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Hi Gang,

Since the start of the year, I’ve had the opportunity to bring my camera to some amazing Cherrytree concerts, studio sessions, television performances and special events.  I’ve also kept my shutter ready at the office to capture those spontaneous events that seem to happen on the regular at Cherrytree.
As always, I hope that the pictures I take and post here at can serve to show how extraordinarily talented the artists on our roster are.  My aim is also to bring you as close as possible to the action. I have to thank our artists not only for their very warm hospitality but also their generous access.  “Martin’s Photo Blog” wouldn’t exist without either.
The January/February edition of "Martin's Photo Blog" is organized in a Top 40 countdown of sorts.  Unlike the chart, it’s in no particular order other than loosely chronological.  It’s just 40 shots of 40 memories from January and February of 2014.  I hope you enjoy them and thanks for visiting.
1. Jan. 5, LA:  Robyn rocks a foam #1 finger and The Lakers don’t win?  Aww snap.
2. Jan. 9, LA:  Kicking it with Afrojack in the studio
3. Jan. 14, LA:  Michael Kiwanuka comes to the game and The Lakers STILL don’t win :-(
4. Jan. 16, NYC: Matthew Koma takes a quick break from helping Scott and I set up our new Cherrytree NYC office
5. Jan. 17, NYC:  Poster for the historic Disclosure gigs at Terminal 5
6. Jan. 18, NYC:  Disclosure performing on stage at Terminal 5
7. Jan. 19, NYC:  Sting congratulates Disclosure back stage after their third consecutive sold-out show at Terminal 5
8. Jan. 19, NYC: Musical royalty back stage at Terminal 5, from L to R: Guy Lawrence of Disclosure, Sting, Mary J. Blige, Howard Lawrence of Disclosure & Sam Smith
9. Jan. 19, NYC:  Disclosure on stage with Mary J. Blige at Terminal 5

10. Jan. 19, NYC:  Sting & Mike Einziger in the vocal booth together
11. Jan. 19, NY:  Adam Tudhope, manager to Wolf Gang, Keane, Laura Marling & Mumford and Sons takes a moment to pose in front of the cabin he’s building
12. Jan. 21, NYC: The Hunts perform a cozy set in Manhattan in the middle of a “Winter of ’14” snow storm.
13. Jan. 21, NYC:  Playing FIFA with Hayden “Game Face” Coplen of Sir Sly at the Cherrytree NYC office.
14. Jan. 22, NYC: Ellie Goulding and her band performing on Good Morning America
15. Jan. 22, NYC:  The Ellie Goulding “Lights” plaque, first wall decoration mounted on the wall at the Cherrytree NYC office
16. Jan. 22, NYC:  “Winter of ‘14” at JFK
17. Jan. 25, LA: Eminem and Dr. Dre take the stage for the launch of the Beats Music service
18. Jan. 25, LA: On my way home, I see a giraffe strolling down the streets of downtown LA.  No biggie.
19. Jan. 25, LA: André (aka RAC) and Matthew Koma pose for a photo after collaborating on “Cheap Sunglasses” from RAC’s album “Strangers” (out in 2 parts on March 4th & April 6th)

20. Jan. 26, LA:  With Guy Lawrence of Disclosure in his limited-edition Cherrytree tie, designed by Kev Nish of Far East Movement
21. Jan 26, LA:  A quick snap with Sam Smith at the UMG Grammy party
22. Jan 27, LA:  The UCLA student crowd goes off at the RAC show in finals week.  Re-take anybody?
23. Feb. 1, LA:  Writer, producer, singer extraordinaire MNEK reviewing some lyrics in his room at Capitol Studios 2

24. Feb. 2, Dallas:  In what was one of the most fun SuperBowl Sundays ever, I took Guy and Howard of Disclosure too Bill’s Records & Tapes to look for classic Sun Ra vinyl and other gems including “If It Ain’t Baroque, Don’t Fix It.”
25. Feb. 2, Dallas:  Disclosure in their pods

26. Feb. 2, Dallas:  Guy Lawrence of Disclosure on the hunt for Sun Ra vinyl
27. Feb. 2, Dallas:  Howard Lawrence of Disclosure scours through the crates

28. Feb. 4, NYC:  Ivy Levan, Sting & Mike Einziger work out their arrangement of The Beatles’ “Drive My Car” back stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater
29. Feb. 4, NYC:  Mike Einziger goes over the arrangement with Paul Shafer and band as they accompany Sting and Ivy Levan on their special performance of The Beatles’ “Drive My Car” on Late Night with David Letterman.
30. Feb. 4, NYC:  Sting and Ivy Levan on the back stage monitor at the Late Night with David Letterman show
31. Feb. 4, NYC:  Ivy Levan is met by paparazzi outside the David Letterman back stage entrance
32. Feb. 4, NYC:  Ivy Levan poses back stage with fellow Letterman-guest George Clooney
33. Feb. 6, Santa Monica: Matthew Koma gets his Herb Alpert on at The Cherrytree House
34. Feb. 8, LA:  On the move in that green logo, classic hoodie sweat shirt, urban wear deluxe.  Available at
35. Sting on stage at The Forum in LA Feb 10. Sting is on tour with Paul Simon in North America right now. Here he is singing his Police classic "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" at The Forum in LA.

36. Feb. 10, LA:  Hudson-Taylor on stage at “School Night” at Bardot in Hollywood.
37. Feb. 11, LA:  Sir Sly rock the El Rey Theatre stage
38. Feb. 13, Lee Summit, MO:  Colette Carr and Tech N9ne pose for a shot following a colossal collab in the studio.  Stay tuned.
39. Feb. 14, Malibu:  Alfie and Harry of Hudson-Taylor working with producer Mike Einziger on their debut Cherrytree album.
40. Feb. 16, Malibu:  Legends Sting, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss (founders of A&M Records and my old bosses) at the unveiling of Herb Alpert’s sculpture honoring the Chumash people,

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Comment by Christine(aka xtine) on March 4, 2014 at 8:55am
Love the photos martin!
Comment by Andrea (Cherrytree) on February 27, 2014 at 1:59pm

I still think the giraffe is fake...  


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