Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman are an Emmy® Award winning musical composing duo based in Los Angeles. They both started their careers in one of the most successful rock bands of the 80s, Prince & The Revolution. They continued to work as a duo and released five original albums as well as pursuing a career path in scoring feature films and television. Since 1995’s box office hit Dangerous Minds, Wendy & Lisa have set a successful track record scoring films such as Soul Food, Something New, television series Crossing Jordan, Carnivalé, Nurse Jackie, Mercy and the Emmy-nominated NBC series Heroes, as well as producing and releasing two albums independently, Girl Bros. and White Flags of Winter Chimneys.
Apart from their composing career, Wendy & Lisa are often sought out for their song writing and collaboration skills. They have collaborated on albums with Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Neil Finn, Seal and Grace Jones to name a few. Currently, Wendy & Lisa continue to compose for Nurse Jackie, and films as well as making time to release more albums of original songs.
Their full-length score soundtrack to Heroes titled Heroes: Original Score was released in April 2009 which includes Wendy & Lisa’s opening theme score and compositions for each of the show’s main characters. Lionsgate Music/Showtime released Wendy & Lisa’s original music to Nurse Jackie in March 2010. It features 30 cues from the hit Showtime television series’ first season. Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman were honored for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for the Emmy®-nominated comedy series Nurse Jackie. A common misperception about Wendy & Lisa’s music often gets their music filed under the funk genre; however, Wendy & Lisa are adult alternative artists similar to that of Coldplay or Elbow. But the amazing thing about Wendy & Lisa is that they have built a sound all their own, deeply referencing the best sounds from the 70s and today’s ethereal alternative rock.