Cherry is now Vogue approved

Very excited to find out that one of the beautiful serene shots taken earlier this year by Jemima Marriott has been shortlisted by Vogue Italia and is now in a voting competition for the honour of being published in the prestigious fashion magazine.

Please take a second and vote for my photo on the Vogue website here

VOTE HERE Just two little clicks. x

Cherry and the Gents

Cherry and the Gents

Before I was a showgirl lugging sequins and feathers in a very large suitcase around the globe I went to Art College. I studied graphic design and went on to do a BA at Falmouth College of Arts and when I graduated whilst pursuing jobs in this graphic field my hobby of clowning about on stage encrusted in glitter went “wrong” and became a job.

I had been prancing about for a few years when I bumped into an old college friend of mine in Brighton. I was delighted and intrigued to discover that he had formed a band. We had always shared love of similar indie and dance music in our college days and so I attended his next gig curious to hear what he was up to.

I had never heard him so much as hum a tune and could not believe it when the softly spoken friend was able to conjure up a deep powerful and resonant timbre that was reminiscent of Jim Morrison.

I have lots of friends in bands but to hear a whole set and not only be able to say that it was great and you loved it but MEAN it was a bonus. Gentleman Starkey was now my new favourite band. Also in the line up was an old school friend consolidating my affection for them.

In 2008 we were both individually booked for the Beachdown festival. Joel and I secretly devised a plan for me to come out on one of their driven rockabilly tracks Louis Vuitton.

It went down a storm and so began my collaboration with the band.

I recently took part in their animated photography video
in the style of Eadweard Muybridge
for the foot stomping track Bones

All the art direction was done by the band themselves with photography from the talented Justin Wood

Dr. Sketchy’s London with founder Molly Crabapple

Tickets are selling fast for Dr. Sketchy on Wed 21st Sept at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and its no wonder seeing as our Dr. Sketchy’s founder  Molly Crabapple
will be starring in the show!
Quick don’t miss out and grab those last tickets!

Wednesday 21st September
Molly Crabapple Special

Presenting…. A Sketchy Indulgence!

Featuring: Chocolat CherryShakewell
& Luscious Luke
Hosted by Ophelia Bitz

With Special guest appearance from
Dr. Sketchy’s founder Molly Crabapple

Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Lane
SE11 5HY

8pm – 11pm (doors 7pm)

£10 advance £15 on the door


Cherry Shakewell comes to Belgium

Cherry is delighted to be appearing in a burlesque extravaganza in Brussels this October.

The event is in association with the White Night (Nuit Blanche)
celebrations happening throughout the town of Brussels making use of the extra hour gained by the changing of the clocks. The venue for this prestigious party is the Viage Casino in the centre of town.

The show will encompass teasing dancing and crooners on the menu of this unique event in Europe’s capital.
An unforgettable night taking you on a journey through the eras in the spirit of the 30’s through to the 60’s.

More details on facebook


Cherry will also be leading a workshop on the sunday in Brussels too for any budding showgirls in Belgium.

More info here