Combining the talents of dynamic vocalist Annemarie Lloyd and versatile guitarist, Darryl Minerds, Cheek to Cheek is a Darwin-based local acoustic duo creating a classy atmosphere for your corporate event, wedding, restaurant or private function. Specialising in that warm atmosphere of a cocktail/lounge/wine bar feel, Cheek to Cheek can provide you with the perfect entree to your event, performing contemporary jazz and pop 'chill' music. Cheek to Cheek can continue through to some more upbeat contemporary pop, soul and blues to complete your evening, if required.
From Annemarie’s background in rock, jazz and cabaret, to Darryl’s years of playing rock, blues, funk and contemporary jazz, the pair combine their collective talents with a passion to take it back to basics with a raw, acoustic sound.
Darryl began as a rhythm player in Alice Springs in the 80s and quite naturally emerged as a dominant lead guitarist over years, while working in a variety of bands throughout the country. His playing has been influenced by the likes of Eric Clapton, Larry Carlton, Eric Johnson and Muddy Waters, but in reality ‘just about anybody who’s picked up a guitar’.
With beginnings in Sydney rock bands in the 80s, Annemarie has spread her wings across almost every genre of music, with vocals ranging from a sweet diva ballad to jazz, rock, funk, as well as performing as a touring cabaret artist. Referred to by musicians and critics as a ‘true singer’, Annemarie’s return to a raw setting with Cheek to Cheek, stems from a desire to get back to basics and rediscover the pure passion in every note she sings.
Vocalist Annemarie Lloyd has over 30 years experience in the industry, entertaining on all levels and brings to Cheek to Cheek a wide vocal range from sultry jazz to sweet contemporary sounds right through to dynamic, big diva numbers. Guitarist Darryl Minerds brings over 30 years experience playing a range of guitar styles, bringing his soul for music alive on acoustic guitar to complete this talented pair's repertoire. If you're simply wanting an act to greet your guests, provide good music in the background OR create a more festive atmosphere as the night goes on, Cheek to Cheek is a perfect option for you. Cocktail Parties ~ Meet 'n Greet ~ Dinners ~ Private Functions ~ Expos ~ Sunday Session ~ Sunset Chill ~ Conferences ~ Events ~ Theme Nights ~ Romantic Evenings ~ Wedding Ceremonies.
live studio version of Georgia on My Mind by Cheek to Cheek