Her last name Qu (曲) means music, song and melody.
Wanting started to sing before she could talk. Her mother knows it too well. “You would know when she’s awake because the second she opened her eyes she’d be singing the theme song from this Chinese TV series called ‘Undercover Cop' (Chinese: Bian Yi Jing Cha) loudly in bed to the ceiling, every morning.”
Wanting left her family and motherland (China) at age 16. She entered Canada as an international student hoping to make her mother proud by getting a University Degree in Business. Though she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, she found herself unhappy and lost in life. She realized that, through heartbreaks and curve balls that life had thrown at her, her dream is and has always been to become a worldwide successful, recognizable and influential singer.
Self-consciously, consider English is not her first language, Wanting wrote her first English song “To You” in 2005 followed by a Chinese song written to her mother called “Wo Shi Wo” (translation: “I am me”). Wanting found her happiness and comfort in song writing. She searched herself through song writing. She became more aware of who she is and what she wants in life. Ever since, she hasn’t stopped writing or singing.
She has performed at many venues range from corporate gigs (BC Fashion Week), local hot music spots (Railway Club), charity events (Food bank), lounges and cafes (Backstage Lounge), radio shows (CJSF) to theatre (Beaumont Theatre) and many more.
After recorded with local producer Winston (Nat Jay, Hannah Georgas), Wanting’s music has caught attention from the music scene. Her song “Everything In the World” was recently chosen to be on the Music BC Licensing Website and soon will be put onto a compilation CD. Also, recent news, a very established international music group is interested in working with Wanting in the near future. Wanting is stoked because many of her favorite artists are from this music group.
Wanting sings and writes in English and Chinese. Her audiences fully understand the meaning of “music has no boundaries”.
Keep an eye out for the beautiful rising star, Wanting!