Sydney Riley with blue hair singing.

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Sydney Riley is a singer-songwriter from Wasaga Beach, 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 6-song release “Water”.

"Growing up on the beach, I've always felt connected to the waves in a way - they can be a strong source of joy, and also danger. 'Water' captures the need to ride the highs in life, while acknowledging the lows and finding the tools you need to weather a storm."

"Water" explores themes of loss, relationships, and the struggle we all have to find ourselves.

While Sydney has been focusing on virtual collaborations during lockdowns, she has also been performing when safe to do so. Her pickup band, named “The Bog Bodies”, debuted at her Queens Hotel performance in Barrie, Ontario in October 2021. 

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Sydney Riley is a singer-songwriter from Wasaga Beach, 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 6-song release “Water”.

"Growing up on the beach, I've always felt connected to the waves in a way - they can be a strong source of joy, and also danger. 'Water' captures the need to ride the highs in life, while acknowledging the lows and finding the tools you need to weather a storm."

"Water" explores themes of loss, relationships, and the human experience of finding oneself. "Water" debuted onin September 2021.

Pre-dating COVID-19, Sydney has travelled across central Ontario, performing at events such as Georgian Triangle Music Fest, Kempenfest, and the Collingwood Art Crawl. Through the Emerging Artist program with the Ontario Musicians Co-operative Inc., 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. She has since debuted with her official pickup band, named “The Bog Bodies”, during her most recent performance at The Queens Hotel in Barrie, Ontario in 2021. Sydney and The Bog Bodies plan to expand their reach across Ontario in 2022.

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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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