with Ghosthouse and DWNTWN
Friday, May 11, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
- Friday, May 11, 2012 11:45 PM CDT
Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
18 years and over
Cherub is a sexy, avante garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of 80's funk, and pop-music from the future. The members of Cherub, Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, share a love for honest original music and vibrant live performance, with a common goal to share a little bit of sex, a little bit of drugs, and a whole lot of love with people across the globe. Cherub's music is a fresh electrified take on risqué pop music that brings to mind timeless artists like Prince, Zapp and Roger, and more contemporary artists like Pharrel, and The Dream. With a live show that is bouncing with energy, Cherub dances their way into the hearts of audiences from the first falsetto hook, until the very last delay filters out.
"This is 100% pure future hi-octane soul music. The Man of the Hour EP will bathe your brain in a purple haze and give you the munchies for a warm body next to yours. Regardless of the inevitable Passion Pit and MGMT references these guys are on some next level shit, and to me the comparisons are vague at best. Cherub is mining the Electro-Funkadelic-Prince Roger Nelson-Neo-Soul vibe, and have hit the mother-load."
– Mitten Mouth Music
After receiving a warm response worldwide to the digital release on the band's first record, "Man of the Hour", and touring throughout the US and Mexico, Cherub has returned to the studio to complete work on their second album, which is scheduled for release in early 2012. This new batch of Cherub songs brings a fresh, uptempo electro feel to the familiar pop sensibilities showcased on their first record. Jordan Kelley's clever songwriting and silky smooth falsetto are complimented perfectly by Jason Huber's production and tube-driven guitar work. Cherub's debut album "Man of the Hour" is available for free download at ElmandOak.com, and stay tuned for more news regarding Cherub's new album coming out early next year.
"Melding a club-spawn, skull-shaking low end with a wall of guitars and talkbox pyrotechnics, the duo comprising Cherub also sport the silky smooth pipes to spread their appeal to all four corners of the dance floor."
– Nashville Scene
Cherub's versatility in songwriting and dance music production blurs conventional genre barriers. Ranging from grooving heartfelt ballads to risqué club bangers, Cherub takes the throwback vibes of old drum machines and washed out keyboards, and marries them with timeless songwriting and a very modern approach to music production and performance. Playful guitar licks and lush synthesizer textures dance around in the mix, as listeners are treated to sing-a-long hook after hook the entire way through the tunes.