Newsday described Wishlist as the family band with nowhere to go but up! Follow these rising stars as they pursue their dreams to inspire the world with their music and touch the hearts of all who listen.
Singer and songwriter Lenée, AKA Game Day Née, is notorious for bringing her game no matter what arena she is playing. From singing the National Anthem in high school and college ballgames, to performing elite cheerleading stunts resulting in an All American title and four National Championships, Lenée’s spirit of winning shows no boundaries. Through her sparkling green eyes and the twinkle in her smile, it is obvious to bystanders that she loves every minute of the opportunities life has to offer. Described as being a “4’10” bombshell” by American Cheerleader Magazine, Lenée’s inner beauty emanates a light bright enough for the world to see. Her success is merely a reflection of all that she dares to be.
Photo credit to K. Maloney
As drummer and percussionist for the band, Jesse hits the cans hard! Jesse’s big, brown eyes told a quiet story as a timid toddler. With a set of drum sticks gripped tightly in his hands from age two, a drummer was born revealing Jesse’s inner power. Turning his natural dexterity and hands on abilities to the ball field, Jesse turned to lacrosse where his harnessed power found another positive outlet. Jesse’s strength and determination as a musician and team player proves to be with purpose by every strike of the stick, be it lacrosse or drum.
As a singer/songwriter, Desirée’s source of inspiration comes from above. Grounded in faith, she draws on the very essence of her inner spirit. She clearly sees her goals as an individual and a vision for a better world. Motivated by an insatiable appetite to excel, Desirée challenges herself to come up higher in every area of life, and in doing so inspires others to do the same. Through songwriting and journaling she demonstrates her gift as an effective communicator, but it is her passion for the limelight that becomes most evident when she hits the stage. She is the very heartbeat behind the band.
Photo credit to K. Maloney
Lead guitarist, Donté, is music. While the rest of the world functions routinely around a clock, Wishlist’s youngest member Donté’s inner metronome keeps time for him. Lost within an ever-playing melodic beat, Donté’s mind is enveloped in song. Also hitting the cans from age two, his skills as a drummer and guitar player quickly emerged and continue to sharpen with every para-diddle and chord progression played. His eyes may engage you, but he is not with you in the sphere of the real world, rather he is lost in a transient tune that is inevitably playing in his head.
As a band, Wishlist brings together the best qualities of its individual members to generate a bona fide pop/rock sound, accompanied by energy and enthusiasm!
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