Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid



Birth Name

Stacy Ann Ferguson, March 27, 1975; Renee Ilene Sandstrom, February 15, 1974; Stefanie Ridel, May 17, 1973


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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Currently Wild Orchid is only Stefanie Ridel and Renee Ilene Sandstrom. The band is on a hiatus, and it's unsure whether they will return anytime soon.

    • Wild Orchid's debut album in 1996, Wild Orchid, featured a collaborations with artists and writers such as David Frank, Bob Brockmann, Matthew Wilder, Abraham Laboriel Sr., and Junior Vazques.

    • Wild Orchid's genre varies from Pop/Rock to R&B and Soul.

    • Wild Orchid performed in New York in late 1997. During one show, they invited the R&B singer Eric West to sing with them on the stage.

    • Renee's brother is the songwriter Bobby Sandstrom. He is the one who helped the girls in the very beginning, especially writing and recording demos for the companies.

    • JC Chasez of N*Sync was a close friend of the girls and wrote and produced several of their last album's songs, including title song Fire.

    • Micki Duran, the 2nd fourth member of Wild Orchid, has left in 1994, to star in the TV show Roundhouse. The band did not look for another fourth member again.

    • Originally, Wild Orchid was a quartet, and the fourth member was Heather Holyoak. She has left in 1991 to continue her studies and was replaced by Micki Duran.

    • Before signing in a record company, the girls were singing in nightclubs, charity events and local radio stations.

    • Wild Orchid has covered the song Our Lips Are Sealed, originally sung by the Go-Go's.

    • The group's original name was New Rhythm Generation - NRG (Energy). In 1992, they had to change their name to Wild Orchid, since the leaving manager claimed rights for the name.

    • The girls knew each other ever since they were 8-9 years old, in the entertainment industry - mostly television by then.

    • All the 3 girls were hosting the TV show Great Pretenders (in 1999), where teenagers were singing a lip-sync of their favorite song.

    • Wild Orchid had a tour with Cher and Cyndi Lauper which was held in no less than 52 cities around the USA.

    • Wild Orchid had toured with 98 Degrees and N*SYNC in 1997.

    • Wild Orchid's original members: Stefanie Ridel, Renee Ilene Sandstrom and Stacy Ann Ferguson.

    • Albums:

      1- Wild Orchid (1996).
      2- Oxygen (1998).
      3- Fire (Never released).
      4- Hypnotic (2004).

    • Stacy Ann Ferguson has left Wild Orchid in 2003 and joined the Black Eyed Peas (under the name Fergie). Soon the band broke up in 2004.

  • Quotes

    • Renee Sandstrom: Even after ten years together, I still get surprised sometimes as what we can do together.

    • Stacey Ferguson: From the moment we got together, we knew we had something special. We built ourselves like a rock band, from the bottom up, and now we have a very loyal following.

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