Cherry Monroe

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Cherry Monroe
Origin Youngstown, Ohio, USA[1]
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2004–2006
Labels Universal Records
Associated acts Simple Plan, Guns N' Roses, Backyard Babies
Past members Matt Toka
Jason Levis
Ryan Harris
Frankie Bennett
Dave Saltzman

Cherry Monroe is a band originating from Youngstown, Ohio and Pittsburgh, PA. They made their way into the American pop music industry with their debut single "Satellites" in July 2005, reaching No. 85 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

The band formed in 2004 with Matt Toka (lead), Jason Levis (drums), David Saltman (bass), and Ryan Harris (guitar). Another guitarist, Frankie Bennett, joined later.[3]

Shortly afterwards the band was signed to Universal Records.[4] [5]

In July 2006, the label dropped the band and that lead vocalist Matt Toka to announce his departure from the band to pursue a solo music career.[6]

In 2012, Matt Toka has released an album produced by Rob Cavallo. Matt Toka is currently managed by Scooter Braun.[7] Matt Toka followed the release going on Warped Tour and Bamboozle Festival. He has also toured with Falling in Reverse,[8] All American Rejects, and Breath Carolina.


  • Cherry Monroe (2004)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (2005)[9]


  1. ^ "MTV Artist". MTV. 
  2. ^ Johnny Loftus, Rovi. "Artist Cherry Monroe". 99.9 Virgin Radio. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  3. ^ SHAULIS, DEBORA (October 28, 2004). "Cherry Monroe stakes out its own niche". The Vindicator. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Mishaan, Joyce (September 22, 2005). "Music Preview: Cherry Monroe feeling 'Beautiful' with Universal debut". Pittsburg Gazette. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Matt Toka's Second Crack in Music". Alternative Addiction. Retrieved 25 April 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ "Cherry Monroe singer quits". The Vindicator. July 27, 2006. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Editorial Reviews". Barnes & Noble. All Music Guide. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Colwell, Matthew. "Falling In Reverse announce tour with Enter Shikari, I See Stars, letlive. and Matt Toka". Alternative Press. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Rademacher, Brian. "Cherry Monroe Album Review". Rock Eyez. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 

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