Cheryl Lyndsey

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Cheryl Lyndsey
Cheryl Lyndsey playing guitar live in The Carrions at El Cid, Los Angeles, CA in 2012.jpg
Cheryl Lyndsey performing with the Carrions at El Cid, Los Angeles, CA in 2012.
Background information
Birth name Cheryl Lane Lyndsey
Born (1978-05-07) May 7, 1978 (age 39)
Vero Beach, Florida, USA
Origin Orlando, Florida, USA
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, psychedelic metal, hard rock, glam punk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals, drums, keyboard, bass guitar
Years active 1995–present
Labels Xemu Records
Associated acts HALT, The Carrions, The Breeders, Exene Cervenka, Tsk Tsk, Skeleteen, Dirty Barby

Cheryl Lyndsey (born May 7, 1978) is an American singer–songwriter and musician best known as touring member of alternative rock band The Breeders. She is noted as guitarist for Exene Cervenka's solo band and contributed to Exene's 2011 album The Excitement of Maybe. She was declared "One of LA's Best" by LA Weekly.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Cheryl Lyndsey currently fronts Los Angeles rock band The Carrions as guitarist and singer.[1] Their debut album A New Level of Neon (2012) was recorded by Steve Kille of Dead Meadow and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana's Nevermind) and is distributed by Kille's label Xemu Records.[2] Cheryl is also currently the drummer of Los Angeles-based rock band HALT, a band formed with Skeleteen co-founder Kyle DiFulvio and fellow Carrions member Michéle Lane.[3]

Cheryl is most noted for her work as touring guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist for Kim Deal's band The Breeders.[4][5] She toured with The Breeders in support of their Mountain Battles album and Fate to Fatal EP.[6] Kim reported that the band found Cheryl through a Craigslist ad.[7] Cheryl also served as touring acoustic guitarist for Exene Cervenka's solo band and contributed to a track on Exene's album The Excitement of Maybe.[8][9]

She began her music career in the mid-1990s in Orlando, Florida as bassist and backing vocalist in glam punk band Dirty Barby and as drummer and co-vocalist in hard rock band Skeleteen.[10]


With The Carrions:
  • A New Level of Neon (2012, Xemu Records)
With Exene Cervenka:
  • The Excitement of Maybe (2011, Bloodshot Records)
With Skeleteen:
  • Sorry for Everything (2003, DB Records)


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