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Alison Fleming is an English songwriter and recording artist originally from Bramham, Yorkshire (home to iconic Leeds Festival) - now living in SW Missouri, United States.  

The eldest of four children, her parents come from the NE of England. Her mother played classical piano and attended drama classes (alongside the later-famous English actress Wendy Craig). Her father James, was an RAF pilot who taught himself piano and headed up an RAF Jazz band. He loved the greats such as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jelly Roll Morton and this music was often on the turntable at home. 

Living in the air force meant frequent changes of piano-teacher for Alison and siblings. She never got into reading music and would remember the notes by heart. Poetry writing came easily and she would win poetry competitions. Age 16 she taught herself acoustic guitar (Yamaha G65).

Her mother was an active member of the church who brought the children up in like fashion. Alison joined the choir and became a bell ringer, and with a friend started a drama club, put on comedy shows and organised village dances for local rock bands to perform. One band's drummer was called David Flannagan, whose brother Paul was drummer for Adam and the Ants.  

While following careers in publishing and printing, the draw of songwriting gained ground. She would pick up her acoustic guitar most evenings, strumming whatever came to the fore - often through nameless open chords - feeling her way around the fretboard until it spoke. It wasn't long before she started overlaying melodies and words. The first songs - helped by the nature of their acoustic origin - were folk-like musings on love, the world, and the human condition. 

Recording equipment progressed from a simple cassette player, voice and acoustic guitar, to a mini-cassette 8 track studio Tascam Porta One, Casio keyboard and an old Gibson Marauder electric guitar she'd spied in the window of a second-hand shop in her husband's home town of Liverpool. 

Back in the 1980s there was no such thing as the internet. With a pile of songs with nowhere to go, she decided to mail rough-demo cassettes to music industry producers and A & R around London, to see whether any of these musical creations may merit further attention. The response was enthusiastic, and indeed the advice was to put the songs into better shape, so she began looking for assistance with music production. In 1986 she met Producer Tony Lowe. 

In the early 90s she moved to Gloucestershire and by touch of fate was able to perform her songs with a band gigging around the local pubs, with a highlight gig in Reading to a full house and rousing applause. Her song-demos with the band also won verbal praise specifically from A&R at Virgin Records. 

In 1995 Alison relocated to the USA. With the emergence of the Internet Tony Lowe and Alison were able to continue to co-write and record, which led to a colourful variety of successes. (see our story, Tony Lowe and Alison Fleming).

In 2012 via Reverbnation website, Alison was approached by fellow Singer/Songwriter, Producer Paul Baggott, who offered to put one of her demos into better shape. 

2017/2018: The contact culminated in two debut solo albums, 'Freeway' and 'Freeway - The Remixes', followed by a Double album for download only,  ‘Freeway – Songwriter and the Remixes’. Enjoy the Music!