Who is D’arcy Wretzky? Age, Height, Net worth, Siblings

D’arcy Wretzky is an American singer who is famously the former bassist of alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins, formed in 1988 in Chicago, Illinois by Billy Corgan, who was lead vocalist. Other members of the band included Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha.

After being with the band for a decade, Wretzkyi returned in 1999 with the intention of pursuing a career in acting. 

Full NameD’arcy Elizabeth Wretzky-Brown
Age53 Yrs.
Birthdate1 May, 1968
NationalityUnited States of America
Height5 Ft. 8 Inch.
ProfessionBassist
Siblings
Networth$ 7 Million
Darcy Wretzky details

D’arcy Wretzky was born on May 1, 1968 in South Haven, Michigan, as D’arcy Elizabeth Wretzky to Vikke Anderson and Jerry Wretzky. 

Her father was a pipe fitter, while her mother was a lounge singer who had a huge influence on Wretzky and her sister when she encouraged them to make music.

As a result, little Wretzky loved and developed an interest in music. It was only natural that she began learning to play the guitar early in life. 

Apart from guitar, she also played violin and oboe and performed in choir. Already at the age of ten, she had found out about continuing a career in music despite having severe stage fright as a child. Her passion for music was nonetheless stronger. It did not take long before she learned to control and overcome her fears.

D’arcy is an alumnus of South Havens LC While in high school; she developed an interest in post-punk and even played in cover band.

When she finished high school, she moved to France to join a band, which she realized upon arrival was disbanded. 

D’arcy returned to US-Chicago to be exact and spent an entire summer attending concerts while squatting with friends; it was during this period that she learned to play bass. 

Wretzky learened to play the bass guitar without being taught. Wretzky got a job at Smashing Pumpkins, and that’s how she became a recognized bassist. for the band group.

She left the band in 1999 to pursue a career in acting. While in the group, Smashing Pumpkins recorded five studio albums, which include Siamese DreamGish, Adore, Mellon Collie and The Infinite and Machina / Gods Machines. 

She was arrested for possession of cocaine after leaving the band. It was at this point that Corgan revealed that she was not actually leaving the group, but was fired for being a drug addict who refused to get help.

After finishing her stint with Smashing Pumpkins, D’arcy worked as the second vocalist with the Catherine band for their album Hed Saki and Bedtime Stories

She has also appeared in the video for Four Leaf Clover and worked on songs from a couple of artists before disappearing into thin air for many years

D’arcy Wretzky reappeared in 2009 by unexpectedly calling Chicago’s Q101 FM with Ryan Manno. During the brief conversation, she said she was not physically disposed to be a musician. 

She said she lived on a farm in Michigan at the time, but that she previously lived in Austin, Texas, during her off-peak period.

In February 2011, she was sent to prison six days for missing four trial dates related to a ticket she received for not checking her horses. Later that month, she was also arrested in South Haven, Michigan, on an invalid charge of drunk driving.

D’arcy Wretzky Net Worth

It is said that D’arcy is worth an estimated $ 7 million, which is the earnings from her music career and revenue from her private business and earnings. She reportedly owns 3 antique shops in Michigan.