ABOUT CHERYL

Seattle's Queen of Retro Cool!

Growing up in the Chicago, Cheryl loved old movies. She would spend hours and hours watching them on her little black and white TV in her bedroom. She especially loved the classic musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. She longed to put on a top hat and sing in the rain- from here to eternity! 

In 1996, she left her sweet home Chicago and moved to Seattle. She now gets to sing all the tunes made popular by her screen idols at concerts, nightclubs and special events throughout the Puget Sound. She has performed for Tom Douglas Restaurants, Seattle Art Museum, Nordstrom and Starbucks. She has also enjoyed bringing her act to NYC, Vancouver BC and Los Angeles. 

Cheryl calls her unique blend of vintage jazz, pop and cabaret “Rat Pack Jazz”— music reminiscent of the Vegas showroom heydays of the 1950s –early 1960s when crooners and  chanteuses sang swingin’ tunes, drank martinis and laughed into the wee hours of the morning. Gene Stout, Pop Music Critic of the Seattle Post Intelligencer, describes her music as “Well executed  classics which she  performs beautifully.” Her music places her in the ranks of contemporary artists putting their own unique spin on classic American standards such as Madeleine Peyroux, Michael Buble and Diana Krall.

Her brand of “Rat Pack Jazz” can be heard on her two CD releases. Her 2000 debut recording, Dames let her strut her vocal stuff over a colorful variety of styles. Dames includes the bass trombone stomp of “Shaking the Blues Away”, the breezy bongo swing of “The Good Life” and her very own interpretation of “Lady Is a Tramp”.

Her current release, It Had Better Be Tonight, tears down the wall that separates pop and jazz. The disc swings into action with the six-horn urban soundscape blast of “Big City”. The vocal vixen divulges her post-apocalyptic fantasy in the outrageous, bongo-driven “13 Men”. And Cheryl shows she has the bravura equal to any crooner on the eight cylinder big-band rave-up “Please Don’t Talk about Me When I’m Gone”.

Cabaret is another facet of her versatile career. Cheryl has performed in several original cabaret productions and is a founding member of the Pacific Northwest Cabaret Association. Some of her themed Cabaret shows include Dames! - A Salute to the Sexy, Sassy Dames in Film, Risque Bizness K-TEL Cabaret and 60s Girl Friends.

She also is the lead singer for the 1960s spy, pop and surf band The Spyrographs ;the ABBA cover band The ABBAgraphs; and the Exotica lounge band The Tikigraphs.

Drawing upon her improv comedy skills, Cheryl produces comedy Murder Mysteries. This popular form of entertainment has you piece together clues and attempt to solve a murderous crime by interacting with characters. 

Cheryl is a Master Scuba Diver and a vegetarian. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of The Brady Bunch, loves The Beatles and Manhattans served up.

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