Artist Profiles

Cherry Vanilla

// actress, author, poet & singer-songwriter

CHERRY VANILLA is an actress, author, poet, and singer-songwriter from New York City. “Bad Girl” (1978), and “Venus d’Vinyl” (1979) recorded for RCA UK Records, and are now packaged together as one complete CD and available at www.cherry-vanilla.com. Cherry Vanilla worked as David Bowie’s publicist, performed the title role in Andy Warhol’s stage play “Pork”, and had members of The Police in her backing band on her 1977 European and U.K. tour, and at the legendary Roxy in London. Cherry Vanilla now runs the U.S. business office for Vangelis, Europa Entertainment Inc. in Los Angeles, California.

Website: www.cherry-vanilla.com
Photo: Arlene Pachasa / Cherry-Vanilla.com

Interview:

Before there was man, before there were instruments, there were celestial sounds filling the universe – stars exploding, asteroids streaking across the blackness of space making a glorious whoosh with their fiery tales, and so many sizzling suns. It is the music of the spheres. And it will exist long after humanity is gone. All of man’s attempts to create beauty with music are simply reflections, homages, acknowledgements and adorations of the higher power that expresses itself so eloquently and so effortlessly in these sounds of the universe – sounds that from our vantage point we cannot even hear. Imagine if we could hear these sounds each night in the same way we can see the moon and the stars? It is a good thing we cannot, because unlike our ability to close our eyes or look away, we could not shut them out and they would be overwhelming. Better that the existence of these sounds is something we simply take on faith. If we could hear this music, could we even attempt to make music of our own? Or would we be too humbled by it, or only be able to play in harmony with it? When the music we make is beautiful, pure and true – perhaps only coming through us from this universal source – that is when it causes our spirits to soar, in the same way that the sight of a rising moon or a shooting star does. It connects us, ever so elusively, ever so momentarily, to the mystery and the majesty of what, for want of a more non-secular word, we call God.

“All of man’s attempts to create beauty with music are simply reflections, homages, acknowledgements and adorations of the higher power that expresses itself so eloquently and so effortlessly in these sounds of the universe.”
– Cherry Vanilla, actress, author, poet, and singer-songwriter

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