Capitalizing on the momentum of three successful independent releases, Cheryl Hill is aiming high with her fourth, a power-packed 5-song EP titled CANâ€™T TAKE ANYMORE.
She has the fortitude, the looks and the ability to reign as queen over the realm that includes her heroes: Queensryche, Ozzy and Metallica. Cherylâ€™s music is energetic and powerful, with surging guitar work and world-wise lyrics. Against punchy, metallic song constructions, she is able to pit crafty and insightful words; amidst metallurgic drama she sings like an avenging angel in knowing and powerful tones. JAM magazine, Orlando, FL, quotes: â€œCherylâ€™s vocals are strong in that very impassioned Pat Benatar style.â€ With powerful vocals and live band production, this infectious EP is full of those kind of songs you find yourself humming unconsciously after only one or two listens.
Her new release, CANâ€™T TAKE ANYMORE, was recorded, mixed, and mastered in entirety in just three days! Produced by The Cheryl Hill Band and Rob Thacker of NME Studios, this promises to be Cherylâ€™s best release to date. Going in an even heavier direction musically than previous releases, this is who Cheryl has always aspired to be as an artist, raw and aggressive. Capturing a live feel which is where Cheryl seems to shine best anyhow, on the big stage under the lime light.
Cheryl grew up all over the US and attended 5th grade in London, England. As the daughter of a roving corporate mogul, she never lived in one city long enough to put down roots. This might explain the tension and release present in her music, which has prompted various music writers to describe it as â€œan inspiring ride, from brakes to blastoffâ€ and â€œpure melodic rhythms that take hold of your body.â€ As a high school junior in Kissimmee, FL, Cheryl began to identify with the â€œmetal headsâ€ in her class. She liked the message of the music and found its adrenalin-driven aura addictive. Her best friend handed her an electric guitar and she never put it down. Inspired by Randy Rhoads, Kirk Hammet, Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton, she set out to write her own â€œthinking womanâ€™s metalâ€.
â€œThere has always been an overall theme of self-reliance and individuality associated with my songs,â€ Cheryl says, â€œI like to try and make people think, open their minds and challenge their beliefs. I have adopted the motto, â€˜To thine own self be true.â€™â€
With three CDs under her belt, a bachelorâ€™s degree in business management from the University of Miami and a short stint at Island Records, Cheryl is feeling the momentum build. With a burgeoning audience and a long list of festivals, concert venues, radio play lists and press quotes to her credit, Cheryl is sure to add scores of clamoring fans with her new release. She is preparing for a busy upcoming tour schedule of festivals, clubs and music conferences.
Cheryl hopes her fans will continue to have a good time at her shows and absorb inspiration from her craft, she says, â€œif I can get people to think, and think deeply about their lives and what they truly want out of life, I think I will have succeeded in some small way in making the world a better place for everyone.â€
# www.cherylhill.com #
Check out the artist's website:
1. Seeing Red
2. Another Day
3. Liar, Liar
4. Can't Take Anymore
5. Let Me Be Me