This year (2009), marks the release of the self titled "Cheryl Catherine Smith" CD.
Cheryl has managed to complete performances for four Music Videos made to support the new album. Music Videos for the Singles: "Smash Up My Telephone" and “All Dark Places” were created and directed by renowned Canadian Filmmaker Marcus Rogers of Cinestir Productions, (D.O.A., Devin Townsend, Art Bergman.) Rachael Chatoor creatively put together a Music Video for “My Body Bends” from footage taken during Cheryl's CD Release Event. The Music Video for her controversial spoken word song "Pardon Me" was created by Cheryl's bassist Kevin Swain and is currently making its way around the internet. The song itself has found its way to the Playlist of NYC Internet Station “1Life1Family.” Yet another Single off the new album:
“Why Does She Hate You?” is currently garnering US Radio attention with Airplay in Minnesota (KCPI), Montana (KLTZ, KLAN), Missouri (KFLW), Florida(WPFM), Texas (KCRS-KissFM), Arizona (KLBQ), New Mexico (KSSR, KIVI) and Oklahoma (KYFM) with more stations being added.
A series of Cheryl's original acrylic paintings, each inspired by the songs on her CD, are being sold along with her CD in several galleries throughout the Vancouver area as well as currently infiltrating the US market….?
“a chameleon-like versatility…” Tom Harrison (The Vancouver Province)
One word. GREAT!! I love the songs, the vocals, the mix, the production. They are all terrific.
Candice James (Krazy Cat Records)
Los Angeles A&R ( Taxi.com ) reviews:
"Your collective experience shows here...well thought out lyrics and arrangement ideas...the blend, interplay between the vocalist and the band, is a big part of the appeal"
"The vocals of Cheryl are strong and convey passion - the song structure is tight. The feel is close to Classic Rock or Retro 80's a la Pat Benatar"
"I'm very impressed with your undeniably strong voice"
"This music is very "big" in sound and very dramatic in melody and story. This voice has the commanding presence of Bette Midler and having dramatic vocal delivery and tone. The wording at times is very poetic and dramatic - cool and vivid in imagery. The tracks are huge in production with strong musicianship"
"High quality work - great rock, gutsy and a really great vocal... very good productions, songs and performances"
"Good vocal attitude, creative song writing, solid arrangements and feel for Rock/Pop production; innovative imagery along with some prosaic rhymes"
"This does share some of Sarah Brightman's sense of theatricality. Good vocal attitude, expressive delivery, dramatic phrasing, descriptive imagery, inventive language - very good performances"
"The references in the lyrics are obviously from a cultured, educated mind. Very cool. Your experience in music is evident in the structure and flow of these songs"
"You have lots of good experience as a performer, writer and it shows - the dynamics. expression in your vocals is a plus on all of these songs"