Cheryl Christine, Piano / Keyboards

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Cheryl Christine is the former owner and performer of LeCabaret Piano Bar on Hilton Head Island. Though she doesn’t realize it, Cheryl still has her Minnesota accent. It certainly doesn’t show up in her voice when she delivers a song from her ‘songbook’ which includes everything from the Big Band era to Rascal Flatts and Lady Gaga.

Cheryl received a toy piano for Christmas when she was 4 years old and she’s been playing music ever since! The piano lessons started at age six with tutors from St. Josephs Academy in St. Paul, MN. Although classically trained, Cheryl could play by ear from the very beginning. At age eight she began to play the flute, and throughout junior high and high school, Cheryl competed in district and regional competitions, winning the highest merit for classical flute solos and duets in her Jr. and Sr. years. She played flute for the Youth Symphony in St. Paul MN., as well as baritone sax in the high school concert and stage bands.

After attending Lakewood Community College in Mahtomedi, MN and Hamlin University, St. Paul, MN (for some music theory classes), Cheryl began teaching for Wurlitzer Co., and selling pianos and organs. Nice enough, as a day job, but “restlessness and youth” took her in another direction…performing!

Although she had played in some rock bands in her teens, Cheryl began to develop, in musical terms, her multi-lingual talent at CC Richards Supper Club in White Bear Lake, MN., just north of the Capitol. Cheryl was 23 yrs old at this time and had never sung solo in public…this was the springboard of traveling, entertaining, recording - really finding herself in her music.
During the 1980s, Cheryl signed with Comstock Records – recorded at Tom T. Hall’s Recording Studio in Nashville. She charted Top Ten in England on the Peugeot Playbill and in the Independent Country Charts in the U.S. with her own compositions and recordings. She toured Europe three times in that decade, especially Sweden, where she developed friendships that survive to this day.

Hilton Head Islanders got their first taste of Cheryl’s talent when she became co-owner and performer at Casablanca Piano Bar (now Jump & Phil’s) in 1988. From 1991 to 2001, she developed an even larger following as owner and performer at Cheryl’s LeCabaret Piano Bar.  LeCabaret (now The Sage Room) was a popular hangout for locals and a true discovery for visitors. “I had a great run there,” Cheryl said, but health problems forced her to sell. “It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make,”  she said. “I will always have many wonderful memories of those days…”

cherl-christine-1After selling Le Cabaret in October 2001, Cheryl attended the Savannah College of Art and Design in the field of Film and Video Production. She worked in production at WHHI-TV Channel 3 on Hilton Head for over three years, taping and editing shows, conducting interviews, and on-location shoots. At the same time, Cheryl has continued to perform regularly and evolve musically. Cheryl was presented with an opportunity to do some theatre work, singing and dancing under Director Esther Rosen for a Cole Porter Review called “Eight at Eight.” “I would love to do more shows – lots of rehearsals, but great people and lots of fun!”
Cheryl has lived in the Hilton Head/Lowcountry area since 1987 – you might say she has grown up here. She is a cancer survivor, caregiver, plays at charitable functions for Alzheimer’s (her mother died of Alzheimer’s disease), and supports charities for the ASPCA and the Humane Society.

Cheryl’s musical and entertainment philosophy is straightforward and surprisingly simple. “It’s all about finding that common ground with the audience. The songs are all about emotional places we’ve all been, or the ambience of the present. Either way, the gift of music creates a bond like no other. It’s what I’m all about. It’s my truest passion in life.”

Download Name Play Size Length
download I've Got The World On A String
Cheryl Music Demo

1.5 MB 1:37 min
download Rio De Janeiro Blue
Cheryl Music Demo

2.1 MB 2:18 min
download Our Love Is Here to Stay
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9.3 MB 4:05 min
download Moondance
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11.9 MB 5:13 min
download Come Away With Me
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11.3 MB 4:57 min
download When You Say Nothing at All
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10.3 MB 4:29 min
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Cheryl is an absolute dream!

