NEW 2013 TOUR DATES JUST ANNOUNCED! CLICK "LIVE SHOWS"
ARRIVING CHRISTMAS 2013:
NEW RICHARD CHEESE "LIVE AT THE NORTH POLE"
Our January 2013
funding campaign was a success!
"RICHARD CHEESE: LIVE AT THE NORTH POLE" will be on sale
www.loungemart.com for pre-orders, and will be released in November 2013. Thank you for your support. --RC
RICHARD CHEESE & LOUNGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
America's loudest lounge singer Richard Cheese performs swingin' Vegas versions
of rock and rap songs, "swankifying" popular Top40 hits into retro vocal
standards. Imagine Sinatra singing Radiohead, and you've got Richard Cheese &
Lounge Against The Machine. Since 2000, Cheese has released 15 albums and sold
more than 200,000 CDs; his music is available on iTunes, in stores, and at
Richard Cheese's songs have been featured in the movie "Dawn Of The Dead," on
ABC-TV's "Dancing With The Stars," and he's performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, CNN
with Anderson Cooper, The Jonathan Ross Show, KROQ's Kevin & Bean Show, MTV's
Say What Karaoke?, Howard Stern, Opie & Anthony, and as the house band 20 times
on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly. The lounge legend has played hundreds of
sellout concerts all over the world, from Las Vegas to London, from Portland to
Portugal, from Honolulu to Hollywood, from New York to New Orleans. With his
snappy jazz trio, his tiger-striped tuxedo, and his enormous microphone, Richard
Cheese presents the perfect mix of music, martini, and madcap. Viva Las Queso!
CDs/downloads now at LoungeMart.
"LIVE AT THE NORTH POLE"
NEW CD ARRIVING CHRISTMAS 2013!
"THE ROYAL BABY ALBUM"
DUE JULY 2013!
"BACK IN BLACK TIE"
NEW CD RELEASED JULY 2012!
ARRIVING APRIL 2014
"DOWN WITH THE DICKNESS"
RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2012!
"HAIL TO THE CHEESE"
RELEASED MARCH 2012!
Includes RC's all-new original "BIRTHDAY SONG"!
here for free download of the music and lyrics!
NEWEST RICHARD CHEESE
Since 2000, Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine have
released 18 CDs! Here are the latest CD
18 RICHARD CHEESE
ALBUMS ON SALE NOW!
LOUNGEMART.COM AND iTUNES
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A LETTER FROM RICHARD
Dear Fans, Friends, and Packaged Liquor Store Owners:
Thank you so much for
your kind support of our music and our band. We truly appreciate your
enthusiasm, loyalty, and swankiness.
Our newest albums are "LIVE AT THE NORTH POLE," "THE ROYAL
BABY ALBUM," "BACK IN BLACK TIE," "HAIL TO THE
CHEESE," "DOWN WITH THE DICKNESS," "A LOUNGE SUPREME," and "RICHARD CHEESE: LIVE AT THE ROYAL
WEDDING," and they're on sale now. We have a
other albums, too!
I've also produced a new CD, "JOHNNY ALOHA: LAVAPALOOZA," which is
I'm sure you'll love Johnny's great new album of Hawaiian-style
versions of rock and rap songs; he's so good, he sounds a lot
All of these CDs, plus T-shirts and other merchandise, are
available at our webstore,
In 2013, we'll be performing a few shows in select
We also play weddings, corporate events, and private functions, if
you know what I mean. For booking/hire info, click on the
"HIRE THE BAND" link above to see our outrageous fees.
We are also working on some other new ventures, including a CD boxed set,
a book, a documentary/concert film, and a sandwich whose primary
ingredients are bacon,
lettuce, and tomato.
I hope you enjoy your
visit to richardcheese.com, and I also encourage you to visit
our official FaceBook page at
our Twitter page at
and follow me on
Please tell your friends about us, too.
Thanks again for believing in The
Cheese. You are the best fans a lounge singer could ever have.
AS SEEN ON
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RICHARD CHEESE ON
Richard Cheese & Mike Nelson riff on the movie
It's hilarious comedy form the people who brought you Mystery
and search "Ocean's 11".
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REQUEST-A-SONG FOR RC
Do you have a song suggestion for Richard Cheese's next CD?
First, see which songs are already on Richard's other CDs by
Then, click below to email your NEW song request idea to Richard
Email your song request. ►
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RC ASKS YOU TO PLEASE
THE INNOCENCE PROJECT.
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public
policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully
convicted people through DNA testing.
find out more:
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If you've ever obtained my music without paying for it (such as downloading or
filesharing or ripping CDs), please consider making a fair contribution to our
band. Visit the "HONOR THY CHEESE" page at
www.loungemart.com and become a true fan
of Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine. Thank you for your loyalty,
integrity, and support. --RC
Dear Richard Cheese Fans:
Because music piracy and file sharing have destroyed sales of our CDs,
we are forced to discontinue the manufacture of new Richard Cheese CDs.
The CDs listed below are OUT OF PRINT and will not be manufactured
anymore; once we sell all of the CDs on our shelves, they will NOT be
available for sale ever again.
- DICK AT NITE
- VIVA LA VODKA
- OK BARTENDER
- JOHNNY ALOHA: LAVAPALOOZA
- LIVE AT THE ROYAL WEDDING
- A LOUNGE SUPREME
- BACK IN BLACK TIE
If you want to own one of these CDs, please buy one now. Our webstore is
This is not a publicity stunt. We are not a big record label with
nationwide retail distribution. We are an independent band. Richard
Cheese pays for recording, manufacturing, and packaging costs out of his
own pocket. Richard cannot afford to fund any more CDs, because of the
decline in music sales.
