5 Drummerszone artists - Cherisse Ofuso-Osei

Cherisse Ofuso-Osei
* December 23, 1985
United Kingdom
Cherisse Osei is currently working with Bryan Ferry – recording on Bryan's new album set for release in 2015 and playing drums on live shows. In Autumn this year Cherisse embarked on a major UK tour with Bryan Ferry playing theatres across the country including London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Also Cherisse Ofosu-Osei is playing live with UK's Brit nominated singer/songwriter Paloma Faith. In May 2012 Faith released her second studio album, Fall to Grace, the album was certified double Platinum in the UK and reached number one. The first single, “Picking Up The Pieces” went straight into the top ten in the UK Charts.

Cherisse Ofosu-Osei played and toured with new pop sensation Mika from 2006-2012. Mika's first album ‘Life in Cartoon Motion’ went straight in at number one in the UK chart going platinum in the first week and a half. His first single Grace Kelly was number one in the UK and the rest of Europe. It sold more than 7 million copies worldwide and helped Mika win a Brit Award—winning Best British Breakthrough act, and receive a Grammy Award nomination.

Cherisse also played drums on the track ‘Blame it on the Girls’ which in history is the second international single to hit #1 in the Japanese Hot 100 after Leona Lewis’s 2008 hit, “Bleeding Love”.

Cherisse Ofosu-Osei previously played drums in Mantas 666, the metal band featuring former Venom guitarist Mantas and ex-Atomkraft and Venom bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition" Dolan. She left in September 2004 due to "contractual obligations."

Previous band Cherisse played in are Fuse, Diddard, Scaffolding Incomplete and Tizac. Speaking about musical influences, Cherisse says:
"There are so many! But the main artists who have greatly influenced my playing are: Bernard Purdie, Bill Bruford, Dennis Chambers, Harvey Mason, Horacio Hernandez, Johnny Rabb, Art Blakey, Tony Williams, Zoro, Russ Miller, Tony Mason, Jose Pasillas, Dawne Adams, Igor Cavalera and Dave Lambardo. My taste goes through metal to rock to RnB and jazz."