THE KATHY FLEISCHMANN BAND „The Second Took Even Longer” CD
  self-released 2008. Our rating [6/10]

The Kathy Fleischmann Band is comprised of four seasoned singer/ songwriter/musicians from NY. Their music is a mix of blues, rock, jazz and folk.

Kathy Fleischmann is the songwriter and lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist. Before moving back to NY, she spent 10 years performing in South Florida earning accolades including South Florida’s Best Acoustic Artist and performing in the prestigious annual Riverwalk Blues Festival and The South Florida Folk Festival. She has released four solo CD’s and has had her music featured in two indie films. Her songs receive airplay on local NY stations, college and internet radio across the country and has been interviewed and perform live on BBC1. She regularly plays on both Long Island and NYC and was recently voted 20007 Queen of the Long Island Music Scene by local music paper, Aural Fix.

Lead guitarist and back-up vocalist Kevin McLeod has been a working musician for many years, playing and writing Rock, Jazz, and Acoustic music in both solo and band projects. He has released two well-received full length CD’s and two CD singles – all of which received international airplay. Kevin has also performed at such legendary venues as CBGB’s, The Alphabet Lounge and The Living Room. He is a founding member of NYC jazz group True To Life, which released two recordings and was voted one of the 12 best ‘unsigned’ bands by Musician Magazine in the 1990’s. In addition to playing in The Kathy Fleischmann Band, Kevin currently performs as a solo artist and as part of the acoustic duo DeStefano & McLeod.

Inspired by his Father who played guitar with performers such as Louis Prima, bass player Tommy Demeco’s career has included playing both bass and lead guitar for The Great Atlantic Blues Band and was the founder of „Rockett 88” who opened for national acts such as Greg Allman, Roy Buchanan, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He also formed Blues Shadow; a band featuring blues great Victoria Neville. From there, he moved on to original projects, playing guitar for The Marco Conelli Band and eventually forming his own band, Double Speak.

Drummer Marco Conelli has spent most of his musical career being the front person of his own original projects. The Marco Conelli Complex achieved a significant amount of success, releasing two well received CD’s; 1995’s “Expectations and Dismay” and “Songs from Forgotten Children” in 1999. Both garnered international airplay ranging from Radio 1 BBC in the UK to ZEDD FM in Australia. Back in the states; “Here Comes Janine Again” was in regular rotation on LI stations, including WLIR and the band was booking gigs opening for well known acts at that time including, The Fixx and Missing Persons. Marco went solo after the Complex and released two CD’s, Measuring the Walls and Sitting in Snow.

The Kathy Fleischmann Band is currently performing in NYC and Long Island at venues including The Baggot Inn, Desmond’s Tavern, National Underground and Lefty’s. The Second Took Even Longer is their first CD.