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West Indian Girl on the Hunt for a New Leading Lady

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What do you do when your female lead singer parts ways with your band and you have big gigs on already booked? No matter what, the show must go on -- and that’s exactly what West Indian Girlis doing. On Friday, the band played at L.A.’s House of Blues without the vocal stylings of former frontwoman Mariqueen Maandig; instead, Tiki Lewis filled in for the night. As they begin their rigorous hunt for a new female vocalist throughout the greater Los Angeles area, the remaining members of West Indian Girl - Amy White, Robert James, Mark Lewis and Francis Ten-- still need someone to step in for the interim.

Lucky for all you aspiring songstresses, West Indian Girl is holding an open call in search of the right chanteuse to join their ranks. If you have a powerful voice and can hit all the right high notes, this may be your chance to hit it big. It doesn’t hurt that West Indian Girl is a very talented band and has already established a presence in the L.A. and national indie music scene. Some other key critera for West Indian Girl’s ideal lead are: stage presence, lots of energy, creativity, the ability to play well with others (or other musicians, at least), experience and unique personal style - along with the willingness to commit to a couple big festival shows at the end of August. Bonus: You’ll not only get to sing with West Indian Girl, but you’ll get paid, too! All interested parties can contact the band at info@westindiangirl.com