Cherisse Ofosu-Osei (Mika)
Cherisse is currently playing and touring with new pop sensation MIKA. Mika´s Album Life in Cartoon Motion has done exceptionally well going straight in at number one in the UK chart, going platinum in the first week and a half. Cherisse has already appeared on Major American TV shows including "Good Morning America," "Jay Leno" and "Jimmy Kimmel." They have played festivals including South by South West, Coachella, Fuji Rock, Glastonbury and V. Cherisse has also done drum clinics with prestigious American drummer Billy Ward (Joan Osbourne, Yoko Ono, The Knack) and she is also writing with ex-Fader band mate, Molly McQueen, who will be releasing a solo album next year.
Cherisse has been playing drums since the age of 11, by age 12 was playing in bands. From a young age she was exposed to many different types of music and was fascinated by different styles of drumming. She got her first drum kit at the age of five which was a pink Mickey Mouse drum kit given to her by her uncle - so when a drum club started up at her school in 1998, she was one of the first members!