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"What a great voice..."

-Dewey Bunnell, America (the band)

Music Legend America

"(Christine is)...a kind person & great talent"

-Larry Goldfarb, Tin Angel

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The 2015 Women of Influence


LadyBug Festival

" Christine Havrilla was one of the most talked about acts at The Ladybug Festival last year (2015)"

-Jeremy Hebbel, Gable Music Ventures



"the loops, the beats, the chops, the total excitement... a sensational experience"

-Jeffrey Gaines



Christine Havrilla review noreastern magazine

CHRISTINE HAVRILLA & GYPSY FUZZ - The Old Church Sessions - Vol 3

Hailing from Philadelphia, Christine Havrilla, is a creative, talented powerhouse wrapped up in one complete package. Her abilities to play solo or with her band, Gypsy Fuzz, is one I have witnessed first hand at Musikfest, Pride In The Park and at Godfrey Daniels. This award-winning musician is back with Volume 3, continuing the pace she set on Volume 2. The discerning listener will find that these tracks are intelligent, moving and showcase all her songwriting abilities. The proof is when she has a gig, there are many local musicians who come to hear her play because of her unique talents hoping they can learn and appreciate from hearing what Christine offers. 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. She loves to record in many diverse locations such as a church, her living room, live gigs and in a studio all with live audiences.

Volume 3 was recorded with only one microphone in an old church, in a live all-acoustic setting, with instrument placement perfectly situated to capture that unique mix of sound. The CD opens with short intro explaining the background behind the recording which then morphs into "Blinders" which will hook you from the start with the precise picking, a nice laid-back sound, and an awesome story behind the lyrics, 'Blinders only let you see..' "Set Me Free", a 1998 offering, features multi-chord strings, complimenting harmonies and captures that feeling being projected. "Hail" is a new track just recently finished that Christine calls her 'new anthem'. This track stands out as the tune marches through what we all go through daily in our lives. How true!

" Ride" is one of those songs you want to play multiple times to let everything sink in. "Great" is very energetic and a retrospective look into a relationship where she gives and wants to receive back in kind. "Foolish Lullaby" has a retro Gordon Lightfoot style reminiscent of "If You Could Read My Mind." that Christine nails to perfection. "Drivin' Fast and Far Away" is very focused and emotionally stirring. Christine's creativity shines! "Daffodil" is the old-church version of this fun, catchy tune that excites the ear. Christine just lets it go full-tilt for the finale. BANGING! "Fresh Sanity" is a toe-tapping, get-down, high-energy tune that gets the blood flowing. Christine's powerful vocals dominate to make this one of the best on this CD!

" Deception" talks about your date not showing up and you wait and wait for your phone or doorbell to ring. AWESOME! "Desire" contains piercing vocals and perfect acoustics that give this track crossover potential. The final track, "Waiting", features Gretchen Schultz adding piercing harmonies to Christine's vox. This up-beat tune has everyone having fun and is tight, precise and hits that sweet spot in your ear! WAY COOL!

Volume 3 picks right up where Volume 2 left off. The players, Dan Kauffman on bass, Rob Schnell on percussion and vocals, Gretchen Schultz on harmonies and Christine's acoustic prowess and piercing vocals, put it all together, once again, to give one the opportunity to listen to another excellent collection of music that only can be described as intelligent, creative, fun and well-managed. This CD is a MUST LISTEN! I give this a hearty 2 THUMBS UP!!

By Michael McKenna - Nor'easter Entertainment Magazine - August 2015


From The Key (wxpn) : Tonight's Concert Picks

Long-running Philly singer-songwriter Christine Havrilla is in the midst of a live recording series with her band Gypsy Fuzz. Their latest, Volume 3: The Old Church Sessions, was recorded at an actual old church (The Virginia Napurano Cultural Arts Center) with Stockton, NJ's WDVR radio using only one microphone. Havrilla and the band relied on the placement of the instruments and the acoustics of the room (as well as the polite silence of the audience) to create the sound of the recording, since there was no fancy mixing board to fall back on. As you can hear below in "Set Me Free," it turned out pretty nicely. Tonight, Havrilla and the band play at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo.


CONGRATULATIONS to this week's ARTIST OF THE WEEK, CHRISTINE HAVRILL!

