Cheryl Serio

Cheryl Serio

BandJazzPop

Cheryl Serio upholds the tradition of legendary Vegas singers from the 1950s and brings it into The Now. With her new CD, It Had Better Be Tonight, Cheryl joins the ranks of contemporary artists putting their unique spin on classic standards such as Madeleine Peyroux, Michael Buble and Norah Jones.

Biography

Cheryl’s musical allegiances were forged at an early age. As a kid, Cheryl spent hours and hours watching old movies on a little black and white TV in her bedroom. She especially loved the classic musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

She longed to put on a top hat and sing in the rain- from here to eternity! Just like her movie idols.

In 1994, she left her Sweet Home Chicago and moved to Seattle where her music career has been thriving ever since.

Concerts, nightclubs and special events punctuate this consummate performer’s career.

Some of her favorite Puget Sound area gigs include The Fourth of Jul-Ivars
The Bellevue Live Concert Series
Downtown Associations Out to Lunch Concert Pacific Place Holiday Concert Series
Redmond Town Center Concerts

She has also enjoyed bringing her act to NYC, Vancouver, BC and Los Angeles.

The spirit of her live shows was first captured on her 2000 debut recording, Dames. Letting her strut her vocal stuff over a colorful variety of styles, Dames includes the bass trombone stomp of Shaking the Blues Away, the breezy bongo swing of The Good Life and her very own interpretation of Lady Is a Tramp.

Cheryl tears down the wall that separates jazz, pop and cabaret with the release of her highly anticipated second CD It Had Better Be Tonight. Liberating listeners from bourgeois ballads, It Had Better Be Tonight is musical manifesto that upholds the tenets of Henry Mancini, Leiber and Stoller, Sammy Cahn and Burton Lane. Cheryl marshals the sonic charge flanked by a five piece horn squadron, powerful rhythm section and high flying vibes. The album unloads its hard swinging payload on such tunes as the urban soundscape blast of Big City, the funky razzle dazzle of Old Devil Moon and the post-apocalyptic bongo driven fantasy of 13 Men.

Cabaret is another facet in her versatile career. Dames! - A Salute to the Sexy, Sassy Dames in Film keeps alive the spirit of the fabulous femmes of films from the 1930s through 1950s. Based on her recording of the same name, Dames has enjoyed several successful runs in Seattle. With the favorite co-star Marcus Wolland, she created the racy ride through the pop music landscape - Risqué Bizness. Taking a hilarious look at the suggestive side of music, Risqué Bizness features songs from Ruth Wallis, Barry Manilow, Tina Turner, AC/DC and The Rolling Stones, to name a few!!

Drawing upon her improv comedy background, she produces and performs in comedy Murder Mysteries for Wild Bills Interactive Events. She also has provided voice over talent for many commercials and two popular PlayStation 2 video games - RAD and Grandia X.

Cheryl is a Master Scuba Diver and a vegetarian. Her favorite cocktail is a Manhattan. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of The Brady Bunch, loves The Beatles and The History Channel.

Discography

Cheryl Serio recordings -
It Had Better Be Tonight - 2005
Dames - 2000

Set List

Her hard swinging payload liberates listeners from
bourgeois ballads and brings the tradition of legendary Vegas singers from the 1950s into
The Now.

Cheryl signature songs include...

Big City
Old Devil Moon
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Love Potion #9
Goin’ Out of My Head
13 Men
In the Name of Love
I’m Gonna Live Till I Die
Teach Me Tonight
It Had Better Be Tonight
The Party’s Over
Please Don’t Talk about Me When I’m Gone
Lady Is a Tramp
L-O-V-E
Call Me
One Note Samba
Our Day Will Come
Witchcraft
What Ever Lola Wants
Mambo Italiano
Sway
Summer Samba
Them There Eyes