Five Firsts: Christine Ohlman of Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

April 17th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg
Christine Ohlman

Christine Ohlman

NAME: Christine Ohlman
BAND AFFILIATION: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, lead vocals, bandleader, songwriter

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WASThe Rolling Stones: England’s Newest Hitmakers

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The Beatles at Shea Stadium

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Guitar, 1966 Fender Mustang, Candy Apple Red

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS …”Let Me Go Lover” at about the age of five…

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The Wrongh Black Bag (with an “h” on “Wrongh”) on Mainstream Records out of NYC. The B-side of our 45 was re-issued in the UK this year. Who would have ever thought?

Best known as the blond, bee-hived, longtime vocalist in the “Saturday Night Live” Band, Christine Ohlman and her band Rebel Montez make their Caffe Lena debut in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Friday (April 19). Tickets are $20 in advance; $22 at the door.