Artist Of The Week Christine Havrilla

Christine is a Philadelphia PA native that describes her sound as "Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock." Sharing the stage with the likes of Brandi Carlile, America, Don McLean, Heart, Christopher Cross and many others, Christine also gives back to the community through many non-profit and national fundraising organizations. In other words, SHE ROCKS! Her gig at the Downtowne Listening Room in Cincinnati was submitted to our website to reach the thousands of visitors that come to us week after week to follow the music!

See her featured as "Artist of the Week" on our website at:

www.AcousticOhio.com
"It's All About The Music"


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 strongpoint is her vocals that I describe as gritty, powerful and emotionally stirring. Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individualty 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. She loves to record in many diverse locations such as a church, her living room, live gigs and in a studio all with live audiences. Her credits include 6 studio LP's, 4 EP's, many awards and over 12 years of touring as a solo act and with her band. "The Sunset Sessions – Vol 2" recorded at Morning Star Studios in front of a live audience with her current band, Gypsy Fuzz, is a masterful piece of work that exudes energy, feeling, passion and precision. "Fortune Teller"is an uptempo tune that could cross into many different formats especially country. Powerful vox and acoustics! "Sing" is an awesome number that takes one thru changes and incorporates a cool hook that captured my ear. "Hail" features stunning lyrics and energy that hits one upside the head. "Waiting" features Gretchen Schultz adding piercing harmonies to Christine's vox. Great audience participation! "She's Blessed" is way cool that way she just came out with this spontaneous ad lib.

"Take Another Look" incorporates Christine's mandolin which gives this catchy song party flavor. The mandolin solo rocked as well as the audiences backing vocals. Participation at its finest! "Daffodil" is a rocker with pounding rhythms from Dan Kauffman on bottom and Rob Schell on skins that excite the ear. Hot vocals! A KILLER CUT! "Reprise Daffodil" picks up where "Daffodil" left off with a higher energy level. "Fade"is a touching mid-tempo ballad in the mold of a Melissa Etheridge. This is another number with breakout potential! "Falling Above" explodes from a mellow intro into a rhythmic rocker with great instrumentation and tight back vox from Gretchen and then back again for the outro. This CD just defies description. It is hot, tight, precise and just plain kicks ass. If I was still programming radio, I'd be all over this! My recommendation is go hear the band live, buy the CD and experience what I have just heard. I give this 2 THUMBS UP!


Summer is far from over with big weekend music festivals plentiful

Another outdoor venue will feature music of a much different nature this weekend. The Bryn Mawr Twilight Series at the Bryn Mawr Gazebo (9 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr,http://www.brynmawrtwilightconcerts.com) will host the Lisa Willson Vocal Academy on August 7.

The season finale on August 8 will feature Nalani & Sarina along with Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz. Both artists will have busy musical weekends. Havrilla also has a pair of New Jersey shows — Lambertville on August 7 and Asbury Park on August 9 while Nalani & Sarina will be double-dipping on August 8 with a late night show in Manhattan.

Havrilla's set at Bryn Mawr will be a full band show celebrating her "Vol. 4- The Red Hill Sessions" release. Nalani & Sarina, the powerhouse twin sister act from central New Jersey, will be focusing on songs from their new EP "Scattered World."

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times


Christine Havrilla interview

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North End Concert Series

Christine Havrilla is on her game. In a big way.
Her beautifully resonate voice has control, depth and genuine emotion that takes you on a journey through her brilliant songwriting. Her energy is raw yet controlled on Fortune Teller, Hole in the Ground and Waiting, with lyrics that connect experience and emotions we all know only too well. Her positive energy shines through every note, and through message in songs like Hail and Daffodil. We were also thrilled to hear her new music and can't wait for more!! Christine's guitar work is masterful - incredibly inventive with and without her brilliant looping and adds a depth to her work that deserves serious critical acclaim. Christine's connection with the audience is genuine and engaging, and her following only continues to grow since her return to our coast! Lucky us!!!"

-North End Concert Series, Alexandria, VA




independent coverage of Philadelphia theater and arts

Connecting with musicians Christine Havrilla and Gretchen Schultz
Singers/songwriters/musicians Christine Havrilla and Gretchen Schultz have been busier than ever this week, with an intimate house concert in Wilmington, Delaware, an upcoming show at the Tin Angel, and the release of their new CDs (Havrilla's The Sunset Sessions, Volume 2, recorded live with her band Gypsy Fuzz; and Schultz's debut disc Not Afraid to Fall).

