Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs

Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandRockPunk

This is glitter punk!

Biography

Winning the coveted award for Best Rock Single, "Don't Wanna" and being nominated for Best Rock Album, "GIRL", at The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards, Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs are gaining Industry momentum and attention.  Being named "Artist of the Year" from 365 Radio Network's Xtreme 365 Radio, charting #2 on College Radio and being played on over 100 + radio stations have propelled the band into a consistent forward motion.

So who are Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs?

With sonic and artistic nods to 70's glitter rock coupled with a snotty punk rawness, their debut LP GIRL is an assured, addled, four-on-the-floor joyride. Scary Cherry combines riot grrrl ethos with the pop smarts of The Runaways for a sound that salutes the past while paving its own hard rock path. From the spoken word album opener of Scary in the recording studio, GIRL is a raw, sometimes disturbing, but ultimately empowering journey through the eyes and life of a girl. The album is a glitter roller coaster, twisting and turning, coursing through a gamut of emotions with no exit until the last disturbing notes of a creepy piano and strings fade away.

While it may sound like the band hails from the gutters of NYC, Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs actually come from the most unlikely of homes: Dallas, TX. Born out of roller derby in the Lone Star State, team captain and coach for the (then undefeated) Slaughterers, Scary Cherry was asked to write a theme song for the league. Scary recruited like-minded friends and an unstoppable machine was created. 6 years, a few hundred shows and one EP later (the bratty titled Limited Edition 5 Song EP), Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs have garnered a loyal and ever growing fan base who refer to themselves and the band as Glitter Punks (a moniker the band wears with pride).

Whether they are opening up for Misfits, Megadeth, Slash or Lords of Acid, the band has no demographic boundaries. Having already had 4 original singles played in major market radio, and music featured in film, Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs and their debutante GIRL are ready to come out in a big way. So who exactly is this GIRL the album speaks of? "She is all of us!" explains Scary Cherry. "From the self-absorbed bitch in "Glitter" to the severely deranged in "Tracked Down" (a love letter from a female serial killer). She is the GIRL that you have averted your gaze from ,"Crazy Jane", as well as the GIRL you cannot take your eyes off of ,"Anita 69"." 
 
GIRL is a simultaneously hyperkinetic, dangerous, sexy beast, and ultimately, the essence of Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs.


Discography

Their self-released album, "GIRL", and single "Don't Wanna" were nominated for Best Rock Album and "Best Rock Single", which they won at The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards in August 2014.  "Don't Wanna" has charted #2 on college radio charts.  The band also won "Artist of the Year" from 365 Radio Network on Xtreme 365 Radio in Sept. 2014.

The band released "Limited Edition Ep" (on iTunes) in 2010 which featured 5 songs that garnered airplay in major markets as well as a $5000 first prize Our Stage award for the song "Let's Go" (which has also been featured in a commercial).

They also released a single of The Runaway's "Cherry Bomb" (also on iTunes) in which all proceeds go to Nikki Sixx's charity for runaways.


Set List

The bands set list ranges from as short as 30 minutes to an hour and a half with mostly original material. The band will pull out occasional covers from artists such as Iggy Pop, The Runaways, as well as an extremely popular cover of "Time Warp".

We normally bring 1 wireless mic and use 3 additional vocal mics (sm58 or similar). Two guitars, one bass (di and/or mic), drums (snare, bass, two toms, 2 crash, 1 ride). For big shows, we prefer to use our own lighting director when possible. We usually bring one tech.