Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz, Porter & Sayles
Sep 30, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Milton Theatre
This event is all ages
The historic Milton Theatre is a uniquely diverse venue where you will find the best local, regional, national, and international talent. Free municipal and on-street parking are available. Full bar and light food options available. This facility is fully accessible.https://www.miltontheatre.com/event/1642024/
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. Ed Kiggins of in D Round raves, “Christine is one of the hardest working women in music. With her child prodigy-come-of-age guitar virtuosity, a supremely passionate and emotive voice, and an arsenal of wonder songs that have endeared her to a loving and devoted audience, she is in a class all of her own. She calls her unique style Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock, but we simply call her brilliant!” Main Line Today Magazine lists Christine as one the 25 “Power Women ready to lead.” “Christine Havrilla is a creative, talented powerhouse wrapped up in one complete package!” exclaims Nor’easter Magazine. Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine says, “This ambitious Philly native manifests her talent in certain ways that allow 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.” Mark Rogers from 93.7 WSTW raves, “…with Gypsy Fuzz, Christine takes especially that rock element and turns it to 11.” 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.” Christine has shared the stage with artists like Brandi Carlile, Chely Wright, Jeffrey Gaines, America, Jill Sobule, Janis Ian, Antigone Rising, Melissa Ferrick, & Davy Knowels to name a few. 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”. Christine is listed with Takamine Guitar’s Worldwide Artists, Clayton Picks, Audix Mics, was a featured Artist for American Musical Supply’s Singer/Songwriter Month (Feb 2015, 2017), 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!” Christine is noted in the new book by Sean Kay called “Rockin’ the Free World” (Dec 2016 Roman & Littlefield). 2018 marked Christine’s 20th Anniversary of the album “Some Other Thing”, with a re-print as well as bringing songs back to the current set list while touring! The band has a new studio album called “Sunless Escapade”, recorded at Studio 1311 outside of Philadelphia, PA and set for a March 2019 release!”
Prior to Porter & Sayles, Christian and Regina were established solo artists but after accompanying one another on respective solo shows, the musical chemistry between them was clear. Between eclectic instrumentation and lyrical collaboration, the duo creates a sonic fusion of pop, folk, rock and country.
Christian Porter jump-started his career after appearing on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice” and Regina Sayles attributes her success to over 100 shows a year and her very loyal and adoring fan base. After teaming up in tandem with their solo careers, Porter & Sayles officially took shape after they released their first original song “I’m Just Gonna Go”, which led to the opening of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo’s 35th Anniversary Tour.
Their first full studio album, released in July 2016, is filled with substance, style and a spirit that captures their songwriting prowess. Since the release of their debut album, Christian and Regina have opened for The Steve Miller Band, Frankie Ballard and performed their original work all over the US, including Asbury Park, NJ, New York City, Nashville and Austin, TX during the iconic SXSW Conference and Festival last year.