I had a lovely chat with my new ride or die, Johnny Goudie on his killer podcast, how did i get here?yesterday morning. AND last night at the Juice Consulting 10 Year Anniversary Party, AND this morning when he called me back on his way to a gig in Houston. He's my homie from another homestead, and I'm so glad that our first conversation ever is documented right here:
EXPERIMENTAL POP ARTIST SYDNEY WRIGHT ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE, 'SEICHE,' ON MAY 4
One-woman show Sydney Wright to launch Indiegogo campaign along with the second single and title track from her upcoming album
(AUSTIN, TEXAS - Jan. 17, 2018; source: Juice Consulting) - Austin-based live-looping performer and "wild card" Sydney Wright announces her new single, "Seiche," to be released on May 4, 2018. The song is the title track off her forthcoming debut album which will drop later this fall. Wright will play a single release show on May 4 at Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St., Austin, Texas 78701). Doors are at 8 p.m. with opening acts to be announced. Wright will hit the stage at 11 p.m. Tickets are $5. For a glimpse into Wright's work, check out a recent video for her first single, "You Can Stay," released in 2017 here. In addition to being a singer songwriter, Wright is also a live sound engineer who is known for her work in a number of Austin venues. For more information on Wright, or her upcoming single release show, please see www.sydneywrightmusic.com.
Today, Wright also announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to assist with funding for her new album project. For more information, please see www.Sydneygogo.com
I’m from Snyder, a safe little town in the west Texas panhandle. I grew up with 3 sisters, one hilarious, multi-talented Mummy, and I've had luck enough to call the best man on planet Earth, 'Fa'(Dad).
When I was 15, I picked up guitar so I could sing the country songs I heard on the radio, and to impress the boyz. I quickly started writing songs. My people were very encouraging, and I loved to hear that they felt connected to my music. I used to have recently heartbroken friends come over to collaborate on their own breakup songs. It became a way to connect with people that made me feel useful and heard.
I haven't stopped writing since then, and, recently, I've been focused on getting creations from my bedroom to the internet. I've learned to record, mix, film, edit, loop, and time my sessions perfectly around my neighbor’s lawn maintenance schedule.
I work as a live sound engineer at a few venues here in Austin. I dig getting to meet new bands and be a part of their show, but I really dig getting to be the performer. Usually I fly solo, but when I get to bring the bandbros it is LIT! I collaborate on a few side projects as a singer, bassist, looper, and ‘wild card’.... whatever that is. I think it’s probably good, and 100% most definitely doesn’t mean insane person :)
I’ve been making music for most of my lyfe. My mom and sisters all play piano and sing beautiful fam harmonies (s/o to a shared genome). Mummy taught us to read books and music, and put us in piano lessons before we could reach the pedals. Fa used to pull out my great uncle’s old Gibson and play us Bluegrass diddies and oldies he learned as a kid. I remember climbing up the bench to the old upright at home to play a concerto of 'sad songs' on the lower keys and 'happy songs' at higher pitches for my family, babysitters, pets, and whoever else was in the house and down to be enthralled!
After studying music, live sound, and anthropology, I graduated and began a solo career. For a while, that involved a whole lot of floundering to find myself. Many mistakes have been made and realized. Through it all, I learned what I rely on…things like looping, leading, recording, performing, and knowing how to ride the struggle-bus.
I want to be able to spend more time creating and releasing my songs. If you’re picking up what I’m putting down, any encouragement you could send my way is so appreciated. Whether it’s a like, share, kind words, or a request, every bit of support helps me work!
I'm pushing the video and single rn, so share these if you can:)