Create

Cheryl Branz

This song was written for the Grunewald Guild 2017 Summer Art Program theme Wonder - Discover - Begin, but applies to anyone who has been inspired to Create!

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Santa, My Dad and Me

Cheryl Branz

This song captures the childlike wonder of the magic of the season with a reflective look back on a favorite childhood memory.

Cheryl Branz is a singer/songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. In 2008 she released a Christmas Album titled The Christmas Gift. The album featured a song about her mom (who was a figure skater in the iconic Ice Capades in the late 1960's) titled, Skating. This new single is for her dad and it's dedicated to all the dads who have played such a key role in Christmas memories for their children!

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The Christmas Gift

Cheryl Branz

Stunningly pure vocals combine with rich instrumentation to create the perfect soundtrack for the season with fresh interpretations of holiday favorites.

Following her 2006 debut release of original songs “Disappear” Cheryl Branz now takes her skillful vocals to new heights with “The Christmas Gift” a collection of holiday favorites.

Combining her talents with award winning producer Tom Prasada-Rao, the two have created a perfect soundtrack for the season. Cheryl’s versatile voice allows her to blend elements of folk, jazz and classical styles in one seamless package. From the prayerful Ave Maria to the playful Santa Baby the cd captures a classic, timeless feel of superior musicality. Sarah Sample and Cary Cooper chime in on background vocals and Tom Prasada-Rao lends his voice for a duet with Cheryl on the track "Let It Snow". Cheryl was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and the original song "Skating" on this new cd was inspired in part by the winters there. Written for her mom, who was a professional skater in the Ice Capades, "Skating" speaks of the hopes of a young girl with a big dream...a fitting parallel for the now grown up singer/songwriter Cheryl Branz.

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Disappear

Cheryl Branz

Cheryl's breakout acoustic singer/songwriter cd featuring her spot on vocals and honest lyric style. Also home of the super-duper popular Flip Flop song. Wear em? Love em? This is your song - come take a listen.

Disappear is Cheryl's much awaited debut album!

Cheryl’s been singing most of her life…one of her earliest performances was an a cappella rendition of Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” in her 3rd grade talent show. She proudly sang every verse, every chorus and the bridge. She was unstoppable.

In the 5th grade, Cheryl started playing the flute as part of a school band requirement. In hindsight, this was a poor instrument choice as it was impossible to play and sing (or talk) at the same time. In the 9th grade, Cheryl switched from band to choir in order to be in a class with more of her friends (not to mention the cute male choir teacher) and that’s when singing started taking over her life.

Cheryl has paid her musical dues through the years in school choirs, community choirs, church choirs, a cappella choirs, musicals, performing for weddings and funerals, and even singing backup in a band. Yet all of that wasn’t enough. Something was missing. Enter the guitar.

In 2001, Cheryl saw an ad in the local park and rec class catalog for beginning guitar…an instrument she had always wanted to play…and she thought, “Well, what on earth am I waiting for?” Inspired by other singer/songwriters such as The Indigo Girls, Jewel and Sara McLachlan, Cheryl borrowed a guitar from a friend and the rest is now history. She had found what was missing.

Following the class, she bought her own guitar, continued with private lessons, started writing songs and began attending some of the finest song writing workshops held around the country. She honed her guitar skills by performing in a female folk trio and a duo performing cover songs, before breaking out solo in late 2005.

Cheryl’s debut cd, Disappear, was released in 2006 and features her spot on vocals and honest lyric style. Known for her engaging personality, you can hear it come shining through in her songs. From the upbeat, carefree, Flip Flops to the emotional ballad on adoption, Waiting On A Miracle, Cheryl sets the stage for her listeners to become a part of the music. And now it's your turn. Start listening!

Need even more details? Her website is calling your name! www.cherylbranz.com (you can use the Official Website link to the left)!

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Sep3

Rocket Market Summer Music Series

Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave., Spokane, WA

Summer may be winding down, but there's still outside live music to be had! Here's to hoping the weather cooperates when it's time. I'll have new songs and new stories (of course) for you! On site seating is available and you can also bring your own comfy chairs. Food and drink are available as well. This is always a fun night with a great listening audience. I'll see you there!

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Aug30

Pig Out in the Park

Riverfront Park, Spokane, WA

I'll be on the new Bridge Stage which will be located on the north side of the carousel building!

Free

Jun15

The Pour, A Wine Event!

Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 N Fruit Hill Rd, Spokane, WA

This year's event poceeds benefit the B.E.S.T. child psychiatry program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and the Providence Neuroscience Institute. I'll be performing as guests arrive until dinner is served.

$175 per person (fundraiser for Providence Health)

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