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Meet David Minor

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Minor. 

Hi David, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
When I was 15, I met my drummer Salem at a music school in Temecula, California called School of Rock. We both shared a huge love for local music and Surf Rock so we came together and started cherry’s in 2019 once we had known each other for a while. once covid restrictions started to lighten up we started playing local shows at a community park in Carlsbad called Aviara Community Park. Tons of high school kids would come to these shows and we started to build a name for ourselves in the community. one thing led to another and we’ve built an amazing fan base of kind, supportive and caring people who all share a love for surf music and the local scene. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
As has every band we’ve definitely had some bumps in the road but that’s to be expected in this industry it’s not easy work. We’ve gone through quite a few bass players until we met our current bass player Basil Bielawski who is just perfect for the position. Along with that Salem and I started the band a year or 2 before Covid started and for the majority of that time, Salem and I just played as a 2 piece really honing in our sound and getting ready for live shows when they were able to come back. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We in cherry’s pride ourselves in trying to bring that old-school Surf Rock sound into a new generation of people who might not be too familiar with the genre. We’re extremely passionate about keeping that authentic “Drippy” Surf tone while trying to make our music appeal to the more “Indie” crowd that’s been growing in San Diego these past few years. We also heavily focus on our live sets and making sure when people come to our shows, they’re sure to remember us not only for our old-school sound but for our over-the-top stage presence as well. 

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
I think surf music is gonna make a comeback and be just as big as it was in the 50-60’s. More surf bands are popping up everywhere from San Diego to Texas you don’t need to be in a coastal city to find surf music anymore which is super inspiring for us. Seeing everyone get into this kinda niche genre is very exciting and gives us high hopes for the future. 

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