A talented artiste, whose government name is Nelson Serieux, Cherry L‘s music lies firmly in
the camp of dancehall reggae. However, unlike many of his contemporaries, he uses dancehall
as a base for his musical explorations instead of as a straitjacket; for Cherry L each song must
be true to itself and not just the conventions of a genre. Cherry L has particularly demonstrated
a penchant for incorporating classic roots reggae into his music providing thus creating a more
organic sound than other performers who rather rely on purely digital ‘riddims’.
Though grounded in a reggae aesthetic, Cherry L’s work channels older music traditions;
incorporating overtones of Soul and subtle sprinklings of St. Lucian folk music. (He is a former
quadrille dancer.) This channelling is a result of Cherry L’s eclectic musical tastes; his main
influences include Bob Marley, Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Sam Cooke and the Beatles as the
musicians who impact his work the most
Cherry L grew up in the village of Mon Repos in the South of St. Lucia. He showed an interest
in music early, mainly due to the influence of his parents; His mother taught music and his father
was an avid music listener. Cherry L began his music career in high school where he attained the
rank of first violinist in the school band. It was here that his musically career began by initially
doing covers at school before eventually starting to write his own material at the age of sixteen.
Cherry L is involved in the creation of his music from conception to final edit and displays his
musical prowess by co-producing many of his tracks, along with his producer, and some say
translator, Sherwinn ‘Dupes’ Brice. Cherry L’s growing catalogue of unreleased songs is a
testament to his great work ethic.
In addition to his strong emphasis on producing high quality studio recordings, Cherry L is noted
for his strong live performances which have endeared him to fans at every venue he performs,
from acoustic sets in small cozy clubs to large outdoor concerts, including the Saint Lucia Jazz
Festival also opening for Jamaican reggae stars I Wayne, Gyptian in addition to Shurwayne
Winchester,Soca queen Alison Hinds and Rah digger out of The Flip Mode Squad
St.Lucia music awards winner and multiple nominee has been creating a buzz for himself
by travelling the Caribbean the US and the UK. His brave yet overwhelming Likable
personality has allowed Cherry l to touch the hearts of fans and the attention of
executives in the music industry.