Fleming and John

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Fleming and John
OriginNashville, Tennessee, US
Years active1994–present
LabelsR.E.X., Universal
Past members
  • Shawn McWilliams
  • Stan Rawls

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 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. 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 performed and recorded with Folds for many years.

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 recorded many cover songs, including "Winter Wonderland" (to the tune of Led Zeppelin's "Misty Mountain Hop"), "Eldorado" (Electric Light Orchestra), "California Dreamin'" (the Mamas & the Papas), "Somebody to Love" (Jefferson Airplane), "After the Lovin'" (Engelbert Humperdinck). A longtime concert favorite has been Sonny & 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 have made songs available for purchase on their page on MySpace, and they are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to record a new album.[1]

John and Fleming continue to run IHOF (International House of Fleming) studios[2] and the DWEEB recording label,[3] blogging about their latest projects.[4]


  • 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"
  • Volume 1, Fear of Pop (Ben Folds, William Shatner, etc.), 1998
  • Music for Corporations Vol 1, Headmint, 2000
Film soundtracks


  1. ^ "Fleming and John New Album 2015". Kickstarter. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "iCloud". Web.me.com. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "iCloud". Web.me.com. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "iCloud". Web.me.com. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Van Pelt, Doug (May – June 1999). "Album Reviews: Fleming & John the way we are". HM Magazine (77). ISSN 1066-6923. Archived from the original on July 13, 2001.

Further reading[edit]

  • "Fleming & John". 7ball (3). November – December 1995.

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