Friday May 3rd, 2024 @ 08:00 PM

Sirens of Spring X – Featuring Christine Havrilla + Mama’s Black Sheep

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Ticket Price: $28.50 ADVANCE | $33.50 DAY OF SHOW

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siren [noun \sī-rən\] a woman who sings with enchanting sweetness

True to its name, the SIRENS OF SPRING TOUR features women who sing with enchanting sweetness. Now in its ninth year, SIRENS OF SPRING (SOS) is a co-bill tour featuring Mama’s Black Sheep & Christine Havrilla and has expanded to include other special guests.


Christine Havrilla | christinehavrilla.com

“Rock and roll singer Christine Havrilla has been a local favorite since the 90s, and her high energy music is kindred in spirit with Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Brandi Carlile, and Lucinda Williams!” – John Vettese, The Key WXPN 88.5 Christine brings her “Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock” back to Godfreys with her aggressive acoustic & baritone guitars and live looping!  A new EP is being released in the Spring of 2024!

Philadelphia area native Christine Havrilla brings new music to you as the full band records a new EP to be released in Spring of 2024! This EP includes the bluesy rocker “None of You”, positive catchy pop-rock “Today, Today”, darker rocking “Fade”, Americana “Broken Wing’, and a waltzing ballad “Just Do You”! Recorded at Cambridge Sound Studios, this EP is sure to leave a lasting impression! 2023’s EP and single, California Night, is a blend of 90s guitar and late 60s harmonies wrapped up in this catchy rocker about sharing the California Coast & it’s memories. 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.  2019 brought a previous album with her band, Gypsy Fuzz, called “Sunless Escapade” which was recorded at Studio 1311.  Even with Covid & a 2020 cancer diagnosis, you’ll still find Christine hitting the road hard & continuing with her writing, touring, jammin’ & living! You need to experience her LIVE and be wrapped up by her positive energy! Until you can join her, she previously released a series of “Live Sessions” in 2014-2017, which included long-time fan favorites as well as new songs with her current band, Gypsy Fuzz. Recorded in numerous settings such as venues, living rooms, a recording studio with an live audience, an old church, etc…these volumes captured the spontaneous energy, soul-felt vibes and musical adventures that Christine brings to the stage, ANY stage!  Havrilla, who has 14 albums, 2 EPs, and over 25 years of touring under her belt, continues to venture out under “Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz” as well as a solo artist, showcasing ALL of her music with new twists, and described as “a blend of 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s rock delivered by the modern singer/songwriter.”

Christine, a self-taught musician,  is known for bringing her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally as a solo act as well as with Gypsy Fuzz. After an inspirational time of being based in Portland, OR, Christine is once again back in the Northeast and frequenting such venues as World Café Live, Steel City, Godfrey Daniels, Jammin’ Java, Burlap and Bean, John and Peter’s, Rockwood Music Hall, Ramshead on Stage, The Tin Pan, to name a few.

“Rock and roll singer-songwriter Christine Havrilla has been a local favorite since the 90’s, and her high-energy music is kindred in spirit with Sheryl Crow, Grace Potter, Brandi Carlile, & Lucinda Williams” -John Vettese, The Key WXPN (2023)


Mama’s Black Sheep | mamasblacksheep.com

Mama’s Black Sheep is the soulful collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Together this duo creates a blend of hit worthy originals and covers with a unique spin.

Mama’s Black Sheep is the soulful collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Together, this duo creates a blend of hit worthy originals and covers with a unique spin.  Each song allows you to travel with time, whether you’re swinging to Country, Rocking to Pop, Grooving to Soul, or swaying to the Blues; there’s always something to move your body and stir your soul! 

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.

Mama’s Black Sheep has four well received CD’s to their credit (Unmarked Highway, 2010; Drivin’ On, 2011; Live @ The Bevy, 2016; The Sheep Save Christmas, 2018), and a fully illustrated kids book based on the title track of their Holiday recording, “The Sheep Save Christmas” was released in 2019. The band’s newest single “OCEAN” is available as a digital download and was used as a vehicle for fundraising for four non-profit organizations in St. Croix, USVI, where the duo travels each winter to perform.

Mama’s Black Sheep has been burning up the road touring extensively throughout the continental U.S. and the Caribbean, playing nearly 200 shows a year. While much of their touring is done as a duo, they are occasionally seen as a trio, or full band with the addition of Helen Hausmann on violin and/or Christine Havrilla on bass.

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. 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 story telling with an irresistible groove.

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