Meet the musician – Cherie (Little Violet)

By 23/01/2023 No Comments

We’ve got so many fantastic singers, bands and musicians here at LiveBand Entertainment. 

In this blog, we’re showcasing magical musician for hire Cherie (aka Little Violet).

LiveBand Entertainment's singer and musician for hire Cherie Gears

Cherie Gears (aka Little Violet)

A seasoned musician for hire 

A degree-qualified jazz musician, composer and performer, Cherie gigs across the UK and Europe with a range of Live Band Entertainment ensembles including: 

From The Royal Albert Hall to Kensington Palace and London’s Jazz Café, she has graced the stage of some of the UK’s most prestigious venues. So if you decide to hire Cherie for your event, you’ll be in very good company! 

And Cherie’s no stranger to the screen, either. As well as live gigs on the BBC and Sky radio and TV, she’s also appeared on a whole range of local and national news programmes.

Spotify sensation Little Violet 

As if all this weren’t enough, Cherie also runs her own original project, Little Violet. But don’t let the name fool you – there’s nothing little about her success! With over 100,000 monthly listeners and more than a million views on Spotify, her music and vocals have featured on TV shows and adverts around the world. Credits include: 

Check her out in action below:

Meet our musician for hire Cherie

With such an impressive CV,  we’re sure you’d love to learn more about the person behind the performer. So we caught up with Cherie to talk about all things – what else – entertainment! 

LiveBand Entertainment's singer and musician for hire Cherie Gears Hi Cherie (or should we say Little Violet?!) Tell us a bit more about your life as a performer! How long have you been as a singer-songwriter?

Well, I’ve been working as a professional musician and songwriter since I graduated from Leeds Conservatoire in 2008 – so more years than I’d care to count! Oh okay…. 14 years. 

That’s pretty impressive. How many times do you think you’ve performed to a live audience in that time? 

Oh well…. that’s a tough one. If I had to put a number on it though, I’d say at least 5000 times!

Wow! That’s a lot of practice. We know you’ve got a host of songs to suit any occasion – but what’s your favourite song to perform? 

No doubt in my mind – I will never grow tired of singing Etta James’ At Last.

You can’t beat the classics! We can really see the influence of the great soul singers in your vocals. Would you say they are your musical inspiration? 

Definitely! I idolise Aretha Franklin, and get so much inspiration from Stevie Wonder too. 

As a musician for hire at LiveBand entertainment, you travel the country performing for clients. Where is your favourite place to strut your stuff? 

I love a stage – so whether it’s an intimate jazz gig or main stage festival, I’m happy! Any event with passionate music fans in the audience is fine by me.

Speaking of our clients, they’ve told us your voice is ‘stunning’ and ‘amazing’ – and we can’t help but agree! But who do you think you sound most like?

Thank you! I’m always thrilled to get great feedback from my gigs. As for my sound, people tend to tell me I’m like a mix of Amy Winehouse and jazz vocalist Anita O’Day. But I’d most like to sound like the stunning Esperanza Spalding. 

Well we think you’re just great as you are, Cherie. Thanks for chatting to us!


Hire a musician or band for your next event

Want a soloist to serenade your wedding guests? A party band to perk up your work event? Or a master musician for your bar or restaurant? LiveBand Entertainment has got you covered, wherever you are in the UK. So don’t delay –  contact us now to discuss your requirements.

LiveBand Entertainment's singer and musician for hire Cherie Gears performs with a band


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