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fluff and hype to cover a weakness.
How does Jerry Cherry develop the songs you have?
Although I am the primary lyricist and songwriter, this really is a collaborative
effort. Ronnie has worked closely with me in structuring the material
and has had some input in regards to a bit of the lyrics. Vewisers
foundation and slick funk bass finishes the picture. These guys make my
Trash: They definitely shine in your live
show! What do you think is most important when you perform?
JJG: Passion. If you deliver that, people
see it. They can tell we arent weekend warriors or part-timers.
Id like to feel as though every time we play we leave it all
on stage that we play like there is no tomorrow. We
are giving our audience a fantasy, one that centers on our sound, our
songs. Its a larger than life thing!
Trash: Describe your live show for those
who havent had a chance to see you yet
JJG: I see our live show as an episode.
It kinda reminds me of a cartoon, an animated adventure. We try to mix
it up making each show different from the others. Were here to cause
a stir, and we intend to do it with a look that no-one goes for in rock
Trash: What do you have recorded and what
are your future plans to record?
JJG: We recorded our first CD at Fun House
Studios in Jan/Feb 2003 and would like to thank Brian Fitzpatrick and
Mark for all their help! Also well be back recording some new material
at our own JC Studios in Ft. Lauderdale in the near future. Fans can check
our website www.jerrycherry.com for updates on any new releases.
Trash: Where can people catch the band playing
JJG: Well be playing at the Surf Café
Raton on August 1st and at Broadway Bar & Billiards August 7th. Well
also be posting our live dates on our website, so be sure to log on for
Bassist Vewsier offered the following about his band, I like playing
in Jerry Cherry because its simply great music. It translates well
acoustically, its from the gut!
Come down and see what hes talking about at one of their live shows,
you wont be disappointed!
Formerly known as HEAD, the 3-piece Ft. Lauderdale band JERRY CHERRY is
the result of the collaborative effort of Jerry James Giamundo, (guitar/vocals),
Ronnie Oaks (drums), and Vewiser David Taylor, (bass). The bands
back to basics, no nonsense approach to rock and roll is sprinkled with
flavors of folk, blues and 70s Britpop and is as contagious as their stage
Of course, nothing less could be expected from this band, since all three
members are seasoned pros hailing from the likes of such bands as
the Nocturnals, No Reazen, Ravyn and the End. In a recent interview, frontman
Jerry Giamundo gave us the lowdown about the band and whats in store
Welcome to RAG Jerry! Nice Suit!
JJG: Thanks! Its a statement! Our aim
is similar to minimalist art. The suits represent the clash of Corporate
America with Individualism. Obviously, music and art in its purest, rawest
sense embraces the creator; the individual, while Corporate America seeks
to mass-produce and glorify the brand. Our colors are red
and black, which are reflected in the suits, and the device is designed
to shift the focus away from any fluff and put it back where it belongs,
on our music!
Trash: Cool! It seems to work well for you
guys, the songwriting and performance is definitely strong enough where