Cheri began her journey in a small studio in the Northern part of Toledo, Ohio at a time in her life when she economically rode the downtown train. At the tender age of ten, she was introduced to the world of entertainment by performing with Radio Show Legend “Lola Smith's All Stars”, becoming a “Mistress of Ceremonies" and “Guest Vocalist”. She went on to front local bands as a lead vocalist in groups including “Outlaw Blue”, “Classified” and the “Real Tyme” trio.
In addition to the band scene, Cheri successfully created her own “solo act” and marketed her show to local business engagements, small venues and special events. The income earned from her small business venture, allowed her the finances to complete her “Bachelor's of Education” degree with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. She currently is employed as a “Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist” utilizing music as a healing art to combat Depression & Anxiety and ease the many symptoms experienced with Neuro-behavioral and Memory disorders including “Alzheimer's Disease”.
After making a move to Tennessee, she formed the group “Strangebrew” performing around Nashville for ten years. She currently performs with “The Nashville Jazz Cats” and has been recently signed as a “Recording Artist” with “Adonda Records”.
The Nashville Jazz Cats