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Friday, November 19, 1999

New Neil Finn session work

The new album from Neil Finn should be hitting stores in early 2000. Finn is currently finishing work for the solo CD, which was recorded in Auckland last summer. Both Wendy Melvoin and Tchad Blake contributed studio work to the album. You can keep posted on the new release by checking out Try Whistling This online.

Thursday, November 11, 1999

Mary Lou Ynda artwork online

Those curious about the extended Melvoin-Coleman clan should check out the site for the Los Angeles Downtown Arts District, which contains work by artist Mary Lou Ynda. Ynda is mother to musicians David and Lisa Coleman, and wife to spoken word artist Miles Ciletti. The site features Ynda's mixed media work, "Lulu goes to art school," which you can view here. Thanks to Nickie Davis for the tip!

Per Nilsen Prince bio released

Per Nilsen's new Prince biography Dancemusicsexromance sheds new light on some old Revolution-era stories, including the story of Wendy & Lisa's leaving the Revolution. According to interviews with Revolution drummer Bobby Z., Wendy & Lisa attempted to quit the Revolution many months before they were 'fired' in the fall of 1996. We'll put forward more information after we've had a chance to fully devour the book. Thanks to Nicole Simmons for the tip!

Thursday, October 28, 1999

Wendy & Lisa influence sci-fi novel

Wendy & Lisa are credited as a major influence on a debut sci-fi/fantasy novel by Eric Durcholz. According to an interview with the author, The Promise of Eden was influenced more by music than anything else. "In fact, many of my short stories were influenced by bootleg Prince recordings," he tells the interviewer. "One of the major themes of TPOE (and the title as well) was extracted from a Wendy and Lisa song."

Monday, October 11, 1999

Lisa Coleman - video game reviewer?!

Fright X Magazine will be running video game reviews by Lisa Coleman starting this year. Fright X Publisher Wyatt Perko says that Coleman's reviews will probably start showing up in Issue 14, with possibly one or two to appear in November's Issue 13. Fright X conducted an interview with Wendy & Lisa last year, and has added a new Fright X site online since then.

[Looks like Fright X has been replaced by Media Plus online. -- Ed 2004]

[It's dead Jim, dead. -- Ed 2009]

Wednesday, October 6, 1999

Billboard Likes the "Snoops"

Billboard has a sweet snippet on Wendy & Lisa in the Oct 9 issue. Dance Trax columnist Michael Paoletta gives props to the "sublime" duo for their "savvy soundtrack" for ABC's "Snoops," and contextualizes the new work with reference to previous scoring Wendy & Lisa provided for Dangerous Minds, Soul Food and Hav Plenty.

Friday, October 1, 1999

Bramhall tour dates announced

New Bramhall tour dates have just been announced for the month of October. Bramhall will be opening for Kenny Wayne Shepard throughout the southern US. According to Doyle Bramhall II maven Nickie Davis, Wendy & Lisa will not be on the lineup for these dates.

Thursday, September 30, 1999

Austin City Limits taping

Bramhall will be taping for Austin City Limits on September 30, in Austin. The show will include Wendy and Susannah Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, and is being taped for the new season to begin in February 2000. We'll keep you posted as we know more.

Wednesday, September 29, 1999

New MP3s released

Wendy & Lisa continue to add new 'Specials' to the MP3 section of their website. The latest additions include covers of "Secret Agent Man" and -- get this -- "Stand By Your Man," both of which were recorded for use in the TV show "Snoops". The site also includes a variety of other scoring snippets and unreleased tracks.

Tuesday, September 28, 1999

Bramhall, Jeff Beck in Vegas

Bramhall played a short but intense set at Las Vegas' House of Blues on Saturday, Sept. 25, opening for Jeff Beck. The band included Wendy Melvoin on bass, Lisa Coleman on organ, and Susannah Melvoin on percussion, using their skills to showcase lead man Doyle Bramhall II's guitar lines. All three contributed backing vocals as well, with Susannah taking on most of the vocal work. Look for a full review of the show at Musiczone soon.

Snoops pilot airs - Wendy & Lisa Score

The "Snoops" pilot aired Sunday, Sept 26 and featured Wendy & Lisa's scoring work throughout, as well as a repetoire of retro pop standards. You can hear Wendy & Lisa's theme song for the show, "Perfect Stranger," at The duo also contributed an amusing and well timed cover of "Secret Agent Man," with Lisa Coleman on lead vocals. Snoops is slated to continue running Sunday nights at 9pm Eastern. Check local listings for details.

Girl Bros. re-released

Wendy & Lisa's latest album, Girl Bros. is now available in re-release directly from Wendy & Lisa. Cost for the album, including shipping and handling, is $US 13.00 domestically and $US 15.00 overseas. You can order the album directly by sending your money order or cash to: Girl Brothers, 3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Suite 450, Los Angeles, CA 90068. (The site is not yet set up to take credit cards.) You can always write to Wendy & Lisa with any questions at [Ed -- Note this info is now totally outdated. For new and correct ordering info, go to]

Thursday, September 16, 1999

Wendy & Lisa concert dates

Wendy & Lisa are planning some Los Angeles concert dates October. The shows are tentatively slated to be at the Largo in mid-October, but are as yet unconfimed. This will be Wendy & Lisa showcasing material from their Girl Bros. album, coinciding with its American re-release. As soon as we have confirmed dates, you'll see them here!

