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Cherry on the road

Cherry with Morgan Freeman minutes after coming off stage at his Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Cherry with legendary songwriter Dan Penn hanging out near Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama

Cherry with Steve Cropper after opening up for him and The Animals

Cherry onstage performing at the Silverstone British Grand Prix

Cherry recording at Abbey Road Studios guesting on Bernie Marsden's new record

Cherry hanging out in Nashville before performing at Red Rooster's Writer Night

Cherry & the band recording their BBC Radio 2 session at Maida Vale

Cherry with Bernie Marsden & Paul Jones after performing at Paul's charity gig at Cranleigh Arts Centre

"Great voice Cherry Lee!" Imelda May


Cherry with Aled Jones after coming off stage at Proms in the Park

"Thanks for supporting me, great music..." Albert Lee

"Cherry got the blues, that's why I wrote her name on my hand!..." Seasick Steve

"Real great touring with you Miss Cherry, thank you so much..." Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jnr)

"Cherry, you sure can howl girl!" Hanging with Howlin' Wolf's two daughters and niece after performing at Howlin' Wolf Festival in West Point, Mississippi

Backstage with the Walter Trout Band after supporting him on his UK tour

Cherry backstage at Kentish Town Forum after performing onstage with The Quireboys

Onstage with Brad Webb & Blind Mississippi Morris at BB King's on Beale St, Memphis

Onstage at the 2010 Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi

Onstage at the 2010 Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi, band from l-r Grammy-award winning Billy Earheart, David Parker, Kelvin Holly (Little Richard, Pegi Young), Mike Chain, Cherry & Keith Shaddix.

Cherry onstage with her US band at the 2011 Market Street Festival in Columbus, Mississippi.

Backstage with US blues legend Super Chikan at the 2011 Market Street Festival, Columbus Mississippi
 

Cherry Lee Mewis has a story to tell. She has something to say, and she tells it through her music, her way.
The 5ft-nothing, power-house singer songwriter has grabbed the musical bull by the horns, and together with her long time co-writer and guitarist Max Milligan, has produced her most personal album to date; Catch My Drift - an 11 track, hair-raising declaration of refreshing honesty. This album takes the teasing hint of vulnerability of 2012's Heard It Here First, and the quirky puns and energy-a-plenty vibe of last year's Cherry Pickin' EP, then pushes the boundaries even further, taking in the best of musical influences while still keeping that elusive Cherry Lee Mewis treatment that gives the record a real punch.

“Catch My Drift is the name of my new album because I really want people to connect with me and get just what i'm saying, hear my story. I really grew up on this record...just going through life's progressions," explains Cherry. "The writing on this record has evolved from my previous recordings and fans will find a flavour of something different, I haven't changed too much but if this is the first record of mine that someone buys then it's a great album to learn more about me too."

With this new release Cherry has reinvented herself artistically yet stayed true to the classic Cherry Lee Mewis sound which is the 'stay true to who you are', good time, fist-pumping, barn-burning songs that her audiences have come to love.

"I try to write both lyrics and music of at least two or three songs on each record totally by myself, because I want to keep digging and finding that close connection to telling my story in my music, so i picked up my guitar and dug deep! Once again Max my co-writer and guitarist of 9 years totally helped bring my vision to life. In fact it's our vision and I feel so blessed to have him around me and great people like my band too, we're family."

"I've always been honest in my songwriting but with this album I feel i've really dug in deep and touched on subjects that people don’t usually talk about. First and foremost, I just wanted to write about things that I really knew about – subjects that hit close to home and I just took the time I needed to make this record. I know who I am musically and that is so important."

CATCH MY DRIFT is available to pre-order now (link below) and you will receive an exclusive bonus track that isn't available anywhere else, as well as a signed copy of the new release before the album launch which will be held Friday 18th April at 8pm at Holy Moly's, Bedford Esquires, 60a Bromham Road, Bedford.