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SIRSY, the "little band" with a "big sound" takes over Lena's stage for a unique stripped down/revved up acoustic-electric show.

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Sunday, Jan 21, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



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It’s hard to imagine a sound this big coming from just two people. Local favorites SIRSY perform compelling and soulful original indie pop rock songs with charming intensity. The band is fronted by charismatic vocalist/drummer/pianist/flautist Melanie Krahmer and her guitarist/bassist husband Rich Libutti. They write honest, engaging songs that are instantly relatable and catchy. Krahmer’s vocals are sultry and seductive, but also a bit raspy and rocking – often with a little bit of a tongue-in-cheek tone, as if she’s singing with a wink. The Times Union hails Krahmer as “one of the most powerful and flexible voices you’ll ever hear” with “clever, smart songs that have more hooks than a tackle box.” The Houston Music Blog raves, “It’s edgy-feel-good music that’s fun to watch.” The Boston Globe calls SIRSY the “little band” with a “big sound.” 

At live shows, Krahmer also plays piano, flute, melodica – and when she’s rocking the drums, she plays bass parts on a keyboard with her drumstick. Libutti is a talented bassist and guitarist and plays a road worn and well-loved Rickenbacker guitar through a pedal board full of vintage effects. Live, Libutti also plays bass on a pedalboard with his feet. So, these multi-instrumentalists manage to sound like a full band, despite there being just two of them. And somehow, they do it all with big smiles on their faces. It’s clear they love what they do. And that love is contagious when you see them live. You can’t help smiling along with them. Their energetic show often includes stories from the road, laughter, dance parties – and yes – even Libutti’s nerdy Star Wars jokes. Every show is a celebration for this couple who cheer each other on through all the ups and downs life can throw at them. Join this power couple for a SIRSY show and celebrate along with them!

SIRSY performs a very special one of a kind show at Caffè Lena that includes very intimate stripped down acoustic versions of their songs -- as well as full on electric rock and roll versions!