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Gritty-voiced, piano-man Rich Wyman and singer-songwriter-storyteller Lisa Needham joined forces in New York City 29 years ago – in music and marriage. Rich has passionately rocked his way to 10 ASCAP awards, topped international charts and shared the stage and recording studio with artists ranging from Eddie Van Halen to Air Supply. The sultry back-up vocals on the majority of Rich’s 11 albums belong to Lisa – a bewitching singer and accomplished actress in her own right. Now stepping into a shared spotlight, the duo brings striking chemistry to the stage.
Together, Rich & Lisa share lead vocals, songwriting and refreshing repartee. Rich plays a vast array of songs with profound musical chops. Lisa shines as an impressive and powerful vocalist, particularly when she lends her deep voice to heart wrenching torch songs. Their piano-driven, soulful sound falls somewhere between Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Cocker in the limitless realm
of “adult alternative.” They draw from a pop-rock-ballad-infused catalogue of thousands of contemporary tunes – as well as stirring originals. Co-written Rich & Lisa songs grace a debut album, recorded in New York City and slated for release in 2017.
Rich & Lisa met while studying in New York City. Now based in Park City, Utah, they have raised two sons while juggling individual, creative pursuits. While Rich has primarily toured and recorded as a front man for various incarnations of the Rich Wyman Band, Lisa earned the “Keys To The City” as founder of the Park City Divas and put her New York City-trained method acting (and Emerson College BFA) to work, performing her acclaimed one-woman show; Lisa also owns The Park City Yoga Studio. Rich & Lisa combine their talents as "Piano Man meets Diva" (in the best sense of the term). Together, Rich & Lisa entertain and inspire.