Playing to sell-out arenas and global audiences, professional drummer Cherisse Osei celebrates 16 years of international touring. Working with innovative, upcoming artists and industry legends including Kelly Jones, Paloma Faith, Bryan Ferry and Mika, she’s currently touring worldwide with Simple Minds.
She has played the world’s best music festivals and featured on major American, UK and European TV shows. From Coachella and Glastonbury to the Isle of Wight, South by Southwest, Fuji Rock, Exit and Roskilde, she dazzles with versatility and verve. In 2018 she won first place in the best Live Session Drummer category in Rhythm Magazine’s and Music Radar’s polls. Cherisse Osei’s visual flamboyance and rock solid technique make her one of the most sought after drummers.
Cherisse was given her first drums at the age of five – a pink Mickey Mouse kit from her uncle – and has been playing ever since. By 12 she was performing in bands, and by 17 she was signed to Polydor Records in a band called The Faders. She has been exposed to many genres of music and her fascination with drumming styles only continues to grow.