She did her first US appearance in Washington D.C., in September 2005, invited by the Guatemalan Embassy. She has been a guest artist in every single national T.V. and radio show in her country, and has been featured a massive number of times in magazines, newspapers and online publications in Guatemala and all over Latin America. Shery, who has been often referred to as the “Best Kept Secret In Latin Music”, has been a two-time finalist in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest, selected among 15,000 entries from all over the world, as well as in the Unisong International Songwriting Competition, in Los Angeles. Her compositions have been used for ringtones in Japan, and for a Spanish songbook used in Spanish courses in high schools and colleges across the US and Canada. Her second single, an irresistible ballad titled "Me Converti en Roca", was voted by the users of GarageBand.com, the largest independent artist portal on the Web, as the "#1 Best Love Song, overall, all time".
The site also gave Shery awards such as "#1 Best Female Vocals in Latin ", "Best Melody", "Most Original Song" and "Best Production". Directed and produced by Daniel Rene, a former member of teen sensation band Menudo/MDO, the videoclip of "Me Converti en Roca" was shot entirely in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida. An English version of the song is currently cooking. Her new single, sang in duet with Daniel Rene (and the only cover song on the album), is a fresh, lively remake of the 80’s mega hit “El Amor”, written by Spanish Maestro of romance Jose Luis Perales. The album also features a song in Italian written for Shery by Francesco Sondelli, with whom she also co-wrote “El suspiro se me va”. Both tracks were mixed in Los Angeles by legendary producer Eddie Kramer (The Rolling Stones, Lead Zepellin, Kiss, Jimmy Hendrix). Before being able to start her career as a recording artist, Shery, who fled home at age 15 to pursue the unavoidable call of music, had to kept up a variety of jobs in order to make ends meet, from selling CDs at a record store, being a sales clerk at a hardware store, and administrative assistant in a training firm, to tourist guide in the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala. Today, while keeping a busy promotional, travel and performing schedule, Shery spends hours every day personally replying to the hordes of fans who contact her from all corners of the world (including countries as unusual for Latin Pop such as Japan, Germany, Angola, Indonesia, Rumania, the US and the UK) through her official website www.shery.net as well as her MySpace page www.myspace.com/shery1 and Hi5 profile http://shery1.hi5.com, which has become the most popular in the entire portal. She also keeps an active YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/shery1, with video clips, live gigs, TV shows, interviews and slideshows. A confess fan of Italian music, Mexican food and Guatemalan landscapes, Shery, who is also the co-producer of her album, currently has English and Italian versions of her songs on the drawing board. When she is not on-stage performing, Shery is writing, producing, arranging or recording.
She lives in Guatemala City with Ponkis, her beloved, fierce Australian Silky Terrier. Had she not become a musician, Shery would have been a “mochila” world traveler. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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