Legendary Guitarist Cheryl Cooley is the heart and soul of KLYMAXX. An original member and guitarist of KLYMAXX, the first all-female Funk/R&B/Pop band, rising in the mid-eighties and maintaining the magnetic power of the unruly genre that defied labels.
Speaking with Cheryl – I was in awe of her because of her drive and her legendary status. We started the interview with laughter and smiles. As the questions flowed she dropped knowledge that I have incorporated into my daily life. Choosing to never give up was one of them. Her willingness to make the choice to stay focused on her goals and create a plan of action to ensure she would remain in the field that she was amazing at. Her musical prowess is vast and she is a true talent. Check out the interview in full:
Cheryl Cooley infused electric passion into the rhythmic beats. Her passion and creativity carved the unique sound into the spirit of KLYMAXX. Guitarist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and gifted performer, the dynamic force, Cheryl Cooley crafted the unique funky beat. Bold words like “the men all pause when I walk into the room,” “there’s a meeting in the Ladies’ room,” and “don’t slap me cause I’m not in the mood” set KLYMAXX in a position of power in the industry and blew open doors in a male-dominated industry. The contagious funky beat set new standards, climbing Billboard Charts over and over. New music self-generated through the exquisite artistry of Cheryl Cooley. Her unique sound and absolute power are legacy, unmatched today. KLYMAXX and Cheryl Cooley continue to ignite diverse audiences of all demographics across the globe. She continues to drop new music and detonate audiences into the joy of the funk.
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Interview Done by: Chandra Gore| Gore is a Publicist and Consultant who assists businesses with building successful and profitable businesses through her boutique consulting and public relations firm, Chandra Gore Consulting. Working with entrepreneurs to help them create foundations for success and tailored strategic communications plans that will bring recognition, and build loyalty and trust within their fields of expertise. Quietly making strides with placements for small businesses, entertainment, authors, therapists, and motivational speaking clients on local and national news outlets, she has been leaving her mark as a publicist in the industry. She is also an author, festival founder, producer, podcast host, and speaker on topics such as Business Strategies, Media Relations, and Entrepreneurship.