We rely 100% on fan support. We need more customers, or we cannot record
any more new songs/albums.
We cannot go on tour to raise funds, due to increased travel costs and
poor ticket sales. Extensive touring is not an option at this time.
If you want Richard Cheese to continue recording music, please buy one
of the above CDs, or other merchandise, from our webstore at
Please help by forwarding this message on and getting your new friends
to lounge against the machine with us.
Getting new fans to support our band financially means jobs for our
musicians and engineers, more business for recording studios, and more
music for everyone.
Please do you what you can to help spread the cheese.
If we are able to find funding, we will record new music. But the actual
manufacture of physical CDs is over. Get them while you still can.
Thank you for your loyalty and support.
--Jack Monterey, Operations Manager
A special message from
Richard Cheese to our brave troops all over the world:
Hey kids...thanks for your kind emails and enthusiastic support. I have
heard from many of you in the military who tell me that you listen to
our songs while on duty. Wow! That is crazy and wonderful
and I am flattered beyond words. I am proud of you and I believe
in you and I think
of you constantly. That's why I drink so much! I hope we
bring you home soon. Keep swingin' and stay safe! ---RC
Thanks to everyone who
"OPERATION: CHEESEY FREEDOM" last
sent out more than 5,000
to military personnel around the globe.
|FROM THE DESK OF JACK MONTEREY,
SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Dear Richard Cheese Fan:
Thanks for your kind support of Richard Cheese & Lounge
Against The Machine. We appreciate your loyalty and we hope
you enjoy our albums.
The rest of this letter is aimed at people who are NOT loyal
fans. If you're the kind of person who fileshares and rips
CDs, this is for you.
We'd like to respectfully ask that you PLEASE DONíT copy,
share, burn, rip, upload, sideload, duplicate,
re-distribute, or otherwise infringe upon our copyrighted
recordings and intellectual property. It's okay to put our
CD on your personal iPod, but please don't let our albums be
copied by friends or family.
The unauthorized copying and distribution of copyrighted
music is just plain wrong, and it directly hurts Richard and
makes it financially impossible for them to keep recording
albums. That's why we're trying to stop music piracy and
filesharing, and we would really appreciate your
Richard, his bands and crew, and many other hard-working
professional people spend lots of time, energy, and money
making our CDs. We also pay out royalties to the original
artists for every song on every CD, which also costs a lot
of money. Lots of money. OH MY GOODNESS, IT'S A LOT OF
You see, we're not a big record company with lots of
funding; Richard takes cash out of his own pocket to fund
these CDs. So, when you trade MP3s or give away burned CDRs,
that means fewer people will purchase our albums. Yes, the
economy is tough out there, but Richard has to make a
living, too. Selling CDs is the only way he can make enough
money to record more music for you. If his CDs and tracks
are stolen, then he will go bankrupt. It's that simple.
Giving away our music for free does NOT result in more CD
sales for us; it just takes money away from our band, and
makes it impossible to stay in business. That's not fair or
Is it okay to walk into a diner, eat a meal, and then leave
without paying, as long as you tell other people how great
the food was? Of course not. That's a crime against the
hardworking people who work at that restaurant. Music piracy
is just as immoral as shoplifting, stealing cable, and
sneaking into movies.
Richard asks you from his heart: please don't participate in
the stealing of music. Please resist the temptation to
share, copy, and re-distribute these songs. Please please
please donít loan out your CDs to friends, and please don't
allow your CDs to be copied or uploaded. Otherwise, Richard
won't be able to recoup his investments, and that means he
won't be able to afford to record or produce any more albums
in the future. This is the real and serious consequence of
music piracy and illegal downloading.
Yes, the internet can be a good source of exposure, and we
do appreciate people's enthusiasm. But theft is NOT an
acceptable way to promote our music, period. That is
Richard's position on this issue.
If you want to help Richard Cheese, tell your friends to
http://music.richardcheese.com or iTunes and listen to
the preview clips. Or, you can let them LISTEN to one of
your CDs. But PLEASE don't let them burn or copy your CD.
Please tell your friends and cousins and co-workers and
classmates to PLEASE GO BUY THEIR OWN CD.
These albums belong to Richard; he created them, he owns
them, and he wants you to enjoy his work on the condition
that you pay a purchase price for that privelege. There are
real costs associated with recording, producing,
manufacturing, and distribution, and we have to sell as many
CDs as possible just to break even. We don't want a huge
profit; we aren't in this business to get rich. We just want
to earn enough money to continue making more new albums for
you, our devoted fans.
We do what we do because we love the idea, we love the
music, but most of all, we love the fans who "get it" and
support us with their loyalty and integrity. So, please keep
supporting us by respecting Richard's hard work, and by
making sure you aren't enabling or participating in the
crime of stealing music. If you're gonna steal something, we
recommend you go after gasoline, pharmaceuticals, and patio
furniture. That stuff is overpriced!
We love our loyal fans, and Richard wants to continue making
new CDs for you. Please help us in the fight against music
piracy. Treat your new CD like a valuable treasure; you paid
for it, so, let's make sure no one else gets it for free!
Both I and Richard sincerely appreciate your loyalty,
understanding, and support. We truly hope you enjoy our
albums, and we also hope you will tell all your friends
about our music. Thank you from Richard Cheese.
Jack Monterey, Senior VP of Operations