JULIAN FLEISHER to Release 'Finally', Showcase to Follow
Julian Fleisher, New York City's favorite multi-hyphenate, has partnered with Guitar World's Acoustic Nation to premiere his new album, Finally. The album will be released tomorrow on Modern Records and Julian will be celebrating the release with a show at Joe's Pub in New York on May 14. Julian will be joined on stage by some of his friends including Ana Gasteyer and members of the cast of "Measure of Success" who will be previewing music from the show. Julian kicked off the release of Finally by partnering with Out Magazine to premiere his first single, the album's title track. The 10-track album was written and produced by Julian and follows his critically acclaimed Rather Bigalbum.
Finally is a bit more understated, but still includes the Julian flair and voice that fans and critics love. The album was recorded in NY and includes 8 original tracks and 2 covers for good measure. It also features Julian's longtime collaborators Tedd Firth, Nick Mancini, Pete Smith, Matt Clohesy, Chris Michael and Tom Murray. Finally takes listeners on a more intimiate, personal journey on which the writing is the focus. Shedding his usually brainy covers and full-tilt horn arrangements that so characterized Rather Big, this new album puts the focus on Julian as a writer, a craft he's been developing more and more over the last few years. Listeners will see this on the That's not to say he doesn't give a nod to his well known material on Finally. Just check out his incredibly fun cover of the classic "Tomorrow" from Annie which closes out the album.
"With a velvety voice reminiscent of Mel Torme and an ability to deliver like Sammy Davis, Jr, Fleisher's performance abilities play as much of a star role as his songwriting."
- Guitar World
"A fixture on the downtown scene....generating quite a following on both coasts....sharp-edged compositions
and favorites by everyone from Irving Berlin and Joni Mitchell to Prince and Pink."
- New Yorker
"Smart, genre-busting pop"
- New York Times Magazine
"Singer-composer Fleisher has been a Manhattan nightclub supernova for some time....with a fabulous voice, a soaring instrument."
- LA Times
His regular gigs at such stalwart New York venues as Joe's Pub, BAM, Symphony Space, The 92nd St Y and The World Trade Center's Winter Garden led him to start writing his own songs and to collaborating with a host of partners both on and off the stage. Between his concerts, the recording studio, the theater and his popular podcast Julian Fleisher's Guilty Pleasures, Julian has recently sung, written, gigged, produced or appeared with, among others, Kiki & Herb, Molly Ringwald, Martha Plimpton, Issac Mizrahi, Jennifer Holiday, Lauren Graham, Ana Gasteyer, Nellie McKay, Rufus Wainwright, Mo Rocca, Bridget Everett, Paul Schaefer, Keith Carradine, Joshua Malina, David Rakoff and even, Sally Field.