Cherry Bing

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Cherry Bing
Origin Buffalo, New York
Genres Ska/rock
Years active 1999 (1999)–2005 (2005)
Labels BFT Tapehouse
Associated acts Passion Pit, Cute Is What We Aim For, Snug Harbor
Past members Michael Angelakos, Andrew DeSabio, William Glazier, Jeff Poleon, Adam Schroeder, Maxwell Scott, Derek Kettner, Jeffery Czum, Shaant Hacikyan

Cherry Bing (1999–2005) was an American ska/rock band formed in Buffalo, New York.

The group was originally conceived by members Michael Angelakos, Adam Schroeder, Maxwell Scott and Jeff Poleon and Will Glazier while attending Amherst Middle School. Brass members William Glazier, Derek Kettner, and Andrew DeSabio were added soon after.

The band produced their first album The Buffalo Superheroes at BTF tapehouse in 2001. The songs "Cool Amherst Party" and "Call from China" achieved internet success later that year by cracking the top 50 played tracks on MP3.com.[1]

The band's second album was titled 60 Hertz Signals EP and included the tracks "Marilynn, 2 O'Clock and Still Without You, Can't Fight, Flirting Penguins Raging Eskimos, and The Yearbook." Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Michael Angelakos parted with the group shortly after recording the album, but did make a few guest reappearances with the band, most notably at Amherst High School SpringFest in 2003.

Cherry Bing added guitarist Jeffery Czum and singer Shaant Hacikyan, (Both of whom later became members of Cute Is What We Aim For), in the spring of 2003. Their respective first performances came at the aforementioned Amherst SpringFest and the Kenmore High School SpringFest.

After returning from a 5-date east coast mini-tour in the late summer of 2003, Andrew Desabio officially parted with the band.

Cherry Bing released the Its Your Day Demo and the In A Language All Our Own EP under their new self-coined genre, "Rock with Horns." Notable tracks include "Stood Here Once," "Band-Aid Trophy Case," and the re-release of "Hate."

The band was featured in the NeXt section of the Buffalo News in 2004 for winning local radio station Kiss 98.5's "Battle of the Bands." [2]

Cherry Bing took the stage at the Van's Warped Tour in August 2004.

October 31, 2004 marked the release of the band's final recording, and final performance, at the now-defunct Showplace Theatre on Grant Street in Buffalo, NY.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • The Buffalo Superheroes, BFT Tapehouse, 2001
  • The 60 Hertz EP, BFT Tapehouse, 2002
  • Stood Here Once Demo, BFT Tapehouse, 2003
  • In A Language All Our Own, Chameleon West, 2004

Band members[edit]

  • Michael Angelakos, vocals/guitar 1999-2002 (Passion Pit)
  • Andrew DeSabio, saxophone 1999-2003
  • William Glazier, trumpet/"background vocals" 1999-2005 (Snug Harbor [www.snugharbormusic.com] funk music)
  • Jeff Poleon, vocals 1999-2001
  • Adam Schroeder, drums/vocals 1999-2005 (Innocent Bystanders)
  • Maxwell Scott, bass 1999-2005
  • Derek Kettner, trombone 2001-2004
  • Jeffery Czum, guitar/vocals 2003-2005
  • Shaant Hacikyan, vocals 2003-2005
  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ http://www.buffalonews.com/514?term=%22cherry+bing%22&numresults=10
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2010-01-25.