XPN Welcomes June Rich with Christine Havrilla -  One night only!

XPN Welcomes June Rich with Christine Havrilla - One night only!

Christine Havrilla

Jun 20 2015 · Sat

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$20 Adv/ $25 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

June Rich
June Rich
June Rich was formed in 1993 by singer-songwriter-acoustic guitarists Vanida Gail and Jackie Murphy. They met at a party in Philadelphia in 1992 and then moved to Crested Butte, Colorado to focus on songwriting and to establish themselves as original artists. The band was completed upon their return to Philadelphia in 1994 with the additions of Garry Lee on bass, Allen James on electric guitar and Ronny Crawford on drums and percussion. The combination of Gail’s soulful voice and Murphy’s elegant and enchanting voice, along with a top notch band, led to their popularity. The racially diverse band performed a variety of mostly original songs by Gail and Murphy. Their music was a melange of folk, blues, rock, pop and country which appealed to a wide audience. In less than a year, June Rich was selling out venues including their home base, the Grape Street Pub in the Manayunk section of Philadlephia where they had a weekly residency. Upon the release of their debut eponymous CD in 1995, they got a tremendous amount of airplay and support from Philadelphia’s non-commercial Triple A radio station WXPN, as well as on numerous other stations around the country. They were also voted Best Band in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine.

The band went on to release Rain in 1997 and they continued to tour, performing at major festivals and venues around the country. They disbanded in 1998.
Christine Havrilla
Christine Havrilla

Christine 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 Philly area and frequenting such venues as Tin Angel, World Café Live, Steel City, Godfrey Daniels, Jammin’ Java, Burlap and Bean, Triumph Brewing Company, Rockwood Music Hall, Club Passim, to name a few.

Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty that listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing. 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.”

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) and She Wired’s Top Ten Albums of the Year! Christine was nominated for About.com's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards, awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”, and is called "...raw, simple, wonderful!" by Curve Magazine. Inessa at 101.9 KINK.FM calls Gypsy Fuzz "Yet another fun late-year discover!" Michaela Majoun at 88.5 WXPN applauds her "terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!” These Live Sessions help re-introduce the energetic musical career of Christine back to the east coast and beyond!
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003