Wendy Rae Fowler

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Wendy Rae Fowler
We Fell to Earth 2009.jpg
Background information
Birth name Wendy Rae Fowler
Genres Alternative rock, Experimental rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, vocalist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, drums
Associated acts We Fell to Earth, Earthlings?, Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan, UNKLE

Wendy Rae Fowler is an American singer-songwriter and half of the experimental English rock band 'We Fell to Earth'.

Career[edit]

In fall of 1998 Fowler joined Joshua Tree, California's Earthlings? as second bassist. Immediately following, Earthlings? supported Queens of the Stone Age on a small tour of the west coast of America as well as a European tour supporting QOTSA's self titled debut album.

Fowler, under the QOTSA-appointed pseudonym 'Wendy Ray Moan', contributed backing vocals on two songs on QOTSA's second release Rated R. She has also appeared in four of the bands' videos between 2000 and 2007.

Work with Earthlings? and QOTSA led to meeting singer/songwriter Mark Lanegan in 1998 which resulted in collaborations on Lanegan's Field Songs and Bubblegum, as well as their marriage and eventual divorce.[1]

In 2005, Fowler met Richard File (UNKLE, We Fell to Earth) at a social gathering in LA while UNKLE were in town recording their 4th album War Stories.[2][3] The pair decided to schedule a writing session after an initial conversation revealed they had very similar influences. That first session would mark the birth of We Fell to Earth.

Alongside their debut 2009 self titled release, tracks by the group have been featured in US dramas: "The Double" in Gossip Girl and CSI: NY and The Prisoner "Lights Out" In Numb3rs "Careful What You Wish For" in CSI: NY.

In winter of 2010 the group composed the theme song to AMC'S 'The Killing' from writer, executive producer, and series showrunner, Veena Sud. The show is based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation.[4] The show debuted with a 2 hour premiere on Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Fowler has made various appearances on American film and TV From 1996–2007.[5] One notable appearance was as the lead female dancer in Finger Eleven's video for Paralyzer.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

We Fell to Earth (2009)

Singles and EPs[edit]

"We Fell to Earth EP" (2009) "Lights Out" "The Double" "Deaf"

Cameos[edit]

(all vocals except *piano and **drums)

Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R (2000) "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" and "Quick and to the Pointless"

Mark LaneganField Songs (2001) "No Easy Action"

Mark Lanegan Band – Bubblegum (2004) *"When Your Number Isn't Up", "Wedding Dress", "Methamphetamine Blues", "Bombed", "Strange Religion",

Eagles of Death MetalDeath by Sexy (2006) "I Like to Move in the Night", "The Ballad of Queen Bee and Baby Duck", and "Poor Doggie"

The Duke Spirit – Neptune (2008) **"The Step and the Walk/Rich File Remix"

Yawning SonsCeremony to the Sunset (2009) "Ghostship – Dead Water"

UNKLE – Where Did the Night Fall/Another Night Out (2011) "Money and Run" (feat. Nick Cave)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Lanegan: The Man Comes Around". Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.wefelltoearth.com/about
  3. ^ NME Magazine (July, 2009) 
  4. ^ "The Killing". Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Wendy Fowler". Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Finger Eleven's video for Paralyzer". Retrieved April 15, 2017. 

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