Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz

Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz

SIRSY

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$15 + Fees

Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
"Neofunkadlicfolkpoptwangrock"

Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally solo and also with the support of her band, Gypsy Fuzz. Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing and looping. Main Line Today Magazine lists Christine as one the 25 “Power Women” ready to lead (October 2015). “Christine Havrilla is a creative, talented powerhouse wrapped up in one complete package!” exclaims Nor’easter Magazine (Aug 2015). Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine reviews & says “This CD (Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions) just defies description. It is hot, tight, precise and just plain kicks ass. This ambitious Philly native manifests her talent in certain ways that allows her to create eclectic music which will grab your heart and leave a lasting memory. Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individuality that she possesses allows her to be a presence that steps into many genres and gives her the tools to crossover to different music formats. My recommendation is go hear the band live, buy the CD and experience what I have just heard. I give this 2 THUMBS UP!” Mark Rogers from 93.7 WSTW raves, “…with Gypsy Fuzz (the album and the band), Christine takes especially that rock element and turns it to 11. Gypsy Fuzz fuses fantastic guitar work with Christine’s vocals, which can reach down inside and grab your heart. A very diverse album, showing elements of rock, blues and even country, among others, Gypsy Fuzz continues Christine’s string of fantastic albums. Buy it.” Named "One of the Top Ten Indie Artists" by The Advocate Magazine, The Washington Post writes, “(Havrilla’s) songs are intelligent and moving, the arrangements are incisive and colorful, and, best of all, Havrilla consistently comes across as a confident and seasoned performer.” Gypsy Fuzz’s premier album titled “Searching. Finding. Living.”, co-produced by Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power), was listed on Advocate Magazine’s not to be missed “Best Overlooked Albums of 2011!” (Advocate -November 2011) Christine is listed with Takamine Guitar’s Worldwide Artists, was a featured Artist for American Musical Supply’s Singer/Songwriter Month (Feb 2015), nominated for About.com's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards, awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”, nominated for 3 “Homey Awards” (2015) for 93.7 WSTW, and is called "...raw, simple, wonderful!" by Curve Magazine. Inessa at 101.9 KINK.FM calls Gypsy Fuzz "Yet another fun late-year discovery!" Michaela Majoun, former DJ from 88.5 WXPN, applauds her "terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!” Larry Goldfarb of the famous Tin Angel venue shares, “Christine is such a kind person and a great talent!” Christine’s current project is a series of “Live Session” volumes, with “Vol. 1- The Creamery Sessions”, “Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions”, and “Vol. 3- The Old Church Sessions” now available.
SIRSY
SIRSY
SIRSY is a ROCK & SOUL DUO with lots of POP sensibility and just the right amount of SASS. The Boston Globe sums it up, “Little band. Big Sound.” No more needs to be said. Although the only thing “little” about Sirsy is that there's just two of them.
Close your eyes and listen to the power and heart in their music and you will swear there are more than two people on stage. You may also want to sing along. "Their clever, smart songs have more hooks than a tackle box." (-Times Union).

SIRSY is fronted by powerhouse vocalist Melanie (Mel) Krahmer, who is described as “one of the most powerful & flexible voices you’ll ever hear.” (-Times Union). Aftertaste Magazine said, “Bursting and belting out emotion and substance,
she can be the queen of ‘in the groove’ rocking or be simple and delicate.” Still, there is more to Mel than her soul-inspired vocals: she also plays a full drum kit while standing up (she’s been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine
and is officially endorsed by Paiste Cymbals and Vater Percussion). Mel also plays bass parts with a drum stick (on a keyboard mounted on her drums). She even throws in some mean flute solos, too.

Guitarist Rich Libutti plays a well-loved and road-worn Rickenbacker through a pedal board of vintage effects. “The guitar player is flawless and raw. Clean enough to be enjoyed, and just edgy enough to make you grin.” (-SXSW Music Blog, Austin TX).
Rich also plays bass on a keyboard with his feet. So the duo has a full band sound.

Sirsy has played over 250 shows/year nationally for the last 10 years. They average about 60,000 miles per year in their little white van aptly named "Miles". They play music and tour for a living. You will normally find them in the headline slot but they have also been
special guests of such musical stalwarts as Maroon 5, Grace Potter, Train, RaRaRiot, Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Blues Traveler, Cheap Trick, the Spindoctors, Joan Jett and many more. Their music is on radio nationwide, HBO, MTV, and recently on the
hit tv show “Shameless” on Showtime. Their energetic live show often includes stories and laughter from the stage. Although the lyrics can be introspective and the power of Sirsy can get pretty intense, “There is no sadness there. Playing music makes
us free”, Mel says. On stage they radiate joy... and it’s contagious!
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/