GRGR is Proud of our Fierce Femme Collette Maclafferty Standing up for Woman Everywhere!
Proving once again Girls Rock & Girls Rule!
Singer sued for $10M & branded as “too old & ugly” makes a come back.
What started out as a $75 gig to sing in a P!NK tribute band lead to Collette McLafferty (41) being sued for $10M and almost ended her career. She overcame with a new video covering P!NK’s Perfect (with 20,000 views on Facebook) and her first solo album “42” being released on her 42nd birthday, 11/23. She also found a calling for both legal reform and ageism activism, calling for all women to “feel no shame.”
It continues to thrill me every time I come across another Fierce Femme who is ruling the drums with skill, style and power to match any of their male couter-parts. Recently on a visit to my home town of NYC I went to a show coordinated by GRGR’s very own Rew (of Rew & Who) and had the pleasure to catch on the rise NY band: Blue Movie! The entire ensemble really rocked it, super tight, great sound, and not bad to look at either and was happy to see two ladies as core members of the band, Daniela Viteritti on bass and Lisa Foederer on drums. Lisa was a real standout for me holding it down without holding back and I knew we had to spread the word and feature her as a GRGR Fierce Femme. So our lovely Rew interviewed her to get you all the inside scoop for you! Enjoy!
Who they Are : Comprised of a few groups, Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons is like a matryoshka doll, stacking and traveling and growing in number. “It’s funny because I have one rock band and one female trio,” says Lorraine Leckie who also performs solo. The female trio consists of a violinist, a guitarist (Leckie) and a bass player; while the other ‘Demons’ play your average band instruments in a distinguished way. Previously working in another art form, Lorraine Leckie was a make-up artist that decided to pick up a …
?Who they are: Beki Brindle-Scala – Lead Guitarist from Warner/Reprise Grace Pool, Windopane and Ireland’s Mary Stokes Blues Band
Victoria Levy – Vocalist/Guitarist, previous member of Slick Idiot (KMFDM)
Beki and Victoria combined forces to create this kick ass, High Energy, Rockin’ Blues Band bent on Mod Era Pop Powerhouse!
??What they sound like: Psychedelic Blues and Mod Pop with songs that stay with you all day. Female vocals that blend like John and Paul, Roots Rhythms and soaring leads make this group a modern Classic! Ranging from Deep emotion to exploding humor, …
Who they Are: “These days, Elliott can be found wowing audiences as part of the female-fronted NYC/NJ-based Garage Rock, Punk Blues power trio Tara Elliott and The Red Velvets, a down-and-dirty combo whose raw sound and red-hot energy recall the days when trash rockers like the New York Dolls and their musical offspring prowled the streets of New York City.” -Alex Biese, Associate Producer of Asbury Park Press Metromix . The Red Velvets are comprised of Jeff Phillips: a titanium-legged rock n’ roll superhero on lead bass, backup vocals and …
Who They Are: Singer Lani Ford (vocals/bass) started Stark in 2003. For the past year and a half, Ford’s been playing out with Joe Hogan (guitar) and Eric Robel (drums).
What they Sound Like: Hard ’70s-influenced original rock from New York City’s underbelly, reminiscent of Blondie, The Ramones, The Pretenders and Thin Lizzy.
Why They’re Hot: STARK is a fun band that is serious about rocking out! With great licks and danceable, sing-along lyrics that make you blush or empower you, Ford brings dark comedy and her own style of hillbilly poetic …
Who They Are: G-Spot is fronted by sexy siren Gail Silverman who juxtaposes sass and wit with naked vulnerability. Gail’s inner magnetism, enlightenment, passion and wrath truly deliver unparalleled pleasure.
What They Sound Like: Think early No Doubt meets The Donnas, but with an attitude and an edge reminiscent of rock divas such as Joan Jett and Janis Joplin.
Why They’re Hot: This band’s sexy raw energy makes ‘em a MUST SEE—a hi-fi, wild roller coaster ride that takes you from one peak to the next, leaving the listener wanting more, more, …
Who She is: The singer-songwriter, born 24 years ago during a blizzard on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona, has an original, honest voice and connects directly on an emotional level with her listeners. Her music springs organically from that fertile loam where American Folk Music intersects with American rock and roll.
What She Sounds Like: Ani Difranco, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, The Cranberries and 10000 Maniacs
Why She’s Hott: Alycea’s raw vocals and thought-provoking lyrics glides across boarders and genres. A singer and writer of music in English, …
Who they Are: The bloodiest punk band in New York City, who came together in 06/06/2006. Bloody Mary is the hardest hitting drummer in all the land. Paul Mastiff is the solid rock backbone of the band with his inspiring riffs. Dani Nadz is the New and mysterious bassist. Hint: Dani is also in another high profile punk band. ChasTITTY Chace is their Front Bitch Extraordinaire, in charge of a bunch of the lewd behavior, spitting filthy lyrics, forgetting filthy lyrics and falling down.
What they Sound Like: Hard-rock riffs with …