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Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if your favorite artists would play a show in your living room? That's exactly what you will find out when you listen to "The Cherrytree House Sessions Volume 1," which is an eclectic collection of acoustic and intimate performances by artists like Robyn, Sting, Feist, Kelis, Ellie Goulding and Far East Movement.
What sets these performances apart is that they were all recorded at The Cherrytree House, which is the office of Cherrytree Records founder and chairman Martin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum. His office is set up as a multi-functional space with comfortable couches and a large soundboard set up next to his desk that face a small stage area with instruments, lighting and a large Cherrytree House banner on the other side of the room.
The story behind the "The Cherrytree House Sessions Volume 1" is as remarkable as its performances. After launching Cherrytree Records (an Interscope imprint) in 2005, Kierszenbaum took all of the instruments he'd bought over the years and set them up in his office for artists to use. He started to record the performances of the artists that would visit his office to capture their unique essense. No filler, no fluff. Just good music.
The first installment of "The Cherrytree House Sessions" takes listeners from Robyn's intensely moving performance of "Be Mine" to the timeless delivery of "The Snow It Melts The Soonest" by Sting, and from the heartfelt songwriting of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" to the haunting rendition of "Mirrors" by Natalia Kills. Emerging Swedish singer Mohombi adds a dose of exuberance on his fun performance of "Bumpy Ride" while Ellie Goulding enchants listeners with "The Writer." Far East Movement and Frankmusik team up to perform their global smash hit "Rocketeer."
The release of "The Cherrytree House Sessions Volume 1" is a crowning achievement for Martin Kierszenbaum, a passionate (and may I add, tireless) purveyor of pop. Together with his team he continues to highlight exciting new pop music in unique and unexpected ways and this very special album release is solid proof of that. It's a labor of love for them and a big treat for us.
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