Women’s Way Benefit Concert
Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz, Adrien Reju, Barnaby Bright, Teri Rambo
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
This event is all ages
Women’s Way Benefit Concert
Benefit concert for WOMEN'S WAY (www.womensway.org), a catalyst for change with three programs impacting women, girls, and families in our region: advocacy, grantmaking, and public education.
6:00 The Wounded Healers
6:45 Barnaby Bright
7:45 Adrien Reju
8:45 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. Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine states, “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.“ 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. 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 is listed with Takamine Guitar’s Worldwide Artists, was a featured Artist for American Musical Supply’s Singer/Songwriter Month (Feb 2015), nominated for About.com's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards & awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”. She was also My Rural Radio’s Artist of the Month for February 2015, 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 discover!" Christine has shared the stage with acts like Brandi Carlile, Chely Wright, & Jeffrey Gaines. Michaela Majoun at 88.5 WXPN applauds her "terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!” Christine’s current project is a series of “Live Session” volumes recorded in 2014 and 2015, with Vol. 1- The Creamery Sessions, Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions, and Vol. 3- The Old Church Sessions now available.
Lucky Ones, produced by Jack Dishel (Only Son, The Moldy Peaches, Regina Spektor), is the sophomore effort from New York-based singer and songwriter Adrien Reju. The new album is a departure from the folk vibe of her debut release A Million Hearts and shows evolution and growth from the artist with its edgier pop sound, orchestral arrangements, and retro-rock backbeat drums, offering something fresh for dedicated fans and new listeners.
When negotiations with a NYC-based independent record label broke down due to differences, Reju sought out PledgeMusic, a Kickstarter-like fundraising platform, to help her release the new album. To launch the campaign, Reju and producer Jack Dishel, who bonded over their love for comedy, together created a comedic sketch short film entitled "The Mysterious Producer." The success of the campaign was notable, raising over 125% of its target from supporters in the United States and as far afield as the United Kingdom and Germany. Matt Connor of PledgeMusic took notice of the new album, saying, "the compelling mix places Reju firmly alongside today's most celebrated female pop songwriters."
Her music has received accolades from the New York SongCircle, awards from 100% Music Songwriting Contest, a Top 10 Songwriter listing by CBS Philly, and soundtrack appearances, including the opening credits of Hallmark Movie Channel's "Flower Girl."
Brooklyn-based indie folk rock duo Barnaby Bright, have garnered high accolades for their lyrically captivating and impeccably balanced songwriting and sound. The ying to each other's yang, Becky's angelic voice enchants audiences, while Nathan's brilliant mastery of multiple instruments and writing styles guides the songs down their path. Finalists in the prestigious New York Song Circle Contest for two years in a row, Barnaby Bright was awarded the Grand Prize, winners in November 2010 for their song, "Don't Look Down."
Between Nathan's bachelor degree in saxophone performance and jazz composition from Berklee College of Music as well as a Masters of Recording from The Conservatory of the Recording Arts & Sciences in Tempe, Arizona and Becky's degree in vocal performance, it's no surprise the married duo wrote and self-produced their first album, "Wake The Hero," garnering accolades such as being highlighted as an "Emerging Artist" at the legendary Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in July 2010. Their music has been featured on ER, Days of Our Lives, and Roadtrip Nation, and the catchy, melodic "If I Came Back As a Song" placed third in 2007's International Song-Writing Competition, whose panel of judges including Tom Waits.
A positive, gracious attitude lures audiences from all over the world into a Barnaby Bright performance, captivated not only by the gorgeous melodies they produce but also by the simplistic spirit of two musicians who truly love their art as much as they love each other. They have toured all over the US in addition to completing two successful month-long European tours, dazzling fans with unique instrumentation, powerful harmonies, intelligent lyrics, and genuine warmth on stage. Inspired by literature, life, human behavior, and a hint of fantasy, Barnaby Bright is a classic vision of timeless indie folk rock in all its glory.
Their first Mishara Music recording will release in May 2011 – a six cut EP, including both award winning songs from "Wake The Hero" and two new songs - "Reverend's Son and the first radio track "Gravity".
Part confessor, part philosopher and all heart, Teri Rambo tells the slightly uncomfortable/entirely beautiful stories of human vulnerability and desire. Behind her shy smile and stop-look-and-listen voice, there is a bittersweet transparency, a disarming sincerity and a wink of good humor.
Ms. Rambo has shared the stage with two of her personal heroes: Livingston Taylor and Jane Siberry. Her song Say Something won an Honorable Mention in the 2012 New England Songwriting Competition. Among various Philadelphia theater projects, Teri's distinct vocal sound was featured in the Wilma Theater's Barrymore award-winning production of In the Next Room or the vibrator play (2011).
Teri's first album, to be released later this year by Little Spiders Studio in Phoenixville PA, is a compilation of two decades of original writing
All Upstairs tickets are General Admission. Dining is available at World Cafe Live. Reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant; we recommend scheduling a reservation time 1½ to 2 hours before show time. For more information and to see menus, please read the Restaurant Info and Dining FAQ.
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