She’s a Soul Girl at heart with a bold, punky attitude.
Named by Clash magazine as 'one of the women raising the bar for Soul and Jazz in the UK”, CHERISE is one of the most sought after emerging young Soul singers and songwriters.
Her hotly anticipated debut album ‘Calling’ was released in summer 2023. In ‘Calling' CHERISE weaves a collection of emotive, and deeply moving explorations of family, romantic love and growing into your truest self.
If her EP 'Remedy' was her bold foray into Soul, 'Calling' sets out CHERISE as a truly one-of-a-kind artist. She digs deep into the contours of falling in and out of love, and stitches together all the parts of herself as a Black woman: the sensual, the familial and the endlessly creative. CHERISE pays homage to her elders who journeyed to England as part of the Windrush generation on heartfelt singles like '2 Steppin’, and the titular 'Calling.' “With this year being the 75th anniversary of Windrush, especially, that ties into the themes of being grateful for what I’ve got but having a keen desire to define for myself – and find power in – what it means to be second-generation”
‘Calling' has achieved critical acclaim, described by CLASH Magazine as “beautiful” and “imbued with real power” with the single ‘Secrets’ praised by MTV as “so exceptional that it’s shocking she’s only been putting music out for a few years” and Notion magazine notes CHERISE’s “expert storytelling” and "silky vocals and soul sensibility [that] move the listener through dimensions”.
Her talent has been recognised by some of the most respected artists in Soul and Jazz as a rising star on the UK music scene. CHERISE has collaborated with artists including Steam Down, Reuban James, Omar and Nubiyan Twist. In 2021, Gregory Porter invited her to sing alongside him for the Disney Christmas animation and worldwide campaign. In 2022, CHERISE was also chosen to open for Michael Kiwanuka at L’Olympia, Paris and Colisée de Roubaix in Lille and Jamie Cullum for his Spring / Summer European tour. CHERISE’s soulful reimagining of the Nora Jones classic ‘Sunrise’ features on the 2022 'BlueNote Reimagined: II’ album.
In Summer 2023, CHERISE opened the main stage at Cross the Tracks Festival (UK), performed at Love Supreme (UK) & Elbjazz Festival in Hamburg and will perform her first UK headline tour in Autumn.