In 2014, Jay was playing in a band called The Mumblers, and they were in search of a great singer/front person for a New York gig. After auditioning several singers, it was clear that Melinda blew the competition away! She joined for the gig and stayed on to join the band. Jay had been wanting to find a singer to form a duo and it only seemed natural to ask Melinda. They both shared similar musical tastes, but had enough differences to keep things musically exciting and challenging for both. Melinda's background of singing on cruise ships, weddings, classical voice training and pop/jazz sensibilities, combined with Jay's blues/rock influences make an interesting combo that's not afraid to tackle songs from many different genres.