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"Dark, sensual, sonic theatre...compelling stuff." - Rolling Stone Australia
"Blessed by a voice that purrs and soars" -The Age Good Weekend, Melbourne 
“If twilight has a voice, that voice is Wendy Rule” - New Witch Magazine, USA
“Ever the high priestess, Rule plays a role she is both beloved in, and born into.”
The Music, Australia.
“Persephone is a force of nature.” - Australia

Persephone, the new double- album from Australian visionary songstress Wendy Rule is the culmination of over twelve years work, and although drawing on Wendy’s musical journey over the past 2 decades, is unlike anything that she has done before. Launched in February at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and the Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne, Persephone is an evocative retelling of the Ancient Greek myth of the Goddess Persephone’s descent into the Underworld. With subtle textures that reference her early life as a jazz singer in her home town of Melbourne, and the trademark dark, gothic soundscapes and soaring vocals of her previous 7 major albums, Persephone is an ambitious and unique 24 track journey through the realms of Life, Death, and human emotion. (Live video from the Melbourne album launch:

But then again, Wendy has always carved a unique and individual path. Since the release of her first album Zero in 1996, she has defied categorisation, always walking to the beat of her own drum. Combining elements of gothic, folk, world, ambient and cabaret music, and crossing over into Pagan and New Age catagories with her many mythological, esoteric, and ritual references, Wendy is as individual as she is prolific.

A dedicated live performer, Wendy has toured extensively since her first album’s release - starting in Australia, then branching out with her first international tour in 2001. Renowned for her extraordinary voice and live shows that blur the line between music, ritual and theatre, Wendy has gained a loyal following in Australia, the USA, Europe and the UK. From the most intimate solo house concerts, to festival gigs with her band (featuring long term musical collaborator Rachel Samuel on cello), Wendy takes her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion.

With the help of her loyal fanbase Wendy continues to maintain her musical independence, unbound by the confines of the mainstream. Two successful crowdfunding campaigns have helped bring both Persephone, and her previous album Black Snake (2014) to life. In the past few years she has continued to grow her audience, not only with her dedicated touring schedule, but also with her cameo performance as ‘La Llorona’ in the 2016 feature film Boys in the Trees by director Nicholas Verso (now screening on Netflix), and with her popular monthly Full Moon Magic online concerts.

In 2014 Wendy relocated from Australia to the USA, and is now living in the beautiful High Desert city of Santa Fe, New Mexico - allowing her an even stronger connection to her ever growing US fanbase, and providing daily access to the wild Nature that inspires her unique and transformational work.


2019 Persephone - Double album on CD and Vinyl
2017          Vox Solfeggio (with Timothy Van Diest)
2014          Black Snake
2010          Guided By Venus
2008          Beneath the Below is a River (with Craig Patterson)
2007          Meditations on the 4 Elements
2006          The Wolf Sky
2003          The Lotus Eaters
2000          World Between Worlds
1998          Deity
1996          Zero
2012             Live at the Castle on the Hill (Full length acoustic live album)
2004             A Night of Jazz  (Live recording with Roger Perrin and friends)
2004             Deep Within a Faerie Forest  (Collaboration with Gary Stadler)

2016. Performance and end-credit song in ‘Boys in the Trees’ feature film
2000               An Underworld Journey (Video release of a musical / theatrical show)
1997               Live album                                                                                     
1996               Continental Isolation (three track CD single)                                      
1999               Artemis (four track CD single)