Based: Johannesburg

Cherry Pill is a metaphor for life – the sweet and joyful mix with the bitter moments to create a rich experience full of twists and turns. It is a band for sophisticated music lovers who appreciate music that tells a story.

Thoughtful lyrics and sweet vocal harmonies are underpinned by the soaring melodies of Kristel Birkholtz’s classically-trained violin playing, Rory Gaddin’s blues and rock-infused guitar licks, the funky, punchy rhythms of Thabang Malete on bass, the soulful, harmonically-rich keys and piano of Tshepo Monareng, and the dynamic, powerhouse drum grooves of Warren Knocker.

All of these elements combine to create a new sound which is at once recognizable and engaging, yet able to push boundaries and explore a vast musical landscape which both draws on and reinvents various genres