Creative and Production Team
Godfrey Nelson and Lorraine Nelson Wolf, aka
"Nelson and The Wolf"
(Composer/Lyricist/Producer) has written
music for film, television, radio, and theater. Live shows include Vivors, Strides (Broadway), The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Radio City Music Hall and world tour), as well as industrial shows for clients such as American Express and Subaru. Song-writing credits include Skin to Skin, recorded by Harry Belafonte and Jennifer Warnes (top 10 single in Europe) and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles album, “Coming Out of Our Shells,” which sold 3 million units. Commercial work includes jingles (CBS NASCAR Theme, AT+T, Red Lobster, Secret, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut), television scoring (Guiding Light, Tales From the Darkside) and feature films (Helgaron, Suicide Auditions). Children’s music includes Sarah Plain and Tall with Glenn Close, the award-winning series Come Follow Me! and two CDs with those social superheroes- The Morris Brothers. He and his wife, Lorraine Nelson Wolf founded Ribbon Hill Music, an independent music company that has been recognized by winning Billboard Songwriting Contest awards and three Parent Choice awards. Godfrey has produced many artist over the years. Visit his website for more information: www.godfreynelson.com
Lorraine Nelson Wolf
(Composer/Lyricist/Music Director) has composed music for television (NASCAR theme) and film (Four Hands, One Heart), worked as a keyboardist and music director for Broadway shows in New York (Grease, Sweeney Todd), and played on the stages of Carnegie Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center. She has played for and worked with Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Marvin Hamlisch, Chita Rivera, Peter Allen, and Mary Tyler Moore, among others. A lifelong church musician, she’s written sacred music for Guideposts, had songs published by Unity, and completed many commissioned works for individuals, churches and national organizations. With seven solo CDs to her name, her songs have been heard on radio stations nationwide and sung in churches around the world. Awards include multiple Billboard International Song Contest prizes, ASCAP composer awards, as well as two Parents’ Choice awards for her popular CD series of children’s folk songs, “Come Follow Me!” Lorraine is currently the Music Director at Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church in Lagrangeville, New York. For more information and music, visit www.nelsonwolf.com
(Composer/Lyricist) is best known as a lyricist and songwriter. His music has been recorded and performed by such artists as Lena Horn, Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, The Four Seasons and Led Zeppelin. In the early eighties, Harry Belafonte sent Jake to Johannesburg to work with South African musicians on songs for Harry’s album “Paradise in Gazankulu.” It was there Jake fell in love with world music. It has been an obsession ever since. Jake has recorded five albums of his own and recently completed his sixth solo effort: Dangerous Times. He has played to concert audiences throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. His Musical “Sidewalking” was produced at the Manhattan Theater Club and earned a Drama Desk Award nomination. Jake ‘s song “Monsters Under My Bed” and 10 minute musical “Pigmailman” can be found in the musical “Story Time with Mr. Buttermen (Fables for Adults Living in a Modern world)” which premiered at La MaMa E.T.C. and has had runs at Center Stage, NY, and Fringe NYC. Jake is internationally recognized for his impact on the world of advertising. He is the only advertising writer to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame for his music for commercials. His credits include “Be All That You Can be” (Us Army) “I’m A Pepper” (Dr. Pepper) “The UnCola” (7-Up), “Come See The Softer Side Of Sears” campaign, the Clio Award-winning “Little Old Ladies” for Lipton Tea and the “Less Is More” campaign for Charmin Tissues. Jake's passion for the spoken word recently led him to the Nuyorican Poet's Café where he has, on occasion, won the coveted ten dollar bill first prize.
Vivors - "We are One"