By: Alison Kirk
The names behind Cherry Pill Band are Kristel Birkholtz and Rory Gaddin, a violin and guitar duo. Kristel plays the violin and holds a master degree in music. She is an independent spirit and has performed in a number of exciting and diverse settings. She has appeared on TV as well as in jazz and classical concerts. She has also performed in high energy electric violin shows. Kristel is passionate about expressing her experiences of the world in song.
From a young age Rory Gaddin began writing and producing his own original compositions from home. Before long he collaborated with friends and created music incorporating elements of blues, rock, metal, hip-hop and electronica. Rory has also performed with various cover bands and ensembles including classical and jazz. As Cherry Pill Band Rory and Kristel have performed together as a duo for more than 10 years. They were recently selected as finalists for the 17th annual International Acoustic Music Awards in the category of best group duo.
Rory and Kristel are passionate about music and the way it brings people together to celebrate. There biggest reward and inspiration is to see people moved by their music, tapping their feet or often moved to happy tears.
Cherry Pill have years of experience and have built a wide range of music to perform. They promise utmost professionalism at every event. Their music is appropriate and relevant to any private or corporate function, small or large. Live music creates a lovely ice breaker and prevents any awkward or uncomfortable silences.
Cherry Pill will work with couples according to their taste in music. They will provide a list of popular songs and suggestions to help generate ideas, as well as a special song they would like to include. A themed song or style of music fitting to the overall theme of the event will tie everything together. Cherry Pill have a range of packages to suit every budget.