Lounge singer Richard Cheese performs swingin' Vegas versions
of rock, rap, and Top 40 hits, turning contemporary songs into traditional pop
vocal standards. With his swanky jazz trio, his tiger-striped tuxedo, and his
enormous microphone, it's the perfect mix of music, martini, and madcap. Just
imagine Sinatra singing a Nirvana song, and you've got Dick. Cheese has been
a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, has performed 20 times as the house band on NBC's
"Last Call" with Carson Daly, and has been featured on the "Dawn
Of The Dead" movie soundtrack. His new CD "THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOON:
THE BEST OF RICHARD CHEESE," is now available wherever music is sold. Richard
Cheese's songs are also available for download at itunes and other fine digital
The finger-snapping, liquor-lapping, night-capping crooner
first stepped into the spotlight in 2000 with his "LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE"
CD. This critically acclaimed album featured "swankified" versions
of alternative rock songs, such as Radiohead's "Creep" and Limp Bizkit's
"Nookie," all uncensored and all unbelievably Cheesey. Soon, Dick
landed a gig as the co-host and bandleader on MTV's "Say What Karaoke"
series. He was also interviewed on CNN, profiled in the Los Angeles Times, and
featured as a category on VH1's "Rock 'N' Roll Jeopardy."
In 2002, Cheese was back in blacktie with his "TUXICITY"
CD, an album of alternative, rap, and pop covers, including loungey remakes
of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher."
Dick's popularity grew with sell-out concerts around the U.S.A., appearances
on The Howard Stern show, Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends Morning Show,
and a regular gig as the Vegas house band on NBC's Last Call With Carson Daly
Cheese returned in 2004 with his "I'D LIKE A VIRGIN"
CD, an intuxicating collection of "loungified" covers of Snoop Dogg's
"GIN & JUICE," Coldplay's "YELLOW," and Michael Jackson's
"BEAT IT" accompanied by a children's choir. That same year, Dick
appeared on ABC-TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and his cheesey version
of Disturbed's song "Down With The Sickness" was featured in the Universal
Motion picture DAWN OF THE DEAD.
In 2005, Dick released "APERITIF FOR DESTRUCTION,"
an all-new CD of kooky covers for lounge lovers. The album, released by Surfdog
Records, includes Vegas versions of songs originally by Guns 'n' Roses, U2,
Black Eyed Peas, The Beastie Boys, Alanis Morissette, Metallica, Alice In Chains,
Slipknot, and many more. From 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny" to Green
Day's "American Idiot," Richard Cheese serves up a "fromage homage"
to the hottest hits in music.
Now, RC returns with his latest and greatest CD, "THE
SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOON: THE BEST OF RICHARD CHEESE," featuring 11 all-new
recordings plus 7 of Dick's cheesiest hits. The new album, released by Surfdog
Records, includes all-new tracks "BUST A MOVE", "FREAK ON A LEASH",
"BADD", and "ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL", plus re-recorded
2006 versions of "RAPE ME", "CLOSER", "CREEP",
"NOOKIE", "COME OUT AND PLAY", and "FIGHT FOR YOUR
RIGHT"! Backed by a big band and a bigger sound, this is the biggest Dick
The hardest working Dick in show business has performed sellout
concerts all over the world, from Las Vegas to London, from New York to New
Orleans, from Portland to Portugal, from Honolulu to Hollywood. Cheese has made
tour appearances with The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Blink182, Lit, Dread Zeppelin,
SuperDiamond, and Fred Durst at the Playboy Mansion!
Now, after four CDs, a dozen tours, a hundred concerts, and
a million martinis, Richard Cheese has earned a prominent place in that prestigious
pantheon of lounge legends: Frank ... Sammy ... Dean ... and Dick.
Richard Cheese's discography:
Richard Cheese has released more than 65 albums, EPs, LPs, 45s,
12"s, 78s, and / or cassingles. However, since much of his early material
was recorded in the limited-release "9-Track" format, only a few examples
of his catalog still exist, and only in private collections. Here are a few
surviving gems from the Richard Cheese ouevre...
THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOON:
THE BEST OF RICHARD CHEESE
APERITIF FOR DESTRUCTION
I'D LIKE A VIRGIN
LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
TO THE FIVE CASINOS
A RUSH OF DICK TO THE HEAD
7 & 7
KID A FLAT
BACK IN BLACK TIE
THE BATTLE OF LAS VEGAS
GOOD EVENING NASTY
THE WHITE ALBUM
ON MY OWN
DAIQUIRI OF A MADMAN
STRAIGHT OUTTA VEGAS
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