Nashville Shores with a couple of boogie boards. That’s where the duo that created Cherub, Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, first met. The two both attended Middle Tennessee State University where they studied music tech and business.
In February 2014, their single “Doses and Mimosas” charted at number 23 on the Alternative Songs Chart. Since then, the music video has achieved over 16 million views on YouTube.
After coming off a hit single that put them in the spotlight, the duo gained popularity by performing at clubs, frat parties and other gigs that propelled them into playing their first NYC show as headliners at the Highline Ballroom.
The duo released “Year of the Caprese” in 2014 when they made the big decision to sign onto Columbia Records. While they had most of their fourth album “Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence” almost finished by the time they signed with Columbia Records, they tried to have as little influence from the label as possible when finishing up the album and their label was “stoked” with the final product. The duo was hesitant at first to sign with the label but realized that “the way they pitched it to us, and the thing that made us feel comfortable with signing, was that they were a magnifying glass. They just want to take our vision and put it on a platform that we couldn’t get to ourselves.”
They still cut their records old-school style: at a friend’s home studio where they’ve recorded four of their albums. The duo is currently on tour playing all around the US.
Cherub joined us at the historical War Memorial Auditorium back in 2012 to play a few songs and introduce us to our first talk box solo.
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