Parade of Shoes: Melanie Krahmer of Sirsy

May 26th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg
Parade of Shoes: Melanie Krahmer

Melanie Krahmer of Sirsy, Hats Off Music Festival, July 25, 2010

Photograph by Timothy Reidy

Drummer-vocalist-flutist-and-more Melanie Krahmer and her Sirsy bandmate Rich Libutti will step into the spotlight this holiday weekend for a show at Flavours in Pittsfield at 10pm on Friday, as well as a holiday happy hour happening at Beamers in Glens Falls at 6pm on Sunday.


Five Firsts: Melanie Krahmer of Sirsy

November 9th, 2009, 2:27 pm by Greg

melanieKrahmerNAME: Melanie Krahmer
INSTRUMENT: lead vocals, drums, flute, melodica and bass parts on a keyboard played with a drum stick

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Well, I used to think I was going to marry Elvis when I was 4. (I didn’t know he was dead because, well, he was on tv). And, the Beatles are my all-time favorite band. However, my parents owned pretty much everything that Elvis or the Beatles ever released. So, I don’t know if I officially bought any of these for myself. Once I started earning an allowance and being able to buy my own stuff – hmm … I think it was Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Van Halen/Alice in Chains


4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … Something from the musical version of “Alice in Wonderland.” I was Alice in my fourth grade play.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … My dad’s band. I can’t remember what they were called at the time (they changed their name a lot). I couldn’t perform at some of the shows because I wasn’t old enough to get into the club.

Melanie Krahmer and her Sirsy bandmate Rich Libutti will be opening for Train at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Wednesday (November 11), and they’ll be headlining at Savannah’s in Albany on Saturday (November 14).

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