"Little Band. Big Sound."
— Boston Globe, Boston, MA 

"Krahmer has one of most powerful and flexible voices you'll ever hear, and their clever, smart songs have more hooks than a tackle box."

— Times Union, Albany NY / 2012

"Upstate New York Rockers Sirsy and their cool rotoscoped video pulled out a convincing win..." 
(SIRSY wins MTV contest and "Lionheart" video is added to regular rotation on MTVu!)

"SIRSY wows crowds at over 250 shows per year nationally."
— Relix Magazine  / Worldwide 

"Sirsy is Rocking two-piece comprised of Melanie -- like Meg White, but can actually play the drums and sing -- and Rich who Rocks the guitar. Sirsy has great songs and they put on an amazing show -- every time!"
— Amber Miller/ WEQX 102.7FM

"This band has the edge and depth that has marked the great ones which have transformed generations. Melanie's soulful voice and explosive energy creates an experience that one will not soon forget."

— Peter M. Thall, Entertainment Attorney, 
     The Law Offices of Peter M. Thall / New York, NY 
*Mr. Thall has represented many of the world's greatest artists from Simon & Garfunkel to Barry Manilow, Hall & Oates, ABBA, The Average White Band, The Cars, Foreigner, Pat Benatar and innumerable other bands, producers of such artists as Billy Joel, Hole, Weezer, Nada Serf, D Generation, Will Smith, Boyzone and Hansen and singer/songwriters from Ric Ocasek to James Taylor & more...

"This ain’t your run-of-the-mill indie band folks. Sirsy offers up a veritable soup of ardent originality. Krahmer casts her lyrical and vocal spell with a voice that is a standout among wannabes in today’s radio drivel. Bursting and belting out emotion and substance, she can be the queen of ‘in the groove’ rocking or be simple and delicate. The band shines in comparison to the stock inventory of what is commercially available. Originality starts from the top down and with Sirsy it doesn’t stop at the depth and insight of the music and lyrics. The performance is stellar...bringing the listener back to emotions that one might not want to revisit, but the beauty of Melanie’s voice and the invitation of the music whisper, "it’s okay." Emotional, original, rock with a singer who gives major label releases a run for their money. Take notice, this is one indie band with the clout, talent and know-how to make great records and groove its way to musician nirvana."
— J. Schaefer, Aftertaste Magazine

"... one of the most dynamic and original sounds in rock and roll...a band that has transcended their own art to become nothing short of iconic. 5 stars (out of 5)."
— Wildy's World (CD Review of Revolution / Aug 2008)

"Every track is perfection.... I could play the whole album on the radio. The vocals of Melanie Krahmer range from a sensual low growl to a high pitched falsetto. Excellent! Awesome! Incredible!" 

—Annette Warner GoGirlsMusic,com

"Sirsy showed chops and brass.  The seasoned touring band with half a dozen CDs in its canon ruled the packed crowd. (Review for: Medusafest, CBGBs, NYC)
— Kathleen Warnock, ROCKRGRL MAGAZINE
     Issue 57 (Fall 2005) 

"Sirsy was one of the first groups to take part in our Localeyez program and judging by the positive response we've had from our consumers we are confident that Sirsy has a great future."
— Mark Hogan, Vice President of Marketing for Trans World
     Entertainment / Albany, NY (Dec 2002)

"Opening for Collective Soul was the well-regarded Sirsy. Fronted by Melanie Krahmer, who is blessed with a stunning voice. Krahmer has a terrific growl and she also doubles on flute which gave Sirsy's songs a mysterious quality that demanded a listener's attention."
—Dave Windsheimer, Recorder, Albany/Upstate, NY (April 2005)

"Errr, wow. I mean, WOW! While their music is radio friendly, and their looks are eye-friendly, the material is actually really good. Like pop songs used to be before MTV. They have a sizeable fanbase as evidenced by the sell out at the Tribeca show... go see them!
— Pete Harris, Indie Sounds NY/ NYC

"Sirsy, an Albany based pop band has taken the Northeast by storm! Their marketing skills as amazing as they are, however, are toppled in comparison by the amount of heart, soul, and passion they have pouring through their music. At this year's Bamboozle Festival, make sirsy a band on your must-see list!"
—Peter Kakouriotis, Aquarian, NJ & NYC (April 2005)

"The amazing sirsy.You can tell anyone you want, I'm a big SIRSY fan." 
—Patti Rothberg, EMI Recording Artist/ NYC 

"Sirsy reminds me why I love music."
—Arthur Gonick, WSPN 91.1FM 

"On Ruby, they're tighter and more focused than ever. It's no surprise that Ruby debuted in the Top 10. Vicious guitar work frames the super-sexy vocals of lead gal Melanie Krahmer. She's Sirsy's trump card, and her performance here is stunning. Krahmer has the lungs of a teenage athlete and the growl of a sixty-something blues singer."
—Ethan Covey, Music Editor, Seven Days Newspaper / Burlington, VT 

"...gorgeous...great pop songs...classy and quirky enough to capture the ears of college radio listeners all over the continent... catchy without being hackneyed. It’s rare that I get the opportunity to hear superior slow songs that don’t sound artificial and simulated. Sirsy is a substantial, air-tight assemblage of some of the finest funk-based, urban pop I’ve had the 
pleasure to experience."
—Pete Knapp, President, Shut Eye Records / Atlanta, GA 