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Delmarvanow.com

Longtime Women's Fest participant returns for Rehoboth show

REHOBOTH BEACH - The 14th annual Rehoboth Women's Fest will take place throughout the city's downtown area through Sunday, April 13, and one of the performers who will no doubt draw throngs of fans is longtime participant Christine Havrilla.

- Written by Roger Hillis Delmarva Media Group Correspondent

Womens Rock Show
Womens Rock Show


"With Gypsy Fuzz (the album and the band), Christine Havrilla 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."
-Mark Rogers, 93.7 WSTW

"Yet another fun late-year discover!"

-Inessa 101.9 KINK.FM
kink fm christine havrilla review

"Christine has a great knack for infectious melodies with really fun hooks. Compounded with an incredible live performance, you CAN NOT go wrong! Pop this one in the cd player and you'll find you can't take it out."

Helen Leicht, music director of Philadelphia's WXPN


"Whether she's playing to a crowd of thousands at a music festival or a handful of people in a city she's visiting for the first time, Christine Havrilla only wants one thing: to connect with the people listening to her music. read full article

By: JACK FIRNENO


"Unlike so many of today's "cutesy pie" female artists, Christine Havrilla doesn't wear her influences on her sleeve and has crafted a sound that is at once familiar and original...making for a very pleasurable listening experience that breaks the mold and is actually, some other thing entirely.

-MusicHead Magazine

Top 10 Queer Albums of the Year

Top 10 Queer Albums of the Year Searching.Finding.Living by Gypsy Fuzz - Picked as one of The Advocate's best overlooked albums of 2011, lesbian singer-songwriter Christine Havrilla's rock jam is a winner.

The Best Overlooked Albums -2011

Thanks to Advocate for listing GYPSY FUZZ (featuring Christine Havrilla) on the The Best Overlooked Albums -2011.
The Best Overlooked Albums -2011

Hop forward to page 4...but check out the artists along the way! Christine has played with some of them & wants to give a shout-out to them & congrats as well!


Music fest at Eddie's benefits fight against sex trade slavery in Nepal

The Monroe Monitor
(The Monroe Monitor, 11/22/2011)

Christine Havrilla of Portland, Ore., is one of five female artists who are donating performances to the 12th Annual GoGirlsMusicFest which is taking place at Eddie's Trackside in Monroe this year. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Red Thread Movement, which fights sex trade slavery in Nepal.

Singer-Songwriter Christine Havrilla’s East Coast Tour

By centralvoice

by Debra Miller
Philadelphia Arts and Culture Correspondent
Photo by Tiana Godfrey


It's an exciting time for Christine Havrilla. After receiving nominations for two of her songs at the 7th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards in May, she's focused on a new project, a new album, and a new Northeast tour. The Philadelphia native moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010, but still has strong family ties, a large network of friends, and an extensive fan base in the greater Philadelphia area, which she visits frequently.

This summer, she has been balancing her solo appearances with her work on Gypsy Fuzz–the self-described "power trio" of Havrilla, Mike Kurman on bass, and Rob Schnell on drums, whose debut album will be out in September. With a focus on electric rather than acoustic, and the addition of background singers and musicians on organ, guitars, and horns, Gypsy Fuzz promises to be a dark and ethereal blend, whose layers of sound Havrilla compares to a painter applying layers on a canvas.

To fund her new project, she is offering fans the opportunity to be directly involved in its development, by making a donation, pre-ordering copies of the Gypsy Fuzz CD, or at a higher level of support, by booking a 90-minute "house concert" for an up-close and personal experience. Upcoming private events are scheduled at homes in New Hope on July 17, and Brooklyn on July 31.

This month Havrilla will also perform at a series of public venues, including the Nighcat in Easton, Maryland; the Seafood Shack in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; Twilight Concerts at the Gazebo in Bryn Mawr; and John & Peter's in New Hope, where she'll appear with Gypsy Fuzz. Her passion for the new sound is evident: “I want people to pump a fist and not just tap a toe to some of the new Gypsy Fuzz songs!”

Along with her other local dates, Havrilla will play a charity event for New Jersey Ride Against AIDS on Friday, July 29, beginning at 9 pm. Originally scheduled as a house concert through a friend who cycles with her Dad, the benefit has been moved to Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Bridge Street, New Hope. The goal is not only to raise money, but to generate awareness and support for the 3-day, 250-mile bike ride from High Point State Park to Cape May, scheduled for September 23-25, with 100% of the dollars pledged going to charity.

