Usually I don’t begin our SIMGE Stream segments off on a personal note, but this particular instance warrants it. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to visit London for the first time and visit some of the legendary music sites I had only read about in books. Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the excursion was stumbling upon jazz club institution Ronnie Scott’s which has served as a genesis pool and a launching pad for an endless stream of acts since first opening its doors in 1959.
It’s with that further, real life understanding that I bring up Cherry White who formed in 2010 when guitarist Russell Jones and singer Charlotte Jo Hanbury met at a blues jam in Central London. With the addition of drummer Felipe Drago and bass guitarist Ralph Beeby, Cherry White has now gone on to release their debut EP which intertwines and showcases the band’s eclectic style and tastes without ever moving too far away from an established central point. Acoustic ballads like “The Price” and vampy-club blues licks sampled on “Superman” coexist harmoniously as the quintet bring each of their individual strengths to the fore. Cherry White succeed where so many have failed in their first recorded forays in not letting their many talents and influences funnel through one outlet and instead focus on each singular idea to comprise a complete thought.
Stream Cherry White’s EP below and be sure to visit their site for more info.