She may have been away from the stage for ten years, but multi-instrumentalist, singer-song-writer Wanda Stride has never been far from music. From two CDs of Celtic-folk originals with duo Poor Tom, to a 2014 solo CD, her original music depicts the depth and stunning miracles of everyday life. These days, her music is more likely to be heard Sunday morning as she leads services at Brighton’s Trinity St Andrew’s United Church.
With pure, emotional vocals she puts her own spin on such diverse pop artists as Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Warren Zevon, Leonard Cohen, Ed Sheeran, Brandi Carlile, and on and on. If you are moved by even one song she sings, she considers it time well spent.