Fleming and John


Fleming and John

Infobox musical artist
Name = Fleming and John


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Origin = Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Genre = Rock
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Years_active = 1994–present
Label = R.E.X. Records
Universal Records
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Current_members = Fleming McWilliams
John Mark Painter
Sean McWilliams
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Fleming and John is a musical husband and wife team, Fleming McWilliams and John Mark Painter, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

The couple met while attending Belmont College in Nashville, and immediately began collaborating on songs. While pursuing a record contract, Painter began playing in studio sessions for artists like dc Talk, Sixpence None the Richer, Indigo Girls, Jars of Clay, Nanci Griffith, and Jewel.

In 1994, the band recorded "Harder to Believe than Not To" for "", a tribute album to Steve Taylor. The following year, the couple released their first album, "Delusions of Grandeur" on Universal Records. Friend and fan Ben Folds, who called Fleming and John the "The Carpenters of the 1990s with Led Zeppelin's rhythm section", invited them to open for his band. They continue to perform and record with Folds from time to time.

In 1999, Fleming and John released their second album, "The Way We Are", which spawned a minor hit with the single "Ugly Girl".

The duo has what is essentially a secondary career as a cover band, providing recordings of other peoples songs for tribute albums, soundtracks and compilations. Songs covered by the band include "Winter Wonderland" (to the tune of Led Zeppelin's "Misty Mountain Hop"), "Eldorado" (Electric Light Orchestra), "California Dreamin'" (the Mamas and the Papas), "Somebody to Love" (Jefferson Airplane), "After the Lovin'" (Engelbert Humperdinck). A longtime concert favorite has been Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" to the tune of Zeppelin's "Black Dog".

The band has been dormant since the tour for "The Way We Are" finished in the late 1990s. However, they recently began putting up new songs for purchase on [http://www.myspace.com/flemingandjohn their page] on MySpace, stating that if they finish enough songs they may consider putting out another album.

Discography

* "Delusions of Grandeur", 1995 debut album - R.E.X. Music
* "Delusions of Grandeur", 1996 debut album - remixed and released by Universal Records
* "The Way We Are", 1999 album - Universal Records, Review: " [http://web.archive.org/web/20010713015104/www.hmmagazine.com/issue77/77Albumrevs.htm HM Magazine] "cite journal |last=Van Pelt |first=Doug |year=1999 |month=May/June |title=Album Reviews: Fleming & John "the way we are" |journal=HM Magazine |id=ISSN|1066-6923 |issue=77 |pages= |accessdate=2007-04-24]
* "Ugly Girl / The Pearl", 1998 CD single - Universal Records

Compilations

* "I Predict A Clone", Various Artists, 1994 - Song: "Harder to Believe Than Not To"
* "Vietnam: A Musical Retrospective", Various Artists, 1998 - Song: "California Dreamin'"
* "Traveling Light - Songs from the 23rd Psalm", Various Artists, 2002 - Song: "Savior Like A Shepherd Lead Us"
* "Lynne Me Your Ears", Various Artists, 2002 - Jeff Lynne tribute album - Song: "Eldorado"

Other Albums

* "", Fear of Pop (Ben Folds, William Shatner, etc.), 2000
* "Music for Corporations Vol 1", Headmint, 2000

Movie Soundtracks

* http://www.hoodwinkedthemovie.com

References

Further reading

*cite journal |last= |first= |title=Fleming & John |month=November / December |year=1995 |issue=03 |journal=7ball Magazine

External links

* [http://www.FlemingandJohn.com Fleming and John official website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/flemingandjohn Fleming and John MySpace site]


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