"I just wanted to thank you for recommending Cheryl for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. I can't begin to describe how wonderful the trio was and that it really set the tone for a wonderful evening. They were so personable and professional. They were really able to read the crowd and I think everyone at some point was dancing!!"
– Joanne Butcher

"I just wanted to drop off a note to you and tell what a fantastic evening we had with Cheryl and her Trio. She really "wowed" the entire group of 152 people. People for this event usually leave immediately after the event but people stayed to the very end of the evening; a first for us!! Comments stated that we should always use Cheryl for future events and I couldn't agree more. Cheryl is an absolute dream! So beautiful and so personable."
– Eleanor Bell

Cheryl Christine Song List

Partial Song List

A Thousand Years
Against The Wind
Ain’t Misbehaving’
All Of Me
Another Saturday Night
At Last
Avalon
Baby I’m Yours
Because Of You
Bésame Mucho
Bewitched, Bothered...
Blue Bayou
Body and Soul
Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Build Me Up Buttercup
Cabaret
California Dreamin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Careless Whisper
Celebration
Chain of Fools
Chicago
Come In From The Rain
Crazy
Cry Me A River
The Dance
Dancing In The Moonlight
Days Of Wine & Roses
Deed I Do
Desperado
Don’t Cry For Me Argentine
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Dream Lover
Dreaming Of You (Selena)
Drift Away
Embraceable You
Evergreen
Evil Ways
Faded Love
Fields Of Gold
First Time I Saw Your Face
Fix You
Flip Flop & Fly
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia



Get Here
Girl From Ipanema
Gloria
Good Hearted Woman
Got My Mojo Workin’
Groovin’
Hard Hearted Hannah
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Heartache Tonight
Here’s That Rainy Day
Hey Baby
How Sweet It Is
Human Nature
I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
I Feel Good!
I Heard It Thru The Grapevine
I Hope You Dance
I Love Beach Music
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Will Remember You
I’ll Be Around
I’ll Be Seeing You
I’m A Member of The Country Club
I’ve Got The World ON A String
I’d Rather Go Blind
If Tomorrow Never Comes
It’s All Right
Jazzman
Just A Gigolo
Just One Look
Knock On Wood
Lady Is A Tramp
Let’s Fall In Love
Let’s Stay Together
Light My Fire
Look Of Love
Lyin’ Eyes
Mack The Knife
Memory
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Moondance
Mustard Sally
My Girl
Natural Woman
Nearness Of You
Need You Now
New Orleans Ladies
New York, New York
Norwegian Wood
Old Time Rock & Roll
On & On
On The Road Again
Oyo Como Va
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Piano Man
Pink Cadillac
Pretty Woman
Pride and Joy
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Quando Quando Quando
Rain Or Come Shine
Rainy Night In Georgia
Remember When
Rio De Janeiro Blue
Rolling In The Deep
The Rose
Route 66
Runaround Sue
S’Wonderful
Satin Doll
September
Shake Rattle & Roll
Shout
Signed Sealed Delivered
Since I Fell For You
Sixty Minute Man
Smokey Mtn. Rain
South Of The Border
Spooky
Stay
Stoned Soul Picnic
Story Of My Life
Sugar
Summerwind
Sway
Sweet Home Chicago
Sweet Music Man
Tangerine
Teach Me Tonight
Tequila Sunrise
Tequila!
That’s Life
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
This Magic Moment

This Masquerade
Ticket To Ride
True Colors
Twist & Shout
Twisting’ The Night Away
Unchain My heart
Unchained Melody
Unforgettable
Up On The Roof
Volare’
Wagon Wheel
Walking’ The Dog
The Wanderer
The Way We Were
The Way You Look Tonight
We’ll Meet Again
What A Wonderful World
When I’m Sixty Four
When You Say Nothing At All
Wind Beneath My Wings
You Don’t Know Me
Your Love Has Lifted Me Higher
Your Mama Don’t Dance
Your Song