“Lean pop baritone and smooth electric-guitar skills”
– The New York Post
“Drew Fleming is a connoisseur of surf and psychedelic sounds…deliciously spiraling surf guitar.”
– New York Music Daily
Drew Fleming has been playing guitar and writing songs since the age of ten. He graduated from the distinguished Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (aka Arts Magnet) in Dallas TX, which has graduated such notables as Erykah Badu, Norah Jones, Edie Brickell, and Roy Hargrove. At Arts Magnet he studied jazz guitar while writing for and performing widely with the prog-punk act and Dallas punk heroes, Pasty Face.
Drew has since toured the states and Europe with The Todd Deatherage Band, indie folk darlings Kaiser Cartel, and the post-classical collective, Anti Social Music. Drew’s current musical interests include the Manouche (“gypsy”) jazz guitar, honky tonk country and hot Western swing, African Soukous guitar, and classic Bollywood orchestration and song writing, as well as metal and punk. He has shared the stage with such diverse acts as All, Stephane Wrembel, Dengue Fever, Junior Brown, John Sinclair, and CornMo.
He currently co-leads the award-winning art rock ensemble, Bombay Rickey, playing guitars, singing, composing, and touring with the highly eclectic group. Bombay Rickey was recently featured in London’s Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival and New York’s PROTOTYPE Opera Festival, earning praise from the Wall Street Journal, who called it a “rocking good show.” Their debut album Cinephonia was named 2014’s debut album of the year by New York Music Daily, and won the Independent Music Award’s Vox Pop Best Eclectic Album of 2014. They are currently recording their second album due out in the Fall of 2017.
Drew is also currently working on a Ph.D. degree in Music Theory at the CUNY Graduate Center, widely considered one of a handful of the top programs in the country. His academic work focuses on rock, popular music, and the embodied experience of rhythm, groove, and rhythmic extremity.
He is currently writing a music theory book for beginning guitarists based on his teaching methods and experience.