MisterWives is an American indie pop band based in New York City, consisting of lead singer Mandy Lee, percussionist Etienne Bowler, bass guitarist William Hehir, guitarist Marc Campbell, multi-instrumentalist Jesse Blum, and saxophonist Mike Murphy. MisterWives have opened for acts such as Twenty One Pilots, Half Moon Run, Bleachers, The Mowgli’s, and American Authors. The band is currently signed to Photo Finish Records. The band’s debut EP Reflections was released in January 2014.
The band was formed in late 2012, when lead singer Mandy Lee wanted an 80s cover band for her birthday party. She partnered with fellow musicians Etienne Bowler and William Hehir. Lee met Hehir through a mutual friend, and was introduced to Bowler a short time later.
At the time, the two had been working at restaurants just a block apart in Manhattan. Eventually the band would expand to its current set-up of five members by bringing Bowler’s friends Blum and Campbell (not including the band’s saxophonist Mike Murphy), and play its first show as ‘MisterWives’ (A gender-flipped play on the term for the 19th-century Mormon practice of polygamy, Sister Wives) on February 1, 2013 at the Canal Room in New York City.