Cheeky: The Hypnotic & Phenomenal Duo

Ileana Alvarez-Diaz

Bryttany Cunningham and Charlotte Axthelm are wonderful. Lovely, incredible, magnificent, stunning, gifted and formidable aren’t enough words to describe this female duo. They’re far greater. They should be on your playlists. They’re called Cheeky.

Photo By Ileana Alvarez-Diaz
Photo By Ileana Alvarez-Diaz

Since their remarkable showcase at The Space last year, the duo has released a few covers; your ears will rejoice once the music begins.

If you like Florence + The Machine, you’ll love their cover of “Shake It Out.” Wholeheartedly, their harmonies send massive waves of shivers down spines; channeling profound love for what they do. It’s no secret that Florence Welch has a powerful and majestic voice, but these girls steal the spotlight flawlessly; without any trouble.

Fan of Mayday Parade? I know I can’t get enough of them. That’s why I’m so happy that they did a cover of “I Swear This Time I Mean It.” It’s perfect. I know Derek Sanders would be so proud because instead of stripping a song’s beauty that many covers are guilty of, they don’t. It’s a cover enchanted with hopefulness; illustrating the wish to control time for one special night.

Moreover, if you adore Ed Sheeran, their cover of “Wayfaring Stranger” is one that will not disappoint. I have goosebumps. The girls demonstrate their talent; powerful and rich harmonies flow throughout; there are no mistakes and it soothes the soul. Taking on such a complex song highlights their strong-minded capabilities. When I hear the cover it’s as if I’m in another world.

During my interview with the duo last year, Axthelm said something that stuck out to me. She said, “We get brushed off a lot.”

I’m here to tell you that these girls are phenomenal; to the extreme. Their songs are heartfelt and sincere, undeniably. These covers (astonishing) show glimpses of their ability to be one on one with audiences. To see the whole radiant image listen to their music. “Sedona,” “Small Victory,” and “Wings,” convey how honest they are.

Check out these covers and their music! They are undeniably worth it.