Cheryl Christine, Piano / Keyboards


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 Them There Eyes
Cheryl Christine

6.5 MB 2:50 min
download It Had to Be You
Cheryl Christine

11.1 MB 4:52 min
download Fly Me to the Moon/L-O-V-E
Cheryl Christine

11.5 MB 5:02 min
download Our Love Is Here to Stay
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9.3 MB 4:05 min
download Moondance
Cheryl Christine

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
Cheryl Christine

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

After the Lovin’
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Ain’t That a Shame
All I Ask Of You (Phantom)
All Of Me
All the Way (Sinatra)
Always On My Mind
Am I Blue?
American Pie
Angel of the Morning
Are you Lonesome Tonight?
At Last
Because of You
Black Drawers On
Blue (Leann Rhymes)
Blue Bayou
Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain
Blue Moon
Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Brown Eyed Girl
But Not for Me
Bye Bye Love
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
Carolina In My Mind
Carolina in the Morning
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Come Fly With Me (Sinatra)
Come In From the Rain
Come Monday
Comin’ Around Again
Could I Have This Dance
Country Roads
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Cry Me a River
Daniel (Elton John)
Dixie Medley
Do Right
Do That To Me One More Time
Dock of the Bay
Don’t Blame Me
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Dream A Little Dream of Me
Dream Lover (Bobbie Darin)
Dream, Dream, Dream
Evil Ways (Santana)
Faded Love (Patsy Cline)
Family Tradition (Hank Williams Jr.)
Feels So Right (Alabama)
Flip, Flop and FLY
Fly Me to the Moon
Footprints in the Ceiling
For Sentimental Reasons
For the Good Times
Garden Party
Georgia on My Mind
Girl From Ipanema
Give Me One Reason To Stay Here
Give Me the Beat Boys
God Bless the Child
Going to the Chapel
Hard Hearted Hannah
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)
Help Me Make It Through the Night

Here’s That Rainy Day
House of the Rising Sun
How Do You Keep the Music Playing
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You
Husbands and Wives (Neil Diamond)
I Believe In You (Bette Midler)
I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt)
I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
I Don’t Want to Walk Without You
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
I Hope You Dance
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
I Love Beach Music
I Need Someone To Love Me
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Wanna Be Around to Pick Up the PiecesI’ll Always Love You
I’ll Be Seeing You
I’m From the Country
I’m So Lonely I Could Cry
I’ve Got Friends In Low Places
If Tomorrow Never Comes
It Had to Be You
It’s Too Late (Carole King)
Jamaica Farewell
Jamaica In the Moonlight
Jambalaya on the Bayou
Just the Way You Look Tonight
Kansas City
King of the Road
Last Date (Instrumental)
Leroy Brown
Lessons To Be Learned (Streisand)
Let It Be Me
Let’s Get Away From It All
Let’s Give Em’ Somethin’ To Talk About
Let’s Stay Together
Lookin’ For Love
Love Me Like a Man
Love Me Tender (Elvis)
Mack the Knife
Make the World Go Way
Makin’ Whoopee
Malaganin Medley
Mama He’s Crazy (The Judds)
Me and Bobbie McGee
Midnight Blue
Misty (Instrumental)
Moon River
Mr. Bojangles
My Funny Valentine (Jim Brickman)
My Girl
My Guy
My Way
New York New York
New York State Of Mind (Billy Joel)
Nobody Does It Better
Old Cape Cod
Old Time Rock and Roll
On and On
On the Road Again
One More For the Road
Our Day Will Come
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Pennies from Heaven
Piano Man
Pink Cadillac
Proud Mary
Rain Day People
Rainy Night in Georgia
Red Red Wine
Release Me
Rhythm of the Rain
Ridin’ On the City of New Orleans
Rocky Top

Roll Out the Barrel
Route 66
Run for the Roses
Satin Doll
Scotch and Soda
Send In the Clowns
Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On
Sentimental Reasons
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Shame on the Moon
She Don’t Love You Like…
She’s Got You (Patsy Cline)
Side By Side
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Since I Fell For You
Since I Met You Baby
Since We’ve Been Together
Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay
Smoke That Cigarette
So Far Away
Somewhere Out There
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Song Sung Blue
Spanish Eyes
Stand By Me
Stand By Your Man
Stormy Monday
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Summer Wind
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Dreams (Patsy Cline)
Sweet Dreams Baby (Roy Orbison)Sweet Music Man (Kenny Rogers)
Sweet Seasons (Carole King)
Teach Me Tonight
Tennessee Waltz
Tequila! (Instrumental)
That’s Life (Sinatra)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Green Green Grass of Home
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Nearness of You
The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down
The Power of Love
The Rose
The Story of My Life
The Sweetest Thing I’ve Ever Known
The Twist
The Very Thought of You
The Wanderer
The Way You Were
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Third Rate Romance
Time After Time
Too Young
Tuxedo Junction
Twist and Shout (Beatles)
Unchained Melody
Under the Boardwalk
Up On the Roof
Wake Up Little Susie
Walkin’ After Midnight
What A Wonderful World (From “Witness”)
What I Did For Love
What’ll I Do?
When A Man Loves A Woman
When I Fall In Love
When Sunny Gets Blue
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Will You Remember Me?
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
Wind Beneath My Wings
Ya’ll Come!
You Belong To Me
You Can Dance
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
You Got It (Roy Oribson)
You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
You’re So Vain
You’re Still the One