Growing up in Cow Town USA Sherryce often dreamed of singing in front of millions. Always an entertainer, at the ripe age of 4 she would perform in front of the family on her grandparent’s karaoke machine. Belting out Patsy Cline for hours she often fell asleep with microphone in hand. Sherryce’s favorite was to ride around with her aunt and uncle in their pick up truck. Sporting her red sh** kickers she would instantly stand up and sing along to her favorite song ‘Redneck Girl’ by the Bellamy Brothers.
Later moving onto college in western Oregon with a music scholarship, Sherryce was trained in classical, jazz, and blues performance. “I’ve always loved the soulfulness and artistry of jazz and blues. In high school my choir teacher introduce me to the classics, “Route 66,” “It Don‘t Mean a Thing,” “Smile,” and I’ve been hooked every since. I learned how to scat from Ella and Aretha taught me soul.”
At the age of 18, Sherryce along with 49 other college students were the first Americans be invited to Estonia’s prestigious Laulupidu and perform in front of 1 million people. “A dream come true. This experience was unreal. I learned so much from Estonian music. Every church, school, and government building is built acoustically for music.”
Also graduating with an acting degree from the University of Northern Colorado, Sherryce uses her theatrical background to boost her musical performances. “I feel like my acting background gives me that extra edge on stage. It really helps to be familiar with an audience.”
In 2005 Sherryce took an acting risk by performing in the stage version of “Debbie Does Dallas.” “We got a lot of critical review and flack by performing this type of show in Denver, but it was worth it. It helped me grow as a person and a performer. I also had a blast!”
In 2007 Sherryce joined U.S. PIPE, one of Colorado's top funk/hip hop/rock bands (June 2005 - April 2009). U.S. PIPE opened for the acclaimed George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, headlined at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and performed for VIP’s at the historical 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Her other work includes a demo CD cut in 2009 that is soul/pop influenced and features guitarist Damon Wood, formerly of the James Brown band.
This year Sherryce’s endeavors incorporate studio work with Aarion Nesbit, writer and pianist for Al Green, and collaboration on an electronic pop project with local Music Producer, DJ Jounce. “My current songs are more me than ever before. I feel like I’m really coming into myself as a performing artist and singer/songwriter. Coming from a Christian background I was always afraid to ‘let it all hang out.’ Well, I‘m hangin out ya‘ll!”
“Outta Reach” is a pop song that brings out everyone‘s freaky side. With hints of Brittney Spears this song screams bondage, desire and something steamy. “As soon as I heard the electronic track from Jounce it made me feel hot. With ’Outta Reach’ I want women to feel sexy, in control and fierce. This song also teases men to let go of their egos. Basically I’m saying that it’s okay for women to just want sex too.”
The second disc, “Tonight,” gets the dance floor hopin. It’s fun, catchy and full ’o flavor. “I want people to dance.” A little funk, a little soul and lot of groove. The next track “By Myself” speaks relationships, the good kind. “It’s about the struggle between loving someone, putting up with their crap, but not wanting to be alone.” Hence “Don’t wanna be here BY MYSELF.” Another killer song to dance to and let out your hater-aid.
Sherryce relays her compassion for battered women in the track “Beauty Secrets.“ Lauren Hill influenced, this song relays a strong message to women struggling to free themselves from harmful relationships. Sherryce explains, “I dedicate this song to a loved one. I saw her struggle so much, go down roads I would never image, and face demons I’ll never know. My only hope is that someday she’ll rise out of it and let herself “Go.“”
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