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Cheeky Meets Birdy

British Singer-Songwriter Breaks America

June 6, 2014

On Tuesday, British singer-songwriter Birdy (born Jasmine van den Bogaerde) released her debut LP Fire Within here in the states. With a collection of cover versions out of the way on a self-titled album, Birdy is ready to let the world hear her original compositions. Comprising 11 tracks co-written with the likes of Ryan Tedder, Jake Gosling, Ben Lovett and Sia, Fire Within is not to be taken lightly. The world’s most in-demand songwriters and producers thought Birdy was worth listening to. So should you. Cheeky chatted with the 18-year-old pianist while in between tour dates in Albuquerque, New Mexico to get a glimpse of a day in the life of …  Read more

Cheeky’s New Country Chick You Oughta Know

Singer/Songwriter Cam Debuts “Down This Road”

January 17, 2014

Camaron Ochs may not be a household name, but this country artist has accomplished a rare feat that many stars can’t boast about. She not only released her debut single “Down This Road” via iTunes in December, but earlier this month the song made it onto rotation at Nashville’s New Country: The BIG 98 WSIX. WSIX-FM is the radio station you want broadcasting your music if you are an upcoming singer/songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee. Having a slice of that prime radio real estate means competing for airtime with names such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan. It was actually the promise of being added to the station’s rotation that …  Read more

Lissie: I Don’t Listen to My Songs

Lissie Plays Park West on Black Friday

November 29, 2013

Rock Island, Illinois native Lissie (born Elisabeth Corrin Maurus) will be headlining Chicago’s Park West on Friday, November 29th in support of this year’s LP Back To Forever. The folk rock singer/songwriter took a breather while on the road to chat with CheekyChicago. If you can tell by all the laughter, it appears that Lissie was in very good spirits while pondering our questions. But beware dear reader, whatever you do, do not compare her to Lenny Kravitz or Ellie Goulding. Cheeky: A lot of songs sound like they would be impossible to pull off live. Does your live show factor into the writing process?  Lissie: No, but it should because I’ll …  Read more