Lovebettie, Nalani & Sarina, Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz – Tickets – World Cafe Live – Wilmington – Wilmington, DE – December 16th, 2016

Lovebettie, Nalani & Sarina, Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz

The Ladybug Festival Presents:

Lovebettie, Nalani & Sarina, Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz

Noelle Picara, Prima Donna

Fri · December 16, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

World Cafe Live - Wilmington

$20 + Fees

This event is all ages

Balcony tickets are subject to a premium service fee that will be applied at checkout.

The Ladybug Festival Presents
The Ladybug Festival Presents
The Ladybug Festival is an annual event held in downtown Wilmington celebrating women in music. The event drew 7,000 attendees this year and is growing at such a fast pace that organizers have decided to put together this event featuring some of the festival favorites on the beautiful main stage at World Cafe Live at the Queen. This event is triple headlined by Pittsburgh’s “Pioneers of Swagger Rock” Lovebettie, New Jersey darlings Nalani & Sarina with their full band, and Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz. Supporting acts are Noelle Picara with her band, and Prima Donna.
Lovebettie
Do you Lovebettie?

Named “Pittsburgh’s Hottest Band” by Microsoft Windows, the Pittsburgh based pioneers of “Swagger Rock” attract fans from all walks of life with their neo-soul, rock-pop mash up. This genre-bending refreshing new take on modern rock has landed the band an onslaught of mass media exposure, major radio circulation, and a resounding buzz within the music industry.
NALANI & SARINA
Introducing Nalani and Sarina Bolton.
Born to folk-music-loving parents, Nalani and Sarina attended concerts and sing-a-longs “in the womb,” eventually joining in vocally themselves at about age five. Their formal classical piano training began a year later. Mother Bolton made sure their informal music education included all the great —songwriters Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen as well as the Beatles and Alanis Morissette. Sarina recalls: “I told my mom that I fell asleep thinking about music and woke up thinking about it too. I think that’s when she knew she was in trouble.” Songwriting, which became their greatest passion, followed soon after. “It’s my therapy,” says Sarina, “it’s the best way I have of expressing my emotions.” Adds Nalani, “If our songs can have a positive effect on someone, make them feel not so alone, then that’s what makes us want to keep writing songs.”

For the past three years they have been performing original material throughout the Northeast—in places such as World Café Live (both Philadelphia and Wilmington), Milkboy, Godfrey Daniels, John & Peters, Steel City, Burlap and Bean (all in PA), the Bitter End (NYC), the Stone Pony (NJ), and the Fez (CT); as well as a number of college campuses including Rutgers, Rowan, Montclair, and Loyola (MD). They’ve also been featured in a variety of music festivals including Ladybug Festival, Bethlehem’s Musikfest, Cape May’s Singer/Songwriter Festival, and Black Potato Festival. On radio, their song “Start All Over” was selected as WXPN’s Philly Local Pick of the Day, and they have twice been featured guests on the Sirius XM program “Kick out the Jams” hosted by legendary music critic, Dave Marsh. In January 2014, Nalani & Sarina released their first full-length album, “Lessons Learned.” Designed to present them to a wider audience, it features 14 of their original songs, produced by Greg Drew and Julian Herzfeld. Critic for NPR, David Bianculli says, “The songs on their debut CD all seem to have hooks, and both the musicianship and recording quality of Lessons Learned are impressively, surprisingly high.” In addition to Nalani & Sarina’s playing and singing, the album features the considerable talents of some of NYC’s finest musicians – Will Lee (bass), Joe Bonadio (drums), and Tommy Mandel (keys), Leni Stern (guitar) and Tom ‘Bones’ Malone (horns). Says Nalani: “Music means everything to me. Why would I not want to do it as a career?”
While Nalani and Sarina have all the requisite attributes for a successful modern pop career—beauty, charm, intelligence—there’s much, much more. As Nalani puts it, “We didn’t take all those lessons and spend all those hours practicing so we could lip-sync to pre-recorded tracks.” Sarina says, “I can’t remember NOT singing! We just want to be on stage and perform for everyone as long as we can.” Meaningful songs, tastefully played and soulfully sung with amazing harmonies—all wrapped up in a contemporary package. Celebrated music critic, Dave Marsh, sums it up best: “To see and hear them now, it’s hard to believe they might not always be this cute and fresh, but listen to their music a bit closer and you’ll realize they won’t have to be.” Sometimes the over-used superlatives are true: Unique. Special. Nalani & Sarina.
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.
Noelle Picara
“Picara is able to masterfully mesh beauty with death” – Andre Lamar, Hockessin Community News

Hard Rock Piano. Tori Amos and Amanda Palmer in a horror movie. “Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair / and eat men like air.”

Music for thinking, feeling creatures who want to stare in the face the things that make most people look away. For button pushers, lovers of mythology, feminists, humanists, and seekers of light in the darkness.

Noelle Picara is a rock pianist, singer/songwriter, and CSA survivor from Wilmington, Delaware. She performs locally at venues such as WXPN’s World Cafe Live, The Legendary Dobbs, the Chris White Gallery, Film Brothers Co-Op, and at events such as the Ladybug Festival, Millienium Music, and Cape May’s Singer-Songwriter conference. She is currently promoting her new album, “My Own Frankenstein,” recorded at Seventh Wave Studios, featuring Brian Viglione on drums (Dresden Dolls, Violent Femmes). In 2014 she performed Tori Amos’ entire Little Earthquakes album as a benefit concert for SOAR (survivors of abuse in recovery).

In her other lives, Noelle has studied classical music, creative writing at the Kerouac School, lived in Germany for 7 years as an Air Force spouse, and taught thousands of students in the areas of music, theater, writing, and dance. She probably takes herself way too seriously. To make her laugh, please send her pictures of little children wearing mustaches.
Prima Donna
Prima Donna is a female fronted alternative pop/rock band from the Philadelphia area. The band features the song writing, guitar playing of twin sisters Gina and Tina, lead vocalist Meg, Sunny Dee on drums and Tawana -percussionst.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live - Wilmington
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
http://queen.worldcafelive.com/