(Photographer - Tim Doig)
The Cherry Dolls played their latest single launch at the Shebeen band room on Friday night in Melbourne.
The group opened their intimate show with the energetic song ‘Wasted Pearls’. The opening guitar cords resembled the style of rock legend Marc Bolan. Looking around the room the most obvious characteristic of the crowd was their age. The fans were all nearly 18, dressed in their finest recently purchased bell-bottoms and swaying to the bass with their pear ciders. The baby-faced front man, dressed in a red cowboy shirt draped in fringe, screams lyrics about drug overdoses, pistols and sex. The young audience has a giggle and continues to dance to the guitar driven song ‘Crystal Pistol’.
The musicianship of the Melbourne based group was impressive. They also managed to squeezed in some time for some chit-chat “Do you guys like the movie Lords of Dogtown?!” exclaimed the front man, wiping the sweat from his 60’s style fringe, “This is a song from that movie!”
The crowed yelled and the lead guitarist cued in a cover version of T. Rex’s hit song ‘20th Century Boy’.
Nearing the end of their set, beach balls bounced off the tops of heads as the crowd slowly left the underground room.
The Cherry Dolls have great musicianship and sure know the formula to a catchy rock song, this band has great potential for being something great and with time and maturity, I am sure they will get there.
Written by Elisa Rosenthal