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Fleming and John

Fleming and John is a musical husband and wife team, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee.

The couple met while attending Belmont College[?] in Nashville, and immediately began collaborating on songs. While pursuing a record contract, Painter began playing is studio sessions for artists like Indigo Girls, Nanci Griffith[?] and Jewel.

In 1994, the band recorded "Harder to Believe than Not To" for I Predict A Clone, 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 Carpenters of the 1990's 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 1998, Fleming and John released their second album, The Way We Are.

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".

Discography

  • I Predict A Clone Various Artists, 1994 Steve Taylor tribute album
  • Delusions of Grandeur, 1995 debut album
  • The Way We Were, 1998 album
  • Lynne Me Your Ears Various Artists, 2002 Jeff Lynne tribute album

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