"Ruby is a perfect example of what an album should sound like. Each song is a work of art and Melanie’s voice tells a story each time she graces the stage."
— Erin P. Capuano, Publisher, Lilith's Child Webzine / 
Focused on   Women in Music /  (May 2005)

"I liked the Sirsy stuff. From what I heard, they definitely have the talent to go all the way."
— Rob Hotchkiss (guitarist) of the band TRAIN (Nov 2002)

SIRSY'S (Live Version) of "WISHLESS" NAMED BEST SONG OF 2002! 
"If there was a 'Most Likely to Succeed' award, this band would win it hands down. Melanie Krahmer's vocals are searing and sultry, the band tight and complementary. Radio friendly, video friendly, and so, so pleasing on the ears. Go Sirsy!" 
—Andy Gallo, Crumbs Radio / Web Radio (Jan 2003)

"Sirsy is one of the most professional bands in the business. Four very talented musicians who have written a catalog of great material and deliver a live performance that’s both fun and energetic, and is able to appeal to the masses like no other band I know."
—Dan Goodspeed, Rkstar.com / Indie Band Web Site (July 2002)

"Sirsy has an uncanny knack for handling well-worn song themes in an original way. These diversified players and their gifted female vocalist incorporate a wide array of influences without ever sounding derivative."
—Audiogalaxy.com / Indie Band Web Site (2000)

"...a unique sound, talented musicians a lot of energy... more apt to fill an arena rather than a bar. There is no telling how many shows Sirsy has left in the Crystal City. Not because they'll quit their marathon touring, but because they'll be at the Beacon Theater in New York City instead.” 
—Jon Methven, The Leader / Corning, NY (Aug 2002)

"Hands down... One of the best live acts you will ever see!"

—Jeff Maynard, Ri Ra Music Club / Charlotte, NC (2004)

"...moody, passionate songs filled with hooks and tasty musicianship. You need to hear sirsy to be able to say you knew them when!"
—Corley Roberts, President, FABU Records / Nashville, TN (Aug 2000)



"Best Local Band of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009: SIRSY".
—Times Union, Reader's Poll / Albany & Upstate, NY 
—Metroland Magazine / Albany & Upstate, NY 

"Best Concert of 2004: SIRSY at LARKFEST". (Dave Matthew's Band finished at #3).
"Best Singer/Songwriter of 2004: Melanie Krahmer of sirsy"
—Times Union, Readers' Poll / Albany & Upstate, NY (2004)

"Best Local Act of 2003: SIRSY".
"Best Concert in the Past Year: #1 Dave Matthews Band at SPAC, #2 Bon Jovi at the Pepsi Arena, #3 SIRSY at E.O'Dwyer's."
—Times Union, Readers' Poll / Albany & Upstate, NY (2003)

"In the Albany, NY area... the most talented is a band called Sirsy." 
—Rate Your Music.com / Indie Band Web Site (Aug 2002)

"Of the more than 400 bands in the Capital Region less than a dozen local groups can be considered buzzworthy...Sirsy...has earned its buzz."
—Michael Lisi, Sunday Gazette / Schenectady, NY (June 2002)

"Helmed by the sensually throaty singer Melanie Krahmer, Sirsy have been creating a buzz,as the hard-working funk-pop ensemble’s daunting schedule has earned them a large helping of fans... recently, won CBGB’s Battle of the Bands."
—Metroland Magazine / Albany & Upstate NY (Nov 2002)

"...passion, stage presence, and glaring potential...Sirsy is bigger than many might think." 
—Chris Riale, Albany Student Press, SUNY Albany / 
    Albany, NY (Nov 2002)

"...hook-laden punch... a band coming into its own...play off each other effortlessly... vocalist Melanie Krahmer- the main attraction in the band, has a voice capable of both a lion's roar  and a floaty whisper. The instrumentalists wisely leave plenty of aural space to be filled with Krahmer's soulful moan. The songs...manage to sound familiar and radio-friendly...shimmering guitar licks, rattling percussion; Krahmer's vocals alternate between a seductive croon and a cathartic release the band manages to mix funk and pop into an infectious groove... this outfit is uniquely talented especially Krahmer. Sirsy are collectively more skillful than a fair number of artists who've found themselves in the modern pop-rock spotlight." 
— Ethan Covey, Music Editor, Seven Days Newspaper / 
     Burlington, VT (April 2002)

"...the band puts in 12 tight performances on 'At This Time (Live)'. Singer Melanie Krahmer has a vocal versatility, waxing by turns soulful, angelic and downright bitchy while staying in command of the audience. Given the live crowd’s enthusiastic response, you can imagine Sirsy might be best appreciated live." 
— Colin Clary, Seven Days Newspaper / Burlington, VT (Jan 03)

"....a lot of heart and the most effectively realized arrangements to emerge from an area studio in recent memory... Melanie Krahmer’s robust, attitudinal vocals are immediately arresting, the guitar and bass work is as nimble and professional as Krahmer’s singing. All the individual elements are tasty, from Krahmer’s ballsy belting and occasional flute solos to the solid rhythm provided by Libutti (on bass)."
—Peter Hanson, Metroland / Albany & Upstate, NY (Feb 2001)

"Sirsy is hot, and with each passing day sultry singer Melanie Krahmer is looking more and more like the girl most likely to succeed. ...a funkified, grrl-powered modern rock power house with a mature batch of songs and a combo tightened by plenty of live work."
—Michael Eck, Albany2Go.com/ Albany & Upstate, NY (Feb 03)