They specialize in giving you a mellow, contemporary sound with a difference; suitable for music at weddings, private parties, as well as wine bars, cafés and restaurants. They provide a variety of musical genres, putting their own slant on them: from café jazz to modern tunes, latin to rock, and can cater for all audiences.
Wîci (pronounced “wi-chee”) is Canadian Cree for “together”, which is a key part of delivering any musical performance. It’s much deeper than that though, as it also symbolises the solid core of Wîci, which is the relationship between it’s 2 founding members: Steve and Kirstie.
Wîci duo is Steve Royle and Kirstie Palmer: Steve plays guitar and vocals, while Kirstie plays cajon/percussion and vocals.
Steve has played guitar for 45 years in a variety of bands and genres, but more recently followed his love of latin, cuban and jazz music to provide an interesting and entertaining musical experience. Kirstie started singing and playing guitar 11 years ago. Her voice is unique and different, and she is capable of delivering a variety of genres from rock classics to gentle ballads.
Steve and Kirstie have worked together for the last 17 years, and now play in a variety of locations in both Jersey and the UK. In the UK, they are proving popular in the following markets; craft beer bars, brewery tap rooms, wine bars and restaurants.
Delivery and “reading the room”
With such lengthy musical experience, Wîci have developed the skill of “reading a room” to judge the tempo and musical mood required based on audience reactions. Genres include traditional jazz standards, latin jazz standards, modern jazz, cuban, salsa and more modern tunes with an interesting twist. Artists covered include (but are not limited to) Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Ed Sheeran, Santana, David Bowie, The Specials – Wîci know no musical boundaries!
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