An Interview With James Cherry

Music / September 27, 2016
by tom.armstrong

We caught up with up-and-coming British artist James Cherry as part of our Best of British campaign with Fred Perry. 23-year-old James Cherry hails from the city of Leicester and has been writing songs since he was 13. He is inspired by the characters he meets, by revenge and guilt, and the artists Little Richard and Plan B. His deeply personal next single ‘Break Somebody’ is available from September 30th, with his debut headline UK tour launching in Manchester the following week.


Name, Where are you from?

James Cherry – Leicester


What do you do?

Make bangers, no mash.


Describe your style in three words

Aggressive Soul, mate.


What do you miss about home when you’re on tour?

I miss people that know what a cob is.


What British music icons inspire your sound today?

Little Richard, Arctic Monkeys, Paolo Nutini, Jamie T, The Streets.


First song on repeat?

Cry to Me – Solomon Burke


How should your music be listened to?

On Repeat with a guilty heart.

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