Timing is everything . . . The time is right for Cheryl Conley. This lady has been singing and waiting, waiting for a break in the music industry. Cheryl can wait no longer, she is making her own break and we are all going to be happier with this maiden release of 'Tender Moments.' This CD is for those of us that enjoy a fantastic range of vocal ability coupled with uncanny musical timing and phraseology that just makes you wanna say, 'Oh Yea, ahh!' This isn't smooth jazz; it's the versatility of Cheryl Conley. She can light a torch song, put indigo in your blues, make a crooner cry for mercy,or have you falling-down-drunk after a bout with her reminiscent ballads of lovers gone by. Cheryl Conley started out singing back-up R&B with the Ike and Tina Turner Review. She obtained her degree in music from the California State University of Los Angeles and is the director of one of the choirs at her church. With all of these activites going on Cheryl Conley has maintained a thriving career singing locally throughout the Southern California area, constantly refining her touch to the words written by her and others. This CD is about sitting down and actually hearing what the singer has to say. Cheryl Conley's chops span from smearing your face with the softness of chiffon from a lemon pie to the gutsy spike of a Category Five blues diva, all in the blink of an eye and without changing the groove of the song. Tender Moments feature the musical talents of: Bobby Pierce-piano; Donnell Lambert-bass; James Kousakis-sax; and Donald Dean-drums; all skillfully merged together by Engineer Noland Shaheed into a well balanced mix that makes your ears say, 'Play it again.' I have heard all of Cheryl's gears; this CD is just an eye opener. I hope that you hear it as I do . . . Cheryl Conley is the real deal! Carl E. Betts, Entertainment Director; Pasadena Journal.