Van Gelder/Fleming Debut album 'LOVELAND' OUT NOW
VAN GELDER/FLEMING is a fresh new studio project from drummer/ producer Nick van Gelder, and singing
sensation Sulene Fleming
Their debut album ‘LOVELAND’ is the first instalment of collaborations between this dynamite duo.
Nick first became aware of Sulene at the launch of The New Master Sounds debut album on his and Keb Darge’s Deep Funk label, but it wasn’t until much later that they met up at respective shows at The Jazz Cafe in Camden around 2012.
Having the upmost respect for each others talents and musical prowess, they went on to do a number of casual live dates together. Groove, and attitude clicked, and it was agreed to embark on some studio writing sessions together. The first track ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ immediately worked out great, and after other ideas flew back and forth it started to become clear that this collaboration was some kind of musical match made in Heaven!
The Van Gelder/Fleming sound is electric, and eclectic in genre, with elements of Disco, House and Modern Soul influenced musically by the likes of Quincy Jones, MAW, George Duke, Rufus, Steely Dan, Roy Ayers, EWF, with vocal influences from Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Marva Whitney, Voices of East Harlem … the list goes on!
On the Forthcoming album ‘Loveland’, Sulene’s powerful, soaring, sexy vocals with gospel infused background vocals dominate. Expect to hear some stomping four to the floor grooves, as well as, cool percussive beats, way out Moog synths, lush classic keyboards, funky Fender guitar and basslines.
Sulene Fleming can be heard on records including, The New Mastersounds and The Fantastics! She has had Releases with Freestyle Records, Ministry of Sound, Lounge, Cooker, and Deep Funk, Sulene has performed for Quincy Jones and has supported The Godfathers of Groove, Bernard Purdie, Reuben Wilson, Larry Graham & Grand Central Station, to name a few!
Nick van Gelder was an original member Jamiroquai (Emergency on Planet Earth LP), and has also worked with The Brand New Heavies, Omar, Akimbo, Dub Colossus, Barrie Sharp, and more recently performed with Leon Ware, The Emotions, The Impressions, Wonderlush, The Filthy Six, Mamas Gun, also touring with Incognito and appearing on their latest ‘Amplified Soul’ LP
He has produced two solo albums ‘Choose Music’ and ‘Groovitas’ on his homegrown VeeGee label, Production and mixing credits include Carl Hudson’s ‘Zoology for Martians’ album.
11 TRACK DEBUT ALBUM ‘LOVELAND’ OUT SOON ON VEEGEE RECORDS …DON’T YOU WANNA GO?!