Cherish Alexander lets us in on her E.T. Obsession
Singer-songwriter Cherish Alexander is a powerhouse in the melody business: She started her musical quest at the age of seven, landing multi-album deals with major-label RCA/BMG and collaborating with some of the most prolific songwriters in the industry, including more recently playing bass for the 80’s New Wave icon Josie Cotton.
Her extensive experience includes three albums as lead singer with the Los Angeles based rock band The Painkillers, one album and two singles as the lead singer/bass player for BellaBazzaria, as well as three solo albums “Fallen Awake,” “Broken Open” and her latest “Meet Me Where You Are.” We asked Cherish some of our insane questions for The PROBE, to which she DELIVERED. Read on Below!
1) If a roach crashed into your rehearsal space, would you run or would you kill it?
Ruuuunnnnn. In my band the Painkillers, we had a seedy rehearsal space in Van Nuys that was just a small tiny room just packed with gear. We shared it with a bunch of bands.
I still have nightmares of that rehearsal space it was infested with cockroaches. You would walk in and turn on the light, and they would scatter (not kidding hundreds, who knows maybe thousands) it was like a horror movie.
My biggest fear was having one crawl into my gig bag or guitar and have it come home with me. The struggle was real. Ha.
2) Does anyone in the band like to play practical jokes? If so, what’s one of the all-time best ones?
When I played in the band Bella Bazarria, There were several times I walked into rehearsal and everyone was naked.
Then they would say ok..’Your turn’….but I am too much of a prude. But it always was a great way to start rehearsal….cuz doesn’t get much more awkward than that.
I’m still friends with all those guys….and we still laugh about it ’til this day. 🤣
3) What’s the last gift you received?
I’m a huge ET fan. In fact when I was little…I would look up at the stars and dream of ET coming to visit me. I had ET sheets, ET wallpaper. ET everything.
My niece recently got me an ET ‘phone home’ candle and before that an ET Christmas ornament.
I mean do you know anyone THAT into ET? And I’m still into it to this day. Maybe it’s a sign I’m from another planet. LOL.
4) If you could pick one thing about yourself that you’d like your fans to know, what would it be?
Although I’ve been a performer most of my life. I started at 7yo in a weekly singing and dancing kids cabaret in Encino called ‘LA Cabaret’. I have also played in bands since I was 13 years old. I’ve always been a performing artist for as long as I can remember.
Yet, what comes with being a performer is a very public lifestyle. Most people would think I’m very outgoing..but the truth is I’m actually very shy and reserved.
I really enjoy spending most of my time alone.
5) What music are you listening to lately?
An array of oldies but goodies from the 20’s to the 90’s. I’m a fan of all kinds of music, just mostly depends on the mood I’m in.