RIYL: Green Day, Foo Fighters, The Wonder Years, Brand New, The Beatles, Weezer
Originating from Utica NY, Blue Cherry (Formerly Known As Blister) encompasses the DIY
ideologies of Punk with the essence of an Alternative influence. As a young band, they strive
towards professionalism rare to their age group. They recorded their first live demo album
entitled Just For Today, did so in one day, and finished a product to the best of which they could
manage under Studio6 Woodlawn Recordings. After a year’s worth of maturing, persistence and
several demo releases, the band has created a concept album entitled On Top of the Seafoam at
Valley Sound Studios. With On Top of the Seafoam the band had the chance to refine their skills
and further seek out their sound. While taking pride in writing their originals, Blue Cherry knows
the importance of performing these songs as well as wide range of covers in a live format. These
covers include those of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, The Raconteurs, all the way to
the Moody Blues and everything in between. This vast arsenal of musical interests is a result of
the four distinct members that make up Blue Cherry. The members are:
SEAN HASTINGS. Singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Blue Cherry, Sean conveys a
refreshingly original Grunge and Alternative attitude in his raspy voice encapsulating years of
musicality and experience in playing all forms of music beneath his entrancing liver colored hair.
As an accomplished music theorist, he has mended his mark on the affluent and professional
local music society as a highly regarded Saxophonist. He has mastered the lost art of Spontanea
Dormientes, otherwise known as Spontaneous Sleeping, in which the wielder of said power can
fall asleep at any given moment in any given place at the mercy of their will.
BRANDON JAMES. After joining the band, Brandon drastically changed the way in which the
band operates. In saying so, the band now washes their hands after every practice. Brandon
brings a clean (Sanitary), groovy bottom end, supporting the ensemble on his broad musical
shoulders. While performing as the band's bassist, Brandon serves as a duality, appointed as head
of security resulting in his seemingly static, motionless stage presence.
JOHN HARF. The hard hitting, unmistakable and pulsating drummer of Blue Cherry utilizes
every limb to establish an enthralling backbone, driving each moment with unprecedented force.
Behind his drum kit, John accentuates the use of his unmatched speedy foot work and although
often asked, he does in fact only have two feet. Quick to the punch, John emits wit and sarcasm
from behind his glasses and under his dark brown hair.
REID ELLIOT. Lead guitarist, singer and songwriter, Reid is the complementary element to
Sean's rough edged forward presence, accounting for a melodic and layered punctuation in the
band. He formulates a precise topping to the often intense and thickened musical factors below.
As a frequent reader (Reid-er) and writer, he enjoys journal writing and the works of the likes of
Blue Cherry’s tracks