How did you first start playing music?
I signed a contract to get the show on streaming network called gethappyiTV in California back in January 2022 so my music will take wings from there streaming platform.
By using many different streaming platforms all around the world, I managed to get approached by a fantastic music manager, personal manager and agent in West Hollywood & UK.
I have good numbers of new songs ready to be released in the pipeline and it has been a crazy amount of work putting these together during the lockdown and now it’s time to flourish. One after one each song keeps opening more and more opportunities for my music, TV and even in films. So, I need to take it all in and keep myself grounded. Take it step by step.
Your latest single ‘Daddy’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
This is one of the hardest songs I ever written because it is so personal, and it touches such a painful part in my heart. I lost my Dad back in 2005 and I refused to accept his death in my mind for 5 years until I had to visit home and when I walked in to the house, I was thinking in my mind that I will see him sitting on his chair like the day I left home.
However, he was not there. It was like a shock which I refused to believe, then my brother took me to his grave, where the song inspiration came to me.
It took a long time to get it out as I did not have the strength to face the demons inside of me. The feeling of regret for not being able to connect with him.
My mum and sister told me that he kept calling my name when he was on the death bed, and he wanted to see me. I feel so bad that I never went back to say goodbye. To say I love you dad. A word I was never able to say to him when he was alive.
I felt there was something missing, I was trained in classical music so my ears and the way I feel about the music and sound had to be satisfied, so I asked if I could take it to Sam from Melodic. After I talked to him, Sam said to me “You are such a big personality with a big voice you need music as big as your voice and your music presence”. He worked on the orchestra side. And that’s it, that was the part that was missing, when he sent me the final, I had a vision in my mind which was like I was watching a movie. I was seeing myself walking to my dad presence to get on my knees and present him with my apology and give him the song with my tears covering my face.
There are so many promises, hopes, dreams, and plans with a music manager like the one I signed with and his contact, plus his PR team in USA / UK and a great publisher.
The TV networks is promising to help me to take my TV show to the international level on bigger networks, which means my music is going to reach a much bigger audience, as my show is a vehicle to take my music to people homes on the silver screen in their private living rooms.
I produce a TV show every week, that plays 3 night a week, 2 in Melbourne Australia on C31 Friday at 11:30pm, Monday at 11pm and in Adelaide on Wednesday nights at 11:30pm, plus I placed the show on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV. You can stream any on these networks any place around the world.
Each episode getting over 50k view so I guess I do have upcoming shows every week that you can see me and listen to my music and watch my music videos. On top of that you can get the chance to get to know me as an artist and as human being as a person on a very personal level,
I can tell you about the stories behind the songs and the ups & down behind the music and the music videos. You can tape it or watch it over and over on my YouTube channel “Cherie Laurent” or my website www.macherietv.com
Not so many singers have this opportunity to reach their audience as I do. With 140k followers now I am working on Spotify followers as I did not know how to play Spotify. Now I am working with some of the biggest music PR in LA and they promise a lot. So I will need to wait and see. The Australian PR is doing very well. As you may know the US and the UK market is much bigger and that is what I am dreaming of now.
So to respond to your question more clearly, there are no live shows yet because I am building my fan base using TV all around the world and one day the live shows will come, but when I am ready and know that I will have a full house of fans that love my music and what I do.
As for hangouts, I normally go for power walks, maybe movies or art galleries. I do visit NGV a lot. Most of the time I am working writing new songs. I like to learn as much as I can about every great song being written and at the same time, I do write scripts for TV, films, musicals and most of the time looking and studying new subjects to present to people. I guess that is my hangout. Very boring to others, I am sure.
Thank you for your time and for all these great questions. Thank you for taking the time to read all my responses.