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.
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.
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.