• Thursday , 23 November 2017

Cherub Set For a Double Bill at Music Farm

Formed in 2010 in Nashville, Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber make up the electro-pop duo CHERUB. The groups infectious beats, catchy lyrics, and endearing falsetto first grabbed the mainstreams attention in 2012 with the pulsating party song “Doses and Mimosas”, and their latest single “Signs” featuring T.I. is making waves as well. CHERUB is stopping by Charleston for a two-night showcase at Music Farm to promote their new album, “Bleed Gold Piss Excellence” on February 28 and March 1. Jordan Kelley sat down with the South Carolina Music Guide for a quick interview to introduce South Carolina to CHERUB.

 

SCMG
First off thanks for your time man, longtime fan here been listening to y’all since “Doses and Mimosas dropped. So let’s go ahead and get right into it, how did you and Jason meet?

JK
“We met in college, a mutual friend brought me over to Jason’s house. Jason was doing a lot of live stuff with bands and I was making a lot of beats but I didn’t really know how to perform them out live and Jason was really good at knowing how to break something down in a computer and turn it into a live project. It was kind of like a yin and yang thing, through that we figured out our strengths and weaknesses, linked up and started doing the CHERUB stuff.”

SCMG
Gotta have that balance man, so y’all both went to Middle Tennessee State. How did going to a school so close to a musically oriented city like Nashville help you two get started?

JK
“The networking that was done at MTSU was priceless because what they did was take all the recording industry majors and put them on the same floor first year in the dorms. So it was basically a huge slumber party for everyone that was doing music for a whole year. Everybody that we’ve made music with up until this point has been involved through that program. So the networking was something that we got out of college that was worthwhile, because neither of us graduated! But the networking made it all worth it”

SCMG
What was the inspiration behind the name CHERUB?

JK
“Umm honestly there wasn’t one. It was just a word that was being passed around, I had never heard before and I got stuck on it. Then it was like “that’s a cool word, that could be a cool band name” and we rocked with it and after a month or so playing shows it stuck.”

SCMG
Your sound is categorized as electro-pop, but how would y’all describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard it before?

JK
“My elevator pitch is we sound like Ween covering Prince. If you don’t know who Ween or Prince is your crazy, and then I just generalize it was pop music at that point. Electro-pop isn’t far off though. But we have fun, we sweat on stage, and we communicate with the crowd and make sure everyone is having a good time.”

SCMG
What has been y’all’s favorite venue or most memorable show so far?

JK
“I can do both in one to make it easy, I think the highlight we can both agree on every time is headlining Red Rocks in Denver. Just because it’s such an epic outdoor venue, its right next to an awesome city, the vibes are good, the sound is amazing…it’s just a really breathtaking venue.”

SCMG
What can fans look forward to in the near future from CHERUB?

JK
“We’re stoked to get the new album Bleed Gold Piss Excellence out, and we’re just looking forward to letting everyone hear it and we hope they enjoy it.”

SCMG
Awesome man, looking forward to seeing y’all in Charleston at Music Farm. It’s been great talking to you, thanks for your time.

JK
“Man, the feeling is mutual, thanks for your time as well.

Jacob Boland
Jacob Boland is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications. After graduation, Jacob and his girlfriend embarked on a cross country trip in their Toyota 4Runner and 13 foot Scamp camper. After 10,000 miles and 21 states they returned to South Carolina where Jacob worked for WCSC in Charleston. Jacob and his girlfriend recently relocated home to Newberry, South Carolina to begin their next big adventure, raising their baby boy Nathaniel Hawk Boland. Jacob works at Hy Hope Farms and enjoys hiking, camping, attending any and every concert he can, and watching his baby boy figure out this wide world we live in.

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