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Almost Blue is a new piano/vocal duo who perform jazz, blues, swing and bossa nova classics. Wendy Eastwood’s stylish vocals are accompanied by Andy Murtagh’s sensitive piano playing.
Wendy is known locally as the “Queen of Country” as she tours the folk clubs in North Wales with her acoustic guitar. Famed for her country ballads, (and the odd yodelling song) she is also known for her down to earth, unassuming, friendly and approachable manner.
On hearing Andy playing the piano at a family party, she asked if she could sing a song with him. Andy suggested that she learnt some jazz songs and came up with Ella Fitzgerald’s version of Cole Porter’s “Miss Otis Regrets.” Wendy fell in love with the song and wanted to learn more. She has now found a lower register in her voice and loves to sing jazz, blues, swing and even some bossa nova all with the help of the very experienced and talented Andy Murtagh.