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I am a Yamaha (Singapore) bass and KLOTZ Audio Interface Systems endorsee, and I have been playing electric bass for the past 16 years, as well as the double bass which I picked up a year back.
My earliest experience in music was taking classical piano lessons as a child. Inspired by the music of Victor Wooten, Michael Manring and Marcus Miller, I taught myself to play the bass and began exploring funk, acid jazz and progressive rock. Soon, I was performing a lot with various bands in Singapore and began to include two-handed finger-tapping (inspired by Michael Manring) and live-looping with the Boss RC-50 in my performances. I also experimented multi-tracking and live-looping with iPhone apps during solo performances.
Some shows I have played at include the MTV Asia Awards, Mosaic Music Festival, Singapore Wine and Jazz Festival, ESPNStar Sports X-Games Asia and Baybeats Music Festival. I have also been fortunate enough to have sessioned for artists like James LoMenzo (Megadeth), Mel Gayner (Simple Minds), Shaggy, Emma Shapplin and Riki Hendrix.
In 2008 I released a solo EP “Between Here And Then” which received favorable reviews including an article by Brent-Anthony Johnson at Bass Frontiers Magazine. The songs can be heard here www.wendyphua.com/category/music
Aside from performing, I am also a bass instructor and hold bass clinics for Yamaha. On the side, I produce inflight radio shows for carriers like Singapore Airlines, American Airlines and Air China, and have worked with award-winning presenters from BBC, in addition to liaising with major record labels worldwide.
I am currently active in 2 bands – Tessera, an all-female jazz band and Ootini!, a world/soul group.
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Experience & Education
Senior Radio Producer (Associate) for Images In Motion (L) Inc.October 2011 to Present (about a year and a half)
Produce inflight radio programs for carriers like Singapore Airlines, Korean Air, American Airlines, Thai Airways, China Airlines and Air China.
Managing Director for WA! Music ManagementDecember 2010 to Present (over 2 years)
Artist Management and Event Coordinator
Session Bassist for FreelanceMarch 2004 to Present (over 9 years)
Based in Singapore but willing to travel for gigs overseas and can commit to extended contracts. Have extensive experience as a session bassist, and have performed with artists like James LoMenzo (Megadeth), Mel Gayner (Simple Minds), Shaggy, Emma Shapplin and Riki Hendrix.
Radio Manager for Images In Motion (L) Inc.November 2006 to September 2011 (over 4 years)
Oversee production team of voice talents, radio producers and music labels based world-wide.
BA in Communication Studies and English Language at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)2006 to 2010 (4 years)
Diploma in Multimedia Art (Video Art) at Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts1999 to 2002 (3 years)