It's been a wild ride since Jerry Cherry released his first record, "Life Is Sweeter," and right now, He’s in the studio laying down tracks for his long-anticipated follow-up. In the last several years, Cherry has been on the road almost constantly with a variety of different bands, and the music on the second record will reflect the broadened influence on his songwriting. Expect the tracks on his new release to be more guitar-driven, showcasing Jerry’s musical range.
The former lead guitarist, tour manager and musical director for rock’n’roll legend Chubby Checker, Cherry has shared the stage with stars such as the Beach Boys, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, whose famous Gibson ES355 stereo guitar Cherry had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in concert. In Cherry’s role with Chubby Checker, he performed on the NBC’s Today Show, on CBS’s The Early Show, and at the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.
Cherry has also backed up other legends, including Freddy Cannon, and The Crystals. Cherry is the bassist, and sub guitarist for the disco tribute band Disco Unlimited, where he has backed up classic artists such as France Joli, Tavarez, Yvonne Elliman, and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes. He also performes as a sub guitarist/bassist in the eighties show band Jessie’s Girl. Cherry is also a sub as Bjorn, the lead guitarist/vocalist in the ABBA tribute band Abbacadabra.
Cherry lives in Brookln, New York. Jerry Cherry album and tours dates coming soon.