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Cherry Valentine

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I sing and play a range of acoustic covers solo and in a duo, trio and full band. Looking for gigs and dep work.
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Cherry plays a mixture of pop, rock, ska and motown covers both acoustically and in a full electric band. Her acoustic act is available as a trio, duo and she also performs solo. Cherry has been in bands since she was the age of 15 but has become even more popular now she has started playing acoustically. She has a powerful rock voice with an extensive range but can also sing a variety of styles ranging from soft ballads to blues. She also performs as a duo with Ste Ryder who is a very talented professional bass player who plays upright bass when playing in the duo. Her acoustic act can also be booked as a trio which includes Stu Cowley on second guitar and backing vocals as well. Although they play acoustic music they keep the mood very lively and get the crowd dancing. They can also adapt to a more toned down environment and play as background music if needed. Cherry is now available to book as a full electric band too, they play a range of Pop, Rock, Ska and Motown covers and they really do get the party going. They are a five piece with vocals, guitar, bass, saxophone and drums. They provide all of their own sound and lighting equipment. Cherry Valentine is very well known in the Manchester music scene, as well as a musician she also runs her own promotions and tour booking company

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Cherry's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Mike K
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Cherry’s communication was consistent and prompt throughout the whole booking period and she put on a great show for us on the night. Nothing was to much trouble and she really got the place rocking. Couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Stacey W
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Cherry was absolutely amazing, fab song choices really enjoyed it

Encore Customer
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

Cherry did an amazing job learning a new song for my first dance. Her acoustic skills were fantastic and she also did a dj session for us on the night. Being a humid day most guests were outside which didn't stop Cherry continuing. My venue was a small intimate affair with only 40 guests and she made sure the songs were appropriate for such an event ensuring songs requested were played as well. A relaxed approach seen and not so formal which is exactly as I wanted for the day. Amazing vocals, would highly recommend.

Jessica A
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

Cherry was brilliant I would highly recommend her for any occasion. I will be looking for any excuse to hire her again. She sang, played her guitar and DJ'd our wedding the Friday just gone and it was absolutely brilliant. Loved every minute of her performance. Thank you so much Cherry.

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From other customers:

Naomi S
5 years ago, for a Private event in Stafford
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5 out of 5

Lauren & Steve played at our BBQ Party and they were absolutely fab! Everyone loved the playlist that they did as we all knew the songs and the performance was amazing! So good the neighbour came out for a listen and asked me about them! Thanks so much both - so glad we booked ya!

Graham K
5 years ago, for a Concert in 401 Wakefield Rd
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5 out of 5

We booked these for a childrens gala and they was fantastic the variety of music was btilliant and suited to all ages would definitely recommend booking would love to have you back again

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Cherry's Song list

Valerie – Amy Winehouse/The Zutons
Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Stuck in the Middle – Stealers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
One Way of Another – Blondie
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
A Hard Days Night – The Beatles
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
All of Me – John Legend
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft Pharrell and Nile Rodgers
I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
It Must Be Love – Madness
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Don't Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
I'm a Believer – The Monkees
Laid – James
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
Whiskey in the Jar – Thin Lizzy
Wild Rover – The Dubliners
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Hey Ya – Outkast
Do It Like a Dude – Jessie J
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr
Good Times – Chic
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Hound Dog – Elvis
Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner
Sweet Dreams/Seven Nation Army – Mash Up
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Dreaming of You – The Coral
Lovecats – The Cure
Raise Your Glass – Pink
Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
One Way or Another/Teenage Kicks (mashup) – Blondie/Undertones
I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
Starman – David Bowie
Video Killed the Radio Star – The Buggles
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
Lets Dance – David Bowie
Monkey Man – Toots and the Maytals
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
Staying Alive – The Beegees
Superstition/Another One Bites the Dust Mashup
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
Geno – Dexy's Midnight Runners
Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
Soul Man – Sam and Dave
Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson (our own ska version)
One Step Beyond – Madness
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Good Thing – Fine Young Cannibals
Rocks – Primal Scream
Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Sing – Ed Sheeran
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
White Wedding – Billy Idol
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Africa – Toto
Kids in America – Kym Wilde
Gimme Some Lovin – Spencer Davies Group
Material Girl – Madonna
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Call Me – Blondie
Hold On I’m Comin – Sam and Dave
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
New Tattoo – James Arthur
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
The Joker – Steve Millar Band
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Wouldn’t it be Nice – The Beach Boys
Many of Horror – Biffy Clyro
I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
Hold On – Wilson Phillips
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Dakota – Stereophonics
The Joker – The Steve Millar Band
Friday I’m in Love – The Cure
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hotel California – The Eagles
Dancing Queen – Abba
Hava Nagila (for Jewish Celebrations)
Simin Tov Mazel Tov (for Jewish Celebrations)
Highway to Hell – ACDC
Roxanne – The Police
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Stand by Me – Ben E King
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Living Doll – Cliff Richard
Dream – Everly Brothers
Shout – Lulu
At Last – Etta James
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Jump – Van Halen
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Livin la vida loca – Ricky Martin
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Shout/Twist Again/Twist n Shout Medley
Feeling Good – Muse/Michael Buble/Nina Simone
Favourite Game – The Cardigans
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Fallin – Alicia Keys (Piano set)
Lean on Me – Bill Withers
Drive – Incubus
Ironic – Alanis Morissette
Build me up Buttercup – The Foundations
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Little Respect – Erasure/Wheatus
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
Faith – George Michael
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin Stevens
I Wish I Could be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Christmas Time – The Darkness
You and Me - The Wannadies
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Rock n Roll Star - Oasis
Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
She's Electric - Oasis
Gay Bar - Electric Six

Cherry's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£105
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£235
Up to 3 hours£345


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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Just keep me informed of any changes, the sooner I know the better, I always try to be flexible with adjustments.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can indeed, happy to provide music before I start and in between sets for free, if you'd like a DJ set afterwards it costs a small extra fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

When solo, it just takes me about 30 mins to set up and sound check. Can play music in the background while I am doing this. When I am with the full band it can take up to an hour and a half

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yeah if there are songs you definitely want me to play then sure let me know which ones. Also let me know any that you would prefer I didn't play.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

If required I can bring all of my own sound and lighting equipment

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I can indeed, just give me enough notice and I will. If its a song I can use for other events then I am happy to learn it for no extra fee, however if its a song that is a bit more obscure or won't be suitable for future sets then a fee may be charged.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love the power of my voice and how upbeat I am. Really good at getting a crowd singing along and dancing. I've also been told they love the eclectic mix of songs I do.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Oh wow, too many to mention, I've been doing this professionally for years so I have played most of the wedding venues in Cheshire now, I am pretty well known around the Manchester music scene with residencies at Fab and Flour and Flagon plus residency at The Book in West Derby, Liverpool. I am playing lots of festivals this year too!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love Pink, Guns n Roses, Aretha Franklin, Cyndi Lauper, Queen, Blondie and loads more.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Solo my biggest performances I would say were at Cambridge Junction for the Gin and Pizza Festival which was too a sold out crowd of 800 people. I also played the Foodies Festival at Tatton Park last year with my bassist supporting Toploader,
Folk, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Power rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Light music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Audio engineer, Songwriter, Sound technician
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