Wendy O'Rourke
Wendy O'Rourke
(San Diego)

Wendy O'Rourke has been called San Diego's queen bee/ leading lady of Lounge. Since the early 90's she has been handpicking and bringing together the midcentury's most obscure mix of mambo mania, frenzied merengues,the hottest cha cha chas, rockin' rumbas, combustible afro cuban beats,spooky sultry exotica, tropicalia, sensual 60's bossa nova, groovy bachelor pad a go-go,and other vintage latin rarities so hot they melt the turntables! As one of So Cal's first female djs in 1992, the pre Ultra Lounge era, she brought her unusual vintage record collection to the Livewire Bar and it took off with a bang, people were hungry for more leading to gigs at other venues such as Cocktails In Paradise at The Montiki Room. She then joined forces with DJs Mr. Wonderful, Peter Heustis and Glen Goreham at Taboo in the original Hanalei Hotel, as well as Double Happiness and Cocktails In Kensington at The Kensington Club. Wendy has DJed countless tiki/ latin lounge themed and radio events including XFest. She was sponsored by Capitol Records Ultra Lounge series and has opened for such acts as Jack Costanzo aka Mr. Bongo, The Tiki Tones, Joey Altruda,The Blue Hawaiians,The Dragons,Deadbolt, Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods, The Konks, Super Diamond, Frenchy, Sukia, Toledo and many more. Get ready to rumba folks!