Cherry plays a mixture of pop, rock, ska and motown covers both acoustically and in a full electric band called The Bees Knees. Her acoustic act is available as a trio, duo and she also performs solo. For the full electric band she is available as a trio, quartet, 5 piece and 6 piece band.
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 pop to blues.
She 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 Matt Giles on cajon. 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's full electric band can include two guitars, bass, synthesiser, saxophone and drums, they play a range of Pop, Rock, Ska and Motown covers and they really do get the party going. They can 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
Clare Wilson• July 16, 2021
Cherry Valentine and the Bees Knees are absolutely amazingly talented. We absolutely loved them at our wedding reception. Our guests say it was the best wedding they have ever been to. I am sooo glad that we couldn't have a dj and dance floor. We had the best time ever and I couldn't thank them enough. Book now!! You won't be disappointed. They will have you on your feet even if you don't dance! Thank you so much ❤️
Arthur King• Oct. 12, 2019
Cherry and Duo partner Steve were excellent. Thoroughly professional arrived in good time and set up without fuss. She made a point of the music to suit the evening and sang and played to out the evening to everyone s delight. Thank you for making a special evening memorable.
karen• Sept. 29, 2018
Excellent voice and a great entertainer.
Kevin• June 30, 2018
Just fantastic! We had Lauren & Steve perform at our outdoor party in the sun and they were just great! Everyone loved the fact that they knew everything they sang and they were so good! Got everyone involved and provided just the right kind of atmosphere for the event....even my neighbours came out to listen to them. Thanks so much to both of you!!!
Carolina Amorim• Sept. 13, 2017
Excellent singer with a beautiful voice. We loved it! Xx
Michael kime• Aug. 24, 2017
Cherry was fantastic a great singer and made our night so special! She was able to learn our songs with limited time and did a great job, me and my fiancé will be forever greatful!
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Acoustic solo/duo act that performs pop, rock and motown covers.
What are the highlights of your career?
Generally being a known name around the Manchester Music Scene and getting a residency at one of the busiest bars in central Manchester.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Considering the services we provide and our experience, we offer a very reasonable price. We have our own equipment and my other job is in the music industry and promoting so I have a good knowledge of how the business works.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
I play all kinds of events, pubs, parties and weddings. I also host many multi artist events in the centre of Manchester and Leeds.
Who are your previous clients?
That will be a very long list but Bierkeller in Manchester and Leeds, The Station Hotel in Ashton Under Lyne and The Acoustic Lounge in Poynton are venues that use us regularly. We also have reviews from one off venues and parties on our website.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Either cash, bank transfer or paypal.
How long do you play for?
Anything up to 3 hours.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
We have our own PA but no lighting. If lighting is required we can hire it for an extra cost.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
Hardly any really. There will be me and a PA. For my duo sets I will needs slightly more room but just enough to fit an extra person in the performance area.
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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
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
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
Coz I Luv You – The Wonder Years
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 – Stevie Wonder
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
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
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Good Thing – Fine Young Cannibals
Rocks – Primal Scream
Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics (our own ska version)
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
Get the Party Started – Pink
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
Lip Up Fatty – Bad Manners
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Call Me – Blondie
Hold On I’m Comin – Sam and Dave
Star – James
Venue – Bananarama
Like a Virgin – Madonna
Love Machine – Girls Aloud
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
New Tattoo – James Arthur
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
The Joker – Steve Millar Band
Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
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
Dakota – Stereophonics
Hold On – Wilson Phillips
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield