1987 Wendy & Lisa
1989 Fruit At The Bottom
1996 Are You My Baby
1998 Girl Bros.
WENDY AND LISA
met when they were little kids.
their dads were studio musicians who became friends and the two families became very close.
Wendy's father, Mike Melvoin, is a jazz pianist and was a top session musican/arranger/producer and worked with everybody from the Beach Boys to The Partridge Family, in Los Angeles in the 60's and 70's .....where he met Lisa's father, Gary Coleman, percussionist on Motown Records , Mama's and Papa's, and Steely Dan.
Wendy and Lisa studied and played music allllllllll their lives.
Then in 1980 Lisa joined Prince on his Dirty Mind album and tour, and there she stayed for the next several years. Collaborating on Controversy and 1999....and also the spin off projects like The Time and Vanity 6.
Wendy joined the band in 1983 just before PURPLE RAIN
Actually Wendy first appears on 1999 singing background vocals on 'Free'.
The two, Wendy and Lisa, wrote and recorded with Prince and the Revolution on
Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, and Sign o the Times.
After the Break up of Prince and the Revolution,
Wendy and Lisa went on the make their own records of which include:
Wendy and Lisa, Fruit at the Bottom, EROICA, and Girl Bros.
They have Written and Produced for artists such as SEAL and Neil Finn and
They have appeared as Musicians on records with artists like kd lang, Sheryl Crow, and Tricky.
Currently Wendy and Lisa score the NBC hit series CROSSING JORDAN,
and are busy in developement of HBO's ambitious newseries CARNIVALE.
Wendy and Lisa have scored such films as DANGEROUS MINDS, SOUL FOOD and The THIRD WHEEL.
Their mix of POP and ORCHESTRAL abilities make them a strong choice for modern films.
The fact that they have worked with such a wide varietyof culturally diverse artists, is a testament tothe extent of theirmusical language.