Sirens of Spring Tour featuring Christine Havrilla, Mama's Black Sheep + Naked Blue
May 5, 2019
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Milton Theatre
This event is all ages
True to its name, the SIRENS OF SPRING TOUR features women who sing with enchanting sweetness. Now in its sixth year, SIRENS OF SPRING (SOS) started as a co-bill tour featuring Mama's Black Sheep & Christine Havrilla and has expanded to include other artists in select cities along the way. Each year the tour has grown in length and scope and this year it is a month-long tour stretching across the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest and the South. Scroll down to learn more.
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/1773419/
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!”
Touring together since 2008, Miller & Cerulli (veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit), will make you feel like every aspect of their journey is in Real-Time. Creating a sound all of their own, Mama’s Black Sheep is driven by Miller’s versatile guitar grooves, Cerulli’s innovative percussion, and two voices that blend like honey & whiskey in perfect harmonious balance. These ladies rock to their own beat, sharing songs of life and love, and empowering the listener to live boldly beyond the barriers.
Ashland and Laura, produce magical tapestries of songs, weaving energetic color and rich texture to create an infectious and lively conversation between guitar and percussion. Miller’s passionate voice will make you laugh, cry, feel inspired, and ultimately, desire more. Bob Steel of “Baltimore Out Loud” writes “Cerulli opens her mouth and the world stands still as she wrings every drop of emotion out of the lyrics with her powerful, soaring voice, forged in the fires of the blues and tempered in the cool technique of her classical training.”
This thought-provoking duo will tantalize your aural appetite, regardless of your musical taste buds, with a diverse blend of blues, soul, country, pop, and more by unapologetically dipping into the well of all music genres. It’s called soulful, poetic storytelling with an irresistible groove.
Throughout their career they've had the opportunity to work with a host of fine artists; sharing stages with John Mayer, Joe Cocker, Jeffrey Gaines, Aimee Mann to name a few. Scott & Jen's Wood and Stone Room recording studio and Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat has led to production and collaboration credits on a list of songwriting “who's who” and Mid-Atlantic music luminaries including Jennifer Daniels, Arlon Bennett, Tony Denikos, Wyatt Easterling, Cassidy Ford, Eric Scott, Mary Sue Twohy, We're About 9, ellen cherry, Todd Wright, Jon Carroll, Guggenheim Grotto, Anne McCue, Beggars Ride, Patty Reese, Mary Ann Redmond, Phil Madeira, Beth Wood, Mobtown Moon, Christian Lopez, Paul Pfau, Austin Ellis, Beki Hemingway, Luke Brindley and more.
Their music has been featured in film & television spots on The Young & the Restless, Brooklyn South, Jack & Jill, That's Life, America's Top Model, Mein Leben & Ich and in the films The Girl Next Door, About Sarah, June, Sex Drugs & Democracy, The Smokers and Second to Die.