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Heart, soul, and rock & roll: Josie-nominated singer-songwriter Sydney Riley is embracing the darker side of life. Hailing from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Sydney's thundering vocals are often compared to P!nk and Adele. Coupled with heartfelt and emotionally-charged lyrics, Sydney’s songwriting pulls from Folk, Rock, and Alternative music. Her introspective thought process and captivating imagery are both captured in Sydney’s 6-song EP, “Water”.

Sydney and her band, aptly named "The Bog Bodies", had their first Toronto show as a part of NXNE in Summer of 2022. They will be expanding their reach across Ontario in 2023.

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Heart, soul, and rock & roll: Josie-nominated singer-songwriter Sydney Riley is embracing the darker side of life. Hailing from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Sydney's thundering vocals are often compared to P!nk and Adele. Coupled with heartfelt and emotionally-charged lyrics, Sydney’s songwriting pulls from Folk, Rock, and Alternative music. Her introspective thought process and captivating imagery are both captured in Sydney’s 6-song EP, “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 in September 2021.

Sydney has travelled across central Ontario, performing at events such as NXNE, Kempenfest, and the Collingwood Art Crawl. 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., put on by the Canadian Musicians Cooperative. She has since debuted with her official pickup band, named “The Bog Bodies”, at The Queens Hotel in Barrie, Ontario in 2021 and plans on expanding her reach across all of Ontario.

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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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