Meet the Band
The Groups Live Performances will Floor you with Infectious Grooves and Awe-inspiring Musicianship that will have you Dancing all night long.
New Orleans Native, Cherie has been a lead guitarist and vocalist for several years as well as a avid songwriter. Picking up her first guitar at the age of 9, she knew her true heart was in music when she starting regularly gigging in some of New Orleans Haunts at the age of 13. Her French lineage took root in the psychedelic Funk Rock she grew up listening too and plays a big part in her musicianship.
Cherie has played with and opened for bands such as Zebra, Marcia Ball, Charmaine Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and CoCo Robicheaux to name a few. Cherie's music influences are reflective of her Creole heritage including New Orleans second line grooves, voodoo beats and mystic Funk of the south.
She brings to Alive on Arrival, a unique powerful vocal style, with soulful rhythm and blazing lead guitar licks. You'll feel that Bayou Soul in your bones.
After over forty years of playing, "I can't believe I'm still able and fortunate enough to be playing music".Growing from a seed of love for music, he has been able to perform onstage with a myriad of talents from Journey to Mike Stern...touring most of the lower forty eight states,Canada,the Pacific rim and back, he settled back home in Denver, and has remained busy to this day, playing locally in a regular rotation of clubs,events and plying the pursuit of his love for music."I consider myself very lucky and grateful to be playing music with some of the best local talent Colorado has to offer in “AOA".
He began piano studies at the age of 4 in his native Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Formal music lessons began at age 7 when he entered the prestigious Uspensky School of Music, a special school for the Arts. He studied classical piano there until the age of 18 and, upon graduation, entered the Tashkent State Conservatory of Music.
After the Soviet Union crumbled, Vlad and his family emigrated to the United States.
Vlad landed in Boulder, Co in 1995, over the next few years he met several Influential jazz artists, including pianists Dave Schappert and Herbie Hancock.
Herbie invited Vlad to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute at JazzAspen. Vlad joined that festival in the summer of 1997 playing with Wayne Shorter, Arturo Sandoval, Jerry Gonzalez, and Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez.
Vlad has recorded a few solo piano albums and a trio project”Tomorrow “with his son Aleks and bassist Dave Arend when Aleks was 10 years old. Vlad’s composition “Tomorrow” has been named a Top 5 finalist in the 2012 Great American Song Contest (instrumental category) and also received Honorable Mention in The International Songwriting Competition (instrumental category).The new album of The Girshevich Trio “Algorithmic Society “ that came out recently features legendary bassist Eddie Gomez and various guest artists such as Rony Barrak.
Daniel Nash is a Denver/Seattle based groove drummer, percussionist, vocalist, educator and straight faced poker player. Daniel began playing at age 7 and started performing on cruise ships at age 20 after studying music at Metropolitan State University. After relocating to Seattle in 2007, Daniel worked extensively with The Late Late Show keyboardist Steve Scalfati of Big Idea Music recording commercial music, taught at the Northwest’ premiere Don Bennett Drum Studio, and has appeared with numerous recording artists including Allen Stone of Capitol Records.
Daniel recently joined Denver's premier bayou soul outfit AOA, performs locally in both the Denver/Seattle areas and works as a percussion instructor at Neighborhood Music in Stapleton, CO.