Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz

Folk / Rock / Country

Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz

Porter & Sayles

Fri · Sep 28 2018

8:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
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. 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.” Christine has shared the stage with artists
like Brandi Carlile, Chely Wright, Jeffrey Gaines, America, Jill Sobule, Janis Ian, &
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 of 2011!”
(Advocate -November 2011) 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'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) and her current
project is a series of “Live Session” volumes, with “Vol. 1- The Creamery Sessions”,
“Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions”, “Vol. 3- The Old Church Sessions”, and Vol. 4- The
Lansdowne Folk Club Sessions all available. The band also returns to the studio to
record an EP of new songs in 2018!
Porter & Sayles
Porter & Sayles
Porter & Sayles, the collaboration of singer/songwriters Christian Porter and Regina Sayles, allure their audience with a crossover between Country, Folk-Rock and a side of southern crooning. Porter blends the raw folk tones of Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, the pop styling of Jason Mraz and the soulful, warmth of Phillip Phillips. Sayles has a strong, lovely voice that at once calls to mind freejazz Joni Mitchell as well as smooth and smoky Karen Carpenter and rocking Sheryl Crow.

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.
Venue Information:
118 North Wayne Ave
Wayne, PA, 19087