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Best Original Music - Final
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Category: Music Video  >  Sub Category: FUSE Hollywood Phase   >  Round: Preliminary   >  Match: Match 5   >  End Date: 02/15/2009 13:00:00
Jerry Cherry New York, New York

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Freakshow
JERRY CHERRY
Biography



Jerry Cherry is the result of many factors. Take a New York via Florida via Brooklyn artist and add a generous dose of only the finest influences. Bowie. The Verve. Elvis (both The King and Costello). The White Stripes. AC/DC. Radiohead. Add plenty of heartfelt emotion - the sort of heartfelt emotion that only comes from living life. Take songs rooted in the blues, in folk, rockabilly, and old country but filter them through a cello and violin, a trumpet and trombone. Add other influences such as the immeasurable draw of New York City and the trials and wantings of love. Take an appeal broad enough to burn up both Top 40 charts and indie Internet radio stations. This is Jerry Cherry.



That Jerry Cherry is a quintessentially New York artist is not surprising but the route he took was not a traditional one. Born in Brooklyn, he moved with his family to Fort Lauderdale at the age of six. He picked up guitar before he was a teenager and started to gig in high school. After honing his talents as both a guitar player and as a songwriter for several years, Jerry moved back to New York in 2004. His experiences in New York City are the basis of his debut album, Life Is Sweeter..., a song-cycle that condenses a year's worth of love and living in the city into a catchy and powerful 11 song album. "I lived it" Jerry says about his album and time in New York, which even included an appearance on the reality TV Show, Matched In Manhattan. Life Is Sweeter... was produced by Jerry himself and was mixed by multi-platinum engineer Mike Rogers (Deee-Lite, John Lennon, Sinead O'Connor, They Might Be Giants, Chubby Checker). Speaking of Chubby Checker, Jerry Cherry recently played lead guitar as a member of Chubby Checker's band on CBS and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his 2008 hit, "Knock Down The Walls."



Songwriting is an intensely personal form of expression for Jerry Cherry. "For the most part I have to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown in order to write." Of his album Life Is Sweeter..., he says that "creativity for me is almost like therapy." Since forming his band in 2003, Jerry Cherry has been letting New Yorkers share in his own form of therapy all over his city, performing at well known venues such as Arlene's Grocery, The Lion’s Den, The Delancey, The Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Club Midway (Rehab), Snitch, The Annex, Don Hill's, The National Underground, and Piano's. He has opened for artists as popular as Buckcherry and The Fixx. The future is exciting for Jerry Cherry as he sees just how far the swell of grassroots support for Life Is Sweeter... will take him.



"FREAKSHOW"
Lyrics
Written by: Jerry Cherry



Hey girl, that's what I'm talking about, what's on your mind here at the scene of the crime?
If you really want to turn me on, what are you doing over there?
I gotta try another way honey, release some pressure, there's no other way to measure.
I only got ten more minutes before the golden child gives it a go.



Oh, like melted ice cream, sliding down the palm of the hands of a girl that's always on my mind.



Coming like a Freakshow, baby, I'm not messing around, I'm looking for you.
Coming like a Freakshow
I want to satisfy you honey 'cause I'm looking around and all I see is you.
Coming like a Freakshow



I was about to give up when I saw your girlfriend outside the door
I sang a little song and told her what's it all about
I'm not waiting on no lady, I'm just waiting on a friend.
Then your girlfriend brought me closer to you,
you were pulling on the string I was the yo-yo coming back to you.
Something was about to give. I was about to give in.



Oh, like cherry ice cream sliding down palm of the hand of a girl who's always on my mind.



Coming like a Freakshow, baby, I'm not messing around, I'm looking for you.
Coming like a Freakshow
I want to satisfy you honey 'cause I'm looking around and all I see is you.
Coming like a Freakshow



Oh, like Jerry Cherry, sliding down the palm of the hand of a girl who's always on my mind.



Coming like a Freakshow, baby, I'm not messing around, I'm looking for you.
Coming like a Freakshow
I want to satisfy you honey 'cause I'm looking around and all I see is you.
Coming like a Freakshow
Coming like a Freakshow, baby, I'm not messing around, I'm looking for you.
Like a Freakshow
I want to satisfy you honey 'cause I'm looking around and all I see is you.
like a Freakshow

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