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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.

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 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 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. And during Ben Folds Five’s success of “Brick” Fleming & John helped on a side project of Folds’ called Fear Of Pop. John still did a lot of the orchestrations for Folds’ albums, from Whatever and Ever, Amen through Songs For Silverman. (Ben Folds himself played drums on a number of songs on the Delusions Of Grandeur album.) Recently, Painter produced Folds’ ex-wife’s record Frally. Painter also did a lot of work for the Hoodwinked animated film’s soundtrack.

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  • DrSlump7

    New album already, you two! Get with the program!

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • iamdestructobot

    While watching F&J videos on Youtube, I came across this relatively recent track (from 2007) called 'Tangerine' by Worldwide Groove Corporation. Fleming does the vocals on it. Look for it :)

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • beerium

    love em!

    22 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Diegucho

    This was my band when I was 14.

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • glahoiten

    use imeem.com, they have full stream of both of their albums.

    2 Nov 2009 Reply
  • violetcloud

    )=!! I've had "the pearl" stuck in my head and i cant find it anywhere online except for a bad youtube video (and im thankful for it!). my CD is somewhere 2 states away @ my dad's. you know, i haven't heard their music in years but this song got RANDOMLY stuck in my head today. why? because it's great.

    15 Dec 2008 Reply
  • alongwaltz

    No, not at all. For one thing, these two are good.

    10 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Plankowner

    Like a female Led Zeppelin....

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • juniorrachel

    this is my favorite band of all time. every rocker chick at heart out there needs to listen to fleming - she's got it all. :)

    8 Sep 2008 Reply
  • comorbid

    I actually just ordered DoG from an Amazon seller for a decent price - my original copy snapped in half while I was trying to clean it a couple years ago. Strangely, I couldn't find any for sale online at that point. They're there, now, though. I'm happy, too, that was one of my "got me through high school" albums.

    31 Aug 2008 Reply
  • prime1

    get a cd over ebay, nice prices for fleming & john stuff

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Bloomstickle

    They have been my favorite band for years! I have also been waiting for years...for a new cd. They Rock!!

    30 Nov 2007 Reply
  • liquiddatura

    New songs on their MySpace. Wrong is pretty good.

    21 Oct 2007 Reply
  • ECash

    Sadder Day..... yes

    15 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Libertines_Love

    heheheh I got Ugly girl from a Fiona Apple fan who thought it was her song, but indeed, it sounds nothing like her, but it was the only song I had from 'Fiona' back then, and I loved it, but when I downloaded more Fiona Apple I discovered it couldn't have been the same girl singing those songs.. Well, I still think it's a great song =)

    22 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Rtaylor32

    Ugly Girl is OK but many of their songs are much better...try The Pearl, Suppressed Emotions, or Comfortable. Compared to these Ugly Girl gives me the sickly feeling of a novelty track.

    16 Jul 2007 Reply
  • cakemoss

    Tagged quirky? Indeed they are. Ben Folds co-wrote Ugly Girl so you can never go wrong with that one.

    13 Jun 2007 Reply
  • GeishaArmy

    fiona apple? really? remember looking for that track one time, and jill sobule was given credit, which i knew was incorrect. but i think jill sobule makes more sense than fiona apple. and they seem to working on new material according to their myspace. i'm trying to keep tabs on them over there now.

    11 May 2007 Reply
  • divaman

    i thought fiona apple sung ugly girl for the longest time. now i know who actually sings it.

    25 Jan 2007 Reply
  • Diegucho

    they are awesome :D

    30 Dec 2006 Reply
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