The Band was put together in spring 2001 as a backing band for american singer/50´s recording artist Rayburn Anthony. Axel Praefcke and Ike Stoye soon found the right guys to make this project happen. With Michael "Humpty" Kirscht on second lead-guitar, "Lucky" Lehmann on stand-up bass and Torsten "Bam-Boom" Peukert on drums they would try to get it goin. Just a few days before the tour the whole thing was cancelled and there stood a well-rehearsed band with nothing to do..."We didn´t wanna leave it this way after all the practicing and the countless hours of rehearsing" sez Ike "and somehow everything we played sounded kinda good!" Good ol´ Rayburn wasn´t there so we changed our set and did some new material instead.We tried that early R&B thing and BANG! there we were!
Cherry Casino and the Gamblers made their first public appeareance in August 2002 on the famous „Brandenburg- Weekender“ in Werder/Berlin and went down very well.The Boys have built up a huge following of fans, all over Europe. Constant touring, and their dynamic live stage show has won Cherry Casino a huge legion of devoted fans. Five funny faces break the ice in less than a second every time they appear with their well blended mix of early R&B and furious Rock and Roll !2005 continued in the same vain with one little difference...After all the live shows they were preparing themselves to cut their first album. It was released in February 2006 on RHYTHMBOMB RECORDS.
The latest CD “Fat Mama´s Daughter” was released in april 2007. Cherry casino apperared at the Rockin´50s fest in Green Bay (USA) to promote their new record. They also worked as a backing band for Charlie Garcie, Rayburn Anthony and Carl Mann.
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