Sydney Riley with blue hair singing.

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Sydney Riley is a singer-songwriter from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, currently residing in Midland, Ontario. Compared to both P!nk and Adele, with the musicality of Florence + the Machine, her thundering vocals, combined with heartfelt and emotionally-charged lyrics, pull from Folk, Rock, and Alternative music. Her introspective thought process, coupled with captivating visual imagery, is captured in Sydney’s latest single “Windowside Garden”. Exploring a complicated relationship that many people experience, Sydney creates a space that acknowledges moments doubt and pain. Now focusing on her songwriting and virtual collaborations with others, she is gearing up to hit the ground running once COVID-19 resolves and live performance is safe to resume.

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Sydney Riley is a singer-songwriter from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, currently residing in Midland, Ontario. Compared to both P!nk and Adele, with the musicality of Florence + the Machine, her thundering vocals, combined with heartfelt and emotionally-charged lyrics, pull from Folk, Rock, and Alternative music.

 

Her introspective thought process, coupled with captivating visual imagery, is captured in Sydney’s recent single “Windowside Garden" (August 2021). Exploring a complicated relationship that many people experience, Sydney creates a space that acknowledges moments doubt and pain; “When writing this song I was thinking about how so many people find themselves in relationships that have a lot more take than give. Sometimes it feels like when you take a plant home with you just to let it die because you don't know how to take care of it. I tried to explore the idea that a lack of communication can be detrimental to any relationship, romantic or not.”

Pre-dating COVID-19, Sydney has travelled across central Ontario, performing at events such as Georgian Triangle Music Fest, Kempenfest, the Collingwood Art Crawl. Through the Emerging Artist program with the Ontario Musicians Co-operative Inc., including a Program Coordinator position in Summer 2020, Sydney has performed 50+ shows in downtown communities each year, engaging with local patrons and residents, as well as having original music highlighted in the county-wide Emerging Artists Showcase Tour.

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“Sydney’s energy on stage sets her apart, and her unwavering work ethic and desire to learn drives her passion and commitment to her craft.”

Tori Hathaway, Artistic Director, Ontario Musicians Co-operative Inc.

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Great local artist, very professional, also very accommodating when booking and scheduling. A pleasure to work with!

Shawn Crozier, Organizer, Georgian Triangle Music Festival

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