It’s been a wild ride since Jerry Cherry released his first record, "Life Is Sweeter," and soon, he’ll be headed into the studio to lay 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 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. Currently, he’s performes as Bjorn, the lead guitarist / vocalist in the ABBA tribute band Dancing Dream. Cherry is also the lead guitarist for the eighties tribute band White Wedding, a substitute bassist, and guitarist for the disco tribute band Disco Unlimited, where he has backed up classic artists such as France Joli and Tavarez. He also performes as a sub in eighties tribute band Jessie’s Girl.
Cherry lives in Manhattan. New Jerry Cherry album and tours dates coming soon. Visit for JerryCherry.com for more information.