For more information, a detailed list of concert dates, and "all things Christine," visit her website at www.christinehavrilla.com. Look for my full-length feature interview with Havrilla in the September-October issue of Central Voice. Havrilla has previously performed at The Wire and Whitaker Center.

 

7th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards - May 23, 2011

Christine is honored to be among such wonderful peers as a nominee for 2 different categories for The 7th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards!

  • "Waiting" was nominated for "OUTstanding Folk/Country"
  • "Take Me to the River" was nominated for "OUTstanding Spiritual".
The 7th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards returns to center stage for a night of prestige and honor at:
Irving Plaza
May 23, 2011 at 8 p.m.
www.outmusicawards.com.



Curve Magazine, October 2010

"Christine was listed in Curve's 20th Anniversary Issue!"

(Curve Magazine, October 2010)

Curve Magazine, October 2010

2010 Garden State Film Festival Winner!


"Blinders" was awarded the The 8th Annual Garden State Film Festival's "Best Country Contemporary Song" for the independent film Embraceable You.
(Asbury Park, NJ March 2010)
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"This Philly singer's new album (is) raw and simple and wonderful and one of our team's new loves."

(Curve Magazine, July/August 2008)

"(Velocity) tracks like "Blinders" and "Ride" showcase Havrilla's depth and craftsmanship; they're well-built, catchy, smart tunes. At the end of the day, Havrilla's a talented veteran songwriter, one who's worth joining for the ride." "

- Andrew Peterson, Upstage Magazine

"... based on the buzz in the Philadelphia music scene about her shows, I know exactly what I hope to see when I catch Christine Havrilla live - an exceptionally dynamic performance given by an exceptionally dynamic performer. "

- Philadelphia Indie Music Examiner, May 2009

"Christine Havrilla is one of the pre-eminent practitioners of enigmatic folk-rock music. Havrilla isn't bound by the usual conventions. This freedom results in a musical will to power that runs all through the seams of Havrilla's latest album, In My Chair." (read more...)

I am absolutely enthralled with (Havrilla's) latest, Velocity. From the start of the first song, "Hole in the Ground", I'm completely blown away and hooked. Havrilla's talent is not only music but to take you away from the hum drum of life and go on a journey where she is the driver and we are her passengers.

-Madalyn Sklar
(Founder/Publisher, GoGirlsMusic.com - Houston, TX)



Christine was chosen for GO Magazine's
"Artists We Love"
August 2007 & 2008 issue.







Hole in the Ground hits #1!

Velocity's "Hole in the Ground" tops the Sirius Satellite Charts January 13, 2007.


"(Velocity) sounds awesome...it's a terrific, big sound."

-Michaela Majoun (WXPN Radio/Morning Host)



"Christine Havrilla is one of the pre-eminent practitioners of enigmatic folk-rock music. Self-taught as a guitar player, Havrilla isn't bound by the usual conventions. This freedom results in a musical will to power that runs all through the seams of Havrilla's latest album... more

- Olalla House Concerts


"Christine breaks out the gasoline and sets fire to the typical Roots/Folk genre, with blazing acoustic guitars, blatantly honest lyrics...her lead vocals have a taste of innocence that offsets the weight of her words... The whole package is intense and satisfying!"

- (Concert review 9/2008 by Rik Ferrell - What's Up Magazine, MD)
Christine's music featured on
"Playing with Fire Podcast"
in 2007 and 2008.


Upon reviewing "Velocity," Chris March of the Phoenixville Mercury writes:
"(Havrilla's) tunes offer some of the most focused and empowered songwriting from any artist to stem from the local area yet and results in an eclectic set that can range from adrenalized to emotionally stirring."


Top 10 indie of 2005

Ruby Red
Christine Havrilla


"Armed with a deep back catalog of great songs, she's an artist primed and ready for plenty of reissues."
From The Advocate, January 17, 2006


www.Garageband.com 02/13/2006



"Christine Havrilla offers the kind of pop guitar writing that definitely should not be overlooked. With her recently released CD, Ruby Red, Havrilla has shifted from the typical Lilith Fair pigeonhole into her own enjoyable sound."

Blue Weekly- Center Daily Times, State College, PA
Nate Bauer's Consume This



"Christine Havrilla is the quintessential pop-rock Goddess. She writes well crafted, easily accessible, hooky songs, and plays a very respectable lead guitar. Her stage presence is high energy, and infectious. Buy her CD, see her Live you will not be disappointed."