Girl Bros Magazine - Issue Two

Girl Bros. Magazine ships late this week. Issue 2 is due back from the printers on Sept 10, and should be in Girl Brothers Network members' mailboxes sometime next week. The issue focuses on 'early days' of the duo: the demise of the Revolution and the beginnings of 'Wendy & Lisa,' complete with videography, exclusive photographs from Wendy & Lisa, articles, news and more.

Bramhall mention in Dallas Morning News

A Dallas Morning News review of Doyle Bramhall II's recent tour opener there gives wonderful press to band members Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman. The Sept 15 review gives props to Wendy & Lisa lending some "big-time talent onstage," and is very favorable overall regarding the entire band and set.

Tuesday, September 14, 1999

Bramhall's Jellycream hits stores

Doyle Bramhall II's Jellycream hits retail outlets today. The album, produced by Tchad Blake, features songwriting and session work by Wendy & Lisa, Chris Bruce, MeShell Ndegeocello, and (Mrs. Doyle Bramhall II) Susannah Melvoin. For sound samples or to purchase the album, you can check out the Jellycream page at

Sunday, September 5, 1999

Wendy & Lisa set to score Snoops

Dust off your TV! Set the VCR! Wendy & Lisa are contributing the theme and cues for "Snoops" - a fall drama by producer David E. Kelley. The show will run Sundays on ABC -- check local listings for showtimes -- and features Gina Gershon and an ensemble cast of private investigators. Rumour has it that their work for the show sounds nothing like any Wendy & Lisa heard before -- check it out! The show is slated to begin on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Wendy Melvoin Session Work

Wendy Melvoin has completed sessions for a few artists recently. In April, she completed tracks for an upcoming album by Roseanne Cash, then later in the summer flew to Australia to contribute session work to Neil Finn's new release. This is in addition to Wendy & Lisa's combined session work on MeShell Ndegeocello's Bitter and Bramhall's Jellycream. Whew!

Bramhall tour dates planned

Wendy and Lisa are touring with Bramhall on dates to celebrate the release of his new album Jellycream this month. The tour will concentrate on the southwestern US, including shows in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Tucson and possibly Las Vegas. These dates begin this Friday, the 10th September, and run through Saturday the 25th. Unfortunately, Wendy &Lisa have not been able to confirm their participation in the latter three shows due to other obligations. We'll keep you posted!

Madeleine Peyroux session work

Wendy & Lisa have completed their production work for Madeleine Peyroux's upcoming jazz release. The album, Peyroux's second, has two tracks produced by Wendy & Lisa, and the remainder produced by two additional producers. While we don't have a firm release date yet, the album should be hitting stores by late 1999. We'll keep you posted. [If this album ever did come out, I can't seem to find it anywhere . . . -- Ed.]

Saturday, June 5, 1999

Wendy & Lisa chart info

Wendy & Lisa make a couple of chart appearances this week. Their MP3 release of the "All Nite" single has topped the Alternative Charts at for over a week. Wendy & Lisa's Girl Bros. album re-entered the charts at at Number 29 this week. The album charts also included Eroica, debuting in the charts at Number 45, and Wendy's side project with MeShell Ndegeocello, Peace Beyond Passion, at Number 40. The singles chart included Girl Bros. track "If I Were Brave" at Number 24. Both sites' charts are picked by the listener. bases its chart on listener downloads of a given track, and is driven by weekly reader votes.

Friday, May 21, 1999

Girlfriends reviews Girl Bros.

Girlfriends Magazine reviews Girl Bros. in its June 1999 issue. The very positive review says that the "creative dyke duo" has grown a lot from their days as "feel-good back-up" Revolutionaries, and likens Girl Bros. to a more substantive Purple Rain. The album rates a solid "A" in the review.

Tuesday, May 18, 1999

Wendy & Lisa release MP3 single

After a couple of false starts having to do with a slightly mis-written press release, the MP3 site has released Wendy & Lisa's "All Nite" as a featured single. In the day that "Uh, Huh, Don't Look Down" was up on the site, it reached Gold status for the volume of downloads. The site also includes a brief -- and now corrected -- bit of information on Wendy & Lisa and the song "All Nite."

Wednesday, May 5, 1999

Revolution reunion rumors

While Woodstock '99 promoters may be eager to see a Revolution reunion as soon as Woodstock '99, there are no firm plans for a Revolution reunion at the mega-concert. Or, at this time, for anywhere else. According to Wendy & Lisa's management, there are no plans for a Revolution reunion . . . yet. Apparently there have been -- and continue to be -- discussions of a reunion in some form, but there are no plans currently in the works. According to Wendy & Lisa's management, if there is a reunion, it "definitely will NOT take place at Woodstock."