Martin Kierszenbaum grew up in South America, Europe and the U.S. He studied piano and played guitar in bands in Michigan where he went to college and formed the cult hip hop group Maroon.
After moving to Los Angeles, Martin co-wrote and co-produced the bulk of Russian group t.A.Tu.’s debut album which went on to sell 5 million copies world wide. In 2005, he founded the Pop alternative label Cherrytree Records which released Lady Gaga’s debut album “The Fame” on which he co-wrote and produced 4 songs including the title track. During the recording session for “Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say),” Lady Gaga coined Martin’s nickname “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom.”
Martin has written and produced records for Far East Movement, Robyn and Sting as well as remixed songs by Gwen Stefani, Imagine Dragons, Marilyn Manson, Krewella, La Roux, Afrojack and RAC. In 2012 and 2013, He released two of his own singles under his Cherry Cherry Boom Boom moniker – “Come Back from San Francisco” and “One and Only” – which both charted on the Billboard Club Chart.