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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. After releasing her 6-song EP in 2021, titled 'Water', Sydney and their band The Bog Bodies have jumped into the Ontario music scene, opening for acts like Tokyo Police Club and Serena Ryder for Tall Pines Music & Arts Festival.

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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" debuted in September 2021.

Sydney finished up a solo tour across Ontario in June 2023, called "The Hops & Honeycrisps Tour", in an effort to bring patronage to Ontario craft breweries and cideries. 
Along with her pickup band, aptly named 'The Bog Bodies', Sydney has played at festivals such as Wintersong, Bitchfest, Tall Pines Music & Arts Festival, Collingwood Art Crawl, Toronto Youth Day, and Blue Mountain Guitar Trail with headliner Trooper. They plan to expand their reach across Ontario throughout 2024.

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Sydney Riley - In the Weeds, The Other Side | Live from the Market | The Indie Distributor
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Sydney Riley - In the Weeds, The Other Side | Live from the Market | The Indie Distributor

The Indie Distributor's Live from the Market Series presents Sydney Riley Recorded on May 7, 2022 Location : 400 Flea Market, Innisfil, Ontario Subscribe and follow us for more content showcasing talented emerging independent artists Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theindiedistributor Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/the_indie_distributor Sydney Riley 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 single “Windowside Garden”. Exploring a complicated relationship that many people experience, Sydney creates a space that acknowledges moments doubt and pain. 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. Website: www.sydneyriley.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneyrileymusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sydneyrileymusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SydneyRileyMus1 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1mjdh89rWefRXT47v7ECIg... TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7FQg1wfkP5HfEJhBQ1ewfe... Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/sydney-riley/1479873972 Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.ca/artists/B07XVKK9PN/sydney-riley Bandcamp: https://sydneyriley.bandcamp.com/ Youtube Music: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQi0H4WOTIWshkiDlrU5iQ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/sydneyrileymusic Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/73940982 Indie artists, send your submissions to submissions@theindiedistributor.com to be featured on our Live from the Market Series To Submit music to be added to our playlists, send two songs to playlist@theindiedistributor.com, include genre. All genres welcome!

“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.

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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