Cereal Hero Killer (CHK) is electronic, alternative rock band straight out of Brooklyn, NYC with a combined 30 years experience in the music industry. Cereal Hero Killer demands the respect that they not only earned, but deserve without a shadow of a doubt for standing up against the dog-eat-dog attitude that riddles the music business. Together they combine their experience and talents into a single, idiosyncratic, musical project that will give you bleak, yet subtle vibes of Joy Division and David Bowie. This charming gloom will infectiously haunt you to sing and feel aloud with their curiously familiar, yet visibly unique sound.
Cereal Hero Killer’s front man, Jay Sharp, survived a terrible steam engine accident that rendered his internal organs useless. Forcing to breathe, wanting to exist only to sing and create music, he was rescued by the trains engineer and his internals replaced by clock parts and steam engine mechanics. After the transition from man to mechanical, his vocals had range, and could be compared to Ronal Orzable (Tears for Fears), David Byrne (The Talking Heads), Bono and even Dave Grohl. This high energy vocalist may be made of pipes, sprockets and gears but he will never run out of steam.
Thomas, a guitarist with roots in Hungary, may be influenced by Faith No More and the Cult, with a twist of Red Hot Chili Peppers but he is no carbon copy. Listen to Cereal Hero Killers first record “Interrobang!” from start to finish, and you will hear the unique guitar effects and sonic-attack that he produces to prove himself as an original axeman to your earholes. There will be no repeat melodies or “Hey, that sounds familiar” when Thomas is around. You are not hearing another hipster punk come-of-age with amateur guitar playing…. you are getting a seasoned professional in the prime of his musical years. Thomas’ experience goes as far as Hungary where he has performed at festivals in front of crowds of over 20,000 people, as well as on the same stage as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was here, in Hungary where Thomas had a chance encounter with a pale face night stalker who planned to drink the blood of this talented guitarist and rob him of his abilities. The vampire, not being able to finish the job before dawn, fled leaving Thomas bloody, but alive…. and also infected for vampiric transformation. Sensitivity to light and a weakness for Holy Water did not stop this guitarist from following his dreams into the night…
The world is a stage and this duo plans on making all of you their spectators. When seeing CHK in person, you aren’t going to just look at a band and hear them play… you are going to see a high energy performance with a full band line-up. Cereal Hero Killer is more than just a band, it is a brand with a drive that will spread beyond just the walls of music. No medium will be safe from the creative dexterity that CHK has in abundance. Thomas, a talented producer, and Jay a working producer in his own rights have been producing records for indie artists such as The False Alarms, Ethan Donway, Hustan Scharr and Puke Numskull. These two take it even further with the ability to film, edit, mix and produce music videos, and create visual artistic creations with the artistic talents of Jay Sharp.