Cheryl Christine is a well-known artist on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She's a favorite among locals and one of the island's most renowned artists for her versatility as a composer, jazz vocalist, flautist, and pianist. Cheryl is frequently seen at prominent entertainment venues such as the Harbour Town Yacht Club in Hilton Head Isl., SC. and sings, with the Hilton Head Big Band, Margaritaville, Country Clubs, Greenbrier in W. Va., etc.
Cheryl Christine is the former owner and pianist of LeCabaret Piano Bar, and co-owner of Casablanca Piano Bar on Hilton Head Island. When she performs a song from her "songbook," which includes everything from the Big Band era, the American Songbook, to Etta James to Alicia Keys!
Piano lessons began at the age of six with St. Joseph's Academy in St. Paul, MN as tutors. Despite being trained classically, from the start, Cheryl could play by ear.
She began to play the flute when she was eight years old, and during junior high and high school, Cheryl won numerous district and regional competitions, winning top merit for classical flute solos and duets in her Jr. and Sr. years. She was a member of the St. Paul Youth Symphony as well as a baritone saxist.
Cheryl began working as a Wurlitzer Co. teacher and selling pianos and organs after finishing Lakewood Community College in Mahtomedi, MN and Hamlin University in St. Paul, MN (for some music theory classes). But “restlessness and youth” drew her away from that...performing!
Cheryl had a background in rock music, but she began to flourish as a multi-lingual musician at CC Richards Supper Club in White Bear Lake, MN., just north of the Capitol. Cheryl was 23 years old when she sang solo for the first time...this was the springboard to her career as an artist, which has taken her all over the United States and Internationally.
During the 1980s, Cheryl was signed to Comstock Records, which was produced at Tom T. Hall's Recording Studio in Nashville. She reached the Top Ten in England on Peugeot Playbill with her own compositions and recordings and charted independently in the United States with her own material.
In 1988, Cheryl joined the Hilton Head Islanders as a co-owner and pianist at Casablanca Piano Bar where she provided her first performance. As owner and performer of Cheryl's LeCabaret Piano Bar from 1991 to 2001, she built an even larger following.
The LeCabaret was a popular gathering place for locals and a must-see for tourists. “I had a good run there,” Cheryl remarked, but health issues compelled her to sell. “It was one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make,” she noted. She continued, It will always have a special place in my heart.
After selling Le Cabaret in October 2001, Cheryl enrolled at the Savannah College of Art and Design to study film and video production. For over three years, she worked as a taping and editing producer for WHHI-TV Channel 3 on Hilton Head, conducting interviews and on-location shoots.
At the same time, Cheryl has continued to make music and evolve artistically. For a Cole Porter Review called "Eight at Eight," Cheryl was given the chance to sing and dance in theatre work under Director Esther Rosen. I'd enjoy doing more performances — lots of rehearsals, but also wonderful people and a lot of fun!”
Since 1987, Cheryl has called the Hilton Head/Lowcountry region home, and as a result she has become "part of the family." She is a 2x cancer survivor and plays at charity events for Alzheimer's disease (her mother died from Alzheimer's disease), and she contributes to the ASPCA and Humane Society animal charities.
“It's all about finding that common ground with the audience,” says Cheryl. “The songs are all about emotional places we've all been, or the ambience of the present. In any case, music provides a connection like no other. It's what I'm all about. It's my greatest passion in life.
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