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Cherisse Ofosu-Osei
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  • Band/Affiliation: MIKA
  • Country: United Kingdom

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Cherisse is currently playing and touring with new pop sensation MIKA (Casablanca/Universal Island UK). Mika's Album Life in Cartoon Motion has done exceptionally well going straight in at number one in the UK chart, going platinum in the first week and a half. His first single "Grace Kelly" was number one in the UK and also in Europe. Mika's album was released in March in the US and Canada. With Mika, Cherisse has already appeared on major American TV shows including "Good Morning America," "Jay Leno" and "Jimmy Kimmel." They have played festivals including South by South West, Coachella, Fuji Rock, Glastonbury and V. Cherisse has also done drum clinics with prestigious American drummer Billy Ward (Joan Osbourne, Yoko Ono, The Knack) and she is also writing with ex-Fader band mate, Molly McQueen, who will be releasing a solo album next year.

Cherisse has been playing drums since the age of 11, by age 12 was playing in bands. From a young age she was exposed to many different types of music and was fascinated by different styles of drumming. She got her first drum kit at the age of five which was a pink Mickey Mouse drum kit given to her by her uncle - so when a drum club started up at her school in 1998, she was one of the first members!

Cherisse was part of a pop/punk/rock band called The Faders from 2004-2006 signed to Polydor (Universal). The Faders released 2 singles which both charted in the UK top 20. They recorded an album â? Plug In & Play, which was released in Asia. They appeared in many major television shows performing and doing interviews including "TOTP," "Popworld," "CD:UK," "Saturday Showdown" etc. They also appeared in magazines and did Personal Appearances, as well as doing live performances across the UK. In Autumn 2005, they appeared in two episodes of the Hit American TV Series "Veronica Mars" filmed in San Diego and in Spring 2006 they supported Kelly Clarkson on her UK & Ireland tour. In 2006 she then toured with Swedish pop/folk/country band Calaisa (Universal Nashville).

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