Stephanie Wicker

Stephanie Wicker, Western State Hurricane

Stephanie Wicker, Western State Hurricane

Stephanie Wicker-Emery started music lessons at age 5.  Fascinated by the piano from early on, she studied classically through age 21, culminating in a music degree from Western Washington University where she was a piano performance major.  Upon leaving WWU, she moved to Seattle, taught herself guitar and went on to play in numerous bands in Seattle as either the singer/songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, or some combination of the three. Stephanie also performed backing vocals on a couple tracks for Long Winters (the band that John Roderick went on to start after the Western State Hurricanes).

Her career as a Seattle musician spans over 20 years, and Stephanie continues to play music with her band Like Lightning and is a full-time private music teacher in Seattle. Like Lightning has a full length release in production.

Seattle bands that Stephanie has played with include:

Ministry of Love – keys and backing vocals 1991-93
Ars Poetica – vocals 1992-94
Moonshine – vocals, songwriter, guitarist 1993-96
Algae – vocals, songwriter, guitarist  1995-98
Western State Hurricanes – guitar and vocals 1998-1999
Acetylene – vocals, songwriter, guitarist 1999-2001
Orbiter – keys, guitar and backing vocals 2001-2003
Like Lightning – vocals, keys and guitar, songwriter 2009 – present

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Band Title Released
Ars Poetica Ars Poetica 1993
Acetylene Which Way From Up
Orbiter Sparks on a String 2002

Also, find various recordings from Moonshine & Algae here:

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