Armed with a pure and innocent
voice, Cheer Chen is a gifted singer/song writer from Taiwan who
has been making indie folk pop for several years now that we felt
it was time to introduce her to the rest of the world. Someone once
wrote, "Cheer’s voice is like black coffee with powder
donut, nothing more is necessary." Indeed, her music is loaded
with powdery sweetness and bitter strength that creates a special
balance in her music, but how can it not with a name like Cheer?
"Why can’t one have a
show in the underpass if it’s rainy?" Cheer asks in her
latest album "Groupies". Her live performances are well-know
for their small and intimate approach, like her Mini Underpass
Concert. Even after having two full-length studio records,
Cheer still found the the time to make some "homemade"
mini records available only for her fans at her live performances.
Serving the public DIY style, she wrote, sang, produced, and recorded
with minimal equipment the songs on those mini records. She didn't
stop there, she also made each and every one of the tickets for
Many people enjoy the atmosphere
and direct reaction of a live performance as your new song "Groupies"
expressed. Can you share with us your most interesting or weirdest
Michael Jackson's concert In 1996 was the
first outdoor arena size concert I attended. So I would say that
B. B. King and Michael Jackson's concert in Taipei are two performances
that developed my concept of concerts.
If you could choose without limitations,
what would your ideal concert be like? In what kind of setting?
I would try to have a concert on the beach.
Is there anything you do before the
show for good luck?
I am usually silent, very silent.
You had a band named "Sunblock"
before. Why the name "Sunblock"? What was that experience
Our drummer chose that name. She saw the sunblock
on her table. It is childish and spontaneous experience.