Dena Marchiony, Co-Founder/ Executive Director, Philadelphia Songwriters Project



From accross the pond, here's a review from the online music site "Americana-UK"

DeSoto Rust's "For What It's Worth", with female harmonies by Christine Havrilla, is a jaunty lament by two exlovers looking back on a relationship with excellent country fiddle playing as the pair duet like some rhinestone sparkled couple.

(Independent 2004) Review by Paul Kerr
www.americana-uk.com



"We only host a few houst concerts every year. We never book anybody we don't believe in 100% - anything else would be unfair to the family and friends we invite - and we wouldn't hesitate to have Christine back again.Christine writes some great, great songs - her CDs are never far from our player (and that's saying something!). She's a fabuLous singer, an excellent guitarist, and a pleasure to work with in every way. If we could we'd have her play every week, we would."

CONCERTS ON SIXTH ST.



"Christine Havrilla delivers stories in her songs. Stories we not only relate to but clearly visualize as we listen...if she didn't possess that rare ability to make her songs so easily accessible, memorable and heartfelt, then you wouldn't come back for more. And you will come back for more."

Dean Sciarra - ItsAboutMusic.com


March 2004, "More Than the Road" earns Christine "Best Female Vocals" at Garageband.com

Feb 24st 2004,
"Every Now And Then"
TRACK OF THE DAY!

JAN 1st 2004,
"Here I Am"
TRACK OF THE DAY!

April 2nd 2004,
"Rest Of Your Life"
TRACK OF THE DAY!


City Paper 2002 Music Awards
Best Folk Performer/Group Nominee


Check out all the reviews at Garageband.com


www.onlinetv.com
"Sexy acoutstic rocker takes her smooth voice and stunning chord changes to the famous CBGB Gallery stage"

With her band and electrified, this tight trio brings her songs to life. In the intimate setting of the famous Gallery in the East Village, Christine sits on the brink of breaking out. All she needs is to be heard and you will fall in love



Blockbuster MP3 2001 Awards
Favorite Female Artist Rock: Christine Havrilla!
Click above to listen to all of this years winners who include Faith Hill, O-Town, Q-Tip, and more...



Creative Loafing , Altlata GA.

CHRISTINE HAVRILLA - Making her Atlanta debut, Pennsylvania-based Havrilla cuts through the murky singer-songwriter waters with a more sophisticated compositional vision, far removed from the disappointing good-voice-simplistic-strum-along formula. The alternate-tuning arrangements and full-band sensibilities of her sophomore release Some Other Thing give the feeling that she's from the rare but appreciated 'player first, folk singer second' school of folk rock. Eddie's Attic. (Matthew Hutchinson)

FreeAudioPlayer

"Spotlight Artist April 2000"


Washingtom Post

CHRISTINE HAVRILLA
"Some Other Thing"
Boxrilla

By Mike Joyce

Friday, May 14, 1999; Page N16

Singer-songwriter Christine Havrilla's "Some Other Thing" is one of those rare self-financed CDs that sounds fully realized. The 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.

Like a lot of young tunesmiths, Havrilla is drawn to songs about relationships, but she's far more adept than most when it comes to exploring emotional complexities without sounding self-absorbed. "Price of Love," "Set Me Free," "Letter" and other meditations on romance derive much of their appeal from the way Havrilla poses fundamental questions in tuneful and telling ways. Her voice, which occasionally suggests the influence of Bonnie Raitt, is strong and soulful, but more than anything else it's the impressive level of songwriting that ultimately turns "Some Other Thing" into something special.

Appearing Saturday at the Metro Cafe with Sam Spencer

© Copyright 1999 The Washington Post Company


Singer-Songwriter Christine Havrilla delivers a pleasant and modern-sounding disc of diverse and appealing tunes with her sophomore effort, "Some Other Thing". Each song offers up a shifting balance of folk and rock showcasing a strong voice and a wide range of emotions. A five piece backing band supplies a strong and sympathetic foundation that never gets in the way of her voice of the essence of each tune and i particularly liked the drumming throughout. Unlike so many of today's "cutesy pie" female artists, Christine Havrilla doesn't wear her influences on her sleeve and has crafted a sound that is at once familiar and original...making for a very pleasurable listening experience that breaks the mold and is actually, some other thing entirely.

-MusicHead Magazine

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