat tracks, although the latter dominate the handful of tracks on show. The vaguely Timbaland-ish ‘The Sickness’ and the seventies style funky roll of both ‘Funky Road’ and ‘Maybe’ stand out for me. Sounds like she’d be a very good experience live too. More please.

Chris Wells
Soul Sides
- Echoes Magazine

"A breath of fresh air in a world of stench"

Wendisue is a HomeGrown star. In a world of stench and samples, this producer, songwriter, artist has quenched the worlds thirst for real music. Joining a class of artists such as Musiq, Jill Scott, India Arie and others of like caliber. This is a must have CD for music enthusiasts. You will not skip a track.
- Husbandman Lemuel


The state of commericial radio has music purists clamoring to find sounds that touch the soul. As the current formulaic production of our RnB flatlines, there are still a few artistic gems which present with an unheralded appeal. By virtue of my occupation I have been fortunate enough to "discover" a diva to be. WendiSue's stellar debut titled "Homegrown" is the aural equivalent of an appetizer that fills and satisfies. Replete with excellent melody, funky beats and rhythm that flows, it is a crisp cornucopia of melody we can all appreciate. Those who know my tastes will accept my testimony that "Suffer the Loss" and "The Sickness" are two tracks which merit heavy rotation. We hope that this is only the beginning, an independent release reinforcing the Nu, the Neo, the Soul Movement. Label it what you wish but if your commercial RnB falls short, you owe it to yourself to add some zest to your collection. "Homegrown" will do more than whet the appetite, it will fulfill. DJ Come of Age November 2004 - DJ Come of Age


HomeGrown, EP

HomeGrown is now featured on the following
radio shows and podcasts:

www.soul2k.com/podcast (European Podcast)
http://buzzfrog.libsyn.com (Sweedish Podcast)
www.superadio.com - Soul Lounge with Terry Bello
KCEP 88.1 FM
KPFK 88.5 FM
WEIB 106.3 FM (Springfield, MA)
www.urbannetwork.com - Untamed Tongues w/ Warrick Rountree (Las Vegas, NV)
WVOF 88.5 FM The Upper Room w/ Joe Kelly(Connecticut)
Solarradio w/ DJ Barrie King (U.K. and N.Y.)
SoulCall w/ Julio Perez Padron (Spain)
Guardian Productions (Independent Radio Show)


Feeling a bit camera shy


It doesn't take much time in listening to Wendisue's music before you can rest assured that she's here to stay. A true vessel of Funk and Soul with a twist of Jazz, make the possibilities of her musical journey endless.

Keeping with the genre of artist including D'Angelo, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, Wendisue prepares her music as food for the soul. The songs on HomeGrown, her audio demo, are a reflection of some of her strongest influences including Donny Hathaway, Chaka Khan and Ella Fitzgerald. Most influential however, is her father, Ellis Hall, former lead singer with Tower of Power, who taught her to indulge in her passion rather than run from it. Because of that passion, (Which the good Lord meticulously place inside of her) Wendisue was able to produce the majority of HomeGrown with less than a years experience as a producer/engineer.

From the Funk driven, Hip Hop based single, 'The Sickness' to the Soulful lullaby,'The LaLa Song', Wendisue poetically covers the territories of life and loving with a refreshing outlook that makes you hungry for more.