SIRENS OF SPRING TOUR to embrace it’s 5th Year!
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, and listeners will be treated to a night of engaging performances from Baltimore based Mama’s Black Sheep, Philadelphia based Christine Havrilla, and Special Guests Baltimore based Naked Blue! The SIRENS OF SPRING TOUR is a 24-day, 17-city tour featuring female singer-songwriters. Now in its fifth year, SIRENS OF SPRING started as a co-bill tour with Mama’s Black Sheep & Christine Havrilla, and has now grown to include other artists in select cities along the way.
Mama’s Black Sheep
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
Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally and utilizing 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). 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.”
Drawing from the Americana tradition and firmly grounded with a pleasing pop sensibility, the performing songwriter team, Jen and Scott Smith, and their band, Naked Blue, have become a mainstay on the folk/pop scene. They quit their day jobs in 1991 and have been writing, recording & performing since, with 6 full length albums and performances in 6 countries. Scott & Jen’s obvious joy & camaraderie on stage together and easy rapport with their audience are the backdrop to their trademark performance, defined by Jen’s instantly recognizable smoky & vulnerable voice and Scott’s passionate and impeccable guitar work.
Naked Blue’s music has been featured in film & television spots on The Young & the Restless, Brooklyn South, Jack & Jill, That’s Life, America’s Top Model, Mein Leben & Ich and in the films The Girl Next Door, About Sarah, June, Sex Drugs & Democracy, The Smokers and Second to Die.