After an exciting weekend where Cherine Anderson rocked back to back, sold out nights at the famed Madison Square Garden, her signature voice chanting "Come Down, Selector!" was heard in a surprising place; blasting from an intro on CNN's morning show. As the hit song "Say Hey (I Love You)" rang out to start the day for countless viewers, it capped off an amazing weekend for Cherine in the Big Apple!
There are very few things that could stop the determined Dancehall-Soulstress from giving a memorable and energetic performance. Braving freezing temperatures and a snowstorm that dumped over 20 inches of snow in New York's Central Park, Cherine came out blazing, bringing Jamaican sunshine and her Dancehall-Soul energy to two sold out performances at the famed Madison Square Garden.
On the first night, Cherine took the stage like a storm and really got the crowd up and moving. Dressed in a classic custom made blazer of royal blue with neon orange accents, Cherine represented more than just Jamaica, she also represented New York by wearing the team colors of the New York Knicks. Backstage she was again rewarded with positive feedback for her performance including a compliment of "great performance" from Warner Music Group's Vice Chairman, Lyor Cohen.
On the second night, Anderson delighted the audience as she rushed onto the stage excitedly and started the show asking, "New York, yuh ready? Cause dis is a Dancehall-Soul ting"! Her entrance ignited many to stand up for what was an impressive one hour set filled with Dancehall-Soul-Rebel-Rocking goodness. The back to back Madison Square Garden performances were a first for both Cherine and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
Cherine continues to make a statement with her powerful voice as well as her unbelievable onstage presence. As we spoke with her, it was clear that her first appearance inside Madison Square Garden really meant a lot to the up and coming starlet. "I really am in awe of this venue. There have been so many legends that have performed on this stage. I just get goose bumps being in this building." Performing alongside Michael Franti & Spearhead, the onstage chemistry was a real delight for the fans in the arena. On this New York tour stop Cherine continued her movement of appreciating new fans and charming current fans as she took time to meet them and sign autographs.
According to Cherine, "As the tour continues I am learning a lot of positive things which are only making me a better performer. I am enjoying meeting the many music fans throughout the tour and having a chance to thank them for their support."