Born - May 1,
South Haven, Michigan
born May 1, 1968 in South Haven, Michigan, United
States, is an American rock musician, known for her performances of
bassist in one of the most popular alternative rock bands of the 1990s
, the Smashing Pumpkins.
In 1988, when the future group is
still a duo with only Billy Corgan and James, Corgan meets D'arcy at
the turn of a concert at a club in Chicago, the latter making a
derogatory remark to Corgan about the band they had seen play.
unbridled discussion ensued and Corgan was impressed by the attitude of
the young woman, more than her ability to play bass, and decides to
engage her in the group.
D'arcy is not slow to fall in love with
the guitarist Iha, with whom she had a long intimate relationship and
friendship during her collaboration with the group.
participates in all the albums produced by the Smashing Pumpkins: Gish,
Siamese Dream , Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, Adore and
Machina finally / The Machines of God, the last official album of the
group, shortly before she never left to pursue a career in acting. In
2000, D'Arcy was arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
December of that year, prior to formally end the group, the Smashing
Pumpkins played their last concert at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago.
James Iha, in memory of the relationship they had maintained,
of her absence (the former Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur took over
for the last tour), expressing his gratitude and love for her.
2004, expressing a different point of view about it, Corgan says on his
blog that she is a just a drugged mind mean ("mean spirited drug
addict"). D'arcy Wretzky was married to Kerry Brown, drummer in a
Chicago band named Catherine. She no longer appears in public
joined Catherine as a second
vocalist for their final album Hot Saki and Bedtime Stories.
appeared in the video for Four Leaf Clover. At the time,
married to Catherine member Kerry Brown.
Wretzky contributed vocals to the track "One and Two" on James Iha's
1998 solo album, Let It Come Down.
1999, she contributed vocals on two Filter songs, "Cancer" and "Take A
Picture". During this time, she worked with cellist Eric
whom she had worked with when he had recorded with the Smashing