Richard Flemming
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Richard Flemming

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"Richard Flemming - Richard Flemming"

"'s a luxury to hear how un-2007 this band is."
- Stylus Magazine


"Richard Flemming" (2007, Self-Released)



Currently working on preparation for their second album, tentatively titled "You Deserve Better", Richard Flemming would like to share their story with you!

Richard Flemming is a uniquely explosive rock band loosely based in Canton, OH. They were formed in the summer of 2004 by Hank Whitaker, David Queen, Justin Luntz, and Michael Hetrick while attending Western Reserve Academy, a co-ed boarding school in Hudson, OH.

The Flemmings, as they are sometimes referred to, quickly gained popularity in the Northeastern Ohio area due to their intense live acts which include their best original material as well as a diverse palette of cover songs (The Rolling Stones, Battles, The Dismemberment Plan, Explosions in the Sky, Blur, The Kinks, The Who, DJ Shadow, Talking Heads, Ray Charles, Weezer and many others).

Flemming went on a temporary semi-hiatus the following year as Whitaker moved to Bloomington, IN for school. Performances were scarce during this time, but the song-writing became the primary focus as many demos were sent back and forth over the internet between the two states. Reunited during breaks from school, Flemming found the time to perform and write music together.

In the summer of 2007, Flemming moved onto a farm in West Virginia to record the ten songs that would become their eponymous debut album. They released this album independently in August of 2007.

Richard Flemming has rocked audiences at the Rites of Spring Music Festival 2008 in Nashville, TN (kicking off the festival and opening for Spoon, Colbie Caillat, The Avett Brothers, Feist and Lil’ Jon) // Iron Chef in Chicago // The Trash Bar in Brooklyn, NY // The 169 Bar in NYC // Peabody’s in Cleveland, OH (Flemming has played Peabody’s several times and has been asked to open for Mondo Generator the new band of former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri.) // Ohio University in Athens, OH // Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH // As well as many other venues and clubs within the Northeastern Ohio region.

Richard Flemming has won a number of “Battle of the Bands” competitions as well, including one in Cleveland, OH and one in Nashville, TN.

Praise for Richard Flemming:

"Richard Flemming is a garage band in all the right ways, offering raw, unpolished rock. - Cleveland Magazine (November, 08)

“'s a luxury to hear how un-2007 this band is.” - Stylus Magazine (Brooklyn, NY)

“...better than [Radiohead’s] “Pablo Honey”” - Staubt5 on ITunes

“’s a shame that Richard Flemming has not become instantly famous after their first album.” - The Pioneer Log (Portland, OR)

“...Epic...Groovin’...a truly stunning debut from this innovative and talented band.” - Sing Swan Song: A Music Blog (New York, NY)

* The band has been featured in a photo slideshow in “The Tennessean” online newspaper and a write-up in “Versus” Magazine on the Vanderbilt University campus.

* On last Fall 2008, Richard Flemming was consistently ranked in the top ten most listened to artists on the site, spending at least a week in October ranked 2nd. Richard Flemming was ranked higher than well known independent artists such as Les Savy Fav, Harry and the Potters and came in 2nd only to Feist.